Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
P. O. Box 33520
Raleigh, NC 27636-3520


Physical Location:
J.C. Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC


Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00-5:00


For Website Submissions:
See the Website Submission
Rules in Members Only
Marcia Loudon, Website Chairman

Martha Franck Fragrance Garden


Work Day Nov 2015 over 500 bulbs and many new shrubs planted

A few pictures from Thursday’s workday at MFFG.  We had a great turn out with members from Hidden Hills, Fuquay Varina, Two Green Thumbs and Raleigh

Fall Cleanup MFFG

Spec Map

A Map of North Carolina for Nature Lovers

Now being offered at $20.00 For all Registered Attendees

GCNC, Inc. Annual Meeting April 19 -21, 2015 New Bern, NC  Vendor Area 

In 1937, the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. commissioned Mabel Pugh, Aart Instructor at Peace College, in Raleigh, North Carolina to design a map depicting major areas of the state and featuring the birds and flora of the state. Thus, “A Map of North Carolina for Nature Lovers” was created.

In 2001 the Standing Committee for the Martha Franck Fragrance Garden, located at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, requested permission to offer reprints of this map to assist in funding the initial installation of this third garden endorsed by the state organization. These were sold primarily to garden club members throughout the state. In 2005, Trustees of the Garden Club of North Carolina, under President Dr. Rusty Van Pelt, granted permission to Jane McPhaul, Inc. to print a smaller edition of the map

The 2014 ‘green’ edition is 24.5” x 14.5”, 65#, 10% recycled, acid free paper. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Franck Garden to continue the development of Phase Three of the Master Plan, known as the Children’s Plaza. The final design to be installed in this section is the North Carolina Garden, featuring: tactile symbols of the State; the Great Seal; the flag; a land map of the State; and the “Toast to North Carolina”

The price is $30. Contact Jane McPhaul for details on payment and shipping.


Jane McPhaul, Inc.

Franck Gardens clean up

Dot Taylor, (in blue) Laurel Hills Garden Club, Chairman MFFG, work day in gardens

Elaine Cooke, (in red) Brookhaven Garden Club, working in MFFG  Dot Bost in separate photo

Mary Bost working in MFFG copy

This unique 1.1 acre garden is on the campus of the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, and has been a cooperative project between the school and The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. since 1960.  It is used as an outdoor classroom that allows visually impaired students and those with multiple physical challenges to experience scent, sound, and touch.  Signage and labeling throughout the garden is done in Braille or raised letters.

In 1997 The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. designated the Martha Franck Garden as its official South Atlantic Region Unified State Project.  The GCNC is committed to the completion of this project.  To date, the Garden is a work-in-progress with sponsoring leadership, fundraising, and volunteer labor  provided by GCNC members.

You can visit the official website here.