The Marathon Garden Club was organized in 1955 as a small group of civic-minded residents who wanted to help improve the appearance of the area. Their first project was to landscape the Chamber of Commerce property and raise money for further work. Soon their horticultural efforts were extended to highways, schools and public buildings. During the sixties their efforts to beautify the airport strip led to its being named as a Monroe County park. The club established a memorial garden at Fishermen’s Hospital and planted vegetation at Sombrero Beach.

Learn the art of bonsai, under the direction of Herve Thomas, who has studied the art since 1985. Workshop includes morning lecture, a container and plant that you will trim under Thomas’ skilled direction, as well as instructions how to care for it. Workshop is $40, includes brown bag lunch.

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