Frequently Asked Questions
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
Photo by Jack Jennings
NGC is recognized as the largest volunteer gardening
organization in the world, offering a variety of challenging and
rewarding service opportunities. NGC coordinates the interests and
activities of the State Garden Clubs together with similar
organizations in the United States and abroad.
NGC aids in the protection and conservation of natural
resources, promotes civic beautification and encourages the
improvement of roadsides and parks.
NGC is a not-for-profit educational organization with its
headquarters next to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.
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.
FACTS ABOUT US
- is the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world
with 6218 Clubs and 198,595 members in 50 states and the District
- was founded in 1929
- is headquartered on grounds adjacent to Missouri Botanical
Garden in St. Louis, Missouri
- publishes The National Gardener (available by subscription), a
yearly engagement calendar, and many publications as a service to
- offers Life Memberships
- annually sponsors National Garden Week (week beginning the
first Sunday in June)
For information about holding a meeting or taking a tour at the
NGC headquarters, please visit our membership page