2020 Tampa Convention

2020 Tampa Convention


In a Florida city on the bay, known for it’s Cuban culture and local cuisine…A city of 300,000, located in scenic Hillsborough County 48 feet above sea level and home of the Buccaneers, Rays and Lightning…A city founded by Gasparilla Pirates and strategically protected by McDill Military Base….But of course, we are talking about TAMPA!!! , location of the 2020 Deep South Garden Club convention, 13-15 April 2020 hosted by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. 

So, make your plans, save the date and mark your calendars and get set to enjoy a 2-day event filled with educational opportunities, beguiling guest speakers, one-of-a-kind workshops, Award presentations, fabulous tours and even an NGC Tri-Refresher!!

We have a new word for this convention: STAY-EAT-N-DO …What does that mean?  STAY at the gorgeous, newly-renovated Hilton Tampa Downtown at reduced room rates. We’ve made it so easy ….you can now register and pay online with EasyReg!

EAT specially selected menus featuring locally inspired foods.

DO a myriad of things, both fun and educational…It’s your choice:

-An NGC Tri-refresher is being planned by Florida’s own Barbara Hadsell and Sheryl Perkins. 8 -hours of pure Edu-tainment!
-Not only will Robin Pokorski, of California and NGC fame, be a dynamic dinner speaker, she will conduct inspiring membership workshops…  Tell me, what’s more important than membership??

-Our National Garden Club President, Gay Austin, and our illustrious Deep South Garden Club Director, Lena Bateman, will be presenting awards and offering words of praise and encouragement.
-Unique, one-of-a-kind vendors will be on-hand to tantalize your fancy and we are offering for sale a specially designed, limited edition Deep South ornament… save the date card!. And who knows, you may even be invited to judge the Biennial Florida State Flower Show before you depart the area.

So STAY-EAT-N-DO!!! And we will see you next year in beautiful downtown Tampa!!