The Pacific Region is one of eight regions that make up National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. The Pacific Region is comprised of Washington, Arizona, California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides education, resources and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.
National Garden Clubs (NGC) is a not-for-profit educational organization with its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Membership is nearly 200,000 with 6000 clubs, 70 National Affiliate Member clubs and 300 International Affiliate Member clubs.
Members of NGC are members of the largest gardening organization in the world. Joining the National Garden Clubs enables individuals to meet other gardeners, to make their communities a better place to live, to exchange ideas, learn and to compete for awards and grants.
NGC offers many scholarships each year. Member garden clubs may nominate a qualified college student to apply for a scholarship in garden related fields. NGC also offers member clubs access to a low-cost liability insurance policy for special events.
The purposes of NGC are:
The first garden club in America was founded in January 1891 by The Ladies Garden Club of Athens (Georgia). On May 1, 1929 thirteen federated states became charter members at an organizational meeting in Washington, D.C. In 1935 the National Garden Clubs obtained space for a Headquarters at Rockefeller Center, New York City. Following fund raising from 1953-1957, a permanent Headquarters building was dedicated May 10, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.