Member of

National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) 

National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides education, resources and National networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility.

Deep South Region 

The Deep South Region is organized for the purpose of advancing the objectives of The National Garden Clubs, Inc. and coordinating the interests of the States in the Region.

The camaraderie enjoyed by the members promotes all of the objectives by creating an environment where people feel welcome and find meaning in all the aspects of floral design, landscaping, gardening and environmental issues.

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC)

The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs is organized for the purpose of engaging in activities which are charitable, educational and scientific.

Specifically, to further education of the members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, botany, floral design, landscape design, environmental awareness through the conservation of natural resources, civic beautification, nature studies, and to instill in our youth the love of gardening and the respect for and protection of the environment.

FFGC District IX

The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs is organized into twelve districts.  The Districts coordinate and promote the purposes of FFGC. The district officers are the link between the state officers and the local clubs.  They assist clubs that are interested in becoming members of FFGC and assist with problem solving within the districts.

Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy  is organized to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce is organized as a voluntary partnership of agri-business, business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in the greater Lake Placid area.

Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park

One of Florida's oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931, Highlands Hammock was established when local citizens came together to promote the hammock as a candidate for national park status. During the Great Depression, prior to World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed additional park facilities and the beginnings of a botanical garden.  Acquired by the state in 1935, it has grown over the years and now has 15 distinct natural communities in its more than 9,000 acres that include large tracts of pine flatwoods, hydric hammock, cypress swamp, and baygall.


updated 30 September 2017