We'd love to have you help us grow by becoming a member!
The Landings Garden Club was formed on October 22, 1986 with 27 interested women from the island attending the organizational meeting. Their objective was to encourage a love of gardening and a sense of responsibility for our coastal environment. Our monthly speakers address a wide range of topics from floral arrangement to preservation of our marshes.
The Landings Garden Club became federated with the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., on February 24, 1987 and thus became a member of the National Council as well.
What is Expected of a Member?
- Members should attend meetings
- You should be willing to participate on a committee of your choice and to take on a Chairmanship if called upon by the President.
- If the Nominating Committee calls on you to serve as an Officer, it is hoped you will carefully consider the office and accept. The backbone of the Club is a good slate of officers. To be selected as an officer is a privilege – not a chore.
What it means to be a Federated Club
Our Club is a Federated Garden Club with membership in national, state and district organizations. A garden club must apply for membership in the State organization, which is the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Under the Rules of Admission, membership requirements for a new garden club state you cannot become federated for a period of six months from the date of the first meeting. During this period, our garden club was required to hold meetings and do specific garden club work in accordance with the goals and objectives of the State organization and the National Garden Club, Inc.
The Landings Garden Club’s position in the National organization:
The Landings Garden Club
In the National Garden Clubs there are eight regions: New England, South Atlantic, Deep South, Central Atlantic, South Central, Rocky Mountain and Pacific.
The Deep South region includes six states: Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The Garden Club of Georgia has seven districts: Azalea, Camellia, Dogwood, Laurel, Magnolia, Oleander and Redbud.
When Do We Meet?
Regular Garden Club meetings are held the 4th Monday from
September through April (excluding December). Board meetings are
9:00 AM, followed by refreshments at 9:30 and the general meeting at 10:00, after which a program is presented.
What Does the Garden Club Do?
We participate in community service projects, learn about all phases of gardening, including horticulture, flower arranging, and preservation of our environment of plants, wildlife and our coastal marshes.
The focus of our work is aligned with the objectives and goals of the State organization and the National Council. Our work is supported financially by our dues and the members making and selling Christmas bows and raffling monthly floral arrangements.
The Landings Garden Club has an executive committee of five officers and eighteen standing committees. We also publish a monthly newsletter of club activities, announcements and interesting area events.
What are the Dues?
Dues, payable March 1st, are $40 per year for active members and $45 for inactive members.
You will receive the award-winning quarterly publication, Garden Gateways. This publication contains news of the state organization and member clubs, announcements for various seminars, and plenty of garden-related information.
You will be invited to attend the gala annual convention of the Georgia Garden Club organization each spring as it rotates locations throughout Georgia.
A District meeting is held each fall and you will be invited and encouraged to attend to learn and be inspired about garden club work.
The greatest benefit of all will be your education! The opportunities for personal growth and knowledge are endless . . . as we have something for everyone.
Come join us today! It will be the first step in a wonderful journey. We have a commitment to excellence in the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., and we invite you to help us share our dream.