The Temple Terrace Garden Club, Inc., established in 1946, strives to encourage the growth of plants and trees in private and public areas of the City of Temple Terrace and surrounding areas; to further the education of garden club members and the public in horticulture and gardening; and to cooperate with other organizations in the Temple Terrace area in matters of mutual concern.
We joined the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1947, one of six counties in District VIII, the largest district in the FFGC. As part of the FFGC, we are also part of the Deep South Region of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Temple Terrace Garden Club is the oldest club in Temple Terrace and joins with the Temple Terrace Woman's Club and the Temple Terrace Junior Woman's Club in forming Woodmont Clubhouse Association, Inc., which manages our clubhouse and surrounding park. Woodmont Clubhouse and park gazebo are available for rental (see Woodmont Clubhouse).
What We Do:
TTGC maintains all of the flower beds at Woodmont Park with planting, weeding, mulching and pruning. We add beauty to the park for all to enjoy. Maintenance for the work we do in the park is paid for through our annual Spring Market fundraiser.
Temple Terrace Garden Club is a great Club. They give so much to their community. Some of our projects include four annual grants to Elementary Schools in the amount of $500 each for horticultural projects; they planted and maintain a Butterfly garden at Lifepath Hospice, started the Community Garden at Riverhills Elementary School and a vegetable garden for Lewis Elementary School with training provided to the students; pay half the tuition for two students to attend Weikiva Youth Camp each summer; maintain the flower beds at Woodmont Park; provide support and cash donations for the Temple Terrace Community Garden; and that is just a few of the things we do, our newest project is the adoption of the roundabout at the corner of Inverness Dr. and Woodmont Avenue (a new refreshing look coming soon at this intersection). We also have some very interesting field trips each year, ranging from the IFAS Univ. of Fl. research center, to behind the scenes tours at Busch Gardens. And by the way, we painted the gazebo in Woodmont Park in February 2013.
The Club has both day and night meetings open to the general public with educational programs on flower arranging along with guest speakers who teach us everything from How To Prune, to Growing Bromeliads. The City of Temple Terrace asked if we would produce a Tree Brochure for the residents and with the help of our member Dru Trahan, a trifold brochure was created called "Temple Terrace Trees," which contains photos of different species that grow in this area along with their names and growing information. The printing of this brochure is paid for by TECO and is very popular, it can be obtained at City Hall or the TT Library. This is a wonderful, rewarding Club, filled with vibrant, knowledgeable, interesting people who are very active members that help make a difference in Temple Terrace.
Woodmont Park 2009-11-09