MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS
Naples Garden Club general meetings are diverse. Horticulture, floral design and environmental topics are covered by nationally and internationally-known speakers and Naples experts who share exciting new points of view. These meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome.
At least five horticulture workshops are held each year. At each workshop, a member or visiting horticulturist gives a short lecture or tour. Each month, several floral design workshops are held at the Garden Club office. Instruction is given in applying the principles and elements of design as stated in the National Garden Club’s Handbook. Workshops are open to members only.
Click here for a list of all upcoming Meetings & Workshops with links to registration, as available.
2013-2014 Moonlight on the Marsh Lecture Series
Lectures to Explore Red Tide, Invasive Pythons and Other Environmental Issues in the News Note: Dr William Mitsch and the Everglades Wetlands Research Park have announced the schedule for this season’s lecture series. As most of our members know, our two Fellowship Endowed Interns are part of this important team conducting their research at […]
Ikebana Sogetsu School of Naples Demonstration
On Monday, February 18 members of the Naples Garden Club joined The Ikebana Sogetsu School of Naples for a demonstration given by Kaye Vosburgh , a Sogetsu Riji of the highest rank from Boston at Unity Church in Naples.
Susan Morrison had great things to say about NGC!
January meeting speaker, author and master gardener, Susan Morrison enjoyed her time with the Naples Garden Club! “On my recent trip to Florida, not only did I get to speak to a vibrant and engaged group of gardeners, I also got to tour a spectacular private garden and an inspirational public one . . .” […]
We Dressed the Table ~ by Linda La Rue Brown
Published February 16, 2012 Following Monday’s exciting program presented by Kathy Whalen, 38 members enjoyed a hands-on workshop with Kathy. Each person was encouraged to think “creativity and fun” as they selected various table items and accessories to bring to the workshop. Then we dressed the table, led by Kathy, alternating colors, floral arrangements and […]
Even More Fun With Ron
Published January 12, 2012 Following Monday’s exciting program presented by Ron Morgan, 26 members enjoyed a hand’s on workshop with Ron. Each person brought his / her own container. Ron provided the plant material and we were off. After a brief introduction, each participant was encouraged to start creating. As we all worked, Ron walked […]
Tips to Renew and Refresh
Published November 15, 2011 Naples Garden Club members and our guests enjoyed a very thorough and detailed presentation from Ed Westwood, Mike Malloy (pictured to the left) and Thomas Hecker on ideas of how to rescue our gardens or lanais after one of the hottest summers in recent memory. Ed Westwood, Landscape Architect and owner […]
2011 – 2012 Speakers: An Amazing Lineup!
Published October 10, 2011 A few of our national speakers this season include: Ron Morgan, In the Company of Flowers, Monday, January 9, a renowned San Francisco floral designer and one of the most sought-after and well-recognized floral designers in the United States. www.ronmorgandesigns.com. Kathy Whalen AIFD, Monday, February 6, Special Event and […]
Going Over to the Dark Side
Published March 25, 2011 Delightful, witty, and charming are just some of the words that could be used to describe Amy Stewart, the award-winning and best-selling author who spoke at the Garden Club’s March 7 meeting. Ms. Stewart, whose lecture was entitled “Wicked Plants—The Deliciously Dark Side of the Plant Kingdom,” regaled the audience with […]
Gardening in Small Spaces with Big Ideas
Published February 22, 2011 Thomas Hecker, Garden Club member and President of EcoBotanic Design, spoke at the February 7th meeting of the Naples Garden Club. His program ”Orchids, Bromeliads, Succulents, Oh My!” began with an overview of the challenges and rewards when gardening within small spaces such as courtyards, patios, terraces and lanais. He defined […]