Roswell Garden Club
Be The Best You Can Be with RGC
So, It’s 2019, and You’re Ready For a New Challenge
RGC is ready when you are—we’re open to all ages and skill levels. This volunteer organization is like no other. Opportunities to learn and grow as a gardener and make a positive impact on the community abound…
- Field trips to enjoy public and private gardens across the state
- Floral Design & Flower Arranging classes and competitions
- Speakers & workshops on current gardening trends
- Leadership opportunities organizing, planning, & executing projects large and small
The interests and pursuits of our garden club members are diverse: garden therapy, historic preservation and markers, roadside beautification, youth programs, scholarships and more.
If you love plants & nature and feel a strong connection to the community, consider attending a meeting. RGC fosters an appreciation for gardening, encourages conservation advocacy, and supports community beautification efforts. Plan now to join us; RGC is an enduring organization with a rich legacy of education and service.
Meetings & Speakers Per Year
Holiday Decorating Projects
Historic Sites to Garden
Civic & Community Projects
Roswell Garden Club: Connecting Plants and People Since 1951
- We conserve Roswell’s heritage and natural beauty
- We educate and energize gardeners of all ages
- We galvanize support for environmental causes
- We refresh and maintain local public and historic areas
- We provide therapeutic gardening opportunities
- We inspire creativity through floral design and landscape design
- We encourage teamwork and offer leadership opportunities
- We hold lively monthly meetings and frequent field trips
- We work with civic organizations and local officials to accomplish objectives
Connecting Plants and People Since 1891
Athens, Georgia, was the birthplace of the American Garden Club movement. In 1891, by invitation only, The Ladies Garden Club of Athens was formed by 12 women. The next year, according to club records, membership was, “…thrown open (to) every lady in the city who might be interested in learning to grow anything ‘from a cabbage to a chrysanthemum.’” Today the national organization is incorporated and boasts 5,000 member clubs throughout the 50 states with more than 250,000 individual members. The club’s goals have withstood the test of time and are as important and relevant as they were in 1929: “To promote a love of gardening for the amateur and the professional; to protect our native trees, wild flowers and birds; and to encourage a regard for civic beauty in our various communities”
RGC’s collaborative relationship with the Roswell Recreation & Parks department, Roswell Adult Recreation Center, Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Roswell’s historic homes drives much of our work.
Projects with our partners include developing and maintaining gardens at targeted locations, meeting historical preservation requirements at some sites and creating inviting, soothing entrance gardens at other locations. We tap into grants, fund projects ourselves, and provide a great deal of human work hours.
We support our partners’ special events by decorating, co-sponsoring, teaching, and giving away plants. Our biggest collaborative community events include Fall Farm Days, in conjunction with the Roswell Youth Day Parade, the great azalea give-away at the Roswell Azalea Festival, and decorating key Roswell locations for the holidays.
- Historic Gardens
- Community Centers
- Civic Organizations/local Officials
Like many civic organizations, garden clubs have awards and recognitions at the state, regional, and national level. According to the Garden Club of Georgia website, “The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. operates an active awards program for its membership. The purpose of the awards program is to recognize the achievement of an individual, a club or group of clubs which further the goals and objectives of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the Deep South Region, and National Garden Clubs, Inc.”
RGC is highly competitive and is proud to have been named Georgia’s Garden Club of the Year in 2007, 2012, 2014, and 2017.
RGC 2018 Garden Club of Georgia Awards include 1st place in Garden Therapy, Civic Improvement, Horticulture Achievement, Litter & Pollution Control, and Butterfly Conservation. Our 2018 National Garden Club Awards include 1st place in Conservation Education and in Pollinators.
Roswell Garden Club is always looking for new members to learn with us, garden with us, arrange flowers with us, contribute to the community with us, and socialize with us. If you are interested in visiting us or joining us, let us know. You do not have to be a Roswell citizen to join Roswell Garden Club.
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