September 25th 2007, 13 gardening enthusiasts assembled and chartered The Garden Club of Green Cove Springs (GCGCS). Under the mentoring of our founder, Joan Jones, and the leadership of our first president, Gail Kohn, the club became a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) on January 17th, 2008. The Garden Club of Green Cove Springs is a non-profit, charitable, and educational association of 26 members.
The 13 Charter Members of Garden Club of Green Cove Springs: ( lt to rt.) – Wynema Lovell, Gail Kohn, Sheila Ball, Denise Cope, Care Valleau, Carol Sigler, Art Burnett, Norma Jones, Andrea Presley, Joan Jones, Shirley Burnett. Holly Woods (seated), Rick Woods (absent)
The Garden Club of Green Cove Springs promotes the following:
**Interest and Education in the fine art of gardening design and management
**Protection of native plants and birds
**Encouragement in civic beauty and roadside improvements
**Stimulation in the knowledge of the artistic use of plant material
We offer monthly programs that range from expert speakers on horticulture to fun gardening make-and-take projects. We share potluck celebrations, field trips, and tours of many interesting gardens, parks, and horticultural events.
Care Valleau -President
Sandra Royal – V. Pres.
Linda Olsen – Secretary
Ashley Brady – Treasurer