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How to Join a Club

Becoming an NGC member is simple! By joining a local club that is part of your state Garden Club Federation, you will automatically become a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

About NGC

Who We Are

National Garden Clubs has attained its status as the largest volunteer 501(c)(3) organization of its type in the world through the excellence of its programs, and focus on effectively addressing current issues and trends. There are many ways to join and participate within the National Garden Clubs umbrella that opens the door for you to explore a wide range of common interests with other gardeners. 

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Member Benefits

Connect with your Community

Members have the chance to garden for a purpose through community service and beautification projects. Membership also provides greater opportunity to learn from others with gardening experience, and pass along your own passion and know- how to new generations of gardeners. 

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Expand your Knowledge with NGC Schools

Grow your knowledge through our top notch educational programs and schools! Learn about flower arranging, horticulture, the environment, and to make the most of your own available garden space. 

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Access NGC's Quarterly Digital Publication

Members have access to The National Gardener to keep up with NGC news and events, featured club projects from across the nation, and other member driven content. 

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Hone Your Artistic Skills

Whether your interest lies in traditional flower arranging or learning to incorporate more elaborate elements into your designs, NGC has countless resources to help nurture your creative design skills.


Make the Most of Your Resources

Participate in the State Garden Clubs network for learning, service and community building, all while building lasting friendships with others who share your interests. 


Promote Environmental Causes

Promoting environmental responsibility is a key part of NGC's mission. Through our vast network of members and affiliates, we can all work to protect and conserve the natural resources of our planet, and be the best caretakers of our air, water, forest, land, and wildlife. 


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The Benefits of Belonging to a Garden Club

The rewards of joining a local club within the National Garden Clubs umbrella go far beyond the pleasures of growing things.  Becoming a member almost anywhere in the U.S. or affiliated international locations is simple and inexpensive, and membership opens the door for you to explore a wide range of common interests with people around the world and across the generations.

Explore Your State Garden Club Federation

Learn more about NGC activities and resources in your area here!

Sharing Knowledge

Expand your knowledge of horticulture, flower arranging, landscape design, or the environment through NGC Schools.

The mission of the Environmental Schools is to teach environmental literacy to cherish, protect and conserve the living earth. The courses teach participants environmental literacy, appreciation of the natural world, encourages action for sustainable development and appreciation for the interrelation of all natural things. Land conservation, water conservation and air quality is particularly emphasized.


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Flower Show School is a comprehensive program that teaches all you need to know about judging, entering, competing and chairing a NGC flower show. There are four courses each with a specific curriculum that includes horticulture, design and flower show procedure.

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Gardening School consists of a series of four courses, scheduled over two days of instruction, followed by a exam for those interested in becoming a NGC accredited Gardening Consultant. Courses cover all aspects of horticulture: gardening, understanding soil structure, pruning techniques, identifying plants, etc. Topics include basic botany, soils, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, vegetables, lawns, pests, plant diseases, plant classification and selected subjects of local interest.Additional topics may include reconciliation ecology and creating backyard habitats to help endangered species such as pollinators and amphibians as well as working with youth

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Since its founding in 1958, professional instructors have maintained the high standards originally incorporated in the landscape design study program. Students acquire the tools for making their own gardens more beautiful and easier to maintain. Students have been motivated to serve in political decision-making areas where awareness of the impact of a well-designed landscape can enhance the beauty and enjoyment of life in the public arena.

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