Celebrate National Garden Week in Your Community, June 6-12, 2021
National Garden Clubs, Inc. designated the first full week of June as National Garden Week. This is a great opportunity to join with garden clubs across the country to celebrate National Garden Week in your community in order to promote NGC objectives of beautification, education of environmental efforts and involvement of garden clubs in the community; to work with other groups to be part of the efforts, to encourage pride in the community and interest new members as well.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
. Create a table display at any public facility like the local library. Place a beautiful flower arrangement using flowers from your garden, a fairy garden or a new variety of a small potted plant along with the National Garden Week Proclamation and poster. The library will provide gardening books for the display.
. Donate NGC books: The Saved Seeds and The Frightened Frog books to the library.
. Plan a program, activity or workshop to share your knowledge and the joy of gardening. Involve the school children and youth.
. Place the beautiful National Garden Week poster with your club’s name printed on it at the local greenhouses and sign outside the greenhouse along the busy road. This will encourage the general public to buy plants, flowers, herbs, vegetables, shrubs or trees to plant in their own garden.
. Tour a garden, a nature center or an arboretum where plants are grown and exhibited for scientific and educational purposes.
. Place the NGW poster on the bulletin boards located at any public facility. Post the National Garden Week Proclamation and poster on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for others to share. Advertise, publish it in the newspaper or display it during the club’s plant sale in May.
Be Creative. You will make a world of difference in your community!
Aireen Vicars, National Garden Week Chair