Horticulture and Environmental Study Group

Mission of the Tri-County Horticulture and Environmental Study Group (TCHEC):

To study and learn about the horticulture of our area by studying different groups of plants and visiting gardens to see examples of the horticulture, landscape design and other elements of interest

To visit and learn about environmental issues in Northwest Florida and visit sites of particular interest and environmental concern

To learn about the creatures and wildlife of the area and to learn to be “Florida Friendly” in our landscape and gardening practices

To share with our clubs and the public the things we learn in an effort to make our earth more environmentally sound for ourselves and future generations

Upcoming Programs


February 22, 2018  — SOLD OUT
Program: Bus tour to Maclay Gardens (https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Maclay-Gardens) and Tallahassee Nursery (http://www.tallahasseenurseries.com/)
Lunch: a restaurant in Tallahassee
Sponsor: Green Thumb Garden Club, Joyce Waters-Smith, Chairman and
Valparaiso Garden Club, Marie Harrison, Assistant
More information nearer the date.

March 22, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Program: “Gopher Tortoise Relocation Project” by Erica Lane, Eglin AFB Biologist
Program Venue: Jackson Guard, 107 HWY 85N, Niceville
Lunch: TBD
Sponsor: Valparaiso Garden Club, Gaye Baltz, Chairman


May 24, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Program: “Daylilies in Florida”
Program Venue: Dragon’s Mead Daylily Farm, 9431 N Holland Rd, Panama City, FL 32409
Lecture and growing information by owner. Daylilies for sale! (http://www.dragonsmead.com/)
Lunch: a local restaurant TBD
Sponsor: DeFuniak Springs Garden Club, Cindy Stone, Chairman




Dogwood Garden Club

Established 1934                                                                                                                             Club # 01-120-100
Meets 4th Friday of each month at 1:30 P.M. in the Café
Except: June and July

GC3Our members, being elderly are not as active as they have been in the past. These members are such a value to our club as they are a treasure trove of information about every aspect of gardening. One of our members won an award at the recent Pensacola Interstate Fair.

We would like very much to get new members. We meet on the 4th Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Garden Café.


Join Dogwood


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Membership Dues

The Federation membership year is from 1 May to 30 April. Dues are paid to the circle treasurers during the March through May meetings. State dues are $12.00 and PFGC dues are $17.00. District I dues are $1.00. Circle dues are set by each circle. In May of each year, Circle Treasurers must forward the dues for each member to Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs, P.O. Box 2207, Pensacola, FL 32513-2207.

Life Memberships

Life Membership is often presented to a member as an expression of gratitude to a dedicated person for their support of FFGC or NGC; however, individuals can purchase a life membership for themselves.
FFGC – Life membership in FFGC is for those individuals aspiring to the goals and ideals of FFGC. A fee of $150 provides a lifetime subscription to The Florida Gardener. Members also receive a certificate, a membership card and pin with the FFGC logo and no longer pay dues to state. Applications are available at www.ffgc.org. Individuals may purchase membership for themselves or give as a surprise to honor a fellow club/circle member.

DEEP SOUTH REGION – Life membership in the Deep South Region is used specifically to fund their scholarship fund. Membership is $50. Applications are available on line at www.dsregion.org.

NGC – Life Membership is currently $200 and includes a Subscription to National Gardener. Applications are available online at www.gardenclub.org.

Keeping in Touch

Your National Garden Club Newsletter

August-October 2016

Deep South Matters

Your Deep South Newsletter

DS Newsletter Summer 2016