Wildflower Awards & Grants
Operation Wildflower offers opportunities for clubs, groups of
clubs and states to receive monetary awards for projects that
include some native plants and/or wildflowers.
These NGC awards are
- #71 - Roadside Award: given for the enhancement of roadside
areas, entrances to towns and cities, etc.
- #73 - Civic Projects: establishing wildflower gardens, memorial
gardens, or historic garden restorations.
- #74 - Outdoor Classrooms: creating nature trails, outdoor
classrooms, wildflower walks.
Many of your projects could be planted with some native
plants and wildflowers, so why not apply for an appropriate award.
Your clubs or states could win up to $1,000.00 for a worthy
project! There are categories for small, medium and large clubs and
states, so that small clubs or states compete with similar sized
Applications for these awards are made by following the
criteria for NGC Awards listed in the fall issue of
The National Gardener in the
Document all phases of your project, so that when you apply
for an award you have good coverage of your project. Safety must be
considered, know which plants are poisonous or prickly - these
would definitely not be acceptable in a project where children are
involved - keep itemized records of expenditures. Take lots of
Applications are sent to your state Awards Chairman by the
state deadline for all NGC awards. The same project may only be
entered in one category.
Download the complete Operation Wildflower Awards information
For additional information, please contact the NGC Operation
Wildflower Awards and Grants Chairman:
OPERATION WILDFLOWER/NATIVE PLANT
EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OR WORKSHOP GRANTS
A grant of up to $500.00 is available to be used towards
direct expenses for an educational program on this subject. State
Garden Clubs, districts, councils and individual garden clubs may
co-sponsor a symposium with state agencies, arboreta, native plant
societies, or similar organizations. Gardeners are eager for
information on native plants; state highway or transportation
departments need publicity and support for their planting programs.
Try to schedule the date when wildflowers are in bloom in your
Subjects to be covered:
- One or more topics on native flora: endangered species, plants
for butterflies, plants for special habitats, identification using
keys, invasive species management, etc.
- Public planting: state highways, rest areas, preservation of
community natural areas.
- Propagation of wildflowers.
- Designing native plant gardens or developing nature trails
- Operation Wildflower Awards information.
- At least two months in advance send two copies of the tentative
program and a copy of the proposed budget to this chairman.
- If approved, half of the grant requested will be sent by
- At the conclusion of the workshop, within two months, send a
short report, including a financial statement and the number of
people in attendance, two copies of the final program, and any
Download complete information and application