BAYSHORE — Plant enthusiasts got a first-hand look at the Tampa Garden Club and its activities when it hosted an open house at its clubhouse recently.
Displays focused on various projects such as the Kid’s Kamp, work done through the Community Growth Grants for community gardens, and the various club circles, which are smaller groups within the Tampa Garden Club. Vendors also sold plants, and guests sampled assorted desserts and lemonade at the clubhouse at 2629 Bayshore Blvd., which has undergone some improvements this year.
“We used to have these open houses years ago. This is the first time in a long time,” said club president Kitty Wallace. “We thought it would be a good way for exposure to all we do.”
The club, part of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, has 410 members, Wallace said.
Club members are preparing for their annual Holiday Market and Flower Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1. The holiday shopping event, open to the public at no charge to attend, features plants, garden art, handcrafted items, gift items, specialty foods and a silent auction.