The Ogdensburg Garden Club was founded in 1926 and is a member of Member of District 5, (Section 5) Federated Garden Club of New York State, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri.
Our objectives are to educate the membership, the community and youth in gardening, in civic improvement, in flower arranging and to mutually help members by a generous exchange of knowledge and experience.
The Club meets monthly (with the exception of January) on the third Tuesday usually at 12:30 pm. Each meeting consists of a program presented by an invited speaker or by a member of the club who specializes, is experienced, or is well versed in the topic of the day. Sometimes these programs take the form of workshops in which the members actively participate, i.e. flower arranging. Business matters are also discussed as well as a time for refreshment and socialization. The Club typically holds at least one meeting a year to which the public is welcome.
The Garden Club organizes many projects throughout the year to ensure active participation. Some of them include: Civic Beautification – the maintenance of several public gardens in the City, hanging baskets and business planters; Garden Therapy; Maple Leaf Awards; sponsorship of the Youth Garden Club for children and teens. Approximately every three years the Club presents a Standard Flower Show. In other years there may be a Fall Sale of garden-related items or a Summer Garden Tour. Money received from the sale and garden tour help fund all the activities of the Garden Club.
The City of Ogdensburg also supports this Club with a stipend which is used exclusively for the Public Gardens – seeds, plants, mulch, fertilizer. The Club is also assisted at times by the staff of the Parks and Recreation Department. We are most grateful for this support of our efforts to enhance the City by caring for the gardens and hanging planters.