Punta Gorda in Bloom

Planting Poinsettias on Marion – Downtown Punta Gorda!
Richard Polk and Alan Schulman (center photo) work with Marilyn Larkin installing  poinsettias in downtown Punta Gorda!  (photo credit: Kathy Oberle)  
PGIB Wins Video Contest! 
The masterful video below of Punta Gorda in Bloom created by volunteer Bruce Tompkins, has won the
America in Bloom YouTube People’s Choice Video Award
Seven America in Bloom communities submitted a video sharing the impact AIB is making in their towns. Punta Gorda in Bloom not only received a $1,500 prize, but earned much deserved bragging rights.
Thanks to everyone for voting!




TEAM Punta Gorda celebrated the completion of Punta Gorda in Bloom’s latest beautification project at an April 19, 2021 ribbon cutting sponsored by the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce.  According to TEAM CEO Nancy Johnson, the purpose of the event was to “recognize the accomplishment of TEAM Punta Gorda and the Green Thumbs organization in completing the Taylor Street beautification project.”

PG in Bloom founder and chairman Richard Polk was honored as were many volunteers, most of whom are members of the PGI Green Thumbs organization. Benefactor Alan Schulman and his wife Barbara were recognized for their contribution to all that blooms in Punta Gorda, including the History Park gardens.


Punta Gorda Chamber President John Wright introduced speakers Richard Polk, Nancy Johnson, and Mayor Lynne Matthews.  Matthews acknowledged the efforts of the volunteers, the Green Thumbs organization and TEAM PG and she confirmed City approval of the next phase of planting along Marion Avenue. Attending the event were several members of Punta Gorda City Council, City Manager Greg Murray, Assistant City Manager Melissa Reichert, and others from City Staff. A number of TEAM Punta Gorda directors and committee chairpersons were also present. Following the ribbon cutting, TEAM volunteers hosted a reception in the nearby Charlotte Community Foundation courtyard to honor those who had worked so hard on the project.

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Taylor Street photos compliments of Bruce Tompkins.