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GCA Annual Conference to Convene in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD -- From May 4-7, 2017, delegates from around the country will convene in Baltimore for The Garden Club of America’s 104th annual meeting for three days of distinguished speakers, educational presentations, leadership reports, tours, workshops and a culminating awards dinner. Two special events will be open to the public free of charge.

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GCA Honored at the Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show is always a special event – showcasing incredible talent by amateurs and professionals in the fields of horticulture and floral design. 2017 proved even more special than usual as The Garden Club of America, represented by President Anne Copenhaver, received recognition for its long-standing contributions ...

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Native Ashe Magnolia Named 2017 Plant of the Year by the GCA

Magnolia ashei has been named 2017 Plant of the Year by The Garden Club of America (GCA). Annually since 1995, the GCA has identified a stellar North American native plant to receive its Montine McDaniel Freeman Medal for Plant of the Year. Keep reading to learn more and access the press release.

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The GCA’s Rare Books Have a New Home: New York Botanical Garden

The Garden Club of America Rare Book Collection has found a new home at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). The GCA retains ownership of the collection, while the NYBG pledges to maintain, store, exhibit, and provide access to scholars. Learn more by reading more, below.

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The GCA Joins Seed Your Future Initiative

The Garden Club of America has signed on to an exciting new initiative called Seed Your Future, www.seedyourfuture.org, to build a pipeline of environmental leaders and promote rewarding careers for young people in the green industry.  The GCA is a member of the Advisory Council which includes representatives from Longwood Gardens and other eminent organizations in the horticultural and educational fields.

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Scholarship Opportunities Available

The GCA offers 27 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in the areas of horticulture and its related disciplines which include medicinal and tropical botany, native bird habitat, conservation and ecological restoration, desert studies, landscape architecture, urban forestry, garden history and design, coastal wetlands, and pollinator research. Club-sponsored awards are given to recognize outstanding volunteer outreach that nurtures children in the appreciation of nature.

In March of 2016, 91 scholars were awarded over $360,000 to study and research a variety of horticultural and conservation topics ranging from summer environmental study and field work, to graduate level research projects. This class of scholars represents institutions throughout our nation and some will participate in related field work around the world.

GCA Scholarships - supporting the best and brightest and furthering knowledge of our natural environment.



Plant of the Year

Nominations for the Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award will be accepted by the GCA Horticulture Committee between March 1st and Dec 1st for the following year.

Nominate a Plant - recognize a plant that is under-utilized but worthy of preservation, propagation and promotion.

GCA Position Papers 2016