The Newport Garden Club was incorporated in 1914… “for the purpose of promotion of horticulture and kindred subjects, for the instruction of its members, to collect, hold, and expend funds for horticultural research and publication, and to promote, form, and co-operate with other associations with similar purposes in the United States and abroad.”
Today, the Objects of the Association shall be:
“To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; to share the advantages of association through conference and correspondence in this country and abroad; to aid in the protection of native plants and birds; and to encourage civic planting.”
Also, in 1914 the club became affiliated with the International Garden Club of New York and the Garden Club of America. During the next ten years, the Club also became a member club of the RI Federation of Garden Clubs.
As a GCA member-club, we send representatives from our club to (1) the NAL Conference in Washington, DC, each year, (2) the annual Shirley Meneice Horticulture Conference, and (3) the national GCA Annual Meeting. Each club votes for the winning GCA Founders Fund project also. Many of our members participate in local, regional, major and non-major GCA sponsored Flower Shows and Photography shows.
As members of the RIFGC, the Club has participated in the RI Flower Show annually and worked with other clubs on Rhode Island-based civic projects.
Read more about our current activities in the Civic Project section.
The Newport Garden Club is a 501(c)3 organization.