Green Thumb Garden Club Announces Meetings and Events for the Beginning of the New Year

By Kathleen Edge, Publicity & Website Chair

Green Thumb Garden Club (GTGC) members are going to be very busy with meetings and events as the organization kicks off 2024.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 is the first member meeting of the year and the program is Floral Trends of Today. The program will be presented by Russ Barley, owner of Emerald Coast Flowers and Gifts and Mayor of Freeport, Florida. The meeting will be held at Westwinds Conference Center in Miramar Beach, Florida. Check in time is 9:30 am, meeting begins at 10:00 am. Lunch will be served and is included in the meeting registration fee of $30.00 (cash or check); $32.00 (credit card).

An Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Legion Park, Miramar Beach, Florida. GTGC will plant a Mighty Live Oak, America’s National Tree. This tree has been called one of the most impressive in North America and can live to be hundreds of years old. GTGC is dedicating the tree to local resident Donna Johns for her outstanding, long-time service to our country and Walton County, Florida.

February’s meeting, to be held on February 21, 2024 will showcase the creative tablescaping skills of GTGC members in a friendly competition. The February meeting is also at the Westwinds Conference Center in Miramar Beach, Florida. Details will be shared at the January meeting.

Green Thumb Garden Club Announces Meetings and Events for the beginning of the new year

Fundraisers and distribution of the donations will continue in 2024. Please visit the Green Thumb Garden Club website to learn about our charitable mission, how to join and details on meetings, activities, and events. The website address is or send an email to

The Green Thumb Garden Club, Inc., located in Walton County, Florida, is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to stimulate interest in the beautification of Walton County, furthering the education of its members and the public in gardening ~ horticulture ~ botany ~ floral design ~ environmental awareness ~ conservation of natural resources ~ civic beautification ~ nature studies and instill in our youth the love of gardening and respect for the environment.