Individuals and clubs frequently demonstrated outstanding dedication to the mission and vision of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs.
To recognize an exceptional effort by a garden club, a member, or to honor other deserving individuals, please consider one of the many offerings below
GUARDIAN OF GARDENING HONOR
This is a high honor given by a club, circle, district, council or an individual to a garden club member in recognition of outstanding and distinguished service to the mission of the Florida Federation of Garden clubs, Inc. With the contribution of $1,500.00 the name of the Guardian is engraved on a 3" x 11" bronze plaque permanently installed on the brick Guardian Wall at FFGC Headquarters. Complete the Guardian of Gardening form and send with a check for $1,500.00 to FFGC Headquarters for the Headquarters and Endowment Fund. The form will be forwarded to the H&E Chairman. For more information or questions, please contact the H&E Chairman.Guardian of Gardening Form
Patron is an honor given by a club, circle, district, council or an individual to a garden club member in recognition of dedicated service to the mission of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. With a contribution of $500.00 the Patron's name is engraved on a brass plate and mounted on the Patron's Plaque at FFGC Headquarters. Complete the Patron form and send with a check of $500 to FFGC Headquarters for the Headquarters and Endowment Fund. The form will be forwarded to the H&E Chairman. For more information or questions contact the H&E Chairman.Patron Form
LIFE MEMBERSHIP HONOR
FFGC Life Memberships are available to honor an individual from an FFGC garden club. They can be given by a club, circle, district, council, or an individual may honor themselves or another with a Life Membership. Once received, a Life Member no longer has to pay yearly FFGC dues. Life Members receive the Florida Gardener, FFGC's quarterly publication, for life regardless of their continued activity in their club (or not). The member is awarded a certificate, a pin, and life membership card. FFGC Life Memberships cost $300.00. The Life Membership Application form must be completed and forwarded with payment to the Chairman.FFGC Life Membership Form
Deep South Region Life Memberships are available to individuals residing in any of the regional states: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Tennessee. Purchase of DSR Life Membership helps to fund the DSR Scholarship. This $1,000 college scholarship is awarded to a high school senior in one of the above mentioned states to pursue a course of study in a garden environmental or related field. The DSR Life Membership Form must be completed and returned with a payment of $50.00 to the Chairman. Recipient receives a certificate and pin.
National Garden Club Life Membership honors a member or non-member with an expression of gratitude for their dedication to the aims and ideals of NGC. Funds collected from NGC Life Memberships are divided equally between the Scholarship Fund and the Permanent Home and Endowment Fund. New NGC Life Members receive a membership card and lifetime subscription to the The National Gardener. The NGC Life Membership Application must be completed and returned with a payment of $200.00 to the Chairman.EARTH STEWARDSHIP HONOR
The Earth Steward is one who has been recognized for outstanding efforts in the stewardship of our natural resources in the field of gardening, landscape design, education, or legislation. The Earth Steward Application must be completed and sent to the Chairman by the an individual, a club,or a circle. The donation is $100 which goes to the Color Our Garden Fund, a part of the Headquarters Endowment budget for the continued stewardship and care of the grounds at FFGC Headquarters. The recipient is presented with a certificate and pin.
HALL OF FAME
The Hall of Fame is awarded to an individual who has made a special contribution to their club, community, or a particular phase of garden club work. It may be requested by FFGC Garden Clubs, Districts, Board of Directors, or other groups affiliated with FFGC. The FFGC President may choose, during her term of office, to award the Hall Fame to individuals who have made a special contribution to her administration. The Hall of Fame Application must be completed and signed by no less than two club or circle officers (as the case may be). The honor donation is $100 made payable to FFGC no less than 4 weeks prior to the presentation date.Hall of Fame Application Form
PILLAR OF PRIDE
This honor was established to provide special recognition for members of pride, purpose, and productivity in garden club work. This honor is awarded by FFGC clubs, members, circles, districts, or councils. The Pillar of Pride Application must be completed and returned with a donation of $100.00 to the Chairman. Recipients receive a certificate and pin.
BRICKS ON THE PATH OF SUNSHINE
Garden Path Bricks are available for purchase to honor individuals, clubs, programs, special occasions, years of service, etc. Each brick is placed along one of the garden paths at FFGC Headquarters. To order, click here to go to the Donation Page and don't forget to include the inscription you want. Alternately, please complete the Garden Path Brick Order Form and return by mail to headquarters with a donation of $50.00 for each brick.