Affiliates - National, State, Regional
Plantation Lakes Garden Club is proud to be a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., (NGC), Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs (DFGC), and Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs (CAR-SGC). With thousands of garden clubs worldwide under the umbrella of these organizations, the opportunities for learning and networking are unlimited!
One of these opportunities will take place in Delaware next year when Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs hosts the 2020 CAR-SGC Conference at Dover Downs. Three PLGC members serve on the planning committee: Margaret Woda, Vice-Chair, Marie Van Der Wall, Floral Centerpieces and Vendor Chair, and Debbie Darr, Welcome Bags Chair.
PLGC members have marked their calendars and pledged to participate, October 18-20, 2020.
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) is composed of garden clubs in fifty states and the National Capital Area. There are now over 5,000 member garden clubs and 175,000 members. More than 60 organizations across the nation are affiliated with NGC and there are more than 300 affiliated organizations around the globe.
NGC provides education resources and national networking opportunities for members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.
The first known garden club in America was founded in 1891 by The Ladies Garden Club of Athens, Georgia. The Garden Club of America, established in 1913, was the first national federation of garden clubs, followed in 1929 by the National Council of State Garden Clubs, which is National Garden Clubs, Inc. today.
Gay Austin, of Mississippi, is the NGC President for 2019-2021. The theme for her Administration is PLANT AMERICA, and there is an army of advisors for every imaginable type of gardening. Be sure check out PLANT AMERICA when you visit the NGC website.
Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs
Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs (DFGC) was established in 1958 to encourage the interests of member clubs and promote collaboration through association, correspondence, and conference. Since then, the Federation has educated member clubs in all phases of gardening, floral design, landscape design, environmental concerns, and civic development.
The state organization and member clubs support the ongoing and special projects of NGC and CAR in addition to projects that are unique to Delaware and the local area.
Dedicated to Delaware is a three-part project of President Connie Raymod's 2019-2021 Administration. Delaware garden clubs continue to support our Garden for Families of the Fallen at Fisher House, Dover Air Force Base, TREE-mendous Delaware Tree Planting at Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek and our College Scholarship Program for undergraduates and graduate students.
Visit DelawareGardenClubs.org, the official website for Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs, for more information about member clubs and their activities throughout the State.
Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the National Capital Region are members of Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs (CAR-SGC). This organization combines the talents and resources of area-wide gardeners to enrich opportunities for all of us.
The 2019-2021 CAR-SGC Director is Gail Corle and the Alternate Director is Angie Raitano - both residents of Pennsylvania.
Three PLGC members serve on the 2020 CAR-SGC Conference Planning Committee in Dover, Delaware: Margaret Woda, Vice-Chair, Marie Van Der Wall, Vendor Chair and Table Centerpiece Chair, and Debbie Darr, Welcome Bag Chair.
More information about the 2020 Conference will be posted to the CAR-SGC website as it becomes available.