About Us

The Garden Club of St. Petersburg, FL Inc (GCSP) was organized November 20, 1928, federated January 8, 1930, incorporated 1950 and incorporated (Non-profit) 1971. GCSP is affiliated with the National Garden Clubs, Inc within its structure as follows: Deep South Region, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and District VIII.

The Garden Club has over 200 members.  To better meet the needs and interests of the membership, the club is divided into 5 circles as smaller groups.  All circles and/or interest groups support and participate in the activities of the Garden Club.  The circles each maintain one of the various gardens in Coconut Park, a city park where the Garden Club building is located.  Members may join more than one circle and/or interest group and may also attend meetings or activities of circles they are not members of.GCSP has many events throughout its calendar year: September to the following August.  It is organized into "circles" that provide for monthly meetings at different weekdays and different times. The majority of club and circle meetings occur at the club facility, referred to as the "garden center".  As of 2016, there are five circles:

    Daylily - meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10 am,

                  September through May

    Dracaena - meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 12:30 pm,

                       September through May

    Flower Arranging - meets on the tird Wednesday of the month at 10 am,

                                     September through May

    Jungle - meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 pm,

                  September through May

    Night Bloomers - meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm,

                                 all year round

In addition, there are members who are not in a circle, referred to as Garden Club Friends. 

 

The Garden Club has a business meeting and program for all members at 1:00 PM on the second Tuesday in the months of September, November, January, March and May.  Horticulture Seminars are also held for all members, usually on the second Thursday in October, November, January, February, March, and April. 

Fund-raisers are held to support the Garden Club and its charitable projects.  An annual Plant Sale is held in the fall, sometimes a Holiday event in December, and a Flea Market and Plant Sale is held in February.  The Garden Club operates a Boutique, which sells donations of items received from Garden Club members.  The Garden Club supports environmental projects such as: World Gardening, ECHO (an organization that equips people with agricultural resources and skills to reduce hunger and improve the lives of the poor), Florida Botanical Gardens, Penny Pines Project (to reforest the State & National Forests that have suffered from fires), and the Coral Reef Restoration Project (an underwater garden of planted corals that will grow to be our own FFGC Coral Garden near Key Largo).

Children are our future and developing an awareness of the importance of protecting our environment is important.  Youth projects supported by the Garden Club are: Camp Wekiva ( a camp owned and operated by FFGC  in Apopka for students in grades K-8), S.E.E.K. (Save the Earth’s Environment through Knowledge, a week-long conference for high school students),  a horticulture scholarship at Pinellas Technical College, school gardens in many public schools, a Junior Gardener Summer Nature Camp, and a Saturday Junior Gardener program during the school year at the Pioneer Settlement Village.

The Garden Club is also interested in our older citizens and has a Garden Therapy program, visiting Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and Rehab Centers and assisting the residents in planting potted plants to put in their rooms, conducting butterfly programs, and bringing a little cheer to the residents.

The Garden Club works with the City of St. Petersburg on the Green Thumb Festival in April at Walter Fuller Park.  The Garden Club sponsors a Flower Show with floral designs, horticulture, educational exhibits and creative crafts that are judged by accredited judges.  A Children’s Plant Fair is also a part of the Festival. 

The Garden Club has formally dedicated a Blue Star Memorial.  It is available for the members and the public to have a brick commemorating a loved one.  Use the form below to order a brick. 

  

 

The Garden Club of St. Petersburg, FL Inc (GCSP) has a facility that can be rented by the public.

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Our "Garden Center" building

Click here to go to Club Rental Information

"Membership in the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. is open to all regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity or religious affiliation."   

THE GARDEN CLUB OF ST. PETERSBURG, INC. BY LAWS, ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 states: "The member specific information included in this website shall not be made available to non-members. The e-mail addresses and other personal information listed in this site are for the sole purpose and use by the members of the Garden Club of St. Petersburg. This list is NOT to be used for advertising, commercial use, Internet spam (jokes, etc.) or any other use outside the Garden Club of St. Petersburg."

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Blue Star Memorial: Click here for Brick Order form

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