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

Our grounds are
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.

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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2019 Mothers Day Weekend Sale

You are invited to attend our 2019 Mother's Day Sale on May 11th, the Saturday before Mothers Day.  This sale is one of our three big annual sales open to the public.  Admission is free.  We will be offering bargain prices on many kinds of beautiful succulent plants between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.  There will also be an outdoor educational program offered at 11:00.

The speaker for this event's educational program will be Helen Pausenwein, an Orchid expert and Master Gardener with the University of Florida. Helen will talk about the "Division and Care of Orchids", with a follow-up question and answer session. Helen has a personal collection of 200 to 300 orchids, not including about 100 others in university greenhouses. She teaches classes on repotting and mounting orchids and she is active in several Orchid Societies. If you are an Orchid Person, or considering it, this is the woman you will want to hear speak.

Art and Artists In The Gardens On Sale Days

We love art and artists!  We typically arrange to have one or more artists showcase their talents in our Gardens on Sales Days.  In the past we've featured potters, painters, illustrators, and weavers.  Other disciplines would also be welcomed.  If you are a local artist interested in exposure to our arts-loving visitors, please use our Contact Page to ask for details.

For this sale we have arranged to have the following local artists on hand to display their work and answer questions about their creative methods.  Come see.  You will be delighted and inspired.  Here's a little about each of the artists:

Diane Bunker

Diane is a designer and teacher of a unique technique called Brush Embroidery. She adds decorative flowers to many different surfaces, from pottery and ornaments to clothing and purses. She also hand paints tiny flowers on jewelry.

Brush Embroidery is created with an air-dry paste applied through a pastry bag using different tips. It can be piped onto any hard surface and stroked into shape, one flower petal at a time. Once dry it can be left white or painted with acrylic paints. For clothing, the same technique is used, but with Puff Paints. Brush Embroidery is durable and machine washable.

Examples of Diane's Brush Embroidery:

Diane is the Vice President of the Surface Design Guild of Sarasota. She has produced a DVD and written a book about Brush Embroidery techniques. She accepts commissions and she is available to teach classes to groups or individuals. Contact her at

Brenda Butler

Brenda has been a clay artist for 20 years. She moved to Sarasota two years ago from Middle Georgia. She does mostly slab work and for our Mothers Day Weekend event she will display some of her garden themed items for sale, such as yard art on stakes, botanical hanging wall plaques, garden totems and containers for succulents.

Examples of Brenda's Art:

The Sparkman House and Grounds

The Sparkman HouseThe Sarasota Succulent Society is located on the grounds of an historic depression-era home, recently restored, which will be open for viewing.  With its peaceful atmosphere, the reasonable prices for plants, free admission, and the fact that this historic building and our Gardens are usually only open to the public 3 hours each week, this event is a special treat.

This mysteriously hidden rolling hills garden — with a Sarasota history dating back to the 1930's — is home to rare and exotic succulents from around the world.  During our public sales we have volunteers on hand to serve as guides and sources of information.  We look forward to sharing our unique Gardens with you.

Terms of Sales and Donations

All plants are offered at reasonable prices and all proceeds are used to maintain the Gardens, fund our scholarship program, and enable our educational outreach.  Purchases are by cash or check only.  Donations of plants, pots, volunteer time and funds are welcome at any time.  The Society is a federally registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and our operations are staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.


Our Gardens lie within the city of Sarasota.  From North US-301 (aka North Washington Blvd.), go west on Myrtle Street (toward Jungle Gardens) for 0.9 miles until you reach Cocoanut Ave.  -OR-  From North Tamiami Trail, go east on Myrtle St. (away from Jungle Gardens) until you reach Cocoanut Ave.  [ map ]  We are on the north-east corner of Cocoanut Ave. and Myrtle St.  Come see us!