PLANT CITY GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Plant City 1914 High School Community Center, 605 N. Collins Street, Plant City, free, contact: Bess Treadwell 813-732-9025 or plantcitygardenclub.org. "Victory of the Grand Alliance."

GARDEN-INSPIRED GATHERINGS: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, 863-676-1408, $25 per person/ advance registration required. Workshop featuring lifestyle expert Krayl Funch. Learn how to incorporate the beauty of the garden into holiday celebrations and sample award-winning cuisine. Following workshop, Funch will sign copies of her book, "An Appealing Plan: A Year of Everyday Celebrations" in the Bok Tower Gardens Gift Shop.

LAWN CHAIR LECTURE SERIES: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 11; second Saturdays; Peterson Nursery & Garden Center Inc., 2184 County Road 540A, Lakeland; free; 863-644-6491; Attracting Birds to your Yard, lectures for the do-it-yourself garden enthusiast.

LUNCH AND LEARN: Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 14, Lakeland Electric, 501 E. Lemon St., Lakeland, free, lunch provided, registration is limited, register at http://polkgardening.eventbrite.com. Growing & Cooking Fall Edibles, presented by Lakeland Water Utilities and the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.

GARDEN CLUBS

Barefoot Gardener Organic Garden Club

Members share knowledge on how to grow or where to obtain local, organic fruits and vegetables through the Yahoo group, the website, Facebook, classes or field trips.

When: Visit www.thebarefootgardener.org for events

Contact: 863-904-8620, pegjeffcamp@yahoo.com

Bone Valley Natural Botanical Society

When: 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays

Location: Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland

Contact: Bone Valley Natural Botanical Society on Facebook

Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay

When: Doors open 7 p.m.; program 7:30 p.m. third Mondays

Location: Christ the King Catholic Church, Mary Martha Center, Room 201-202, 821 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa

Contact: http://www.bromeliadguildoftampabay.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/562988247096958/ or Call Tom at 813-961-1475

Camellia Society of Lakeland

When: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays

Location: Parks and Recreation building at the end of the Joker Marchant Stadium parking lot. 

Contact: President Sandra Wyche, 863-816-3743

First Lakeland African Violet Society

When: 9:30 a.m. fourth Saturdays

Location: Lakeland Police Station, 219 N. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland

Contact: 863-686-9059

Garden Club of Lake Wales 

When: 10 a.m. last Mondays

Location: Senior Center, 129 E. Stuart Ave., Lake Wales

Contact: 863-676-6644

Garden Club of Lakeland 

When: Circles meet Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday evening and Friday morning, the third week of each month. New members welcome, experts and beginners.

Location: Various

Contact: Leslie Montwid, president 863-687-4750 and Alicia Harner, membership 863-683-5681.

Plant City Garden Club

Nov. 13 Speaker: Karen Elizabeth, chairwoman of the Community Gardens in Plant City. The meeting will include a tour of the Plant City Community Garden on the Campus of the Hillsborough Community College.

When: 10:15 a.m. coffee; 10:30 a.m. meeting, second Mondays

Location: The Walden Lake East Community Center, 1304 Teakwood Drive, Plant City

Contact: Lisa Firm at 813-404-4922, www.plantcitygardenclub.org

Ridge Orchid Society 

When: 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays

Location: Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 125 Brannen Road, Lakeland

Contact: 863-858-2738

To be included in the Garden Notes calendar, notices must be sent prior to each meeting. Include information about where and when the meeting or event will be and what the meeting topic will be by noon Wednesday to publish Friday. Must be open to the public. Send to Direct Gates, P.O. Box 408, Lakeland, FL 33802, email features@directgates.com.