Things to Do in Bonita Springs, Florida

Who: Bonita SpringsTropical Fruit Club, Inc., Gulf Coast Garden Club, City of Bonita

What: Fruit Tree and Plant sale and ornamental plant sale

Where: Riverside Park and McSwain House (27451 Old Road 41); Venues are across the
street from one another. Plenty of free parking at Riverside Park and across the street at
the Community Building.

When: Saturday, November 17, 2012.
Fruit Tree and Plant Sale at Riverside Park from 9AM til 3PM
Ornamental Plant Sale and McSwain House from 9AM til 1PM

Contact: For more information, call Mike Davis at 239-240-6200 or Tim Deaton at 992-4664
(co-chairmen of the Bonita Springs Tropical Fruit Club Tree Sale) or Suzy Valentine
with the Gulf Coast Garden Club at 992-0113 or via e-mail at, or


Local Clubs join forces to promote fruit trees and ornamentals.

Two long-established, local organizations are cooperating in promoting a fruit
tree and plant sale and the sale of ornamental plants for the home, lanai and garden.

The Bonita Springs Tropical Fruit Club, Inc. and the Gulf Coast Garden Club,
with the cooperation of co-sponsor City of Bonita Springs, are coordinating their
respective events on the same day and in Downtown Bonita Springs for the convenience
of the public. Park Once – Shop Twice.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the south end of Riverside Park in downtown
Bonita Springs the Tropical Fruit Club will hold its semi-annual fruit tree and plant sale
from 9AM til 3PM featuring citrus and non-citrus trees and plants that will include
lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, kumquat, papaya, mango, and many others such as
blueberry, macadamia, figs, grapes, jaboticaba. . . and many more.

Local experts will be on hand to answer your selection, planting, care,
maintenance and fertilization questions. No high pressure – just straight answers.
Additionally, locally harvested, unprocessed pure honey and locally made jams
and jellies, specialized fertilizers and other related products will be on display and
available for purchase.

Within walking distance (just a short block) and immediately across the street at
the historic McSwain House at the corner of Old 41 Road and Pennsylvania/Ragsdale,
the Gulf Coast Garden Club will hold its ornamental plant sale featuring trees, shrubs,
foliage, flowering plants, cacti, succulents and other pretty and practical potted plants
perfect for every person and place. This historic venue will be staffed with experienced,
local residents who can help you select just the right plant for your application.

Lots of free advice from those who know in a relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere.
The Garden Club will be at the property from 9AM til 1PM.

Plenty of free parking on the south end of Riverside Park and across the street at
the Community Building.

Come see what these local clubs have to offer. Get your questions answered, find
the right plant for you and meet experienced and knowledgeable locals who are happy to
help in a casual setting.

The funds raised by these established non-profit clubs are used to bring
educational programs to the public and to benefit the restoration of the gardens at the
McSwain House. Membership information will be available.

We thank the City of Bonita Springs for their co-sponsorship and cooperation.

Riverside Park lies on the west side of Old 41 Road and extends south from the
Liles Hotel at the Imperial River bridge to Pennsylvania/Ragsdale streets just north of the
fire station. It is a short drive north from Bonita Beach Road and approximately 2 ½
miles south of the intersection of Old 41 Road and Tamiami Trail. The park features
historic buildings, walking trails, a large Bandshell, picnic tables, outdoor art and a
playground at adjoining Depot Park. Something for the entire family to enjoy.

The Bonita Springs Tropical Fruit Club, Inc. is an educational organization whose
purpose is to promote the propagation and use of tropical fruits and plants in South West
Florida. The groups meets twice a month and provides a forum for the public to obtain
practical information at little or no cost.

It is fun and an exciting way to meet friendly and knowledgeable people who are willing
to share knowledge and experience.

The annual membership is $15.