Naples Garden Club Mission and Vision
NGC is a nonprofit community-oriented charitable and educational organization fostering appreciation of floral design, horticulture and the environment by providing opportunities for learning and sharing, through valued teamwork, creativity, friendship, community involvement and education.
The club has over a 60-year tradition of producing sold-out House & Garden Tours, mounting the largest juried Flower Show in Southwest Florida, presenting notable speakers and workshops, and investing in the community by funding scholarships and community projects.
2015 Flower Show Award Winners
Congratulations to our top Design Award Winners this year:
Award of Design Excellence/Table Artistry Award (Sec. B) – Joyce Colvario; Designer’s Choice (Sec. D) – Bobbye Raye Womack; Petite Award (Sec. C) – Jean Lemmon; Tricolor Award (Sec. A) – Roberta Ross; Flower Show Chair’s (Sec. D) – Sudie Minamyer; Naples Garden Club President’s (Sec. A) – Gail Pica; Novice Award (Sec. E) – Diane Schmidt
Nurturing, Growing & Contributing
The 2015 Grant Committee Awards Grants Totaling $46,000
The 2015 Grant Committee proudly awarded grants totaling $46,000 to six non-profit organizations at the April 6th Membership Meeting.
The following grants, made possible by everyone who supported our 2014 House & Garden Tour, will fund projects that support our mission and make a measurable impact on the greater Naples’ community:
- $4,500 for Avalon School’s Global Garden. The funds will be used to purchase materials and fund student field trips associated with this public school’s garden.
- $10,000 to David Lawrence Center to establish a healing garden at their Immokalee site.
- $10,000 to ECHO, Inc. to fund intern training for one year. ECHO is dedicated to equipping people worldwide with the agricultural resources and skills needed to reduce hunger.
- $6,500 to the Jewish Family & Community Service of Southwest Florida. The funds will be used
Naturally Naples . . . On the 26th Latitude
Each year the Naples Garden Club and Naples Botanic Garden partner in presenting the Naples Flower Show, the largest juried show in Southwest Florida. In 2015, this floral extravaganza takes place on March 27 and 28. The theme is “Naturally Naples….On the 26th Latitude” and will celebrate all things found in and around our beloved Naples.
The logo (seen to the left) for this year’s show will be Plumeria. Commonly named “Frangipani” plumeria are used to make Hawaiian leis and are famous for their sweet fragrance. Naples Garden Club members selected the Plumeria logo to commemorate the group’s relationship with the Naples Botanical Garden whose Plumeria Collection achieved The North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) recognition in 2012. The NAPCC is a network of botanical gardens working to coordinate a continent-wide approach to plant … Read More
Extra! Extra! Read All About it! NGC Workshop Featured in NDN
By Kelly Farrell
Daily News Correspondent; 239-213-5365
Hanging by a string became a celebrated idea for Naples Garden Club members. Dozens of hanging, pot-less plants are one of the newest designs to display native hardy horticulture at Naples Botanical Garden. Club members got together Monday to pack dirt and plant roots into balls, cover them in moss and dangle the plants from a string in a Japanese art form called Kokedama . . .