Late Bloomers Garden Club_______
                                                                                                                                                Jacksonville, Florida
Our Purpose_________________________

The Late Bloomers Garden Club, founded in 1990, is a member of the Garden Club of America,  and the Garden Club of Jacksonville. The purpose of the Late Bloomers Garden Club is to stimulate the knowledge and love 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.

The Late Bloomers Garden Club contributes to the community through its civic projects and grants. Current grants are to a Jacksonville University Scholarship for a student studying Environmental/Marine issues, Confederate Park Tree & Pollinator planting, ARC Village tree planting, printing costs for Kathy Stark's book featuring Florida's Parks Your Guide to our Wilderness Parks, and Dreams Come True.  Former grantees include the landscaping of Jacksonville University Marine Science Building, Greenscape's Blue Trees Project, the NE Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, Save the Redwoods, Dreams Come True, Gateway Community Services Serenity Park, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Tiger Academy, the Student Conservation Association, Greenscape of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, and Scenic Florida.

The Club is further committed to two important conservation and beautification projects, the Downtown Beautification Project will bring together interested parties for a collaborative, comprehensive vision of the Downtown Core of Jacksonville and the second project will aim to develop a plan to ensure the health of all of our waterways, including the St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway, smaller creeks, and marshes.  Both projects will benefit our residents and attract businesses, jobs.

Since 2007, the Late Bloomers Garden Club has partnered with Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc. on the Root Ball, a fundraiser to help raise awareness of the importance of trees in Jacksonville and to assist in the support of Jacksonville’s only tree planting organization. Founded in 1975 by Late Bloomers members Susan Fisher and the late Ann Baker, Greenscape is nationally recognized for its leadership in enriching the Jacksonville Community through the planting, protection and promotion of trees and a healthy tree canopy.

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