President's Message

President's Message

Photo Credit: Bonnie Masdeu
AS I SEE IT Photography entry

Theme: Pollinators in the Garden

Welcome to the 98th season of the Coral Gables Garden Club. We have an exciting year planned for our members, with educational programs and workshops continuing our focus on horticulture, planting for wildlife, conservation, and environmental responsibility. New features this year include a camera club for those interested members in improving their photographic skills, practical workshops on preparing artistic floral arrangements, and horticulture tips, for our end-of-the-year Floral Show.  

We have three wonderful fundraisers planned in support of our scholarships, civic beautification, and community outreach programs. Beginning with a Fall Floral Extravaganza in November, we move on to the annual Photography Competition and wrap up with a second annual version of last year’s enormously successful Spring Fashions and Florals luncheon.

I encourage everyone to get involved and sign up for one or more committees. If you enjoy gardening, horticulture, or floral design, you'll never run out of things to do and topics to discuss. You'll make new friends as you help others. And perhaps you’ll bring in a friend of your own, someone who might later join our ranks. Remember too, to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and our website at 

In closing, I thank each one of you for embracing the opportunities our lives have granted and for your willingness to share and help sustain nature’s abundance in our city beautiful. I am confident we will seize the chance this new year offers to foster treasured friendships and grow our knowledge for a greener garden life.

With love,

Susan Rodriguez

Coral Gables Garden Club President