Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Day Trip

Only 15 spaces left!

Make sure to contact us very soon to reserve your seat on the bus.  Our Day Trip on April 8th to the Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum in Del Ray Beach will be a wonderful trip that you don't want to miss.  Call 868-7383 for more info!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Gardening Is Good For You

Here is a link to an interesting article about why your brain needs gardening activities.  We're not necessarily promoting the book being sold at the end of the article, but think many would agree with the content of the article.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Exciting Garden Tour

Sign up now to join us for a day trip to the
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
in Delray Beach, FL

We are planning a group trip and taking reservations now.  We will leave the Cocoa Beach area at 8:30 a.m., and return around 6:00 p.m.  We looking to secure 40 people who want to go, so that we can take a tour bus.  If there are only 22 people, we will have two travel vans.  For only $45 you can reserve your seat.  Everyone is welcome!  Interested?  Contact Julia at n1990new@yahoo.com 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Botanical Fest

Coming March 7, 2015

March 7, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Admission!
The event will be held at:
Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
The Fest is located on Crawford Green. Signs on both West University Boulevard and Country Club Road will point the way.
The annual event will showcase some of Florida’s finest plant and garden vendors, offering palms, exotics, native plants, ornamental shrubs, bamboo and flowering plants. Free guided tours of the Botanical Garden will take place throughout the day, and master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
For more information, please email botanicalfest@fit.edu or call 321-674-8537.

Monday, February 9, 2015

February Program

February Program
    IMPORTANT  The Feb 11 general meeting will be at the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church.  3300 N. Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach. The fellowship hall, and parking, are behind the church.  Please plan on joining us there at our regular time of 9:30 for the socializing, 10:00 for the business and speaker
Please bring a friend!  Buzz Petsos from Cape Canaveral will be our guest speaker.  He will present a program about Sea Oats.
Sea Oats

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Yard Beautification Recognition

Have you seen a nicely landscaped yard in the Cocoa Beach area?  Is your own yard especially attractive?  Nominate it for our Yard Appreciation award by emailing the address to sstrawn3@gmail.com.  It may get one of our “appreciation signs” in the yard for one month.  Help us recognize efforts to make Cocoa Beach beautiful. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Friday, January 10, 2014

Garden Club Yard Landscape Appreciation

Have you noticed a lovely yard on your way to the grocery?
Or perhaps that neighbor a few streets over has an interesting yard design? Please call or email your nominations to Vana Strawn 321-501-5908 or sstrawn3@gmail.com so she can get one of our “appreciation signs” in their yard.

Check out this month’s winners:
141 E Pasco—Andrew Parenti
145 E Leon—Michel and Mary Nasr
14 Azalea—Bence Bartha
250 Capri—Sharon Buxton

January 2013 Message Cocoa Beach Garden Club

President's Message
Julia George

Happy New Year! We continue to experience lots of fun at our general meetings, and have heard from many very informative speakers. I hope you will come when you can, and bring a friend or two. I am always looking for gardening projects, educational opportunities, or conservation needs within our community that we can learn from and/or participate in together. Let’s put our heads together and do something beautiful in our community!

Send me your ideas and we’ll start planning—and doing. January 17th is Florida’s Arbor Day—make sure to spend a little extra time enjoying the natural beauty around us. And if you do a special project in recognition of the day, share it with us in our next newsletter.

Now is not too early to start planning to attend the FFGC Annual Convention in St. Petersburg (April 14- 16). I went to my first one last April and thoroughly enjoyed it. So much information (and lots of fun too)! I hope this New Year brings you much happiness and good health.

Please keep your fellow gardeners in mind as you count your blessings this year. Happy Gardening!   …….Julia

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cocoa Beach Garden Club       
Our first meeting of the season will be on September 11 beginning at 9:30 am with a Meet and Greet, then business at 10:00 am. 
Our program is "Welcome back--look ahead".  We will follow up with a Pot Luck luncheon at 11:30 am, so bring your favorite food to share and join us as we get excited about our upcoming year.
We meet at the Community Church which is located at 126 S Atlantic Ave.   
We always welcome new members, please join us!

Monday, March 14, 2011


Cocoa Beach Garden Club
Sponsler Hall
Community Church of
Cocoa Beach
126 S. Atlantic Ave.
Wednesday, MARCH 16, 2011
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$ 13.00
For information call Hildegarde Cochran, 321-544-3807
Reservation deadline: March 14th
Mark your calendar, call your friends, reserve your tables!
Don’t play bridge? Why not get up a table of Scabble or Dominos?
Good food, lots of prizes!
We will help make up tables
if you don’t have a foursome!

Monday, December 20, 2010


(Cape Canaveral Hospital Added as Honorable Mention)

The City of Cocoa Beach and the Cocoa Beach Garden Club have announced the winners of the Annual Christmas Holiday Decoration Contest. Check out the addresses below and take a few minutes during the next few evenings to go "see all the lights". Awards will be presented to the winners by the City Commission at their January 6th Commission meeting. Plaques will go to FIRST PLACE winners in each catagory with 2nd & 3rd place winners receiving a certificate from the Cocoa Beach Garden Club. Thanks to all participants for making Cocoa Beach more festive during this holiday season.

1st Place: 369 N. Dorset Drive (Dan & Barbara Callahan)
2nd Place: 104 E. Osceola Lane (Paul & Ann Jutras)
3rd Place: 157 St. Croix Avenue (Robert Leader)

412 N. Dorset Drive (Kent Cooper & Shambala Hammet)

3611 South Banana River Boulevard, Rocke Pointe
Honorable Mention: 850 North Atlantic Avenue, Stonewood

74 North Orlando Avenue, Inner Room
Honorable Mention: 801 North Atlantic Avenue, Pig and Whistle English Pub

Yawl Drive

341 Jack Drive; 150 W. Volusia Lane; 416 Angelo Lane; 906 St. Croix Avenue/Cocoa Isles;180 St. Croix Avenue; 190 St. Croix Avenue; 109 Osceola Lane; 106 Sunset Drive;
406 Dorset Drive; 457 Dempsey Drive; End of Country Club Drive; and,
Cape Canaveral Hospital

Many thanks to the members of the Cocoa Beach Garden Club for their time and efforts in selecting these holiday decoration contest winners.