National Garden Week
Celebrate National Garden Week in Your Community
Join NGC clubs across the country and celebrate National Garden Week, the first full week in June. Promote the NGC objectives of beautification, education of environmental efforts, gardening, and involvement of Garden Clubs in your community. This week is an opportunity to encourage pride in your community, interest new members, and work with other groups to be part of those efforts.
Ideas to consider:
- Plan an educational program and/or workshop at your local library, public garden or garden center.
- Sponsor a hands-on "How Do You Select Flowers/Shrubs for Your Garden" workshop at an area nursery.
- Plan a garden tour. This is a great time to share your knowledge of growing, while sharing ideas.
- Beautify a manageable blighted area or enhance an existing garden. This would be a good opportunity to work with other groups.
- Plan an activity with a youth group or school students.
- Place a plant or flower arrangement at public facilities, along with one of the beautiful National Garden Week posters.
Share the value and efforts of Garden Clubs with your community! Encourage members of your community to be involved! Interest potential members!
Publicity is the key to the promotion of National Garden Week. From the NGC Website, you can download the National Garden Week proclamation. By inviting the mayor to sign this proclamation, you have a photo opportunity to submit to the local newspaper to kick off the week. Share a photo and write up of your National Garden Week activities with your local newspaper. Share your projects by sending photos to the NGC Flickr Website: Click here to jump to our Flickr Photo Archiving web page for more details and information.
During National Garden Week, NGC Consultants: Landscape Design, Environmental and Gardening Study, are encouraged as a council or individual to plan a program, workshop or activity to share their knowledge. Watch for the wonderful suggestions in the November issue of Keeping in Touch and Winter issue of The National Gardener.