National Garden Clubs, Inc.

CGCI and its members are members of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC).  NGC members create a powerful voice and expansive network for advancing common interests. We are one of the most recognized non-profits in the United States and the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. At National Garden Clubs, we do more than just green your thumb. We connect you with people, plants and programs that provide inspiration, information and valuable resources.


  • provides education, resources and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic, and environmental responsibility.
  • is the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world with over 6000 Clubs and 190,000+ members in 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 400 affiliates worldwide.
  • was founded in 1929
  • is headquartered on grounds adjacent to Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri
  • publishes The National Gardener (available by subscription), a yearly engagement calendar, and many publications as a service to its members
  • sponsors National Garden Week (week beginning the first Sunday in June)
  • provides information and opportunities through its website -
  • is divided into eight geographical regions including Pacific Region
and check out the NGC Membership Video...a fun way to see what NGC and clubs across the country are doing



  • President-elect:  Nancy Hargroves (Virginia)
  • 2nd Vice President:  Gay Austin (Mississippi)
  • 3rd Vice President: Mary Warshauer (New Jersey)
  • Recording Secretary:  Shirley Tetreault (New Mexico)
  • Treasurer:  Betty Grimes (Georgia)
  • Corresponding Secretary: Robin Pokorski (California)
  • Parliamentarian:  Joan Corbisiero (New York)
President 2015-17
Sandra Robinson
London, KY
President's Theme:
"Leap into Action"
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
4401 Magnolia Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110-3406


  • Service in Action... will focus attention on pollinators and amphibians, two bio-indicators, who as individuals and populations, are used to monitor environmental conditions, and the leadership development of our members.
  • Pollinators, Amphibians and  "Leap Into Leadership”
  • NGC is a partner in National Pollinator Garden Network – Million Garden Challenge
  • New project: BEE A Wildlife Action Hero! – Commit to Garden for Wildlife Garden Clubs Award - $500 annually; Junior Garden Club Award $250 annually.
For details on all of the above go to:  NGC Projects