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 *** January 16 - Annual Luncheon Meeting *** REMINDER - Annual Dues Payment *** February 6 - Renovation of the Club's Irrigation System *** February 10 - Wildflower Preserve Open House *** February 13 - Elsie Quirk Meeting - Debbie Naeve from MRT - Talk on  Lawn Care and Establishing Lawns *** 2018 Plant Sale Schedule *** Plant Propagation Work Sessions Are Ongoing And Meet Weekly *** More Details Below ***

2009 - 2018 Family Garden Club of Englewood, Englewood, FL


Our Objectives

  • Promoting An Active Interest In Gardens, Their Design And Management
  • Cooperating In The Protection Of Wild Flowers, Native Plants And Wild Birds
  • Promoting And Encouraging Civic Interest In Individual Or Private Gardens, Community Plantings And Parks.



  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Annual Luncheon Meeting at the Manasota Beach Club
On Tuesday, January 16 we will have our annual luncheon meeting at the Manasota Beach Club. There will be a meet and greet at noon followed by a buffet luncheon at 12:30pm. This is an RSVP event. Cost is $28 per person. Included is a buffet lunch and beverage (tea, coffee or lemonade) with tax and gratuity included. Alcoholic beverages are not available to be served as the club is a bottle club.  However guests can bring their own bottle.
The reservation  was mailed to you or you may download it from the website. Please complete the form and send it to Don, or bring it to the December meeting, with payment.
Speaker and topic will be announced soon. Reservation form download.  

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Renovation of our Irrigation System
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 we are going to renovate our micro sprayer sprinkler head irrigation system at our plant propagation area at Paul’s yard. We will replace the existing system with an improved design and replace damaged hoses and heads. This will be done to improve the efficiency of the watering system. If you are willing to help out please join us at 8:30am. In addition to helping out, this will be an excellent learning experience for those who are considering installing or upgrading their own irrigation system.
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018, Wildflower Preserve Open House
The Lemon Bay Conservancy is hosting an Open House at the Wildflower Preserve on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8:00am to 1:30pm. The parking lot address is 3120 Gasparilla Pines Boulevard, Englewood, FL off of Placida Road (map). The club will have a booth there. Please join us and explore nature and learn about the Wildflower Preserve restoration project! See our calendar page for more details.
  •  Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Elsie Quirk Meeting
The Family Garden Club of Englewood will hold the fifth meeting of our 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The meeting will be held in the second floor conference room at the Elsie Quirk Library starting at 10:00am. Our speaker will be Debbie Naeve, with MRT Lawn and Garden Center.  She will be talking about lawn care and establishing lawns, especially as it relate to yards with gardens.
A coffee social will follow this meeting and you will have the opportunity to meet other attendees and members. Please feel free to joins us. Everyone is welcome and membership is not required. When you attend our meetings you will get to meet our members and have the opportunity to ask them gardening questions related to Southwest Florida gardening.  

  • Plant Sale Schedule for 2018

At the last meeting it was decided to continue with our plant sales in 2018. The schedule was partially decided. We will have the first one on March 10, 2018 at 8:30am. We plan on having one every other month on the second Saturday of that month for the remainder of the year. The November sale will be the last one of the year and will be held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. As dates are determined they will be posted on the website.

  • Plant Propagation Work Sessions Are Ongoing
The  plant  propagation committee resumed the plant propagation work sessions for the coming year. We meet weekly on Tuesday mornings (except for the scheduled monthly club meetings).  We meet at 8:30am at Paul's yard. If you need directions send an e-mail through the contact page. If you are interested in learning about plants and propagation in this area of Florida this is a fantatsic opportunity. Please feel free to joins us. Membership is not required.
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