About Us   

Garden Club by the Sea (GCBS) was organized and federated in 1964. Now in our 57th year, our club objectives are beautification, conservation, and education.  Active Membership  is open to members who are residents on the barrier island of Indialantic, Florida between the Eau Gallie Causeway and the southern boundary of Melbourne Beach, Florida.  Board meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00 pm. General meetings are the 3rd Wednesday at 9:30 am. Our monthly General Meetings take place in our members homes so membership is limited. If you are interested, please contact a member or email us at gardenclubbythesea@gmail.com and inquire further.

What we do:

  • We maintain the grounds of Lily Park by planting Florida natives and Florida friendly plants with organic planting methods

  • We provides scholarships to local students pursuing college degrees related to Environmental Sciences or Horticulture.

  • We provide funding for summer youth to attend Camp Wekiva and learn about Florida's environment 

  • We have a major fundraiser every other year to raise money for our projects

  • We collect personal supplies and provide a monthly floral arrangement to "Serene Harbor," a local shelter for women, men, and children that are victims of domestic violence.

  •  We support the Florida turtle rescue program and make donations to The Brevard Zoo

  •  We contribute to Marine Resources Council Inc. and support their local lagoon environmental conservation participation and research.

  • We select and award a monthly Beautification Award to a residential yard in our community

  • We publish a monthly newsletter for our members, "The News Vine" 

  • We have a public Facebook page for everyone in the community 

  • We participate in community and state garden-related programs to educate our members with cooperation from Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

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2020-2021 Highlights


Completed a 3 Phase Strategic Plan of the revitalization of Lily Park, including  installing a Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker and a 25 foot hurricane ready flagpole. Combat Veterans Association and GCBS members raised the American flag and the POW flag for the first time at Lily Park on Friday May 28, 2021 - Memorial Day Weekend.

Received the Keep Brevard Beautiful "We Noticed!' Award for Lily Park and an additional KBB grant to implement a Quick Response Digital Matrix Barcode Code at Lily Park for the identification of plants, trees and butterflies.

 

Received a $1000 "Plant America" grant from National Garden Clubs, Inc. and a matching $500 grant from Florida Federation of Garden Clubs.

 

Received a proclamation from the Honorable Mayor Dave Berkman proclaiming May 12, 2021 "Garden Club by the Sea Day"

Awarded scholarships to local students Aliya Monroe and Dylan DeLuccia for their higher education studies in horticulture

 

Sponsored of Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Center, the Orlando Park bird water sanctuary, Wekiva Camp, Marine Resource Council, the Brevard Zoo and FFGC's annual convention

 

Host a Community Beautification Award to area homeowners and local businesses.