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National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Educational Opportunities for Members
and Non-Members



Upcoming National Garden Club Schools

Classes are being added all the time, so confirm the schedule at:


Environmental School

Flower Show School

See "Events" menu above.

Garden Study School

See 2024-2024 "Local NGC" program below.

Landscape Design School

Washington Consultants Council


Purpose: To promote continuing opportunities

for further education in the fields of

interest of the consultants.

Promote and share knowledge to the membership.

Grant annual monetary awards for outstanding

achievements in landscaping, recycling and

garden club growing projects.


More information is available HERE.

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Local NGC School Programs

Sponsored by the Hill & Dale District, Tacoma, WA

Gardening School Courses 1-4


Dates:  April 29-30 & October 28-29, 2024

                April 28-29 & October 29-30, 2025

The school courses will be held at the Dryer Masonic Temple in Tacoma, Washington, which is great for the "local" garden club members because if you sign up for the school you can drive home every day instead of spending a night someplace.  Registration doesn’t begin until the 1st of January so put the dates on your calendar for 2024 and 2025.

Gardening School consists of a series of four courses, each scheduled over two days of instruction, followed by an exam for those interested in becoming a NGC accredited Gardening Consultant.  Courses cover all aspects of horticulture: gardening, understanding soil structure, pruning techniques, identifying plants, etc. Topics include basic botany, soils, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, vegetables, lawns, pests, plant diseases, plant classification and selected subjects of local interest. Additional topics may include reconciliation ecology and creating backyard habitats to help endangered species such as pollinators and amphibians as well as working with youth.

For more information: 

Contact: District Director, Kathy Johnson - Email:

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