In October, 2017, the Kampong received a $4000 National Garden Club "Natural Disaster Grant" to help undo damage wrought by Hurricane Irma. Specifically, the Kampong requested the funds to restore the Bromeliad beds and orchids in trees that were devastated by the storm. Early this year, Judy Mangasarian and Kitty Winkler from our club went to the Kampong to help with planting the beautiful Bromeliads and orchids purchased with the grant. This summer, we received these photos showing how the replanted Bromeliad beds are thriving. You would never know that Hurricane Irma happened.
Nationally acclaimed floral designer, Sybil Sylvester, has been featured in many magazines, including Southern Accents, Coastal Living, Southern Living, Weddings and Brides Magazine. She recently produced a three-year column for Southern Accents Magazine entitled “flower show.” She has crafted many beautiful pieces for Flower Magazine. See them online by clicking here.
We are pleased to introduce Sybil to Coral Gables and to watch her demonstrate the fine art of creating beautiful arrangements for our homes. Join us!
WHEN: Thursday, November 29th, 2018
WHERE: Coral Gables Congregational Church Fellowship Hall
3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables
TICKETS: $25 each, click here to purchase on EventBrite
TIME: 9:30 AM – Doors Open
10:00- 11:15 AM – Demonstration
11:15-11:30 AM – Raffle of Arrangements
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Book Signing
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Natural Disaster Grant Helps Replant Bromeliads
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.
1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, Florida
The Coral Gables Garden Club is proud to be the recipient of the Marlene Kerdyk Beautification Fund established at the Coral Gables Community Foundation. Marlene was a beloved member of our club for over 29 years and her family has honored her memory and the Coral Gables Garden Club by directing the proceeds of this endowment to us. We look forward to continuing and augmenting our beautification projects with this generous and lasting gift.
Pictured: Bill Kerdyk, Mary Snow (Executive Director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation), Betsy Tilghman, Coral Gables Garden Club, and Tracy Kerdyk.
Our Garden Center is located on the Biltmore Hotel grounds.
Coral Gables Garden Club
Garden Club To Host Famous Floral Designer In November
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