Every month the Garden Club of Cape Coral organizes a tour of a garden or place of interest. In the 2021-2022 garden season we have several exciting tours planned. Here is some general information. More specific details will be available closer to the event day. A special thank you to Cindy Wasilak and Carol Arnholt, co-chairs for Special Events.
October 14, 2021 Member's Garden Tour (care of Beverly Nugent)
November 12, 2021 Sundance Orchid Nursery, Fort Myers followed by lunch at Bahama Breeze
December 2021 Punta Gorda Garden Club Holly Days Home Tour. Donation requested. Carpool 10:45 am meet at Burnt Store Publix, near McDonalds, corner of Pine Island Road and Burnt Store Road, CC. Lunch at The Ice House. Date TBA
January 19, 2022 Buckingham Farms, Fort Myers. Tour and honey tasting $10. Eating lunch at the farm, choice of four lunches estimated cost of $18
February 12, 2022 Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Garden, Punta Gorda. Tour $10. Followed by lunch at Laishley Crab House
March 12, 2022 March in the Park! Our annual fundraiser plant and garden art sale. Jaycee Park 4215 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral from 9 am to 3 pm
April 2022 TBA
May 14, 2022 Fruit Scapes, Bokeelia. Lunch at Tarpon Lodge.
In the past, we have toured Vizcaya Gardens in Miami, US Sugar in Clewiston, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Fort Myers, and Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota. Monthly events and tours were not held in Fall 2020 due to Covid-19. However, we held our monthly meetings online with ZOOM. In lieu of a monthly event or tour members were invited to watch a gardening webinar. Here are a few suggestions:
Monday, November 11, 2019 Visit Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero, FL. The Koreshans were a utopian religious sect who believed the universe existed within a giant hollow sphere. Their rustic homes dating from 1894 are preserved as a South West Florida architectural museum. Lunch will be held at Texas Roadhouse Grill, Estero, FL. Car pool will meet at 9 am Monday morning at the Publix on the corner of Cape Coral Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard. Cost is $5.00 per car and $5.00 per person for the tour.
December 2019 Club Outing
Saturday, December 7, 2019 Lunch will be held at The Ice House Pub followed by the annual Punta Gorda Garden Club Holly Days Home Tour. Using only fresh and dried natural materials, the members of the Punta Gorda Garden Club decorate four homes in the Punta Gorda Historic District and the First United Methodist Church. The funds raised are used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and fund local projects Car pool will meet at 10:45 am Saturday morning at the Publix on the corner of Pine Island Road and Burnt Store Road. Donation is $15.00 per person for the tour.
Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Garden, Punta Gorda February 2022