"Helping Hands"

The Pinecrest Garden Club

Founded:  2003, Pinecrest, Florida

About Us:



The Pinecrest Garden Club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., Deep South Region, the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.     District XII  and the National Council of State Garden Clubs. 

Founded:  2003, Pinecrest, Florida
Club Flower:  Pink Angel Wing Begonia
Botanical Name:  Begonia flamingo
Club Logo:  Helping Hands

Statement of Purpose:


The object of the Club is to encourage good landscaping of our home grounds and the Pinecrest community; to strive for excellence in the practice of horticulture; to encourage development of talent in artistic design and to stimulate interest in our environment and ecology.

Activities:

The Pinecrest Garden Club is a dynamic organization that serves both our members and the community by providing planned activities, learning opportunities, and contributions to worthy causes. The group meets monthly from September through May, where, at home meetings, lunch is served, club news is shared, and guest speakers impart their expertise. In addition, during the year we embark on three to four field trips to local botanical points of interest such as public gardens, nurseries, and unusual backyard gardens.

The club is extremely active in the community as well. Some of our activities have included:

  • Participating in the Pinecrest Gardens’ Backyard Paradise Festival, donating bare root plants from our backyards and baked goods from our kitchens, and always netting a profit for the club.
  • Collaborating with other Garden Clubs in the Deering Estate’s Holiday Display each December where one of the estate’s rooms is lovingly adorned for the season by our members.
  • Being present every Sunday at the new Farmers’ Market in Pinecrest Gardens’ parking lot where we sell a huge variety of potted plants and herbs. This venture has been our most successful source of income to date. 
  • Supporting the Village of Pinecrest at the Pioneer’s Luncheon, a wonderful outreach program which gathers some of our most senior citizens and provides them with a home cooked lunch and a chance to mingle with their peers in the Garden’s Hibiscus Room.

Over the years the funds that we have raised have been used to make a significant difference for many. We have sent children to summer camp, purchased trees for Pinecrest Gardens, rebuilt and landscaped the waterfall at the Gardens’ entrance, created a butterfly garden adjacent to the Pinecrest Community Center, donated pots, benches, and maintenance equipment, and funded an edible garden at a local elementary school. We continuously search for more projects that will enhance the lives of others, and we are gratified for all that we have accomplished so far.