LPGC Projects & Activities

Civic Beautification

The Lake Placid Garden Club is responsible for the design, planting and maintenance of the planting beds in a North Main Street island and the Lake Placid Memorial Library. Members weed, prune, plant or do any other maintenance needed to keep these areas attractive.

Community Service /Ag-Venture

The Lake Placid Garden Club supports community projects through donations and participation in the events. One of the community projects the club supports is Ag-Venture

Garden Therapy  

Geriatric Garden Therapy is sharing knowledge of the plant and animal world with senior citizens. The 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM. Garden club members visit the Lake Placid Health Care Center, a senior citizen nursing home.  The members plan a different gardening related activity each month for the residents.

Junior Gardeners

The Lake Placid Garden Club will sponsor a Youth Gardening at the Lake Placid Memorial Library. We advise and assist the youth group with various projects during the school year. Working with children is very rewarding and gardening tasks teach many skills that will be used every day in their lifetime.

Master Gardeners

The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer opportunity offered by the Cooperative Extension Service through the University of Florida. The club encourages the exchange of gardening information between the garden club members and the Master Gardeners.

Plant Study

An informal meetings at a member's home or a nursery, to hear a gardening related program, to share gardening experiences and to tour the gardens and view plants. It is a great way to get acquainted with garden club members. Meeting schedule. Contact: Nina Coughlin or Jackie Ludwig

Prison Therapy

A plant sale is held each year to raise funds for the Avon Park Correctional Institution (AVPCI) nursery facilites. Plants are donated by members along with plants grown in the AVPCI nursery. The club supports the two annual fundraisers held at the AVPCI nursery Contact: Ernie Bell or Richard Smith

Blue Star Memorial

Blue Star Memorials are a perpetual memorial to those who are or were members of the Armed Forces of the United States. This project was National's first project. The Lake Placid Garden Club's Blue Star Memorial is in front of the American Legion Post 25 on Highway US 27. Photo

Scholarships

Each year the Lake Placid Garden Club may offer

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updated 31 July 2016