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