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Founded April 1913

Federated March 1930

About Us

 Norristown Garden Club Objective:

The purpose of this organization shall be to further interest and provide knowledge in horticulture, conservation, civic betterment, and the aesthetic use of plant material.  

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding best horticultural practices through education of our members and the community and providing scholarships to area students of horticulture and related fields. In addition to presentations at our regular meetings, we conduct workshops in horticulture and floral design for our members and hands-on programs for school groups. With over 200 members, we are the largest garden club in Pennsylvania.

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SOME OF OUR CLUB ACTIVITIES

  • Monthly Meetings, which include a speaker or presentation and Show of the Month for floral design and horticulture

  • Flower Design Workshops

  • Horticulture Workshops including speakers and trips

  • Annual Plant Exchange and Covered Dish Social

  • Adopt a Plant Program, members share plants from their garden or home

  • Annual Holiday House Tour held the second Friday in December

  • Flower Shows

  • Garden Tours – ticketed,  informational tours of local gardens 

  • Gardens on the Go – an organized bus tour to visit unique gardens

General Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of

September, October, January, February, March, May and June.

The April and November meetings are luncheons held at a different venue.

There are no meetings held in July, August and December.

General Meeting Time:

 12:30 pm for Social Time,  1:00 pm for Business Meeting and Program

September through May, 2022-2023, General Meeting location:

    Fairview Village Church

    3044 W. Germantown Pike

    Eagleville, PA 19403

June 8th, 2023, General Meeting location:

Community Center of the

Central Schwenkfelder Church

2111 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446

SCHOLARSHIPS 

We award Scholarships for higher education in the field of horticulture, landscape design, conservation, or a related field through our Norristown Garden Club Fund and the Novelli Fund.  

We welcome donations to our Scholarship Fund at any time of year.   If you would like to contribute, please send your gift to:

Norristown Garden Club
P.O. Box 742, Spring House, PA  19477

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SOME OF OUR COMMUNITY PROJECTS:

  • Horticultural Therapy: Present floral-design or horticultural program to area senior centers

  • Holiday Workshop: Create and distribute fresh floral arrangements to residents of a nursing home in December

  • Arbor Day: Plant a tree locally

  • Blue Star Memorial on Germantown Pike in Norristown: Maintain marker and garden

  • Fairview Village Church: Maintain butterfly garden 

  • Landscape Design Award: Acknowledge a local business or individual for beautifying a public space

  • Historical Society of Montgomery County: Create holiday wreaths

  • Norristown Garden Contest in July: Foster civic pride and beauty in borough neighborhoods

  • Elementary school: Work with youth to create floral designs, prepare pressed flower designs for entry in the Philadelphia Flower Show, and plant a garden in the school’s courtyard

  • Norristown State Hospital: Provide Christmas gifts to support patient’s needs

  • Montgomery County Science Fair: Provide awards for one middle-school and one high-school student winner presenting a horticultural or environmental project

  • Ronald McDonald House: Provide fresh flower arrangements 

  • Stewart Middle School, Youth Gardeners: Educate students on gardening and sustainability 

  • Philadelphia Flower Show: Exhibit and encourage members to exhibit and volunteer

WE SUPPORT NUMEROUS  NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

  • Awbury Arboretum 

  • Bartram’s Garden

  • Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania

  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve 

  • Elmwood Park Zoo 

  • Jenkins Arboretum 

  • Montgomery County Norristown Library 

  • Morris Arboretum 

  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 

  • Penny Pines (Forest Restoration)

  • Schuykill Center for Environmental Education 

  • Scott Arboretum 

  • Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center (Greenhouse)

  • Wissahickon Trails 

  • Wissahickon Valley Public Library