National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) is recognized as the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. Since 1929, we have provided garden club members with educational opportunities in all aspects of gardening and floral design.
NGC aids in the protection and conservation of natural resources, promotes civic beautification and encourages the improvement of roadsides and parks.
The Pollinator Partnership's mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.
The Alaska Botanical Garden occupies about 110 acres between the Far North Bicentennial Park and Benny Benson School. Much of the land will remain in a natural state, with individual gardens-within-the-Garden interconnected by trails through the boreal forest.
The garden's vision is to research and demonstrate responsible horticultural science in Alaska which includes plants grown intensively in gardens, market gardens and greenhouses, and plants used to conserve and manage Alaska's diverse landscapes.
The Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, Washington is an internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve. The founder's vision was to provide refreshment and tranquility in the presence of natural beauty, and the Reserve's mission is to enrich people's lives through a premier public garden of natural and designed Pacific Northwest landscapes.
The Reserve's 150 acres are a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, a Reflection Pool and the Bloedels former estate home. We invite you to visit this Northwest treasure.
The E.B. Dunn Historic Garden Trust is dedicated to conserving historically significant gardens in the Northwest. Specific purposes of the Garden Trust include: conservation of the Dunn Gardens for use and enjoyment of the public; conservation of other historically or horticulturally significant gardens in the Northwest; and public education about the history, horticulture, restoration and preservation of gardens in the Northwest.
Located in Lakewood, Washington, Lakewold offers landscape architecture by Thomas Church surrounded by rare and native plants, State Champion trees, over 900 rhododendrons, 30 Japanese maples and stunning statuary. A Washington State historic landmark, Lakewold's Georgian-style mansion and historic architecture complete the 10 acres where visitors can step back in time to an elegant past or enjoy a relaxing moment to contemplate the future.
The Rhododendron Species Foundation & Botanical Garden is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the conservation, public display, and distribution of Rhododendron species. Home to one of the largest collections of species rhododendrons in the world, the garden displays over 700 of the more than 1,000 species found in the wilds of North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as the tropical regions of southeast Asia and northern Australia. Conservation has come to be a primary importance in recent years with the destruction of Rhododendron habitat in many areas of the world