Coral Gables Blue STar Memorial

The Coral Gables Garden Club is proud to be part of a newly erected Blue Star Memorial installed in front of the Coral Gables Youth Center.

The Blue Star Memorial Program honors all men and women that serve in the United States Armed Services. This program began with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs in 1944 as a living memorial to veterans of World War II. In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs adopted this program and began a Blue Star Highway system that covers thousands of miles across the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. 



Projects:

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

Working with the City to create the Miss Lamar Louise Curry Park

Participating in the Coral Gables Community Foundation's Tour of Kitchens with our Annual Plant Sale

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.


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Coral Gables Garden Club

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Gables Living - October, 2016

The Tropical Flowering Tree Society will be hosting their Royal Poinciana Fiesta from Saturday, June 8 through Monday, June 10.  


The fiesta offers both free and ticketed events with many options available including lectures, trolley tours to view Coral Gables Poinciana trees, a wine & painting evening, as well as Sunday Tea at the Merrick House, and the closing event at Fairchild Gardens with guided tram tours of the garden.

Do not miss this exceptional event!

Their website for more details on these events and more (and to purchase limited trolley tour tickets at $20 each) is www.tfts.org or click here to go directly to the page with specifics.

The Royal Poinciana Fiesta 2019 Is Coming!






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