Our Mission

The Mission of the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. is to provide a non-profit, philanthropic, and educational association for members. To coordinate the interests of all member garden clubs by association, conference, and correspondence. To study, in all its aspects, the art of gardening, particularly horticulture, and to cooperate with agencies furthering such interest. To encourage environmental improvement through civic development, beautification, restoration, and the protection and conservation of our natural resources. To assist in educating the youth of our state in the areas of garden club activity.

Yearbook Awards category numbers will now be as follows


YB – 1  Emlma Porter Bowden     –  club members 100 or more

YB – 2  Ethel Daughtridge – club with members 70 – 99

YB – 3  Catherine Williams –  club members with 45 – 99

YB – 4  Rusty Van Pelt  – club members 30 – 44

YB – 5  Lila Petersen – club members 20 – 29

YB – 6  Beverly Sharon – club members under 20

WINNERS OF 2019 AWARDS given at the Annual Meeting




New “Plant a Garden Club” brochure

Plant a new club brochure with GCNC contact

National Garden Clubs is the largest organized group of gardeners in the world. The mission of National Garden Clubs is to provide education, resources, and networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility. Read More.


There are classroom classes in Flower Show Schools, Environmental Studies, Gardening Study, Landscape Design and Multiple Refreshers plus Symposiums, online and private studies are Basic Horticulture, Design Study. We also work with children teaching them the love of nature, how to plant and protect our planet. Read More.


Awards offers opportunities for clubs, and groups of clubs to receive monetary awards for projects and programs worked on during the year so why not apply for an appropriate award. There are categories for small, medium and large clubs so that small clubs compete with similar sized organizations. Grants are available to be used towards direct expenses for an educational program. Read More.


To educate our youth, and to nurture a sense of stewardship in the next generation of gardeners, GCNC along with NGC has developed numerous projects directed at children and teenagers. This include many activities, scholarship and contests which promote a love of gardening, conservation, and environmental stewardship. Several are in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Girl Scouts. Read More.


GCNC has several District and State Meetings, workshops and special events put on by member clubs. There is also a calendar which you can link to your digital calendar so you don’t miss any of the wonderful knowledge, fun, and friendship. Stay up to date by knowing what, when, and how. Read More.


This area is restricted to members of the Garden Club of NC. The forms and details of meetings, committees and contact information are in this section. The password is available from you club president and District Director.  Read More.


About Us

The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., a federated garden club, is a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization. It has no restrictions based upon race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, or national origin.  We currently have 265 clubs and over 6,500 members in 140 towns and cities across the state. Read More.

News & Events

  • National Garden Clubs 89th Annual Fall Board Meeting – September 26-29, 2018 in Orlando, FL

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The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. provides several scholarships each year to deserving North Carolina college students with majors in horticulture, environmental studies, landscape design, botany and other related fields. Read More.