Interested in attending a meeting or becoming a Member?

We strive to be active, involved, and companionable members of our community and we welcome new members who share our interests in gardening.

Our Community
Our by-laws limit our membership to 60 members so that we can maintain a close knit community of folks who know and appreciate each other. We maintain a waiting list, as needed, and as we have openings, we welcome new members.  Previous members who left GCA in good standing and desire to re-join are given priority over new applicants.

Membership Requirements
Membership requirements are designed to ensure that new and old members embrace each other and enjoy what we offer.  Our by-laws require that a candidate for membership be sponsored by a Garden Club member since historically this has helped to maintain the close-knit nature of the group.  We realize that some prospective members find us on our website rather than through a current member. In that event, our Membership Chair or a designated member will be your sponsor.

Because we strive to maintain diversity among our members, no GCA member may recruit more than three prospective members per fiscal year.  Candidates for membership must attend at least 2 regular meetings (those with a business meeting) as a guest to allow for interaction with members and to gain an understanding of our community, our leadership roles, club procedures, and expectations for the member’s time and commitment before applying for membership.

We are active from September through June. Typically, we have seven regular meetings. In October and May, we usually have field trips to regional horticultural sites instead of regular meetings. In June, we have a wonderful picnic. During our regular meetings, Club members can participate in an optional workshop to learn new hands-on skills, we have a presenter who leads an educational program, and we enjoy a delicious lunch. Additional horticultural, social, and community efforts take place through ad-hoc or standing committees.  

Members are expected to participate in meetings and field trips and support the Club through work on our committees, assistance with workshops and events, and by service in a leadership role on the Board.

  • To attend a meeting, please review the Calendar and sent a note via Contact Us. The Membership Chair will respond within a few days. Please note that we close registration about two weeks before each meeting.
  • To apply for membership after you have attended two meetings, please speak with the Membership Chair or your sponsoring friend.  The membership application form will be emailed or given to you. Please submit the completed form to your sponsor. Once the Board approves your application, the Membership Chair will direct you on payment of dues.