In 1959, five women who enjoyed gardening organized a club and began meeting in each other's homes. Others joined and soon began investigating land or a building to be used as a Garden Center. The property finally chosen was located at 480 West Yale Street, with almost an acre of land and a well-constructed building!
The main building housed the Church of God, which was built in 1950 by several members of their own congregation. Two small rooms In the rear of the church were used for Sunday School classes; the pastor, his wife and two children lived in a small cottage on the property.
In 1981, the property was purchased by Lemon Bay Garden Club; since that time, a kitchen and a dining room were added and many improvements have been made in the gardens.
The membership has grown to over 100. Maintenance of the building and gardens is done by dedicated members, and, every Friday morning, members are working in the gardens and have plants for sale .
During the Historical Tour on August 28th, we hope the community will visit us from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. There will be knowledgeable members available to answer gardening questions and plants will be for sale. Come visit Lemon Bay Garden Club on Aug 26th.
463 W. Dearborn St. Englewood, FL
Lemon Bay Garden Club 1-4 pm
480 Yale St
Englewoods history is what gives Englewood it's character and charm.
If you don't know Englewood history,
you don't know Englewood.
This years event is being hosted by
The Lemon Bay Woman's Club
A printable map will be available online with a little history and pictures.
The Green St. Church Museum
580 S. Indiana Ave
Historical Tour of Englewood
Sunday August 25, 2019
see brochure for details
Englewood Pioneer Days