HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. was organized in 1934, with representatives from eight local area garden clubs. The Council has continued to grow and prosper consisting now of 14 garden clubs and plant societies with over 400 members.

The Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs and the Garden Center's purpose is to unite the Garden Clubs of Roanoke and vicinity, to foster Garden Club events, sponsor educational programs of valley wide interest, encourage civic beautification, and operate the Garden Center.

In 1960, the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs was established as a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and as such welcome your generous contributions, whether individually or corporate sponsorship.

The Garden Center is open Monday through Friday 9 am-12 noon (or by appointment). General Membership meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month at 10am, excluding April, July, August, October and December.  Programs of interest to Garden Club members and to the community are presented at 11 am following the business meeting. Visitors are always welcome. Follow us on FaceBook to see our program announcements.

ROANOKE COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS - COUNCIL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Council President
    Mary Olson
    Member: Sugar Loaf Garden Club
  • 1st Vice President to Council
    Brenda McManaway
    Member: Designer's Atelier
    Blue Ridge Flower Show Judges Council
  • 2nd Vice President to Council
    Jean Summerbell
    Member: Hunting Hills Garden Club
  • 3rd Vice President to Council
    Tracy Tuttle
    Member: Sugar Loaf Garden Club