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: 

Dedi Petri

Georgetown  Garden Club

Zone VI

Washington DC


GCA Zone XI Chairman:   

Celine Lillie

Lake Geneva Garden Club 


GCA Zone XI Director:
Barbara Kehoe

Garden Guild of Winnetka


   

GCA Zone XI Vice-Chairman:

Tara Lewis

Ladue Garden Club

Saint Louis MO


GCA Zone XI National Committee Representatives

Admissions:  Ulrike Schlafly


Awards:  Gail O'Gorman


Communications:  Laura Sutherland


Conservation/NAL:  Sarah O'Brien 

Flower Show:  Polly Beal


Founders Fund:  Holly Blake


Garden History & Design:  Carole Sandner


Horticulture:  Katherine Palmer


Judging:  Dora Aalbregtse

Nominating:  Marianne Bestler


Photography:  Shelley Galloway


Program:  Elizabeth Lederer


Scholarship:  Stephanie Jutila


Visiting Gardens:  Nancy Lee Kemper