Welcome from the Homosassa River Garden Club.
Cultivating our gardens and our community since 1981.
The club meets October through May, on the third Monday of the month. Regular meetings are held in the Florida Room, of the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, on Hwy 19 in Homosassa, FL. These meetings are open to all and begin at 9:30am. Come to learn and stay for the friendship.
H.R.G.C. is a place for people to share their love of gardening and nature. The club endeavors to expand knowledge on floral design, gardening in Florida and stewardship of our environment. To meet like-minded people, to improve our community and to preserve the natural beauty of Homosassaand it’s environs. We never forget that the beauty which surrounds us, needs care and tending. We further these goals by promoting conservation of resources, educational programs, field trips, community projects, and club events. We’ve rallied for Spring protection, do road side cleanups, offer scholarships, have installed gardens for people and wildlife, pay tribute to our veterans, give away trees during Arbor Day and plants on Earth Day. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Membership is open to all. We hope you’ll join us!
The 2014-15 Calender of Events:
Oct 14, 2014 – FFGC Event: District V Fall Meeting, in Homosassa – Riverhaven Club.
Oct 20, 2014 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..no program – Welcome back! Meet and chat with members.
Oct 24-25, 2014 – Special Event: Homosassa Wildlife Park, members turn into the Grave Yard Gardeners on the Haunted Tram ride.
October 26-2, 2014 – Special Fund Raiser Event: All Inclusive COSTA RICA VACATION! – 100% of proceeds put into student scholarships. Bus leaves from Homosassa for an All-Inclusive Resort.
Nov 1, 2014 Project Activity: Fall cleanup at Historic Stage Stand Cemetery, end of year maintenance including tree trimming, debris bagging, and winter prep.
Nov 7, 2014 Special Fund Raiser Event: Sugarmill Woods Trash & Treasure Sale – Members will have a table selling plants and garden items, 12pm-4pm.
Nov 8, 2014 – Project Activity: Veterans Day Ceremony at Stage Stand Cemetery, with Crystal River VFW Post 8189. Starting 9:30 am and followed by flags placed at the graves of Service Personnel.
Nov 8, 2014 – Special Event: Historic Stage Stand Cemetery Memorial Walk. Guided tour of cemetery’s noteworthy residents and it’s history, 11 – 3 pm.
Nov 12, 2014 – Project Activity: Fall Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, roadside cleanup of W Spring Cove Rd, starting 9 am – 11am (at the Burger King near Yulee Dr and Spring Cove Rd).
Nov 17, 2014 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm…………………..program “Gourds & Glass” by Judith Ucce. Pot Luck after meeting.
Nov 22, 2014 – Project Activity: Homosassa Library landscape weeding.
Dec 9, 2014 – Field Trip: Bok Tower – see the majestic Carillon tower, botanical garden and tour Pinewood Estate. (prize drawings during trip). Leaves from Shoppes of Sugarmill 8:45am – 5pm; open to the public.
Dec 11, 2014 – Special Event: Christmas Floral Workshop, come and create a holiday arrangement with us. To be held at the Homosassa Public Library, 1pm – 4:30pm.
Dec 17, 2013 – Christmas Luncheon (no Regular Meeting) 11am – 3pm
Jan 19, 2015 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program on Bonsai trees by Bob Eskeitz.
Feb 16, 2015 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program on Leaf Casting by Margaret McLaughlin.
Feb 20-22, 2015 – FFCG Event: Leadership Training for Camp Wekiva, Apopka, FL. Registration Info here. Wekiva Open House on 22nd, 1:00-3:00pm. Come tour the FFGC Summer Kid’s Camp.
Feb 24, 2015 – Field Trip: Grumble House in Dunnellon. Carpool leaves from Shoppes of Sugarmill at 9am.
Mar 13-14, 2015 – FFGC Event: Inverness Garden Club holds small flower show at Inverness library.
March 14, 2015 – Project Event: Homosassa Heritage Days. Explore the local history of Homosassa. HRGC will share information on its project to renovate the landmark Stage Stand Cemetery, 10am – 4pm.
Mar 16, 2015 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program on Amaryllis by William Warren.
Mar 18, 2015 – Project Activity: Spring Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, roadside cleanup of W Spring Cove Rd, 9 – 11 am (at the Burger King near Yulee Dr and Spring Cove Rd).
March 20, 2015 – Field Trip: The Olive Grove, in Brooksville – $20. Participants craft a mosaic pot and receive an olive tree. Carpool leaves from Shoppes of Sugarmill at 9am. Must sign-up with Barb.
April 4, 2015 – Project Event: Earth Day Celebration Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Visit the club’s table to meet members, learn about conservation and about making the planet a more beautiful place.
April 18-19, 2015 – FFGC Event: State Convention, Boca Raton, FL. View website here.
April 20, 2015 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ……………….program on floral design and flower show basics. Pot Luck hot dog lunch following the meeting.
April 22, 2015 – Earth Day
April 24, 2015 – National Arbor Day
April 30, 2015 – FFGC Event: District V Spring Meeting & Luncheon –Southern Hills Plantation Golf Club, 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville. Registration required and emailed to members, deadline is April 20th. (choice of menu) Program by John Brainard
May 4, 2015 – Special Fund Raiser Event: From The White House To Your House Floral Design Luncheon with Ruth Loiseau – $30. 11:30 am Sugarmill Woods.
May 8, 2015 – National Public Gardens Day
May 19, 2015 – Spring Luncheon & Installation of Officers (no Regular Meeting) 11:30am – 3pm
May 25, 2015 – Project Activity: Memorial Day – Service at Stage Stand Cemetery, starting 9:30 am and followed by flags placed at the graves of Service Personnel.
June 7-13, 2015 – National Garden Week
June 15-17, 2015 – FFGC Event: District V Short Course. Information here.
November 1-8 All-Inclusive Panama Vacation
November 13-14 Bi-annual Standard Flower Show
December – Christmas Floral Workshop
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