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.

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
2017-2018 General Meeting Dates

Fall meeting - Friday, October 6, 2017, 9:30 am
Fernald Nature Preserve Community Meeting Room
7400 Willey Road, Hamilton, OH 45013
"Containers & Miniature Gardening"
PowerPoint and exhibit presented by Pipkin's Garden Center
Melanie Steele, Buyer
Kim Pipkin, Owner
Host Club: Herb Society of Greater Cincinnati

Winter meeting - Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30 am
Winton Centre
10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
"Trough Magic"
presented by Joan Day, Joan's Backyard Treasures
Host Club: Western Hills Garden Club

Spring meeting - Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9:30 am
Clovernook Country Club
2035 W Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45039
"Floral Demonstration"
presented by Mindy Francis Staton, Two Little Buds Florist

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.