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1310 38th Street
Sarasota, Florida
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Our grounds are
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
during our three big
Annual Sales.
Please visit our
Sales Page for details.

Our grounds are
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
during our gardening
Work Days:
Monday Mornings,
from 9:00 to noon,
and on the
third Saturday
of every month,
from 9:00 to noon.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Gardening sessions
may be canceled
without public notice
due to issues with
the weather and/or
volunteer availability.

All of our regular meetings are open to non-members and you are invited.

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, October through May,
(excluding December)
at 7:00 P.M. in the Clubhouse of the
Sarasota Garden Club.

1131 Blvd of the Arts,
Sarasota, Florida.
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Spotlight Photograph Go To Spotlights Page

Click on the image above to learn more about our newest Spotlight subject.

We are always looking for interesting succulent plants, or special people, or unique things.

When we find them we will feature them here and elsewhere throughout our website.

Are Online Here.

Upcoming Plant Sale

Our next big annual sale will be held on the Saturday of President's Day Weekend, February 15, 2020.  As always, you are invited to join us.

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Meetings

Visitors are always welcome!  We are easy to find and easy to join.  Please refer to the “Discover Us” and “Join Us” box on this page for times and locations.

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We Need Your Help

In 2017 one of the structures in our gardens, an historic Chicken Coop, was destroyed by hurricane Irma.  We had been using it for storage.  (No chickens!)

Although it's been a time-consuming struggle, we've been making some progress in our efforts to replace the Coop, as is required by the official historic designation given to it (and to our 1930's depression era clubhouse) by the City of Sarasota in 2004.

In 2018 a few of our loyal members and friends made small cash contributions to help us buy materials and construction labor for the new Coop – and we Thank You for that! Now, however, funds for the Coop Project are just about depleted and there remains plenty of work to be done.

Compounding our "ReCoup The Coop" funding shortfall is a second problem.  Over the past year we've lost much of our most attractive sale inventory to thieves.  We've had no secure structure in which to keep the plants we hope to sell.  If we don't have inventory we can't sell it, and if we can't sell it, we can't use the proceeds to fund our charitable operations.

To solve both problems, we need to finish the new Coop and do it in a manor that is securely lockable.  Doing so will simultaneously comply with the terms of our historic designation as well as provide more security for our inventory.  There are other improvements and security measures we have in mind, but for now we simply don't have the money for any of these things.

So...  For the first time in our 69 year history, we have launched a formal fund-raising campaign seeking cash donations.  A "GoFundMe" page has been established for the benefit of the Society and we encourage you to make a donation there.  Here is the link:

GoFundMe - Help the Succulent Society

Alternatively, you are encouraged to please consider dropping a few dollars into our donation jar as you enter the Gardens on any of our upcoming Sale Days.

We are a federally registered 501(c)(3) (charity) organization which means all monies raised are tax deductible by the donor.  We are also an all volunteer organization which means we have zero administrative overhead for paid staff — every single penny you donate goes to fund our operations, which in turn, support of our scholarship programs.

Thank you for your help!

Scholarships

Our Scholarship Program is designed to help students interested in botany and related fields.  Support for the program comes from you — our wonderful members, friends, and guests — by way of your Plant Sale purchases and/or your generous (tax-deductible) donations.

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Advertised Sales

Admission is free to our 3 annual sales. Visitors are encouraged to stroll our main greenhouse as well as the rest of the grounds. In addition to bargain plant prices, our annual sales also feature an outdoor educational program, courtesy of one of our many local horticultural experts.

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Work Day Sales

9:00 am to noon every Monday, year 'round, and on the 3rd Saturday of every month.Please note that these sessions are subject to cancellation, without public notice, due to weather conditions or the absence of available volunteers. Both situations are quite rare, but worth noting if you will be traveling from afar.

A Great Idea

We are looking for Active members to come out and physically work in the gardens. Do you live in a Condo or Apartment and miss hands-on contact with the soil?   Join Us!!

 

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