A rich tradition of supporting the Jacksonville community through education, horticulture, conservation, stewardship of our natural resources, and grants for civic improvement projects that align with our mission.

March 29-30, 2023: Late Bloomers Garden Club presents “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever,” a Garden Club Of America Flower ShowThe flower show will be held at the Garden Club Of Jacksonville located at 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida.

May 6, 2023: Root Ball 2023: “Ante Up for Derby Day,” at the Garden Club of Jacksonville.


March 23, 2023: WJCT’s First Coast Connect with Melissa RossGlobal warming; ‘Nurse Unseen’; National Agriculture Week; flower show; San Marco Beer Fest (Laura Haley, LBGC member & renowned “designer of distinction” floral designer, interviewed about ‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ flower show.)

March 7, 2023: LBGC featured in March/April issue of Arbus Magazine’s, ‘For the Love of Gardening,‘ by Charlie Patton. (Pages 16 – 24)


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Why We Need Garden Clubs
By Dede Petri, GCA President, Georgetown Garden Club, Zone VI
Published Fall 2017, The Bulletin (GCA Publications – The Garden Club of America)
Adapted and reprinted with permission from The Garden Club of America

In case you missed Riverfront Parks Now’s guest column in the Florida Times-Union|jacksonville.com, June 12, 2022:
“Jax riverfront could be ‘a downtown that is everybody’s neighborhood’  (FTU pdf), (Guest column pdf)

The purpose of Late Bloomers Garden Club is to stimulate the knowledge of gardening and flower arranging; to share the advantages of association by means of meetings, conferences, correspondence, and publications; and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of horticulture, conservation, civic improvement, and education. Late Bloomers Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.