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Our Members at Work

Garden Therapy Horticulture

"Little Seedlings" Youth Club working on a Habitat for Humanity project

Awards Program
The Garden Club of Georgia operates an active awards program for its membership. The purpose of the awards program is to recognize the achievement of an individual, a club or group of clubs which further the goals and objectives of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the Deep South Region, and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Read more >

Blue Star Memorial and Historic Markers
The Blue Star Memorial Program honors service men and women who have served, are serving or will be serving in the armed services of the United States. The Georgia Historical Marker Program educates citizens and visitors about the people, places, and events that have shaped Georgia's past and present. Read more >

Community Wildlife Project
The Community Wildlife Project is a joint effort of GCG and the Department of Natural Resources Non-game Division. The purpose is to better manage non-game wildlife and plant habitats in rural, urban, and suburban communities. Read more >

Deep South Garden Clubs Project
The 2017-2019 Deep South Garden Clubs' project "NATIVE PLANTS & COMMUNITY GARDENS" addresses the fact garden clubs need to promote the use of Native Plants throughout their communities, including in Community Gardens. The Deep South Garden Clubs' Project "NATIVE PLANTS & COMMUNITY GARDENS" will direct state organizations and clubs to initiate a project or projects within their communities involving native plants. This two year project will involve DSGC, State Organizations, and Youth. Click here for Deep South Garden Clubs project award rules.

Deep South Garden Club "Native Plants & Community Gardens" Award Application

Garden Therapy
The Garden Therapy Program, which began in the early 1950s, provides funds for gardening activities for clients at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, and Regional Psychiatric Hospitals in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Thomasville, and Savannah. It promotes the therapeutic aspects of gardening. Read more >

National Garden Week
GCG actively supports NGC's sponsorship of National Garden Week, the first full week in June of each year, through events that promote garden related activities in communities and that share the joy of gardening with others. Read more >

Garden Week in Georgia
Governor Deal has signed a proclamation establishing the third week in April as Garden Week in Georgia. Clubs are asked to promote this event in their communities. Read more >

Habitat for Humanity
Our work with Habitat for Humanity includes beautification of newly-constructed homes through plantings, providing gardening tools and supplies, and educating new homeowners on the care and maintenance of their new landscaping. Read more >

Historic Preservation
GCG historic preservation efforts include a Historic House and Garden Pilgrimage or other fundraiser, working to inventory and document Georgia historic landscapes in Georgia, and our Preservation Partner donation category. Read more >

Historic House and Garden Pilgrimage or Fundraiser
The Garden Club of Georgia has teamed with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division on our Pilgrimages or other fundraising events, to support the restoration and preservation of Georgia's public, non-profit historic landscapes and gardens. Read more >

Legislative Advocacy and Issues
Alongside our efforts toward self-education on conservation issues, the Garden Club of Georgia supports a Legislative Team which works with elected officials, and produces Position Papers which provide background information and reference points. Read more >

Litter Control: Pick Up for Georgia
GCG actively promotes the fight against litter. Read more >

Mountains to the Sea
This youth project began as a six-day traveling youth environmental camp in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, then evolved into the "Mountains to the Sea" web site, an online teaching tool. Read more >

National Garden Clubs Project
The 2015-2017 NGC President's Special 2-Year Project "Service in Action" is intended to increase awareness of the seriousness of the demise of pollinators and amphibians and to encourage conservation and protection efforts by clubs, the general public, and governmental agencies. Read more >

Roadside Beautification
Read about the Wildflower Program, Wildflower Auto Tag, and Daffodil Project. Read more >

Special Projects
GCG Special Projects Read more >

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