The purpose of The Garden Club of America is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.
Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the country.
The GCA now offers 27 merit based scholarships, fellowships and awards in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines, botany, including medicinal and tropical, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research.
In March of this year, 86 students and scholars were awarded over $300,000 to support a variety of academic endeavors ranging from summer environmental study and field work, to graduate level research. Their study will take place in institutions across the nation and some will do field work around the world.
GCA Scholarships - supporting the best and brightest.
Nominations for the Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award will be accepted by the GCA Horticulture Committee between March 1st and Dec 1st for the following year.
Nominate a Plant - recognize a plant that is under-utilized but worthy of preservation, propagation and promotion.
A Warm Welcome to the 201st Garden Club: Westhampton Garden Club, Zone III
The 201st Garden Club accepts invitation to join The Garden Club of America. The Westhampton Garden Club of Suffolk County on Eastern Long Island, New York was Founded in 1928: Date invited to join GCA: December 2014.
The 2012 GCA Annual Report
The 2012 GCA Annual Report is now available. "Our accomplishments would not have been possible without our invaluable staff, strong national leadership, passionate club members, and variety of community partners who share the vision of the GCA as a vital community force." Marian Hill, GCA President 2011-2013