NGC is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit educational organization with
its headquarters next to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St.
Louis, MO. Originally chartered as The National Association of
State Garden Clubs, our mission is to provide coordination and
resources to 50 state garden clubs, 6218 local clubs, and more than
188,000 individual members in the US and District of Columbia. NGC
is the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world with
over 100 International Affiliates participating in the mission to
provide meaningful service opportunities to local chapters,
education and outreach to communities, and a love and respect for
our natural resources.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides education, resources and
national networking opportunities for its members to promote the
love of gardening, floral design, civic and environmental
NGC aids in the protection and conservation of natural
resources, promotes civic beautification and encourages the
improvement of roadsides and parks.
Education and Scholarships
NGC awards annual college scholarships, sponsors courses in
environmental education, flower arranging, gardening study and
landscape design, and promotes good horticultural practices.
NGC supports community service projects, sponsors outreach
programs for youth and international affiliates, encourages civic
development and legislative advocacy.
Quick Facts About National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC)
- The first garden club in America was founded in January 1891 by
The Ladies Garden Club of Athens (Ga.). On May 1, 1929, 13
federated states became charter members at an organizational
meeting in Washington, D.C. In 1935, the National Garden Clubs
established headquarters at Rockefeller Center in New York City. A
permanent headquarters building was dedicated May 10, 1958.
- Our national headquarters are located adjacent to the Missouri
Botanical Gardens in St. Louis, Missouri.
- We produce The National Gardener,
the Vision of Beauty Calendar, and many
publications and educational materials as a service to its members,
guests and communities.
- We offer programs for Life Membership, National Affiliate and
International Affiliate memberships
- We sponsor National Garden Week, a yearly program beginning the
first Sunday in June
For information about holding a meeting or taking a tour at the
NGC headquarters, please contact Katie
Roth, NGC Administrative assistant, phone (314) 776-7574