Garden Club by the Sea is for the purpose of engaging in activities, which are exclusively charitable, educational, and scientific. We strive to further the education of our members and the public in gardening-related fields such as environmental awareness, civic beautification, and nature studies. We promote and encourage area youth to develop a love for the garden and respect and protection of the environment. We support and uphold the objectives of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and the National Council of State Garden Clubs.
*Awarded three $1000 scholarships to local students Aliya Monroe, Chloe Oullette, and Marina Curtis for their higher education studies in horticulture.
*Established a 3 Phase Strategic Plan for the revitalization of Lily Park; completed the butterfly garden path walkthrough.
*Received approval from the town of Indialantic, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and National Garden Clubs, Inc. for a Blue Star By-Way Marker to be installed at Lily Park.
*Welcomed new member Jeri Ronaldson.
*Hosted a fall garage and plant sale mini fundraiser which netted $660.00.
*Established a Facebook Garden Club by the Sea page to promote a love of gardening and helpful tips to the public.
*Hosted our first Virtual Zoom Board meetings with 19 in attendance during the Covid-19 outbreak in March and April.
*Re-established communication ties with Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Center and supported them with monthly flower arrangements and Holiday donations.
*Continued maintaining the garden-club-by-the-sea.org website with information for our members on projects, finances, and monthly updates.
*Continued the sale of Lily Park pavers for the scholarship funds.
*Educated our members on the topics of Proper Pruning, the Indian River Lagoon, Smart Recycling, and planting succulent gardens.
*Continued to issue our monthly GCBS Community Beautification Award to area homeowners and local businesses.
*Continued to publish “News Vine” our GCBS newsletter with monthly membership updates, reminders, and horticulture information.
*Continued our support and donation to Marine Resources Council for their ongoing Indian River Lagoon Conservation efforts.
> Continued monthly Community Beautification Award to local area homeowners.
> Awarded Scholarships of $1000 each to Local students. Learn more here!
> Awarded a $600 Scholarship fund to Wekiva Youth Camp to aid those who are in need.
> Continued Serene Harbor support with donations and fresh floral arrangments monthly.
> Continued Marine Resources Council support for ongoing Indian River Lagoon projects.
> Continued World Gardening Fund to increase access to clean water in Latin America.
> Hosted South Brevard Garden Club Association Meeting at Melbourne Library.
> Continues work at Lilly Park, including the planting of two Pond Apple trees and 8 Fakahatchee grasses which help filter nitrogen from groundwater to benefit the IRL.
"The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before."