A Network for Services, Learning and Fun
With a history tracing back to 1891, National Garden Clubs,
Inc., has inspired, educated and supported generations of
gardeners, and grown to become the largest volunteer organization
of its type in the U.S.
NGC is a not-for-profit organization that brings together nearly
190,000 members and 5800 local garden clubs
coast-to-coast. The organization also comprises 50 state
garden clubs, 293 international affiliates and 50
national affiliates, including many of the
nation's most respected botanic gardens and plant societies.
Membership in all that National Garden Clubs has to offer begins
at the local club level with meetings, speakers, courses, flower
shows and civic improvement projects of particular
interest to an individual club's members. For those who wish
to expand their gardening horizons, there are numerous networking
opportunities through a variety of state, regional and national
meetings, schools and projects.
Men and women of all ages and backgrounds are active in garden
club activities and community service projects. Today's
garden clubs creatively address current issues, such as
sustainability and conservation, beautification of public spaces,
combatting invasive plants, and protecting aquatic eco-systems.
To locate garden clubs in your area, contact National Garden
Clubs or contact your state or local organization
via their websites.
Additional information is available in our brochure Grow
Your World and Green Your Community by Joining a
Garden Club (links to
PDF of brochure).
Starting a Garden Club
National Garden Clubs welcomes start-up clubs tailored
specifically to your group's needs and interests, whether they be
online, weekend or evening meeting times, a focus on organic and
edible gardening, or gardening for good cases, such as
environmental concerns, horticultural
therapy projects, disaster relief, or community
NGC and its state-level organizations can
help you get started and provide access to the wealth of resources
and networking opportunities that our global reach offers.
For details, please visit Organize a Club page.