For nearly 90 years, the Tampa Garden Club has been serving our community. Our members strive to encourage horticulture and urban gardening, and to promoting the cultivation, preservation, and improvement of the urban landscape through educational programs and direct financial support for organizations dedicated to environmental conservation and civic improvement.
This year we have re-landscaped the front of the historic Peter O’Knight house at 245 Hyde Park Avenue. The landscaper, our own Anni Ellis, worked with the preservation committee and used historically accurate plants. You will see little gem magnolias, gardenias, apostle iris, cement pots of Carolina jasmine, morning glory growing on the black wrought iron fencing, and much more. Be sure to visit it.
Last year we contributed to the garden being installed at the Metropolitan Ministries for their residents and the cafe. We look forward to seeing pictures from them soon.
We also improved the landscaping around the American Legion, Post #5, on Kennedy Boulevard. Trees have had to be trimmed or removed and stumps ground. Irrigation was installed. Greenworks and Oasis have worked hard to get this done. We installed peanut plant, agave, bromeliads, and more. Thanks to Weeders Garden Club and Sprout Gardening on Gandy for you support and guidance. Click here to see pictures: Am Legion
Please, plan to come to the three speakers in our series, funded by the Louise Lykes Ferguson Educational Fund. Our next speakers will be Julie and James Branaman from 83Degrees.com speaking on Nature Photography. They will again be free to the public on March 7, 2018 at 10am. Then on April 11, at 10am, John Tate will present his program.