June 09, 2016
The Garden Club of America receives OSI’s 2016 Land Conservation Award
On June 8, 2016, The Open Space Institute awarded its 2016 Land Conservation Award to The Garden Club of America (GCA). The award was accepted by President Anne Copenhaver for the GCA’s long and storied support of land conservation and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). “Conservation is a founding principle of our 103 year-old organization, from its beginning, working to ban billboards and protecting the redwoods, to its ongoing and current fields of endeavor – clean air, clean water, climate change, national parks, native plants,” Mrs. Copenhaver said in accepting the award.
May 11, 2016
The GCA Opposes Smithsonian Proposal to Destroy Haupt Garden
In comments submitted on May 11, 2016, The Garden Club of America joins a growing number of organizations opposed to the Smithsonian’s proposal to destroy the Enid A. Haupt Garden in the heart of the nation’s capital. Noting that the Haupt Garden is a joyous introduction to Victorian and other garden design, the GCA calls on Smithsonian planners to undertake further study before moving forward 1) to assess and address the period of significance for this garden; 2) to revisit whether the garden should indeed be included on the National Register of Historic Places and 3) and to honor the terms of Mrs. Haupt’s gift. Because the Smithsonian depends upon the generosity of donors, remaining true to donor intent should be an essential consideration. To read the full comments, click Read More below.
February 25, 2016
The GCA’s Sarah Carey Receives Royal Horticultural Society’s Veitch Medal
The Garden Club of America is pleased to announce that Green Spring Valley Garden Club member Sarah Carey today received the 2016 Royal Horticultural Society’s Veitch Memorial Medal. RHS awarded the Medal in London in recognition of Sarah’s “outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture.” She was one of five recipients of the Medal including Marco Polo Stufano and Dr. Ken Thompson. Read details in the full article.
February 17, 2016
The Garden Club of America’s Plant of the Year: The Montine McDaniel Freeman Medal
Symphyotrichum oblongiflolium var. angustatus ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ has been named the 2016 Plant of the Year by The Garden Club of America (GCA). Read more to learn about this aster, the award and previous plants that have been recognized.
December 18, 2015
2016 Honorary Members
Annually, The Garden Club of America recognizes extraordinary persons who exemplify the GCA’s ideals by extending Honorary Membership to them. Accordingly, with appreciation for their achievements, the GCA welcomes the following new Honorary Members for 2016: Kris Jarantoski, Douglas Tallamy, and Robert Grese. Please visit the 2016 Honorary Members page to read more.
May 21, 2015
The 2014 Annual Report of The Garden Club of America
Thanks to the hard work of the Communications Committee, the 2014 Annual Report on The Garden Club of America is now available.