WEST VIRGINIA GARDEN CLUB, Inc.
We welcome new members, and if you are interesting in joining a garden club contact us or your local garden club president.
Each member receives West Virginia Garden News three times a year. This publication contains information on horticulture, gardening tips, upcoming meetings, reports of officers & chairmen and more. Members are provided courses that allow them to become nationally accredited flower show judges and landscape design consultants and/or gardening consultants. The organization provides scholarships in fields related to horticulture, which are available to junior or senior university students and seniors in high school.
A state meeting is held each spring and district meetings each fall. All members may attend the meetings that offer seminars and workshops directed by recognized experts in their fields.
The WVGC is divided into nine Districts: 1 -Appalachian, 2 – Blennerhasset, 3 -Greenbrier, 4- Kanawha, 5 – Ohio-Guyan, 6 -Old Trails, 7 -Monongahela-Cheat, 8 -Shenandoah-Potomac and 9- Tygart Valley, with approximately 2,200 members. The organization has seven elected officers, nine district directors, five appointed officers and 46 state chairmen to provide help and direction for club development and growth.
The West Virginia Garden Club, a member of the South Atlantic Region of the National Garden Clubs, was incorporated in 1929.
SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION
South Atlantic Region is one of eight divisions of the National Garden Club. It consists of Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The directorship as well as the annual regional meeting is rotated among the states.
NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS
National Garden Clubs, founded in May 1929, is the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. Headquartered in St. Louis on the grounds adjacent to the Missouri Botanical Gardens, National Garden Clubs consists of nearly 9,000 clubs as well as 200 international affiliates with over 235,000 members.
Each club receives “The National Gardener” publication with information on events, horticulture, environmental topics, flower design, landscape design and many other topics. Many resource materials are also available to assist clubs in planning programs, publicity, parliamentary procedures, etc. The annual meeting is held in May and is open to all members.