The Betsy Adams and Coral Gables Garden Club Park
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With great excitement The Coral Gables Garden Club is looking forward to the City of Coral Gables' dedication of a beautiful City park built to honor our member and past president, Betsy Adams, her accomplishments, and the Garden Club's 90 years of service and contribution to our City. Betsy's vision and determination brought together the partnership of the City, businesses, and the Garden Club to complete George Merrick's vision of beautiful portals into his city at the major entryways. These new, additional entrances are located at Red Road and Coral Way, Miracle Mile and Douglas Road and at Ponce de Leon and 8th Street. Additionally, Betsy, with the hard working cadre of Garden Club members, raised the funds for and over saw the creation of the George Merrick statue in front of City Hall and the statue of Althea Merrick, George's mother, seated on a bench at the Merrick House. We are grateful to the City Commission and City Officials for showcasing our committment to the City in such an appropriate and generous way. Come celebrate our accomplishments and help us welcome in the next 90 years of partnership to help make a more beautiful City Beautiful!
Alhambra Circle and Mendavia Avenue, Coral Gables
What We Are About....
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Arbor Day - working with the City of Coral Gables to teach children the value of trees.
Garden Therapy - bringing flower arranging to retirement home residents.
The Merrick House - decorating for the holidays and the annual Open House
Refreshing the Coral Gables Library Butterfly Garden
Participating in the Coral Gables Community Foundation's Tour of Kitchens with our Annual Plant Sale
Working with the City to create the Miss Lamar Louise Curry Park
Member Education and Enjoyment:
Monthly Luncheons and Programs with noted speakers on horticultural interests
Gardening workshops, field trips to botanical sites, flower shows and participation in MMFS
Giving Back to the Community:
Scholarships to college students studying in appropriate horitcultural fields.
Scholarships to Summer Trekker Camp at the coral Gables Museum
Support of environmental non-profits and the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Camp Wekiva, Penny Pines, World Gardening and more.
Coral Gables Garden Club
Our Garden Center is located on the Biltmore Hotel grounds.
1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, Florida
Dedication Ceremony - Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 10 am
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