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May 09, 2017

The 2017 Founders Fund Winner Announced!

The 2017 Founders Fund winner was announced at the 2017 Annual Meeting GCA Business Meeting in Baltimore Maryland on Saturday, May 6th. Congratulations go to this year's winner BEE HEALTHY GARDEN at GREATER MILWAUKEE'S CAMP WHITCOMB/MASON, proposed by Kettle Moraine Garden Club, Zone XI. In addition there were two exceptional projects that came in as runners-up this year: Project Dogwood: Staunton's Tradition Reborn, proposed by The Augusta Garden Club, Zone VII and Moon Terrace Learning Laboratory at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, proposed by Santa Fe Garden Club, Zone XII.

May 01, 2017

2017 Honorary Members

Annually, The Garden Club of America recognizes extraordinary persons who exemplify the GCA’s ideals by extending honorary membership to them. Accordingly, with appreciation for their achievements, the GCA welcomes the following new honorary members for 2017: Bruce Crawford, Susan Rademacher, Chip Taylor, and Daniel Nadenicek. Please visit the About GCA > Honorary Members page to read more.

April 24, 2017

GCA Annual Conference to Convene in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD -- From May 4-7, 2017, delegates from around the country will convene in Baltimore for The Garden Club of America’s 104th annual meeting for three days of distinguished speakers, educational presentations, leadership reports, tours, workshops and a culminating awards dinner. Two special events will be open to the public free of charge.

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March 10, 2017

GCA Honored at the Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show is always a special event – showcasing incredible talent by amateurs and professionals in the fields of horticulture and floral design. 2017 proved even more special than usual as The Garden Club of America, represented by President Anne Copenhaver, received recognition for its long-standing contributions ...

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January 26, 2017

Native Ashe Magnolia Named 2017 Plant of the Year by the GCA

Magnolia ashei has been named 2017 Plant of the Year by The Garden Club of America (GCA). Annually since 1995, the GCA has identified a stellar North American native plant to receive its Montine McDaniel Freeman Medal for Plant of the Year. Keep reading to learn more and access the press release.

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January 06, 2017

The GCA’s Rare Books Have a New Home: New York Botanical Garden

The Garden Club of America Rare Book Collection has found a new home at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). The GCA retains ownership of the collection, while the NYBG pledges to maintain, store, exhibit, and provide access to scholars. Learn more by reading more, below.

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November 08, 2016

The GCA Joins Seed Your Future Initiative

The Garden Club of America has signed on to an exciting new initiative called Seed Your Future,, to build a pipeline of environmental leaders and promote rewarding careers for young people in the green industry.  The GCA is a member of the Advisory Council which includes representatives from Longwood Gardens and other eminent organizations in the horticultural and educational fields.

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August 09, 2016

The 2015 Annual Report of the GCA

The 2015 Annual Report on The Garden Club of America is now available. Inside is a recap of the GCA's previous year of activities and events covering such areas as Improving and Protecting the Environment, Educating the Public and Ourselves, Stimulating the Love and Knowledge of Gardening, Recognizing Outstanding Achievement, the Annual Meeting and the Advantages of Association.

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June 09, 2016

The Garden Club of America receives OSI’s 2016 Land Conservation Award

On June 8, 2016, The Open Space Institute awarded its 2016 Land Conservation Award to The Garden Club of America (GCA). The award was accepted by President Anne Copenhaver for the GCA’s long and storied support of land conservation and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). “Conservation is a founding principle of our 103 year-old organization, from its beginning, working to ban billboards and protecting the redwoods, to its ongoing and current fields of endeavor – clean air, clean water, climate change, national parks, native plants,” Mrs. Copenhaver said in accepting the award.

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May 11, 2016

The GCA Opposes Smithsonian Proposal to Destroy Haupt Garden

In comments submitted on May 11, 2016, The Garden Club of America joins a growing number of organizations opposed to the Smithsonian’s proposal to destroy the Enid A. Haupt Garden in the heart of the nation’s capital. Noting that the Haupt Garden is a joyous introduction to Victorian and other garden design, the GCA calls on Smithsonian planners to undertake further study before moving forward 1) to assess and address the period of significance for this garden; 2) to revisit whether the garden should indeed be included on the National Register of Historic Places and 3) and to honor the terms of Mrs. Haupt’s gift. Because the Smithsonian depends upon the generosity of donors, remaining true to donor intent should be an essential consideration. To read the full comments, click Read More below.

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