Habitat for Humanity

Ongoing.  For each Habitat for Humanity home built in South Brevard, the Melbourne Garden Club creates and presents an exquisite basket filled with all sorts of gardening related items:  information sheets, seeds, gloves & tools, a seasonal potted plant, etc.   Homeowners are invited to call upon the gardening talent of MGC members for yard & gardening assistance.

Wekiva Youth Camp Scholarships

For many, many years, Melbourne Garden Club has offered two or more full Camp Scholarships to youth desiring to attend Wekiva Youth Camp located in Apopka, FL.  Wekiva Youth Camp is a residential youth camp and is an American Camp Association accredited youth camp.

Penny Pines – Saving Forests $68 At A Time

On going.  NGC and the USDA Forest Service are proud to have formed a partnership sustaining our national and urban forests through this reforestation/forest education program.  For years, Melbourne Garden Club has participated with our $68 donation 2-3 times per year, honoring a club or community member with each donation.  We designate that our donation stay within Florida for the benefit of Florida’s environment.  Monies are collected from loose change at each meeting.  For more information, go to

Marine Resource Councils’ Youth Summer Camp

The Melbourne Garden Club has donated to the Marine Resource Council’s Summer Youth Camp designed to offer  environmental education  giving youth knowledge and tools to protect the Indian River Lagoon but also to learn about Brevard’s unique environment.

Brevard Zoo’s “Zoo Camps”

The Melbourne Garden Club continues to find interesting ways to support youth environmental adventures and annually support “Zoo Camps”.

Gardening with a Purpose Series

Special workshops for the home-owner/gardener to encourage a more purposeful gardening experience. Workshops are conducted quarterly and are FREE but require registration as space is limited.  

Adopt-A-Mangrove Workshops

You too can help save the IRL!


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The Adopt-A-Mangrove Workshop is provided by Brevard Zoo’s ‘Restore Our Shores’ Program and hosted by the Melbourne Garden Club

It’s fun, easy and rewarding. Every community member can help the Indian River Lagoon in a positive & desirable way by adopting and growing one or more mangroves in your own garden. Join the Melbourne Garden Club as we use our gardening skills and support the health of the Indian River Lagoon.

To sign-up, go to for dates and locations. Please direct any questions to Callie Shaffer at

To visit the Restore Our Shores website, go to:

Survival of the Monarch Butterfly

The Survival of the Monarch Butterfly workshop is in partnership with the Florida Wildflower Foundation and hosted by the Melbourne Garden Club

This program has been created by Melbourne Garden Club members with the support of the Florida Wildflower Foundation and other valuable Monarch resources. Our goal is to coach the homeowner on gardening methods that will support and encourage the Monarch butterfly population growth. A critical aspect to this process is the growing of native milkweeds to support these magnificent creatures, reducing herbicide use and creating habitat.

These workshops are scheduled on a quarterly bases. As these workshops are scheduled.  If you are interested in attending and would like to receive an email notification of our workshop, please contact:

Kathryn Merry, Program Chair
Subject: Monarch Butterfly Workshop