Welcome to the Garden Club Council

of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina

Garden Tour 2020

Save the Date! The Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County announces a Garden Tour for 2020. “Uncovering Beauty” will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Proceeds will benefit the Garden Club Council’s beautification projects. Many thanks to Francie Bray for serving as our 2020 Chair.

About The Garden Club Council

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 21 Garden Clubs

Our membership includes 21 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 21 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.

2019-2020 Leadership

Leah Crowley

First Vice President
coming soon

Boutique Treasurer
Martha Abernathy

Council Treasurer
Lynn Segal

Recording Secretary
Laura Bland

Corresponding Secretary
Kelly Simpson


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.

What’s Happening Now

Nominate Your Garden Club for the Nancy D. Sherk Award

Garden Club members, Has your garden club had a particularly outstanding year? Please let us know by applying for the Nancy D. Sherk award for achievement in beautification. WHAT IS THE NANCY DENNIS SHERK AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN BEAUTIFICATION A Council award may be...

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Nominate a Club Member for the Wava Howard Award Today

Members - Is there someone in your garden club who is deserving of the Wava Howard Award for Lifetime Achievement? WHAT IS THE WAVA HOWARD AWARD A Council award may be given annually in honor of Mrs. E. R. Howard (Wava), to a living member of the Garden Club Council...

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Pre-order Your Geraniums and Ferns Today

The 2019 Plant Sale has begun and now is the time to pre-order your ferns and geraniums. Susan Peatross is our 2018-2019 Plant Sale Chairman. HOW TO DOWNLOAD AN ORDER FORM To download a packet with order forms, a geranium color chart and more, click here. MAIL IN YOUR...

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