The Garden Club of Palm Beach has been involved with and given support to Pine Jog for decades. An early member of The Garden Club of Palm Beach, Elizabeth Kay and her husband, Alfred Kay purchased the original 150-acre Pine Jog Plantation in 1948. Originally, the Kays grew flowers, fruits and vegetable on their land. Subsequently Elizabeth Kay supported environmental educational programs at Pine Jog.
Sponsored by The Garden Club of Palm Beach, Pine Jog won a national Garden Club of America Award for its “Teaching Marsh” in 1973. The Garden Club of Palm Beach sponsored Pine Jog for The Founder’s Fund Award from The Garden Club of America. In 2009, The Garden Club of Palm Beach again proposed Pine Jog for the Founder’s Fund Award. In 2009 Pine Jog was a runner up for the award and received funds to help restore a native field habitat at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. Annually, The Garden Club of Palm Beach funds a graduate scholarship and Palm Beach Garden Club members serve on Pine Jog’s Board.
FAU Pine Jog received two national awards from the Garden Club of America for our historical native orchid display created for the Garden Club of Palm Beach and presented at the Garden Club of America Flower show held at the Four Arts Center in Palm Beach. The awards consisted of the Ann Lyon Crammond Education Award and the Marion Thompson Fuller Brown Conservation Award.