Welcome to the Garden Club Council

of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina


Check out our latest video from our president Kristie Blanco. There’s a lot going on at the Garden Club Council right now and Kristie will give you a great overview.

A Tour of Gardens 2018 – Cultivating Community

Apr 28

A Tour of Gardens 2018 – Cultivating Community

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winston-Salem NC
United States

Friday Night Dinner at Crossnore

Apr 27

Friday Night Dinner at Crossnore

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Winston-Salem NC
United States

Plant Sale 2018

Apr 20

Plant Sale Order Forms Due March 16

April 20 - April 21
Winston-Salem NC
United States

Arbor Day Celebration

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 – Members, volunteer now for the Arbor Day Workshop with co-chairmen Joycelyn Dillon and Ellen Davis on Thursday, March 22 anytime between 9:00 a.m. until noon for a morning of springtime fun and fellowship. We’ll be bagging 550 Kousa Dogwoods to deliver to area elementary schools for students to plant. The annual event is a longstanding tradition with resulting mature trees throughout Winston-Salem. To volunteer please visit our SignUp Genius page by clicking here.

Scholarships, Awards and Grants

The Garden Club Council supports our member clubs and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community by offering awards, grants and scholarships to worthy individuals. To find out more about each of these and how to apply, click here.

See our Pictures and Videos

Our garden clubs generally meet once a month to learn, create, volunteer and work on beautification projects. Click here to see pictures.

The Garden Boutique at Reynolda Village

The Garden Boutique offers a unique, stylish collection wonderful gifts, garden accessories and more. You’ll find it on the right as you enter Reynolda Village. New merchandise arrives daily. To find out the latest on what’s happening at the Garden Boutique, click here to go to the new boutique website.

Find Out More About our 22 Garden Clubs

Our membership includes 22 garden clubs in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area. To find out more about our clubs, click here.

Our Mission: "Protect, preserve and beautify our environment"

Our Mission

The Garden Club Council was founded in 1932 to help “protect, preserve and beautify our environment.” Today our group includes over 850 members from 22 garden clubs in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area. All of our garden club members are also members of the Garden Club of North Carolina. The Garden Club Council helps to promote local gardening, beautification, recycling and environmental education. Our headquarters is located at 100 Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem, NC right at the front of beautiful Reynolda Garden.

2018 Leadership

Kristie Blanco

First Vice President
Leah Crowley

Boutique Treasurer
Martha Abernathy

Council Treasurer
Stephanie Kennedy

Recording Secretary
Laura Bland

Corresponding Secretary
Laura Neelon

Donations and Memorial Gifts

The Beautification Endowment Fund has been established to receive all memorials and honorariums unless otherwise designated.

Contributions can be sent to:
The Garden Club Council Headquarters
100 Reynolda Village
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Checks must be made out to The Garden Club Council and may be designated for the Beautification Endowment Fund or the Scholarship Fund.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities for Garden Club Members

Sign Up Now!

Sign up now to volunteer for the Plant Sale on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

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Sign up now to volunteer for the Clean & Green Judging, April 16-20

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Sign up now to volunteer for the Arbor Day Workshop on Thursday, March 22.


Earth Day Celebration in Kernersville

The town of Kernersville will host an Earth Day Celebration on April 20th. All GCC members are invited to attend. For more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/199978147263674/....

The 2018 Plant Sale Kick-off is January 11, 2018

Susan Gilmore is heading up the 2018 Plant Sale and she says she's excited about the upcoming event. "This year we're returning to Mitchell's Nursery & Greenhouse for our geraniums and ferns. We want to offer the highest quality plants in the Triad." Order forms are...

Pictures from the Dixie Classic Fair Friday Show Are Now Available

We took lots of pictures at the Dixie Classic Fair Friday Flower Show and you can now see them online by clicking here. There were so many incredible entries! Many thanks to our flower show co-chairs Evan Dunnagan and Anne Sullivan, as well as the many volunteers who...