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Club Meeting

12,000 Kinds of Grass

~Contact: 3012473503 | Franklin Garden Club
~What: Club Meeting
~Where: Cornerstone Building, Franklin KY
~When: Wed 20 Feb 2019 (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Central Time)

Come learn about the Family Poaceae (grass) and the amazing variety in this family of flowering plants.

The Franklin Garden Club meets on 3rd Wednesdays at the Cornerstone Building in Franklin. Our program begins at 1:00 and the social time starts at 12:30, so come early for food, fellowship, and fun!


Gardening Studies Course III

~Contact: | Dogwood District
~What: Education
~Where: Warren Association of Baptists Bldg, Bowling Green KY
~When: Tue 12 Mar 2019 – Wed 13 Mar 2019
For more information and to register, complete the attached from.
Registration deadline is March 5, 2019.

SAR Convention

~Contact: | South Atlantic Region NGC
~What: Convention
~When: Thu 28 Mar 2019 – Sat 30 Mar 2019

Williamsburg, VA

Club Meeting

Roses in Kentucky

~Contact: 270-813-0276 | Franklin Garden Club
~What: Club Meeting
~Where: Gallery on the Square, Franklin KY
~When: Thu 4 Apr 2019 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central Time)

Come hear tips on how to care for roses in our hot, humid summers.

6-7 pm on Thu 4 April at the Gallery on the Square, 110 N. Main St, Franklin KY.  Free! Everyone is welcome.

The Franklin Garden Club hosts evening meetings four times a year at the Gallery on the Square in Franklin KY.


GCKY Convention 2019

~Contact: Teresa 606-309-3462 | Garden Club of KY
~What: Convention
~Where: Boone’s Tavern, Berea Kentucky
~When: Tue 9 Apr 2019 – Thu 11 Apr 2019 (All Day Eastern Time)


You are Cordially Invited to attend the
88th Annual Convention of
The Garden of Club of Kentucky, Inc.
April 9-11, 2019
Historic Boone Tavern, 100 Main Street, Berea, Kentucky

The room rates are
Scholar Full: $99, Standard 1 Queen: $115, Standard Double/Double: $119, Standard One King or Two Double: $119, King Suite: $119. Call 1-800-366-9358 , ask for Garden Club of Kentucky room block.

Exciting Speakers are:

  • Judges Council Banquet, Tuesday, April 9 – Neal Sanders, author of The Garden Club Gang and twelve other mysteries, will entertain us with his funny stories of life as a garden club husband and his experiences as Chairman of The Boston Flower Show
  • Wednesday, April 10, Landscape Design Consultants Breakfast- Exciting Berea College speaker will inspire you
  • Wednesday Luncheon – Jon Carloftis, Garden Designer, named for a second year as one of the The Salonniere100 honorees who are considered America’s most gifted and influential cultural connectors, will share his unique perspective on gardening
  • Wednesday Installation Banquet in the Historic Dining Room of Boone Tavern- Nancy Hargroves, National Garden Clubs, Inc. President will speak on “Plant America” and install Donna Smith as The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc. President
    • Reception following in the Lobby
  • Thursday, April 11 Awards/Scholarship Breakfast – Please join us for an exciting Awards Presentation and recognition of GCKY’s newest scholars


Highlights Include:

  •  State Petite Standard Flower Show:  share you love of gardening by entering your petite and dwarf horticulture and designs – watch for the flower show schedule on the GCKY website.
  • Judges Council Design Banquet – don’t miss one of the most anticipated annual banquets as the guest speaker shares what makes gardeners and designers grow and play with flowers and plants.  Leave after a good laugh, with newly gained insight and go forth to plan your own masterpieces whether a garden or design.
  • Opening Luncheon with Jon Carloftis– renown garden designer and a true Kentuckian who shares his talents to highlight the best of Kentucky making it a destination for many
  • Landscape Design Consultants Breakfast – Open to everyone – come eat, listen, and be inspired by the best of the best
  • Living Roof Birdhouse Workshop: join NGC Horticulture Instructor, Sue Kirkman for this make and take workshop on Wednesday afternoon and leave with a creative home for you feathered friends
  • Fun With Flowers:  Join your friendsWednesday afternoon in this fun, hands on, make and take workshop.  Where else will you learn how to make a topiary using a toilet plunger?
  • Walking Tour of historic Berea College – student tout guides will share the historic significance of Berea College and the legacy of the Student Arts and Crafts Movement
  • Join Patrick Huston on a tour of Boone Tavern, Kentucky’s first LEED-certified hotel, receiving a LEED GOLD rating. Built in 1909, Boone Tavern has served the needs of the College for the last 100 years and continues to be a vital part of the campus.
  • Meet NGC President Nancy Hargroves and Greet GCKY President Paula Hyatt during the Social Hour Wednesday evening
  • Awards/Scholarship Breakfast, Thursday Morning, share in the awards ceremony as our clubs celebrate their achievements as we welcome GCKY’s College Scholarship Recipients
  • NEW BOARD MEETING– following the awards breakfast – all board members and club presidents for 2019-2021 are expected to attend to receive important information for the new administration.

Attend this exciting meeting in historic Berea, celebrate all that garden club has to offer, and leave with new ideas and plans for your club.  The meeting will not be complete without you!


Capital Area Extension Master Gardeners Plant Market

~Contact: | La Jardiniere GC
~Where: Franklin County Fair Grounds, Frankfort KY
~When: Sat 27 Apr 2019 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time)

National Garden Club Convention

~Contact: | National Garden Clubs
~What: Convention
~Where: Beau Rivage Resort & Casion, Biloxi MS
~When: Tue 30 Apr 2019 – Sun 5 May 2019

National Garden Week

~Contact: | National Garden Clubs
~What: Education
~When: Sun 2 Jun 2019 – Sat 8 Jun 2019 (All Day Eastern Time)

Join NGC clubs across the country and celebrate National Garden Week during the first week of June.  Promote the NGC objectives of beautification, education of environmental efforts, gardening, and involvement of Garden Clubs in your community. This week is an opportunity to encourage pride in your community, interest new members, and work with other groups to be part of those efforts.

Ideas to consider:

  • Plan an educational program and/or workshop at your local library, public garden or garden center.
  • Sponsor a hands-on “How Do You Select Flowers/Shrubs for Your Garden” workshop at an area nursery.
  • Plan a garden tour. This is a great time to share your knowledge of growing, while sharing ideas.
  • Beautify a manageable blighted area or enhance an existing garden. This would be a good opportunity to work with other groups.
  • Plan an activity with a youth group or school students.
  • Place a plant or flower arrangement at public facilities, along with one of the beautiful National Garden Week posters.

Be creative!

Share the value and efforts of Garden Clubs with your community! Encourage members of your community to be involved! Interest potential members!

Visit the National Garden Club website for more details.

Flower Show

“The Greatest Show On Earth” NGC Standard Flower Show

~Contact: | Cardinal Council
~What: Flower Show
~Where: L & N Depot, Bowling Green Kentucky
~When: Wed 5 Jun 2019 (2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time)

Presented by the Cardinal Council of Garden Clubs Bowling Green, Two Creeks and Warren East Garden Clubs.

Open and Free to the Public, 1 to 6 pm Central Time

Schedules will be ready for download in February, 2019 on the Cardinal Council webpage 

For more information or questions, please contact
Susan Throneberry, Chairman or
Mary Ann Hext, Co-Chairman

Garden Tour

The Garden Club of Frankfort's "Living in History" Home and Garden Tour

~Contact: Carla Hawkins 502-319-2192 | The Garden Club of Frankfort
~What: Garden Tour
~When: Sat 8 Jun 2019 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time)

Mark your calendar to attend The Garden Club of Frankfort’s Annual “Living in History” Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 8, 2019!  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to tour beautiful homes and gardens in the Frankfort, Kentucky area.  All proceeds go to fund community beautification projects.  More details to come!

Destination Symposium

~Contact: | SysAdmin
~Where: Boone Tavern Hotel, Berea KY
~When: Mon 10 Jun 2019 – Wed 12 Jun 2019
Special Event

Kid's Day at Wallis Arboretum

~Contact: | GCKY Info
~What: Special Event
~Where: Wallis House Arboretum, Paris KY
~When: Mon 29 Jul 2019 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time)

Work Day at the GCKY Headquarters & Arboretum

~Contact: | SysAdmin
~What: Workday
~Where: Wallis House Arboretum, Paris KY
~When: Mon 14 Oct 2019 (All Day Eastern Time)

Dogwood District Meeting 2019

~Contact: Franklin Garden Club 301-247-3530 | Dogwood District
~What: Convention
~Where: Cornerstone Building, Franklin KY
~When: Tue 22 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Central Time)

The 2019 Dogwood District Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 22 October, at the Cornerstone Building (202 W. Kentucky Ave) in Franklin KY. the General Meeting will start at 10 a.m. (Central Time)

More details coming later.


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