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!
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.
Mary Warshauer, is the NGC President for 2021-2022. The theme for her Administration is PLANT AMERICA - Play Outside, 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.
"Grow Locally" is DFGC President Barb DeRue's theme for the 2021-2023 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 2021-2023 CAR-SGC Director is Betty Cookendorfer of Ohio.
The 2021 CAR-SGC Conference hosted by garden clubs in Pennsylvania has been postponed a second time until November 2022. It will take place at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pennsylvania.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.