When you shop at Driftwood please mention you saw their ad on the Gulf Coast Garden Club Website. Click here to view

Photos from the home of Kathleen Forsman – site of June meeting
June 12, 2023
Kathleen Forsman
1625 Songbird Court
Naples FL 34120

The Summer Meeting Schedule is posted on the Monthly Meeting page

Denise Baier reports “The roses have never been better this year plus my black angel trumpet. “

5/23/2023 more photos from Denise Baier

5/12/2023 Fort Myers Lee County Garden Council photos by Anina Bachrach

5/8/2023 GCGC Meeting photos by Anina Bachrach
Lee County Recyles Presentation

New members welcomed at the April Luncheon
Marilynn Doll – Nancy Hester – Ruth Bethem – Robin Porter
Their contact information has been added to the online directory.

April 11, 2023 Gulf Coast Garden Club Spring Luncheon at Bonita Bay Club
Photos by Anina Bachrach

Mary King named The Outstanding Garden Council Person of the Year and receives the “Tree of Life” vase.

14th Annual Berne Davis Honorary Service Award Luncheon,
photos by Anina Bachrach

April 1, 2023 Fort Myers Flower Show Photos by Anina Bachrach

Denise Baier provided more pictures from her garden. Click here to see her 2023 photos.
Click pictures she took last year.

March 17, 2023 Naples Flower Show photos by Anina Bachrach

March 13, 2023 Meeting – Ikebana Demonstration photos by Anina Bachrach, and Sue Masters

March 10, 2023 Garden Council Meeting photos by Anina Bachrach

February 24-25, 2023 GCGC Flower Show photos by Anina Bachrach

January 13, 2023 Garden Council Meeting photos by Anina Bachrach

February 13, 2023 GCGC Meeting photos by Anina Bachrach

January 9, 2023 GCGC Meeting photos by Anina Bachrach

December 12, 2022 GCGC Luncheon at Bonita Bay photos by Anina Bachrach

November 14, 2022 GCGC Meeting photos by Anina Bachrach

November 11, 2022 Council Meeting photos by Anina Bachrach

The 2022-23 Yearbook is online.
The online version does not have the member directory.
For the password protected directory – click here
email benbachrach@gmail.com if you need the new directory password
Links to the yearbook and directory can be found on
the ABOUT US page.

Flower Show: Lorna O’Hara and Laura Sullivan are working on a plan for a “mini flower show” for February 24-25. All volunteers and ideas are welcomed. Please email Lorna or Laura. We are planning to use the Bonita Springs Library at 10560 Reynolds St. for the event.

September 9, 2022 Council Meeting photos by Anina Bachrach
Included in these Council meeting photos are the slides on ‘Tillandsia’ that Tony Mauriello would have delivered at our Oct. 10 meeting which was canceled due to Hurricane Ian.

August 22, 2022 Council President’s Tea Photos

August 8, 2022 Meeting at Kathleen Forsman’s Home Photos

July 11, 2022 Meeting at Laura Sullivan’s Home Photos

Kathleen Forsman submitted pictures of plants and flowers on her lanai and in her garden. Kathleen mentioned: “We ate the fourth generation pineapple and it was perfect!”. She included a picture of the pineapple plant.
Click here to see her pictures.

The Gulf Coast Garden Club is now accepting applications for 2023-24 sponsors. Contact Anina Bachrach aninabach@aol.com. Click here to see our current sponsors.

* Supporting organizations through donations
In December, GCGC provided a Santa mailbox to a local school, so children through the third grade could mail their cards to Santa. GCGC will again donate to Camp Wichovia and a gardening book to our local school for introducing gardening to students. 

Here is the link to the wonderful new spring issue of the National Gardener:
Check the FFGC.ORG website for information on EVENTS. 

Please send content suggestions to: benbachrach@gmail.com

Lorna O’Hara at our Blue Star Marker

Kathleen has recent completed another video
Creative Floral Arrangers Videos by Kathleen Hawryluk

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Beginner or Expert…
Full Time or
Seasonal Resident…
All Are Welcome!
We study horticulture and floral design.
We encourage protecting and conserving natural resources.
We promote community service and roadside beautification.
We share our love of nature.
When live meetings resume they are held the 2nd Monday,
Oct – May
9:00 am till Noon
Unity Church • 28285 Imperial Parkway • Bonita Springs
The church is just south of Bonita Beach Road.

There is time for coffee and socializing as well as educational programs about both
horticulture and design.

Find out why we are the fastest growing garden club in Southwest Florida.

For more information e-mail: GulfCoastGardenClub@gmail.com