In the Community

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.

In 2018 we 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.

.

In 2017 we contributed to the garden being installed at the Metropolitan Ministries for their residents and the cafe.
We also improved the landscaping around the American Legion, Post #5, on Kennedy Boulevard. Trees were trimmed or removed and stumps ground by Greenworks. These were replaced with 4 Natchez white crepe myrtles. Irrigation was installed by Oasis. Peanut plant, agave, and bromeliads are primary parts of the new landscape. We want to also recognize and thank Weeders Garden Club and Sprout Gardening (on Gandy) for their financial support and guidance.  Click here to see pictures: Am Legion