Green Thumb Garden Club Preparing for Another Year of Charitable Giving

By Kathleen Edge, Publicity & Website Chair

The Green Thumb Garden Club’s (GTGC) 2023-24 year is kicking off with a full program at their September meeting. The September meeting is very popular for returning members to reconnect and share stories about their adventures over the long, hot summer as well as welcome new members. Attendees can sign up for committees and learn about the exciting programs planned for the year including the scholarship awards and the charities the Club will support through the generosity of its members and fundraising events. A craft making session is also planned.

The meeting is scheduled for September 20, 2023; the location is Westwinds at Sandestin Conference Center, 4700 Westwinds Drive, Miramar Beach, FL. Doors open at 9:00 am and the meeting begins at 9:30 am, concludes with lunch. The cost is $30.00 per person.

Numerous Walton County organizations receive donations from GTGC. Among them are Eden Gardens State Park, Habitat for Humanity, Walton County Sherriff’s Office Santa Patrol, John Horton Senior Center, Legion Park Garden, and Caring & Sharing. The Junior Gardeners program at Butler Elementary School will continue in 2023-24 as well as tuition scholarship awards to college students majoring in horticulture, 4H Camp Timpoochee and the Naturalist Outdoor program at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center.

Floral design instruction, the third annual Holiday Bazaar fundraiser at Cantina Laredo Grand Boulevard in November and an Earth Day program in April are slated in the upcoming year. Additional program and event information will be shared at the September meeting.

The Green Thumb Garden Club welcomes new members. The GTGC website contains detailed information about how to join the Club, support its charitable mission and details on meetings, activities, and events. For additional information, please visit the website or email

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 botany, community beautification, conservation of natural resources, environmental awareness, floral design, gardening, horticulture, and nature studies and instill in our youth the love of gardening and respect for the environment.