The Tampa Garden Club has been serving our community for nearly over 90 years. Our members strive to encourage horticulture and urban gardening, and promoting the cultivation, preservation, and improvement of the urban landscape through educational programs and financial support for organizations dedicated to environmental conservation and civic improvement.
The Tampa Garden Club is planting trees all over town in honor of Florida Arbor day, 2021. Pines, palms, oaks, magnolias… and more!
Other projects include Wreaths Across America, Living Shoreline project at the Straz Riverwalk, and The Florida Wildlife Corridor.
We are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Tampa Garden Club Hillsborough High School Photography Contest. There were so many good submissions that it was difficult to choose. Please congratulate the following winners:
Briana Ewers – Blake High School – Overall Photo Winner and winner of the Open category.
Cydney Socias – Blake High School – Twilight category.
Sydney Bertram – Blake High School – Wildlife category.
Emma Holmes – Blake High School – Trees category.
We re-landscaped the front of the historic Peter O’Knight House (245 Hyde Park Avenue). The landscaper, our own Anni Ellis, worked with the preservation committee and used historically accurate plants! There 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. We invite you to visit it!
In addition to the Reflection Garden (2012), the Metropolitan Ministries culinary/kitchen garden (2015) was installed to benefit the residents on campus.
We also improved the landscaping around the American Legion, Post #5, on Kennedy Boulevard. Trees have had to be trimmed or removed and stumps shortened. Irrigation was also installed. Greenworks and Oasis have worked hard to get this done. We installed peanut plant, agave, bromeliads, and more. Thanks to Weeder’s Garden Club and Sprout Gardening on Gandy for all your support and guidance.