Naples Garden Club is a nonprofit community-oriented charitable and educational organization fostering appreciation of floral design, horticulture and the environment. The club has 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.
Naples Garden Club in the Naples Daily News
The Naples Daily News recently posted an article about the luncheon held on November 4, 2013. Members of the club joined at the Windstar Country Club to celebrate their milestone anniversary.
“They were planning events when Port Royal was still a farm. They’ve donated hundreds of thousands of dollars — and probably as many hours — to city beautification. And botany interns at Naples Botanical Garden and horticulture students from the city who may be studying elsewhere have the ability to do so in part because of them — The Naples Garden Club. . .” Click here to read the full article.
Photos by Harriet Howard Heithaus
NGC Honored with Proclamation from City of Naples
On November 5, 2013, Mayor John Sorey read a proclamation of appreciation and recognition for Naples Garden Club’s 60 years of contributions to the beauty of Naples and Collier County and it’s support of many institutions in Collier County as well as its efforts to educate the community. President Linda LaRue Brown, Assistant Treasurer, Pat McNamara and Recording Secretary Arlette Bradly were on hand to accept the award. Mayor Sorey also proclaimed November 3 to November 9, 2013, as Naples Garden Club week!… Read More
Club President, Linda LaRue Brown Interevied by WGCU
Last week, club president, Linda LaRue Brown was interviewed by WGCU’s Valarie Alker. The two spoke about celebrating the 60th Anniversary and the impact Naples Garden Club has had on the community over the years.
Alker states “Would Naples be as beautiful without the Naples Garden Club? A review of its history shows probably not. Established in 1953 by 34 gardening enthusiasts – it’s been at the forefront of numerous beautification as well an environmental initiatives ever since. Club members marked their 60th anniversary today with a luncheon. We spoke to its current president, Linda LaRue Brown . . .” Click here to listen to the interview on WGCU’s website.… Read More
Would Naples be As Beautiful Without the Naples Garden Club?
Naples Garden Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Monday, November 4, 2013 with a luncheon at the Windstar Club. When 34 enthusiasts founded the club in 1953, Naples was a community of only 2000 people. The club immediately focused its efforts on raising funds to help beautify the growing community and educating members about horticulture and conservation. Over the years it has contributed more than $750,000 to landscape almost every major institution in Collier County—from the Gulfview Middle School to Fun Time Academy; from Naples Community Hospital to Habitat homes, from the von Liebig Art Center to Artis—Naples. It supported the creation of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples Botanical Garden, the preservation of Rookery Bay, and participated in Naplescape, a joint city-county effort to complete the planting of the medians on 41.… Read More
2013 Fellowship & Community Grant Recipients
Naples Garden Club is pleased to announce its 2013 Fellowship and Community Grant recipients, all funded by its annual House and Garden Tour. Naples Garden Club is celebrating its 60th year of nurturing, growing and contributing to its community.
- Conservancy of Southwest Florida was awarded $15,000 for interpretive signage for its Hammock Trail.
- Grace Place was awarded $1,830 for the improvement of its Children’s Garden for STEM education.
- Naples Botanical Garden was awarded $15,000 for three interns for the Naples Garden Club Idea Garden, Buehler Enabling Garden and Scott Florida Garden Wildflower Meadow.
- Angelica Harkoo and Emily Maya were fellowship recipients of the Naples Garden Club Fellowship Endowed Fund at FGCU.
Grants were awarded on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations for projects that further the mission of Naples Garden Club. The Naples Garden Club … Read More