Garden Club of Danville

Bluegrass District

Danville, KY


The Garden Club of Danville was formed in 1937. Its mission is to encourage the advancement of horticulture and creative design, aid in civic beautification, and promote conservation and protection of our natural resources.
Continuing projects of the Club include:

  • Planting trees for Arbor Day
  • Memorial gifts for planting in Danville cemeteries, as well as help with landscape design as needed by the City.
  • Memorial books donated to the Boyle County Public Library. Club members also provide flower arrangements for the library for special occasions.
  • We maintain three public gardens in Danville: The Mary Akin Herb Garden at Constitution Square, the Apothecary Garden at the Ephraim McDowell House, and the Humane Society Garden at the Boyle County Animal Shelter.
  • The Garden Club of Danville often works with Danville and Boyle County Schools to support their gardening projects.  Assistance has included financial help, consultations, and volunteering for specific tasks.
  • The Club’s Garden Therapy Committee meets four times a year with the Cancer Support Group at the Commonwealth Cancer Center for a meal and garden related craft project.

Club meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month, except January and July, at 1 p.m. at the Boyle County Extension Office.
We sponsor regular workshops and field trips for members and guests. Members are encouraged to bring designs and horticultural specimens to meetings for judging and learning.
We always welcome guests, who are eligible to join after attending three meetings within six months. Annual dues are $25.

Contact Information:
P.O. Box 1762
Danville, KY 40422

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Special Event

Holiday Open House and "Green Tea"

~Contact: | The Garden Club of Danville
~What: Special Event
~Where: McDowell House Museum, Danville KY
~When: Sun 2 Dec 2018 (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time)
For over 50 years the Garden Club of Danville has been decorating this historic house for the holidays and presenting a lavish tea of homemade treats.  All decorations are live materials in arrangements appropriate to the early 19th century.  Please join us for tea and a tour of the beautiful old home where Dr. Ephraim McDowell performed the first successful abdominal surgery in America in 1809.
No charge, but donations accepted for the Salvation Army and Family Services of Boyle County
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