Welcome to the Garden Fund

Since 2006, The Garden Fund, a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization, has focused on Pinecrest Gardens, a historical, cultural, botanical, and educational center located in the heart of Pinecrest, Florida. Amidst fourteen acres, with over 1,000 varieties of rare and exotic tropical foliage, it stands in a hardwood setting highlighted by winding pathways, moving streams, caves, fissures, and solution holes that support fish, turtles, crabs, and other wildlife. It is a lush paradise that is marveled at by thousands of visitors yearly.

Our Latest Project: Mosaic Bench

If you haven’t been to Pinecrest Gardens lately, there is a stunning new addition just west of the entrance that is a must see. A beautiful new mosaic bench designed and executed by local artist extraordinaire Trish Jesselli was donated by the Garden Fund, and it replaces a drab and tired one that had been there for years.

Images of cascading flowers, colorful birds, and giant tropical leaves fill the space with movement and light, attracting all who pass by.

The Garden Fund targets areas of the Gardens in need of botanical enhancement, raises monies, and with guidance from Gardens’ staff, transforms and beautifies these areas, one by one. To date, more than twenty projects have been completed. With generous donations from the community and from those who appreciate the vital importance of preserving landscape settings that are unique and precious, our work continues.

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