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

NGC News and Updates

National Garden Clubs, Inc.,

4401 Magnolia Ave.,

St. Louis, MO 63110;

314-776-7574; email:;


  • President: Nancy L. Hargroves,
  • 300 North Ridge Rd. #76; Richmond VA 23009
  • Home: 804-784-0103 Cell: 804-363-0771;
  • Email:



NGC Fall Board Meeting, St. Louis, MO – September 12-15

NGC Annual Convention 2018 May 21-24, 2018 Philadelphia, PA

NGC Fall Board Meeting 2018 Sept 25-30, 2018 Orlando, FL Rosen Hotel

NGC Annual Convention 2019. April 30May 5, 2019 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage


NGC Spring Tour


This is a reminder that the deadline for registering for our 2018 NGC spring tour, “Classic Georgia”, is December 31.


The tour brochure and registration form are attached.  For additional information, you may contact Tour Chairman, Mary Ann Bryant, at

NGC Classic Georgia. pdf.  Info and registration form


National Schools. Times and Locations

2017-2019 NGC Administration Theme Projects

PLANT AMERICA Community Project Grants – 2018 and application


KIT November

KIT August 2017

KIT May 2017

KIT February 2017


KIT August  2016 1

KIT May 2016 1 (2)

THE NATIONAL GARDENER is available online

There are many great articles so if you are not a club president, life member, district director then you now can also read the National Gardener.

It requires a password so follow these instructions to get to read a great quarterly magazine.

Go to our members only section

Look for TNG Online and download and enjoy a great read.

The NGC website is; user name member; password flight.




AMES + NGC = Gardening!

NGC formed a new partnership with The AMES Companies, Inc. in 2014. Founded in 1774, AMES is the largest U.S.A. manufacturer of gardening tools. Over the coming year, AMES will grant tools up to a total of $5,000 (retail) for all approved state or club landscaping projects/programs. The total amount available for all grants is $5,000. Clubs can apply for portions of the $5,000, as this amount is available to share. This partnership started in October 2014 and runs for one year ending in October 2015.

To submit a project/program, please click here to fill out the entry form, or send a summary of the project, indicating the the what, when, why and where of the event – what the project is; what is the garden club involvement in the project; why the tools are needed; what tools are requested (please include name of tool and item number); where the tools are to be securely stored; when the project will take place; where (location) including the address where the tools are to be sent.

If you choose to send a written summary, send by email to:
Elaine Gunderson ( or

The AMES Companies, Inc.’s tools can be found on their website:


Penny Pines


In 1941, the San Francisco Sports-Women’s Association recognized a great need to restore devastated areas of forests. They raised money and donated it to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Northern California. This conservation program spread like wildfire across the nation. In 1941, seedlings could be produced for about a penny. It took approximately 680 seedlings to plant one acre. For $68, seedlings could be purchased for ten acres. The forestry service absorbed the cost of the site preparation and planting. In 1964, the cooperative agreement was changed to be used for reforestation, rather than solely for purchasing seedlings.

Through the years, civic organizations have contributed more than a million dollars to the Reforestation Program. The National Garden Clubs, Inc. promotes the Penny Pines Program as one of their projects. For each contribution of $68, NGC will mail a certificate. Donations can be made in memory or in honor of someone. A completed form must be submitted with the donation in order to receive the certificate. Contributions can be designated to specific states. Form may be found at:

Penny Pines Awards are presented at the NGC Convention: Most Plantings, Best Education program to promote Penny Pines.


The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.

Youth Program will be collecting Penny Pines donations to honor the North Carolina Forestry Service for their 100 years of service. Our youth challenge adult GCNC clubs to make a contribution. Smokey Bear will be our guest of honor at the 2016 GCNC Annual Youth Awards Banquet to help us celebrate our achievements.


 Birds and Butterflies

There will be a new Monarch Butterfly pin which will be available for $10.00 on the NGC website under Shop Online, NGC Official Jewelry.

There is a wealth of information about the Monarch butterfly on the NGC website under Projects, President’s Projects, Monarch Watch.

The “Butterfly Gardening” booklet will be revised by the chairman.  It will be available on the NGC Website for free.  Or it may be ordered in printed form for $3.00.

The NGC website is

NGC Chairmen are:  Birds, Nan Jean Roller,; Butterflies, Marian McNabb, or

GCNC Chairman is:  Marilyn Wright,