NAVARRE GARDEN CLUB, INC.
The Navarre Garden Club provides educational opportunities in a variety of ways.
Floral Design Workshops
Floral design workshops are held once a month to learn the art of floral design. At these workshops, members make a floral design to take home with them. In May, the Navarre Garden Club Annual Flower Show gives members the opportunity to share what they have learned in floral design and horticulture workshops with the public.
On the third Tuesday of every month, members gather at the Green Thumb terrace for the monthly Horticulture Workshop. Each month a member presents a topic that is usually accompanied by some hands-on activity that provides members with experience in cutting, potting, and caring for a plant of interest.
Junior Garden Club
Once a month the Junior Garden Club committee conducts a class that educates children in preserving, protecting, and improving the environment. Because the lesson plans include detailed step by step instructions to complete hands-on student activities, members volunteer to help with preparation and classroom delivery. The programs include: Butterflies, Butterfly Gardens, Wild Flowers/Garden, Trees, Arbor Day, Floral Design, Birds, Tomatoes/Scientific Method, and Terrariums/Climate.
Monthly Meeting Programs
At monthly meetings garden club members and guests hear educational speakers discuss topics of special interest that have included herb gardens, beekeeping, camellias, etc…. In addition during the meeting the horticulture program, Your Yard, the Plant Posse shares their experience in visiting members gardens in the local area.
Our major fund raising efforts go toward providing scholarship funds to students involved in environmental studies. Each year the Navarre Garden Club awards two scholarships to eligible students. The Navarre Garden Club Betty J. Pullum Scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from high school, while the Navarre Garden Club College Scholarship is awarded to a student continuing their college education in environmental studies.