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The Gainesville Garden Club has begun its preparations to celebrate 100 years of service to the Gainesville, FL community!

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Gainesville Garden Club

Capital Campaign

Enhancing Environments

Enriching Education

Cultivating Communities

 

We Learn - We Donate - We Dig  We Educate - We Partner

 

We Help Grow Our Community!

Help preserve the GCC Legacy and contribute to your own! Learn more below!

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GGC members have done over 30 community projects in just the last year, while members and the entire community managed life through COVID.

 Enhancing Our Environment

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Enriching Educational Workshops

Speakers are brought in throughout the year with expertise on everything: from gardening to promote butterflies, for birds, raising a kitchen garden, the most effective use of fertilizers, floral design, local conservation and environmental efforts.

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Cultivating Our Community

Our buildings and gardens literally ground us in the community as a resource for our members and the public. Our beautiful mid-century building is 52 years old and serves the community in multiple ways.

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Centennial Campaign
Enhancing Environments, Enriching Education, Cultivating Communities

Starting in September 2022, and for the next two years, we will focus on a Capital Campaign to Raise $100,000 for our reserve fund. Funds raised will honor our 100 years and will take care of the major expenses (i.e: roof) to maintain our facility. Through-out this year GGC will sponsor fund-raising events and special events to mark our Centennial. We hope you will find ways to help reach our goal and to celebrate with us.

 

Ways you can help –​

  1. Buy a Centennial Legacy Brick to commemorate someone special or just to show your support. It will be part of our memorial garden walkway.

  2. Share information about special fund-raising events with your neighbors, friends, and other special interest groups you know

  3. Attend our events (see below!), and invite someone else along and have fun!

  4. Make a donation to GGC Centennial Campaign. Your donations and support will help us continue to grow our legacy of donating, digging, educating and partnering. And in doing so, you too are leaving a legacy of making Gainesville a healthier, more beautiful and kinder place to live.

Community Projects that Enhance Our Environment:

GGC members have done over 30 community projects in just the last year, while members and the entire community managed life through COVID. Some examples:

  • Landscaping entrance gardens aa the Ronald McDonald House since 1989.

  • Plantings and maintenance of gardens at Sidney Lanier School.

  • Planting and maintenance of entrance gardens at Hospice Thrift Store.

  • Members prepare and donate lunch for the Habitat for Humanity Women Build volunteers. When the home is complete GGC creates a landscape plan, plants the plants, provides tools to the new homeowner as a lasting contribution

  • Donated and planted several gardens at a new residential facility for women with Created Gainesville and taught them how to maintain them.

  • We have “adopted” a highway for trash pickup on a routine basis.

  • Provide floral arrangements for Hope Lodge, American Cancer Society and nursing homes.

  • Partner with Kanapaha Botanical Gardens each year to create and manage a children’s activity area during annual Spring Garden Festival.

  • Find out all the projects your own Circle has underway and help!

 

Enriching Educational Workshops:

  • Speakers are brought in throughout the year with expertise on everything: from gardening to promote butterflies, for birds, raising a kitchen garden, the most effective use of fertilizers, floral design, local conservation and environmental efforts.

  • In addition to educating our own members we also sponsor educational events, plant sales, and give aways for the public to attend. GGC averages 50 such opportunities via our members’ meetings and public forums each year! Come learn with us.

  • Recently, we were hosts for an educational forum coordinated with IFAS for master gardeners and garden club members from across the state and we have done this since 1935!

Cultivating Our Community:

Our buildings and gardens literally ground us in the community as a resource for our members and the public. Our beautiful mid-century building is 52 years old and serves the community in multiple ways:

  • Fosters a sense of community for our members and those using the facilities

  • Allows us to have educational forums for members and the public

  • Offers one of a few affordable and beautiful options to rent for people sharing life’s most celebrated moments: weddings, baby showers, retirement parties, memorial services, birthday parties, etc.

  • In 2019, before the impact of COVID, over 6,100 people enjoyed our gardens and facility attending 78 events.

Join Us at our next Event!
 
 
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