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  • Announcing the 2015-2017 NGC Award Recipients


    Logo Badge for National Garden Clubs, Inc.Richmond, VA May 22, 2017 - National Garden Clubs, Inc. is proud to present the full list of award winners from our last term. The winners, which include clubs, individuals, and nonmembers, were announced at our national convention in May. NGC is honored that so many people share our vision of educating others and promoting the love of gardening, horticulture, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility. We are proud of all that our members do—from funding and creating youth gardens, to establishing National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitats, the winners of these awards have truly committed themselves to our mission. We would like to thank all of our members for their efforts. Click here to download the 2015-2017 list of recipients. Click here to learn more about awards through National Garden Club.

  • 2017-2019 Administration is Installed


    May 22, 2017 - We welcome President Nancy L. Hargroves of Richmond, VA and her new administration. Hargroves will guide the national organization and work with NGC members nationwide through Plant America, the theme for her administration. “The singular focus of Plant America is on gardens and gardening,” she explained. “Gardening is again at the forefront in America, especially with the surge in popularity of vegetable gardening. In addition, the new Plant America Community Project Grants program will provide funding to NGC members in recognition and support of their community gardening efforts.” Click here to learn more.

  • New Book for Kids! "The Saved Seed"


    The Saved Seed book for elementary school children teaching about a seed's lifecycle from National Garden Clubs, Inc.May 22, 2017 - National Garden Clubs, Inc. encourages you to read and discuss The Saved Seed with the children in your life. The book beautifully illustrates the life cycle of a pumpkin seed, harvested from a Halloween pumpkin, and planted the following spring to grow a new pumpkin the following fall. Touching on soil health, gardening techniques and ways to enjoy a pumpkin, children and adults alike will delight in the story of a seed that becomes so much more. Click here to learn more.

  • 2016 Award of Excellence Winners Announced


    NGC Announces the 2017 Award of Excellence WinnersSt. Louis, MO May 22, 2017 - National Garden Clubs Inc., one of the nation’s most-recognized nonprofits and largest volunteer gardening organization in the world, announces the 2017 winners of its highest honor, the Award of Excellence. The winners, who were recognized at NGC’s 88th annual convention in Richmond, Va., include Alan Steinman, Ph.D., the Allen I. and Helen J. Hunting director of the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley State University in Muskegon, Mich., Pearl Fryar, creator of the inspiring Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in Bishopville, S.C. and the Heirloom Seed Project at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, Maine.  Click here to learn more.

  • 2017 Member Photo Contest Winners Announced!


    NGC 2017 Photo Contest ResultsRICHMOND, VA May 22, 2017 - Each year, National Garden Clubs Inc., one of the nation’s most-recognized non profits and largest volunteer gardening organization in the world, invites members to submit photos for its annual photo contest. This year’s theme, “Look Deeply into Nature and You Will Understand,” a quote from Albert Einstein, was chosen to inspire our members to document the wonders of our world through the eye of their camera lens. Our members have showcased their talent and their eye for natural beauty. We sincerely appreciate all of our photographer’s entries. Click here to view the winning photos.

  • Espoma Partnership & Grants


    Join NGC and Monarch Watch to help save Monarch Butterflies Essential Pollinators for our EnvironmentNational Garden Clubs is excited to announce a new partnership with a premier provider of organic plant foods and potting soils - Espoma. In support of President Nancy's Hargroves's project "Plant America", Espoma announced at the Richmond Convention that it would provide grants of up to $250 of their organic plant foods and potting soils to 20 garden clubs. Additionally, they have created an NGC dedicated page on their corporate website recognizing the  "Plant America" initiative and providing resources to garden clubs. Click here to learn more.