Mission Statements

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The Garden Club of Kentucky

State Headquarters
616 Pleasant Street
Paris, KY 40361

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Mission Statement

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

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Environmental Mission Statement

To review environmental problems and their possible solutions,
to promote environmental literacy and to advocate sound
environmental stewardship.

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Conservation Pledge

I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet Earth and promise to promote education so we may become caretakers of our air, water, forests, land and wildlife.

Life Memberships

Life Membership- waterlily 1.0Life Memberships are a wonderful way to honor someone special!  Perhaps your club president, your mother, a dear friend, someone who gave a program to your club – these are just a few suggestions.

  • The Garden Club of Kentucky Life Membership fees are divided equally between the State Headquarters Capital Fund and the Scholarship Fund.  Interest from the State Headquarters Capital Fund is used for maintenance of The Garden Club of Kentucky State Headquarters.
  • SAR Life Memberships go directly into the SAR Scholarship Program Fund.  This fund grants yearly scholarships to deserving young students based on the interest available in the fund.
  • National Garden Club Life Membership fee is divided evenly between these two items:  the Permanent Home & Endowment Fund and the NGC Scholarship Fund.

Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

Garden Club of Kentucky Life Membership Application

(Click here for PDF version)

South Atlantic Region Life Membership

Read more about it on the SAR website

National Garden Club Life Membership

Read more about it on the NGC website

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Fundraising Program for The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc.


Supporting the The Garden Club of Kentucky has never been easier – just shop at Kroger and scan your Plus Card!

Kroger Community Rewards

Here’s how to enroll:

  1. Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards
  2. Click “Enroll Now”
  3. Sign in to your online account, or create an account
  4. Enter “10836” or find and select “Garden Club of Kentucky” and click Enroll

You’ll start earning rewards for our organization right away on qualifying purchases made using your Kroger Plus Card!



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

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NGC Environmental Studies

Environmental Schools

~Contact: | Linda Craiger
~What: NGC Environmental Studies
~When: Tue 18 Oct 2022 – Wed 26 Oct 2022 (All Day Eastern Time)
Oct 18 – Oct 26, 2022 Washington, DC (NCA) (Zoom: Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings only)
Register: Anne Kiehl 301-229-3997
NGC Environmental Studies

Environmental Schools

~Contact: | Linda Craiger
~What: NGC Environmental Studies
~When: Thu 17 Nov 2022 – Fri 18 Nov 2022 (All Day Eastern Time)
Nov 17 – Nov 18, 2022 Fort Myers, FL (Zoom)
Register: Bernadette Hamera 239-233-1166

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.

Please contact us for upcoming events

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

Please contact us for upcoming events

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




Through the GCKY, SAR, and NGC awards programs, garden clubs and their members receive recognition for outstanding achievement. Recognition of your club’s activities, projects, and other efforts creates pride and encourages members to further their hard work.

GCKY Awards & Guidelines 2021-2023

Look over the Awards and Guidelines, and you’ll probably find several awards for which your club could apply.

NGC – GCKY Award Application 2021-2023

Club President’s Report

(click here for PDF version of the Award Sponsor Form)

National Garden Club Awards (on NGC website)

  Read the NGC Awards Handbook

for the current application forms and information about

  • NGC Flower Show Application
  • NGC Flower Show Achievement
  • NGC President’s Project

Awards Categories

  • Awards of Excellence
  • Civic Achievement
  • Conservation/Environment
  • Historic Preservation/Historic or Memorial Gardens
  • Horticulture
  • Horticulture Therapy/Garden Therapy
  • Landscaping and Landscape Design
  • Operation Wildflower
  • Promotion
  • Publication
  • Service & Recognition
  • Flower Show Achievement
  • Yearbooks
  • Youth

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