"The Heritage Foundation has been an instrumental partner in Winter Garden's renaissance. Without their help, I doubt we could have maintained and built upon the charm, character and history that makes us the special place we are."

Mike Bolhoeffer, City Manager, City of Winter Garden

This description of historic downtown Winter Garden during the 1980s is difficult to believe when compared to the vibrant downtown of today.On any given day or night, stroll along Plant Street and you’ll see diners lingering at outdoor tables, musical ensembles performing at the outdoor gazebo, bikers, joggers, and pedestrians traveling the West Orange Trail, and children playing around the fountain while parents gather to talk nearby. It’s a testament to what a community can do when it pulls together.

Our mission is to “preserve our heritage and architecture while creating new cultural experiences.” Since its establishment, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation has fulfilled its mission through research, the protection of historic structures and artifacts, educational opportunities and exhibitions, and cultural festivals, for the benefit of residents, visitors, and future generations.

Winter Garden Clock Tower and historic Edgewater Hotel on Plant Street.

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Contact Us
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation
PO Box 770657
Winter Garden, FL 34777


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Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

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Foundation Board Members
Lori Gibson, President
Julie Teal, Vice President
Andy Davis, Secretary
Arden Griffith, Treasurer
Phil Cross, Executive Board
Ward Britt, Executive Board
John Murphy, Executive Board
Ron Sikes, Executive Board
Mary Beth Asma
Gee Gee Bailey
Larry Cappleman
Ann Ellis
Betty Goodwin
Mark Griffith
Karen Grimes
Cara Hennen
Susan House
Joe Lehmann
Irv Lipscomb
Annie King Morris
Bill Richardson
Betsy Shaw
Brenda Smith
Annette Spigener
Peg Thomas
Henry Wright
Garden Theatre
City of Winter Garden
National Railroad Historical Society - Central FL
Downtown Historic District Merchants
Winter Garden Village
Oakland Nature Preserve
Edgewater Hotel
West Orange Trail
Green Mountain Scenic Byway
West Orange County Chamber of Commerce