Become A Member (Green Thumb Not Required)

We invite you to join us by becoming a member of the Garden Club of the Upper Keys.  Our meetings are held at our historic Francis Tracy Garden Center MM94 Bayside. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month September through May at 11:00am. Our monthly meetings feature a speaker or an activity that focuses on plants, including natives, specific for growing in our Keys environment. Doors open at 10:00 am for social hour. We encourage you to come early to meet and greet members.

Our gardens are a natural hardwood hammock that offers a home to migrating birds and butterflies. We have many native plants as well as non-invasive exotics. Club members enjoy maintaining the garden and use it as a teaching tool. Throughout the Club year, we have fun and informative workshops. Our field trips and our “Members Only” Garden Walk held each March offer a diverse view of gardening.   Our members have contributed to the local gardens at Island Dolphin Care, and REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation). We gift a native tree to Habitat for Humanity new homeowners and host flower arranging workshops with residents at Crystal Health and Rehabilitation Center. We also help with the garden club at the Ocean Studies Charter School and prepare dinners for God’s Kitchen at Burton Memorial United Methodist Church.

Our biggest fundraising event is Garden Walk held each February. A selection of private gardens are open to the public. Our club members and the community come together to learn about plants and landscaping ideas. The Francis Tracy Garden Center features our gardens, an art show, refreshments and a variety of vendors to celebrate this special event.

In order for our Club to prosper we ask our members to volunteer at least 10 hours each club year. 

We encourage you to come and enjoy interesting, hard-working and fun-loving people who are passionate about enhancing our community. Many of our members are Snowbirds and spouses. Our doors and gardens are always open to guests.

For more information please contact our Membership Director: gardenclubupperkeys@gmail.com.

 

Ready to Join?

Annual Memberships:

  • Individual – $45.
  • Family – $65 (all residing at the same address)
  • Business – $100.

Plus a one-time $17 Fee for New Members, to cover the cost of a club name badge.

Please complete the appropriate membership form below. ↓  Right-Click to download the PDF file to your device.  We ask that you return a signed form, along with your check payable to The Garden Club of the Upper Keys.  Mail instructions and further information are included on each form.