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Hospice Horticulture Therapy is topic of Garden Council meeting

September 12, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Garden enthusiasts throughout Lee County are invited to attend the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council on Friday, Sept. 14.

The meeting will be held at the Eco Living Center in Rutenberg Park, at 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Fort Myers. Hospitality begins at 9 a.m., with the meeting at 9:30 a.m.

There is no charge for attending the meeting and parking is free. Refreshments will be provided by the Jasmine Garden Club.

The speaker will be "Dolly" Tomalinas, Charlotte County Master Gardner and president of the greater Fort Myers Rose Society. Her topic is Hospice Horticulture Therapy.

The Garden Council is now a member of the American Public Gardens Association.

This affiliation allows the Council to be listed on the APGA Web site as a botanical garden. It also allows members to share information among members of affiliated councils.

The council meets every other month from September through May. The council's headquarters, made possible by the city of Fort Myers, houses the home of the Berne Davis Gardens and the Mina Edison Botanical Reference Library on the premises. The office is adjacent to the Edison-Ford Winter Estates.

The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council was formed in 1957 and now comprises various clubs, societies, and affiliate members in the area. Membership provides an opportunity to learn about floral design, growing plants suitable for our locale, and conservation methods.

The council assists in educating and beautifying the community, and improving the environment. A speakers bureau provides speakers for meetings and events.

For additional information about the council, contact President Laura Jibben at 463-3690 or



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