65 Clubs With Membership Of 1,624 As Of June, 2016
The garden club movement in the United States began in Athens, GA the year 1891. It continued to spread and finally reached Arkansas by 1923 when Mrs. H.N Heiskell organized the Little Rock Garden Club.
In Washington, D.C., in the year 1929, the National Council of Garden Clubs was first organized. Other clubs followed by 1931, as forty interested women met at the Albert Pike Hotel on June 30th.
Mrs. H.H. Tucker, of Little Rock, was elected the first state President, and on that same day, nine clubs joined as charter clubs. In 1958, the National Headquarters moved to St. Louis, MO as 6.2 acres of land were purchased from the Missouri Botanical Garden, making the National Headquarters a reality.
NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS, INC., provides education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.
Celebrate National Garden Week - the first full week of June is a time to celebrate and publicize the activities of clubs.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - keeping things out of the landfills is a goal of all garden club members.
Increase flower design knowledge - club programs and state and district meetings should help in this area.
REMINDER... AFGC is selling wonderful note cards, $6 per package (10 cards + envelopes, blank inside). Consult President's Packet for more projects.