|Garden Club of St. Augustine, Inc.
Founded in 1926
|The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
and The Garden Club of St Augustine
offers many programs for our youth
- The Citizens of Tomorrow -
who we encourage to learn about and conserve our
air, water and other resources.
We sponsor programs for many age groups from
Camp Wekiva to Junior Gardeners, and SEEK.
We do have scholarships for grades 3 through 8.
Click on the logos below for more information.
Classes are jointly sponsored by each library branch’s Friends of the Library organization, the
Parks and Recreation Services, local Nurseries, local experts in the subject of the particular
summer program and the Garden Club of St. Augustine.
Garden Club of St. Augustine Mentors:
Cathy Snyder and Marilyn Smith (Las Adelfas Circle)
Children aged 6 through 12 are invited to come join us to learn about horticulture and interesting
environmental facts through hands on “make and take” child-friendly projects.
Registration for these workshops is highly recommended as class size is limited.
These workshops will be held at the library branches on the days and times indicated below.
(Dates will be posted closer to Summer).
Please contact your local branch library for more information.
For branch libraries hosting two workshops, the second workshop is a repeat of the first. Please
note: All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the
duration of the program per the library’s policy.
The Program for Summer 2018 is
Southeast Branch Library – (827-6900)
Wednesday, June 20 at 2 pm
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library – (827-6950)
Saturday, June 23 at 12 pm and 2 pm (repeat workshop)
Bartram Trail Branch Library – (827-6960)
Monday, June 25 at 10 am and 11:30 am (repeat workshop)
Anastasia Island Branch Library – (209-3730)
Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm (repeat workshop)
Hastings Branch Library – (827-6970)
Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 am
Main Library – (827-6940)
Friday, July 27 at 10 am and 11:30 am (repeat workshop)
* In the instance of two workshops being held at a branch library,
the second workshop is always a repeat of the first.
Photographs from the Workshops -- CLICK here
Greetings, PR contacts and Library Supporters:
In 2018, the St. Johns County Public Library System celebrates a successful 10-year partnership
with the Garden Club of St. Augustine for summertime Nature Detective Workshops for Kids at all
six branch locations of the Library System. The Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout
St. Johns County Public Library System are made possible each year through the generous
sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and of each branch Library’s Friends of the Library
organization. Each year, a different pollinator is studied by children ages 6 – 12 with workshops
designed by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants, and the pollinator for the 2018 workshops is
lizards – specifically Anole lizards. These STEM-based workshops – which have won State Gardening
awards and American Library Association recognition – are dedicated to defeating “Summer Slump”
and engaging children as activists in nature by incorporating interaction, hands-on activities, hand-
outs, a recommended reading list, and materials to take home. These workshops help children put
their scientific skills to use and better learn why pollinators matter and how to help.
There are six pollinators studied over a five-year rotation – Butterflies, Bees, Lizards, Bats, and
Hummingbirds/Dragonflies – so 2018 represents the second time lizards will be studied as pollinators.
A very special part of this year’s workshops includes an additional partnership with author and college
professor, Marta Magellan, of Those Lively Lizards who very graciously authored a brand-new book
just for these workshops called Anole Invasion that every child participant will receive for free! Anole
lizards are the very specific lizard pollinator to be studied, and books on anoles – particularly for
children – are rare at best, so receiving a brand-new book written especially for these workshops will
make the 10th year of Nature Detective Workshops for Kids very special indeed!
Children ages 6 – 12 are invited to attend these free, educational, and fun workshops by contacting
the Library branch whose workshops you wish to attend either by calling or stopping by that Library
branch. Materials and space are limited, so please contact the branch Library to see about
registration. This summer’s dates are listed above and any interested children and caregivers are
welcome to attend whichever workshop works best for their families.
Held at County Libraries during Summer Break
(See details below. Call your local Library for more information)