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Publications from the Garden Club of Georgia

Board Briefs
Board Briefs is the official newsletter of the Garden Club of Georgia Board of Directors. It is published three times per year and distributed primarily via email to all garden club presidents, state and District board members and any club member who wishes to receive it. Clubs who do not have email access, receive the newsletter through the postal mail. Announcements, photographs of recent events, convention information, registration forms and promotion of upcoming activities are but some of the items included in the newsletter. Click below for the following issues:

District Newsletters
Each of our seven Districts publishes a newsletter for their club members which promotes GCG programs and projects and highlights activities that are happening in the District. Individual club events are also featured. Click on the District name to link to the District page where you can access recent issues of their newsletters.

Club Seals

"Expressions" Engagement Calendar

Celebrate! "Expressions" 2018

The "EXPRESSIONS" Committee is pleased to announce The Garden Club of Georgia's newest publication, Celebrate! "Expressions" 2018. We are celebrating the 90th birthday of The Garden Club of Georgia all year long. Celebrate! "Expressions" 2018 features sections on our own history, scholarships and scholarship recipients, gardeners in each district who have made significant contributions to the world of gardening, the oldest active club in each district, public gardens throughout the state, and, of course, our calendar preprinted with GCG important dates. The cover and the lead page for each section of our book will feature a beautiful design creation from one of our own fantastic group of floral designers.

WHY PURCHASE a 2018 "EXPRESSIONS" - The most important reason for this publication is to raise funds to support our Scholarship Fund. Celebrate! "Expressions" 2018 will include a list of those students awarded $62,650 in scholarships by The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. You will see several notes of thanks from these students for helping them make their future dreams come true. All profits from sales of this publication go towards The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. SCHOLARSHIP FUND so we can keep making dreams come true. Almost half of the scholarship funds available come from the sales of "Expressions" each year!

HOW TO PURCHASE - If you belong to a garden club, your president must place an order through your District Calendar Chairman. They will be ready for pickup at all the October District Annual Meetings. There are several places on the GCG Website to find an order form.

Click here for a 2018 "Expressions" order form.

You may also find order forms on your District webpage as well as the GCG Forms webpage.

If you are not a member of a garden club, ask a garden club member friend to purchase a copy for you and ask about joining this wonderful organization. We would love to have you as a member and have you share your talents with us and maybe learn a little along the way. If you would like to become a Garden Club of Georgia member, call 706-227-5369 or

GIVE Celebrate! "Expressions" 2018 as a GIFT - These make great gifts for that someone you are not quite sure what to give; members of your Bridge Club, your child's teacher, your postman, or even your massage therapist, just to name a few! Hurry and get your order in today. We are publishing 3200 copies this year, but expect to sell out of these, too! Once they are all sold, that's it, so first come, first serve! Orders received by September 1 will be ready for pickup at October District meetings as long as supplies last. Orders after September 1 will be filled as long as copies are available. The cost is $9.00 plus tax. Shipping charges will also apply if your order is not to be delivered at your District meeting.

As stated above, all profits go to SCHOLARSHIPS awarded to students in the University System of Georgia majoring in a type of horticulture degree. See our Scholarships page for further details. Encourage a worthy student you may know to apply. Order your 2018 "EXPRESSIONS" today and help make dreams come true.

A big thanks goes out to these people for getting the 2018 "EXPRESSIONS" together and printed. It is not an easy task!

"EXPRESSIONS" Editor - Marilyn McDonnell
"EXPRESSIONS" Marketing Chairman - Janet Carn
GCG President - Jane Hersey
PUBLISHER - Imedia Group, Macon Georgia

Garden Gateways
The official publication of the Garden Club of Georgia serves as the liaison between club members, the state, regional and national organizations. It is published quarterly and mailed to all club members. Read more >

Gardening Tidbits
A blog dedicated to providing information and also sharing the love of the flowers and shrubs that grow in Georgia.

Keeping In Touch
A quarterly publication of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Deep South Matters
A quarterly publication of the Deep South Garden Clubs

Planting Info...

Georgia Plants - Georgia Wins

Sowing Seeds of Knowledge Reaps Conservation with Beauty 2015-2017

Scatter Info as We Bloom and Grow 2013-2015

Membership Development Guides
Garden Club of Georgia has published a booklet to help garden clubs recruit more members, keep the members they have and make meetings more educational and enjoyable for all. There are also several pamphlets designed to help Club Presidents navigate the busy garden club calendar—a kind of "what to do when" brochure—that has been produced by several of the Districts. Contact Headquarters for a copy.

Oleander District has published a Program & Membership Brochure that has useful ideas for all clubs.

New Beginnings: A Book of Installations
Installation books are available from Headquarters. This helpful publication offers a number of installation ceremonies that your club may wish to use when installing new officers. Spiral bound with 119 pages. $15.00 plus shipping and tax.

GCG Position Papers
Position Papers provide background information and reference points, and can also suggest club program topics. GCG encourages continued self-education on local, Georgia, and national issues. Each Bill for which GCG suggests volunteer constituent advocacy is evaluated for its adherence or lack thereof to the applicable Position Paper or Papers and to the GCG Mission.

Note that Position Paper titles include the year the Paper was first approved by the GCG State Board of Directors. They are reviewed in even numbered years. If revisions are made and approved, the word "revised" and the applicable year will appear at the bottom of each Paper. If no revision is made, each paper will be followed by "reviewed" and the applicable year. All Position Papers were reviewed in 2016, and some were revised.

Reference Library
Garden Club of Georgia Headquarters House has a reference library for club members' use. Over 200 titles of books or booklets on floral design, horticulture, landscape architecture, etc. are available for three-week checkout. Many of these volumes were donated by the late Hallie Brown. Follow the links below for a list of available books arranged by both title and author, and a list of additional books available for in-house use only, since the condition of the books prevents them from being mailed. Contact Headquarters for mailing fee. Postage is based on weight of volumes/merchandise ordered.

Wings Over Georgia: Birds and Butterflies Quarterly
Years ago, our Birds and Butterflies Chairman published a short newsletter "Wings Over Georgia" for our membership, highlighting items of interest concerning our winged friends. The newsletter was distributed via email and back issues are still available here since the information is timeless:

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