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

District 11


Emerald Isle Garden Club of National Garden Clubs, Inc.,

and Town of Emerald Isle to Dedicate NC 58 as Blue Star Memorial Highway


When: November 11, 2015, 11 a.m.


Where: Near the new Welcome Center at 8401 Emerald Drive (NC 58 near the 19 ½ mile marker), Emerald Isle, NC (Parking available in Welcome Center Parking Lot and along NC 58)


The Blue Star Memorial marker is sponsored by the Emerald Isle Garden Club and will officially designate NC 58 as a Blue Star Memorial Highway. This marker honors men and women who have served, are currently serving, or will serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. The public is invited and we would especially welcome members from our District Garden Clubs.   We also extend a special invitation for veterans to attend dressed in their military attire.



Holden Beach Beautification Club 25th Anniversary

The Holden Beach Beautification Club was honored by Alan Holden, Mayor of Holden Beach, and Board of Commissioners with a Resolution on September 8, 2015. The Resolution “recognizes the members of the club for their many past and ongoing contributions to the community.” HBBC designs, plants and maintains 6 gardens spaces across the island and the Town Hall landscaping. Thousands of bulbs and flowers are planted each fall and again each spring to beautify Holden Beach. HBBC also adds seasonal decor to public spaces throughout the year. The club has plans for a new garden this spring at the bridge on the mainland size to provide a lovely gateway onto Holden Beach.


New Hanover

The New Hanover Garden Club of Wilmington,one of the newest clubs in the state (ratified last September), completed their first project by planting a tree on Arbor Day.  Friday, April 24th, the club members, with the help of two members’ husbands to dig the hole, planted a 10 gallon Red Bud in the garden at The Lower Cape Fear Hospice. The tree is located right outside of the patients’ rooms, and will be a source of beauty and shade for years to come.


Camellia Show


Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Place: New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington

Time: 1:00 until 5:00 P.M. – PLANT SALE STARTS AT 9:00 A. M.

Features: Sale of Camellias; Educational, Floral and Student Art Displays

Cost: FREE


A letter from the New Hanover GC to District 11 Director Linda McLendon

( New Hanover GC is a new club this year)

Dear Linda,

Thank YOU!  I can’t tell you how excited I am about our new club!  In my opinion, I believe there has been a ‘need’ for another club in our area for quite some time, and I am truly humbled to have this opportunity to address that need through the New Hanover Garden Club.  For me, gardening is more than a hobby but a love!  It’s a source of personal peace, satisfaction, wonderful therapy and fellowship with God, so I welcome the opportunity to introduce and share these benefits with others.  It is an honor and a privilege for me and our club members to be part of District 11 and garden clubs in the great State of North Carolina!  Thank you for your willingness to assist us in any way, and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Blessings to you,

Linda Stuart