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.
Arkansas garden clubs make a difference in the lives of individuals and in the communities of this state. Activities include friendly monthly meetings to share knowledge of gardening, landscaping, horticulture, and learning about floral design.
We invite you to join us for a life changing experience. Be a part of this ‘earth friendly’ organization and enjoy learning the many techniques which will beautify and preserve our communities for the future.
Our members are men and women of all ages, from varied walks of life. Our clubs meet during the day or in the evenings.
There is something for everyone and we have just the right place for you.
The website below will help in answering many of your questions about garden clubs arkansasfgc.net
Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
705 Stagecoach Village Circle
Little Rock, AR 72210
Who We Are
The Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1931. AFGC is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. with a membership of more than 200,000, as well as International Affiliates, making NGC the largest garden-related volunteer organization in the world. Our members create a powerful voice and expansive network for advancing common interests.
What We Do
Education - Horticulture - Conservation Floral Design - Landscaping - Recycling Youth Gardening - Historic Preservation Roadside Beautification - Civic Service Blue Star Memorials - Disaster Relief - Garden Therapy
AFGC is dedicated to:
-Studying horticulture and the artistic use of plant material
-Protecting and conserving natural resources
-Promoting civic service and roadside beautification
-Advancing the study of gardening, horticulture, and floral design
-Nurturing youth and providing scholarships
-Networking and lifelong learning
-The study of gardening as an art, a science, and a hobby
What We Enjoy
Many members enjoy garden tours, planning and participating in flower shows, attending state, regional, and national conventions, as well as participating in projects in local communities. Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. is proud to be a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the South Central Region. Members study many topics to help with their gardening.
Among them are:
Pruning Tress & Shrubs
Drought Tolerant Plants
Protecting the Environment
Members enjoy attending:
Lectures & Workshops
A GARDEN CLUB CREED
"Dear Father, of all sowers and reapers, grant that we meet each time in the spirit of kindness, fellowship and brotherly love."
Let our words be sincere, our vision wide and our aims unified.
May we lose self in the love of beauty, service and sharing.
Let us give sincere praise for honest effort, reward accomplishment and service with an open mind, ever ready to seek the best.
Endow every gardener with the power to read and understand Thy lessons taught in nature's book.
Invest each with a smile and a kind word, with friendliness and good will.
Bequeath us, O Lord, the will to think, decide, act and achieve.
And, O Lord, let not one of this group forget his Creator.
We know that thou art God!