1. Getting Started:
Create a flyer to publicize a meeting for people interested in starting a Garden Club. List date, time and location. Ask the following:
Are you and your neighbors interested in beautification of your neighborhood or town?
Do you want to learn how to grow your own vegetables, even on your deck or patio?
Are you concerned about environmental issues facing your community and world?
Do you wish you knew how to landscape your yard, plant a container garden or make a floral centerpiece for your dinner table?
If so, please come to an informational meeting to find out how you can start a Garden Club. The meeting will be at:
For more information please contact:
Place your flyer where gardeners hang out: Nurseries, Garden Centers, Botanical Gardens, Libraries, Book Stores, Parks, Organic Restaurants, Bird Supply Stores, Community Gardens, Community Centers, Bulletin Boards in Restaurants or a classified ad in small local newspapers or neighborhood newsletters.
2. Selecting a Meeting Place & Time:
Be as flexible as possible to accommodate working people and busy schedules. Set a place, date and time for the first meeting. Then let those interested set the place, date and time for the next meeting. Local libraries, churches, community centers, nurseries or some restaurants might be willing to donate space for meetings.
3. Determine Club’s Purpose & Goals:
Will the club be singular or multifaceted? If a singular purpose, what will it be? Suggestions: Landscape Design, Floral Design, Community’s Environmental Issues, Horticulture & Gardening.
A church garden club might be interested in designing the worship service floral designs or landscaping the property grounds.
A retirement community garden club might be interested in grounds landscaping, table designs or seasonal wreaths.
A club that would like to work with youth to ensure the next generation of gardeners.
A club interested in creating beauty spots in their neighborhood or town.
A club interested in helping residents create better curb appeal of neglected properties.
Determine how often the club will meet to accomplish their goals. Will the meetings be formal or informal.