Welcome to the Raleigh Garden Club
Welcome to the Raleigh Garden Club site! We encourage members to participate in the many and varied activities of the club. We hope you enjoy gardening with old and new friends at the Club.
The Raleigh Garden Club, Inc. is a non-profit 401(c)3 philanthropic and educational organization founded in 1925. Our objectives are to:
Our general meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month in Raleigh, NC at the NC State University Club. We welcome guests and new members from the greater Raleigh area including Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Morrisville, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon. View our calendar for monthly programs.
Join us and enjoy the benefits of membership:
- Develop friendships with other gardeners and share your experiences at our monthly meetings and social events
- Expand your knowledge of landscape design, floral design, environmental study, flower shows, and basic horticulture
- Help others by volunteering to maintain gardens, decorate for holidays, or create projects with children
- Save money on plants at our special plant sale preview
- Win plants, books, and garden-related items at our monthly door-prize drawings
- Enjoy fascinating programs, good company, and tasty food at our monthly lunch meetings
To learn about our history, read the Raleigh Garden Club Story – over 90 years of gardening and community support.
Guests welcome! Meetings include a catered lunch so reservations must be made by the Wednesday before each meeting.
Due to the holidays, reservations for the January meeting are due by Monday December 29th.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
11:00am - 1:00pm
NC State University Club
Program: The NC Wildflower Program
Speaker: Derek Smith
North Carolina has the largest planted wildflower program in the country. With the cooperation of the Garden Club of NC and NC State University researchers, the program has grown from a mere 12 acres in 1985 to more than 1,500 acres currently in cultivation. We will learn about he history, funding, and management of this valuable program.
Our speaker, Derek Smith, has been employed by the NC Department of Transportation for 24 years, where he supervises the Vegetation Management Section, the Wetland/Stream Restoration section, and the Aesthetics Engineering Section. As part of his responsibilities, Derek helps to oversee the statewide implementation of the NC Wildflower Program and the NC Blue Star Memorial Program.