The Boca Garden Club Fundraises for Good Cause Through Their “Treasures and Plant Sale”
By: Nikki Colonna
The Boca Raton Garden Club will feature their annual “Treasures and Plant Sale” on Friday, March 31 and Saturday April 1. The event will offer many plant and gardening tools and accessories as well as “gently used treasures” ranging from clothing and jewelry to dishes and collectibles.
In 1953, The Boca Raton Garden Club was born with the mindset and goal to improve the appearance of parks and landscaping of our city. Many members of the community share a similar passion for gardening and this club connects them in more ways than one.
The local members work together to grow their gardens as well as their efforts to give back to the community through fundraisers and charity events. They expand their endeavors further and offer scholarship opportunities and junior gardening programs for local students.
The annual event welcomes the community from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. to the beautiful gardens at their clubhouse. This is held with the main purpose of supporting the Garden Club’s numerous charities and scholarships offered. There is also a new addition top their event this year.
“We are very excited to introduce a line of boutique clothing this year in a designated area of our clubhouse,” said Patty Moum, Boca Raton Garden Club Co-President. “We’re counting on this being a real hit with our discerning Boca shoppers!”
As a program, the club works hand in hand with Garden Therapy for senior citizens at FAU’s Memory and Wellness Center, Boca’s Community Garden and Boy Scout Merit Badge projects.
All donations and profits directly benefit the local charities and fund the scholarships that The Boca Raton Garden Club sponsors. They also support and send students and counselors to Camp Wekiva each year to promote the nature camp.
“Although our main reason for the event is to sell beautiful plants, most of which have been grown and nurtured by our members, we make every effort to educate the buyers about the plants,” added Carol Rice, Landscaping Chairperson.
They hope to spread the message that love and respect for nature is important especially in the minds of our children because it leads to the protection and care of our environment in the future. This event hopes to inspire others to get more involved with the beautifying of Boca while enjoying the treasures and sales featured this year.