The NCGC was founded in 1909 by a group of eight dedicated and visionary women. They held their first flower show in June of that year at a member’s home with over 300 guests attending. In 2009, we marked our Centennial year with a number of celebratory activities, concluding with a flower show to commemorate the 1909 inaugural event. Among the core values of the NCGC are forming friendships, enhancing personal growth and enjoying the talents of others.
In 1920, NCGC joined the Garden Club of America. The GCA allows us, both individually and as an organization, to learn about and become involved in the significant issues which face the nation, but impact us directly at the very local level. The primary purposes of the GCA and NCGC are to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by the means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence, and publications, and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and actions in the fields of conservation and civic improvement. “Local, regional and national programs sponsored by GCA national committees on Horticulture, Conservation, Environmental Awareness, Flower Arranging and Garden Design reinforce the purposes of the Garden Club of America.” An array of awards, scholarships and formal recognition are used to showcase exemplary accomplishments and expand public awareness.
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