Resource Library

GCKY’S MISSION: To provide education, resources and networking opportunities for its members and to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.

To help share gardening information, we are building an on-line library of speakers and the presentations they can provide.

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  • Claude Airall (Franklin Garden Club – Dogwood District)
  • Dr. Dwayne Estes
  • Michelle Estes
  • Janeen Grohsmeyer (Franklin Garden Club – Dogwood District)
  • Martha Kesler (Bowling Green Garden Club – Dogwood District)
  • Jerri Tarpley (Franklin Garden Club – Dogwood District)
  • Debbie Wyatt (Franklin Garden Club – Dogwood District)


The Garden Club of Kentucky Scholarship Program

Purpose:  To offer financial aid to outstanding KY students and to encourage the study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, plant science, city planning, forestry, and allied subjects.

2019-2020 GCKY Scholarship Application (PDF version)

2019-2020 GCKY Scholarship Application (Word version)


Donate to the Scholarship Program

Club donations to “Dollars For Scholars” and “Friends of Scholars” gifts make these scholarships possible.  Friends of Scholars are private donations given as memorials or in honor of someone.

To make a donation, make check payable to The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc., and mail it with the Friends of Scholars form.


to: Jan Worth, GCKY State Treasurer, 2305 Shannon Road, Paris, KY 40361



Programs are available for garden club members and anyone wanting to further their learning.


Workshops are offered by different organizations.
Please contact us for upcoming events

Environmental Study Schools

Environmental Studies Consultant PinNational Garden Clubs, Inc. offers courses in environmental studies that make it possible to become literate and knowledgeable on issues pertaining to the environment. Each of four courses is composed of eleven one-hour learning units, beginning with an introduction to Environmental Studies then focusing on Air, Land and Water. The units are taught by qualified instructors. Anyone may attend for personal growth or for credit.
KY Chairman: Kay Fisher, 859-278-5875

Please contact us for upcoming events

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools

Flower Show Schools

The Flower Show Schools program provides the educational opportunity for all National Garden Clubs, Inc members to attend classes devoted to the study of horticulture, floral design and flower show procedures, with emphasis in informed and objective judging. This is the avenue by which members may, upon the successful completion of a school series, become National Garden Clubs Accredited Flower Show Judges. Advance courses are also provided in the form of symposiums in order for Accredited Judges to maintain their good standing and advance their judging levels.
KY Chairman: Sue Kirkman or 502-229-5976.

Click on Event Title to see online entry and map

NGC Flower Show School

Flower Show School 1

~Contact: Sue Kirkman 502-229-5976 | Kentucky Council of Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judges
~What: NGC Flower Show School
~When: Tue 1 Oct 2019 – Thu 3 Oct 2019 (All Day Eastern Time)

in Frankfort

Details coming soon

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools

Gardening Study Schools

For anyone who loves plants and gardening and wants to keep up with the latest trends and techniques, the Gardening Study Schools are for you. This is a program coordinated by National Garden Clubs. The specific curriculum covers: Basic Botany, Soils, Plant Propagation, Plant Diseases and Pests, Container Gardening, Plant Classification, Identification, Pruning, Growing Fruits and Vegetables, and Growing Under Lights. This course will not only stimulate the beginning gardener, but will also challenge the advanced gardener.
KY Chairman: Jo Jean Scott, or 270-781-2089

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NGC Gardening Study School

Gardening School in Bowling Green

~Contact: | GCKY Info
~What: NGC Gardening Study School
~When: Wed 25 Sep 2019 – Thu 26 Sep 2019 (All Day Central Time)

Details TBA

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools

Landscape Design Schools

The purpose of Landscape Design School is to educate club members in the science of proper landscape design procedures and to serve as guardians and critics of our outdoor beauty with a greater appreciation of the environment, both natural and man-made. The diversity of the courses curriculum from history of landscape design to that of contemporary landscape architecture appeals to a broad range of interest.
KY Chairman: Jim Mullen, 270-350-5566

Please contact us for upcoming events

Most schools are for a period of two days with an exam on the third day. For more information on schools and where they are being held contact:  National Garden Club, Inc. by calling 314-776-7574 or send an e-mail.

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools


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