Federated Garden Clubs of Cincinnati & Vicinity will be celebrating its Centennial Anniversary in 2021 - 2022 with renewed energy and
exciting events! More details to follow...

The Federated Garden Clubs of Cincinnati and Vicinity stimulate and expand the knowledge of and appreciation of gardening among the residents of Cincinnati and vicinity. The organization aids in the protection of trees, plants and birds. Members encourage, make, erect and assist in civic plantings.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans might have to be altered to ensure health and safety.

2020 - 2021 General Meeting Dates

Fall Meeting - First Friday, October 2, 2020
Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Avenue, Wyoming OH, 45215
“Lavender”
Kim Benz, Onederings Lavender Farm
Clarksville, Ohio

Winter Zoom Meeting - Fourth Tuesday, January 26, 2021
“Permaculture Gardening”
Amy Stross, Tenth Acre Farm
Milford, Ohio

Spring Meeting and Luncheon - Third Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239
“Celebrating with Flowers”
Ashley Nienaber, Special Events Floral Designer
Benken Florist, Home & Garden

2020 - 2021 Board Meeting Dates

Summer Board Meeting - Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9:30 am
Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Fall Board Meeting - Friday, November 20. 2020, 9:30 am
Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Spring Board Meeting - Friday, March 26, 2021, 9:30 am
Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

2019 - 2020 General Meeting Dates

Fall Meeting - First Friday, October 4, 2019
Wyoming Civic Center
One Worthington Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215
“Implementing the Design -
The Garden From Inception to Maintenance"
Nick McCullough, Owner and Lead Designer,
McCullough’s Landscape & Nursery
Host Club: Herb Society of Greater Cincinnati

Winter Meeting - Fourth Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Forest Park Senior Center
11555 Winton Rd, Forest Park, OH 45240
“Finding New Plants; It’s a Journey, It’s an Adventure”
Kevin O’Dell, Owner, Kendrick & O’Dell Landscape
Host Clubs: Symmes Late Bloomers and Clovernook Garden Club

Spring Meeting and Luncheon - Third Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Clovernook Country Club
2035 W Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239
“Celebrating with Flowers”
Ashley Nienaber, Special Events Floral Designer
Benken Florist, Home & Garden

2019 - 2020 Board Meeting Dates

Summer Board Meeting - Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 9:30 am
Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Fall Board Meeting - Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:30 am
Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Spring Board Meeting - Friday, March 27, 2020, 9:30 am
Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

2018 - 2019 General Meeting Dates

Fall Meeting - First Friday, October 5, 2018
Wyoming Civic Center
One Worthington Avenue, Wyoming OH 45215
"
Gardening for Wildlife Habitat on 1400 Acres"
Jon Seymour, President
Oxbow Inc.
Host Club: Herb Society of Greater Cincinnati

Winter Meeting - Fifth Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Winton Centre
10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati OH 45231
"
Becoming a Better Gardener"
Scott Beuerlein, Horticulturist
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Host Club: TBA

Spring Meeting and Luncheon - 3rd Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Clovernook Country Club
2035 W Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45039
"
From Garden to Glass"
Molly Wellmann, Wellmann Brands
Mixologist, Entrepreneur and Author

2018 - 2019 Board Meeting Dates

Summer Board Meeting - Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 9:30 am
Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Fall Board Meeting - Friday, November 30, 2018
Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Spring Board Meeting - Friday, March 29, 2019
Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

History

In June 1921, a meeting of various garden clubs of Hamilton County was held at the home of Mrs. William Cooper Procter; Mrs. Samuel Taft of the Garden Club of Cincinnati outlined the purpose of the meeting that was to form a federation of all garden clubs of Greater Cincinnati. The aims of those assembled were to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardens for amateurs, to aid in the protection of native trees and birds, and to encourage civic planting. This was later written into a constitution as the purpose of the organization.

The organization was to be formed with each club sending a delegate to a future meeting for that purpose. In February 1922, the Garden Club of Cincinnati invited these delegates to a meeting. The clubs represented were Glendale, Glendale Garden Crafters, Garden Club of Cincinnati, Garden Lovers, Terrace Park, Hartwell, Norwood, and the Garden Circle of the Cincinnati Women's Club. It was planned to form a federation similar to that of the National Garden Clubs of America, to hold an annual meeting, a flower show, and elect officers.

The first annual meeting was held June 20, 1922, at the Glendale Lyceum and the first official board elected was President, Mrs. Samuel Taft; Vice-President, Mrs. William Cooper Procter; Secretary, Mrs. Frank Suire; Treasurer, Mrs. Charles Moss. Although Mrs. Alfred Allen of the Glendale Garden Club and Mrs. McLean Blaire of the Garden Circle of the Cincinnati Women's Club were not on the first board, they were instrumental in assisting in the creation and organization of the group. There were ten clubs at the first meeting, the eight clubs previously mentioned and the Clifton Garden Club and Garden Circle of the Wyoming Women's Club.

Today, the Federated Garden Clubs of Cincinnati and Vicinity continue to perpetuate the aims of those garden club members assembled in 1921 - to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardens for amateurs, to aid in the protection of native trees and birds, and to encourage civic planting.