Town and Country Garden Club

Site Updated: Febuary 16, 2014

The Garden Club of America

Member of The Garden Club of America since 1969

Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of horticulture, conservation, floral design, civic improvement and historic preservation. A non-profit association of 200 member clubs located throughout the US, GCA has been highly successful in inspiring its 18,000 club members and the public to create, preserve and protect our natural landscape.

Volunteers are involved in a wide array of efforts that support and further this mission — from the promotion of sustainable agriculture and seed diversity to planting vegetable gardens with urban school children, from indexing endangered plants in our national park system to documenting and recording historically significant American gardens, from keeping current on local and national activity in environmental legislation to encouraging research and field work through scholarship awards — GCA club members make a positive impact on the communities in which they live and work. 

Our Leaders in The Garden Club of America


GCA President: 

Katie Heins

Stoneybrook Garden Club

Princeton NJ

GCA Zone XI Chairman:   

May Reay

The Garden Club of St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

GCA Zone XI Director:
Colleen Mortonson

Kettle Moraine Garden Club

Oconomowoc, WI


GCA Zone XI Vice-Chairman:

Colleen Grant

Lake Minnetonka Garden Club

Long Lake, MN

GCA Zone XI National Committee Representatives

Admissions:  Lulu Lubbers

Awards:  Laura B. Sutherland

Communications:  Julie Taylor

Conservation/NAL:  Gina Miller 

Flower Show:  Margot Bean

Founders Fund:  Brenda Mouw

Garden History & Design:  Ann Hosford

Horticulture:  Gwen McConnaughy

Judging:  Cato Schley 

Nominating:  Barbara Benge Kehoe

Program:  Karen Lammert

Scholarship:  Chace Wolff

Visiting Gardens:  Ellen Whitt Hubbell