NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS, INC.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), founded in 1929, is the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. NGC promotes the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility and helps coordinate the interests and activities of state and local garden clubs in the U.S. and abroad.
PRESIDENT: Mary Warshauer
CENTRAL ATLANTIC REGION OF STATE GARDEN CLUBS, INC.
Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs, Inc. (CAR-SGC) supports the mission of National Garden Clubs, Inc. to provide education, scholarships, and Region networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility. CAR-SGC is comprised of clubs in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the National Capital Area.
DIRECTOR: Betty Cookendorfer
FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF MARYLAND, INC.
Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. (FGCMD), founded in 1926, is comprised of 85 garden clubs with approximately 3,100 members divided into five districts, which are located throughout the state from the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains of Western Maryland. In the early part of the last century, FGCMD was one of the first states to form a Federation as part of the garden club movement. In 1929, Maryland was one of sixteen charter states that organized into what is now the National Garden Clubs, Inc.
PRESIDENT: Anna O'Kelly
District II of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. serves Southern Maryland and is comprised of 17 garden clubs with approximately 800 members located in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties. One unifying feature of District II garden clubs is they all border the Chesapeake Bay. An ongoing focus for all District II members is to develop Bay-Wise certified gardens by planting native plants, managing runoff, and more.
DIRECTOR: Carolyn Leahy