NAVARRE GARDEN CLUB, INC.
The Navarre Garden Club participates in community development in many ways.
Blue Star Marker Dedication
Highway 98 is designated as a Blue Star Memorial Highway from the Okaloosa to Escambia County lines. The Navarre Garden Club raised funds for a Blue Star Marker that was installed directly in front of the Visitor's Center at the Navarre Park. The maker honors and remembers all past, current, and future service members. The garden club maintains the landscaping around the marker.
As member of the Navarre Chamber of Commerce, members volunteer to participate regularly with Chamber events, often attending the monthly breakfasts where we stay informed about community activities.
The Navarre Garden Club maintains the landscape at the Navarre Public Library, Holley Navarre Senior Center, Navarre Elk’s Lodge and Blue Star Marker site. In 2015, the club planted a flower bed at a Home for Our Troop home. In the spring volunteers of the Navarre Garden Club get the grounds ready for the growing season and in the fall volunteers again meet to prepare for winter.
The Navarre Garden Club works with community organizations to recycle printer cartridges, distribute free trees, support the Penny Pines program to rebuild forests, and provide programs to learn conservation gardening techniques.
We also support and partner with the Panhandle Butterfly House. Many of our members volunteer at the butterfly house and we participate in their annual Monarch Madness event by educating the public about pollinator plants that are of particular interest to butterflies.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop (TCW)
In November, prior to Thanksgiving, we hold a workshop that is open to the public to create Thanksgiving centerpieces that participants can take home with them. In addition, volunteers make and deliver miniature arrangements that are placed on trays for patients at the hospital on Thanksgiving Day.
Wreaths Across America
Every year at Christmas, the club participates in the National Wreaths Across America event.