Message from the Foundation President

Our newsletters are one way of keeping our Master Gardeners and friends up to date on what is going on in the Florida Botanical Gardens.

The Green Leaf newsletter is published monthly for our Master Gardeners, Volunteers and Foundation members as a benefit to all.  The Master Gardener Program is supported by the University of Florida (IFAS), and their website contains archive issues of newsletters from prior years.  Visit their link to add to your current tidbits and garden tips.

The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation also publishes a newsletter with news of  Foundation activities that support the Gardens.  The annual Holiday Lights, Gift and Plant Sale, and Dog Parade event are our biggest fund raiser sand the newsletter provides extensive coverage of all the activities surrounding these events.  The Foundation also has other activities and events such as a Spring Fine Arts Event which are described in the newsletters.  Your membership money at work also maintains and adds new stations to our Children's Trail and new gardens such as a new vinery area.

In the last year, we have added another publication, My Gardens, written by one of our active Master Gardeners, Richard Berube, whose daily activities in the gardens involve selection, maintenance, and care of the many species in the gardens.  Richard talks about what new plants and trees have been added to the garden and changes to upgrade and supplement the regular gardens, putting a little more sparkle into the Florida Botanical Gardens.

We are proud of our newsletters and invite you to download them, enjoy them at your leisure, and pass them on to your friends.   If you love the Gardens, we’re waiting for you. Bring your friends and neighbors. Get involved and make new friends. You’ll be glad you did.

 If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, I am always happy to have a visit in the Volunteer Office or chat via email ( or at 727-582-2117.

Yours Truly,
Chuck Scaffidi, FBG Foundation President

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12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL 33774


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