WSFGC Mission Statement
WSFGC coordinates the interests of garden clubs to provide education, resources and networking opportunities for its members to promote gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility.
WSFGC President's Goals
2023 - 2025
Honoring All Who Serviced Our Country
On August 12, 2023, Chinook District of Garden Clubs held a rededication ceremony at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA, to celebrate the recent restoration of the Blue Star Memorial Marker and the completed refurbishment of it's surrounding flower bed. Originally dedicated in April 2000, all donors to this project's fund, as well as many garden clubs' individuals, were invited to revel in this success. Jill Cooke, past President of Parkside Garden Club, gave the inspiration, and Jeremy Meade, the Assistant Tahoma Cemetery Director, gave a brief history of the ceremony. Before breaking for refreshments, Tanya Galat, co-chairperson for the project, thanked all those who helped on the project. A special word of appreciation goes to Past District Directors, Barbara Smith, Susan Nash and Linda Haas, and their officers for their encouragment and support, especially during the covid pandemic, that enabled the successful conclusion of this venture. The generous outpouring of not only money but appreciation from various organizations and veterans' groups, was overwhelming and the District is grateful for their contributions. Tanya Galat, Tahoma Blue Star Memorial Marker & Chinook District of Garden Clubs
Co-chairperson's Tanya Galat and Matti Munson, next to the Gettysburg Address Memorial adjacent to the Blue Star Memorial Garden.
An inspirational reading by Jill Cooke of Parkside Garden Club by the renovated Marker and Flower Garden.
The renovated Tahoma Blue Star Memorial Marker
To view before and after photos and to thank all who helped along the way! Click HERE
Photos: Erin Gregory, VP Auburn Garden Club
Floral Arrangement: Tory Bennett, Enumclaw Garden Club
Has your District or Garden Club given thought to participating in the Blue and Gold Star Memorials program? Click HERE for more details.
Is your garden club looking for a project that gives back to your community and helps nurture our planet?
Plastic pollution is a major environmental issue that has been affecting our planet for decades. Your garden club can start making a difference by participating in a NexTrex Plastic Recycling Program.
To learn more about the NexTrex Plastic Recycling Program and how your club can earn a free NexTrex bench for your community, click HERE .
Congratulations to the Oak Harbor Garden Club!
The Centennial Celebration of the Oak Harbor Garden Club is fast approaching! On Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., join us at Smith Park in Oak Harbor, WA for a day of festivities. There will be a variety of activities including a dedication of a plaque to mark 100 years of service, a special Centennial Celebration cake, and much more! Come celebrate our 100th anniversary with us and learn more about the history of our Garden Club. We look forward to seeing you there! 950 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, WA. Open to the public.
Click HERE for more information.
The Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs offers a wide range of services to garden enthusiasts of all ages. From gardening workshops and competitions to our Youth Programs, there's something for everyone to learn and enjoy. Be sure to check out our Youth Programs to help younger gardeners grow their skills!
For the current "Fall in Love with Flowers Shows" flower show schedule click HERE.
2024 Youth Contests!
The Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest
is dedicated to celebrating Smokey Bear's 80th Birthday!
Only children from first to fifth grade may participate.
Contest begins: August 2023
Deadline to submit posters:
January 20, 2024
State Chairman: Evie Marwood
Click HERE to learn more contest details.
NGC Flower Show School III
October 17-19, 2023
The Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and The Portland Judges Council
Horticulture Topics - By Judith Newman
Flower Show Procedures
Design Topics - By Francis Thrash
Creative Line Mass Design
Creative Angular Design
For Details Click HERE
Click HERE to visit the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs/Events Page for additional information.
2024 Youth Sculpture Contest
A fun contest for grades 4-8 to discover their creative skills and have fun designing a sculpture with recycled materials!
To learn more about the contest with complete details check out our Youth Contest page.
BY ISABEL RIVER, GEORGIA
2022 5TH GRADE 1ST PLACE WINNER
2024 Youth Poetry Contest
"I Spy with My Little Eye, Something Green Outside - Celebrating our Green World."
For children playing with words to create a poem embracing our green world.
Special Education: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade.
English as a second language: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade.
General Education: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade.
Contest begins: August 2023
Deadline to Submit Poetry: December 1, 2023
State Chairman: Diane Franchini
For complete details click HERE
Sponsored by the WSFGC
POLLINATOR POWER POSTER CONTEST
Celebrate bees by illustrating how they help nurture our planet!
For Grades K- 12
Deadline to submit to State Chairperson: February 1, 2024
Click HERE for contest details!
State Chairperson: Mary Lou Paulson
The Kelso Garden Club will be dedicating a Gold Star By-Way Marker
in Tam O'Shanter Park
1606 Tam O'Shanter Way, Kelso, WA
on Veteran's Day, November 11th at
We would like to invite all members in the State!
Pollinator Conservation Award Program!
Plant A Bee-Friendly Garden!
Here's a great opportunity to help the environment and bees. Create a bee garden in a public or private space, habitat protection area, along migratory routes, or at a school or community site. By planting a bee garden, you can help protect the welfare of pollinators and create a safe space for them to thrive.
If qualified, the winning entry may be sent to the National Garden Club for entry into the Pollinator Conservation Program!
High School Gardeners
Deadline to Submit to State Chairperson: 12/1/2023.
State Chairperson: Mary Lou Paulson
For more program details click HERE.
"Nurture People, Nurture Plants, Nurture Our Planet"