Garden clubs are made up of members who have a passion for growing things. Its members respect plant life, animals, nature, and the environment. They feel the need to give back to their community. Each garden club is individual, and may emphasize growing, landscaping, wildlife habitats, flower arranging, or other specific interests. Members come from all ages, backgrounds, experiences. Don’t find what you like in your area or age range or time? Start a new club! Contact the membership chairperson for details.
Can both husband and wife join?
How much does it cost to join?
How is the garden club structured?
Why be federated?
Where does the money for dues go?
- $1.00 – National Garden Clubs, Inc.
- $7.00 – The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc. * State Operating Expenses
- Remainder – Club * The club dues usually pay for programs and speakers, to local garden-related activities and community service projects.
How much work will I be expected to do?
What are some of the community projects?
- Beautifying a main street or a park by planting and maintaining the site
- Working with children to plant flowers or bulbs around their schools or helping them plant butterfly gardens in a public area
- Presenting programs to scouts, 4-H, and to School classes
- Establishing youth clubs for children of various ages who meet on a regular basis throughout the year
- Holding Standard Flower Shows.
- Growing annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, vegetables, houseplants, roses, chrysanthemums, cacti, succulents, hollies, broad leaved evergreens, needled evergreens and so on
- Learn useful landscape ideas to incorporate in one’s own yard
- Study of birds, butterflies, helpful insects in the garden and learning which plants will attract them
- Basic flower arranging techniques
- Conservation of our natural resources, preservation of historic sites, and recycling practices