Each member club is self supporting and raises funds for their community projects through sales, flower shows and private donations.
The Garden Clubs of Ontario member clubs promote horticulture and the floral arts in their communities • with teaching programs for both members and the general public. • by holding public flower shows, church flower festivals, plant and craft sales. • by the construction and support of; gardens for the handicapped, hospitals, historic buildings, libraries, children’s parks and public spaces. • by the giving of scholarships for excellence in horticulture and landscape design, in both secondary and post secondary educational institutions. • with support of time, expertise and monies to botanical gardens, conservation programs and public spaces. The Garden Clubs of Ontario aims to encourage knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs, to aid in the protection of native plants, trees, birds and soil, to encourage civic planting and promote responsible ecological care of the environment and to promote flower shows.
News and reports from the GCO and its member clubs
Check out the upcoming events here
About the Garden Clubs of Ontario
The purpose of the Garden Clubs of Ontario is to stimulate knowledge of horticulture and the art of floral design.
Remember the Ten Neat Things about a Garden Club:-
CAMARADERIE – meeting people with similar interests
LEARNING SKILLS – watch for our new Education Committee.
WORKSHOPS - Each club has workshops on subjects pertaining to Horticulture,the Art of Floral Design and associated craft skills.
SPEAKERS - The opportunity to hear lectures on subjects of related interest.
DEMONSTRATIONS - The ‘How To’ part of a club.
OUTINGS - The opportunity to go to places of interest often not available to the general public both here and abroad.
NEW HORIZONS - Having exposure to new ideas both horticulturally and design wise, by being part of Judges Council, through flower shows, decorating of public buildings and church festivals.
HELP THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT - Doing our part through outreach to improve local amenities within our speciality.
UNDERSTANDING THE LOCAL HABITATION - Both flora and fauna – will it grow here?
BEING PART OF A WORLD ORGANISATION - learning and understanding other cultures, their art, their traditions their flora and fauna.