Elegant angels, gleaming holiday trees, sparkling lights, fantastic creations‑all from nature’s bounty and enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors for a quarter century. This year the Punta Gorda Garden Club will launch the holiday season with their 25th annual Holly Days Home Tour on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Punta Gorda Historic District. The two day event will be part of the Founders Day Week activities celebrated throughout the community. The theme will be “Silver Bells” and the members are busy at work planning and creating imaginative designs using an abundance of fresh and dried greens and flowers.
Guests will tour four unique homes in the Historic District as well as the First United Methodist Church. This is meant to be a walking tour and the homes are all located within a short walk of the church. Each home will be decorated by a team of Garden Club members inspired by their knowledge of horticulture and love of design. A Poinsettia Market and light refreshments will be offered in Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda during tour hours.
Tickets are a $15 donation and may be purchased from any club member or at the Charlotte County and Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce offices and also at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maude St., Punta Gorda. On tour days tickets will be sold at the church or at the entrance to each of the homes. Tour proceeds will be used to fund the club’s scholarship program and community projects including four public gardens and donations to several local organizations.
For more details, call Carol Moore, Home Tour chairperson, 941-916-3341, visit the club website, www.pggc.org or go to its Facebook page.