Our Mission: To create, sustain and grow a world-class botanical garden.
Our Vision Statement: To be a premiere destination that provides nourishment for the spirit.
FBGF is managed by an all volunteer Board of Directors who
strive to the the gardens a place for everyone to enjoy.
- Protect the environment and instill an appreciation for future generations.
- Allow easy public accessibility to the gardens and its activities, preferably at no extra cost.
- Maintain effective partnerships with Pinellas County, Extension Pinewood Cultural Park entities, and all stakeholders.
- Provide a peaceful oasis.
We sponsor a
number of events during the year that bring in both local residents and
international visitors. The "Holiday Lights in the Garden" event is
gift to the community and a fund raiser. This event includes a Gift and
Plant Sale, and a very popular Dog Parade. During the spring we hold
the "Diggin' the Arts" event that brings in local museums and art
institutes, and features a popular Plein Air competition.
The FBGF raises funds to support the gardens through a number of ways.
Our gift shop, memberships, monetary donations, planned giving
bequeaths, memorial paver purchases, donations to our tree bank and to
our botanical giving tree all provide needed funds
to support the gardens.
Become a member to support new projects and initiatives, as we continue to grow and expand.
FBGF members also benefit by a reciprocal relationship with the
American Horticultural Society, whose admission program offers
free admission and benefits to FBGF members at over 300 botanical
gardens, arboreta, and conservatories throughout North America, Canad
and the Virgin Islands.