Local garden clubs
Brookhaven Garden Club:
This organization promotes gardening, conservation, and education on methods for growing and arranging flowers. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month, from September through May, at Brookhaven Country Club, 3333 Golfing Green Drive, Farmers Branch.
Activities: Elm Fork Nature Preserve
Dallas North Garden Forum:
This organization is made up of 22 garden clubs in North Dallas and surrounding areas. The focus is on gardening, horticulture, floral and landscape design and environmental sciences. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, August through May.
Activities: Supports area garden club projects, aids in conservation and encourages improvement of roadsides and parks
Dallas Organic Garden Club:
This club was organized in 1993 to share the organic method of gardening through speakers, tours and participation in garden and nursery events. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, from January through October, at North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Road.
Activities: Hosts fundraisers to pay for speakers and to make donations to organizations such as the East Dallas Community Gardens
Dallas Rose Society:
The Dallas Rose Society is chartered by the American Rose Society and consists of amateur rose growers and enthusiasts. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month at North Haven Gardens.
Activities: Hosts a spring rose show
Phone: 214.350.7023 | Website: www.dallasrosesociety.com
Day Lily Grower of Dallas:
Organized in 1958, this group meets to learn about day lilies and to promote the flowers through shows and sales. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month, from September through May, at North Haven Gardens.
Activities: Hosts a Day Lily Flower Show on the first weekend in June, and spring and fall plant sales at North Haven Gardens
Phone: 214.480.2642 | Website: www.daylilies.org/dgod
First Men’s Garden Club of Dallas:
Founded in 1941, this organization is affiliated with the Men's Garden Clubs of America and focuses is on horticultural education, community service and scholarship programs. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, at North Haven Gardens. Activities: Scholarships for horticultural students at Richland College and Naaman Forest High School; community landscape project for a group home; flower and vegetable gardening shows, monthly gardening seminars, volunteer work and fundraisers, a plant sale at Richland College, and a garage sale
Phone: 972.907.9911 | Website: www.dallasgardeners.org
Fleur-de-lis Garden Club of Sachse:
Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month, September through May, at 1 p.m., at the First National Bank of Sachse on the Murphy Road.
Forest Hills Garden Club:
This club was organized to improve members' gardens and to beautify the Forest Hills neighborhood. Membership is limited to the neighborhood, but visitors are welcome. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, alternating days and evenings.
Activities: Neighborhood butterfly garden; participation in neighborhood Fourth of July parade
Phone: 214.327.3817 | Website: www.foresthillsdallas.org
Four Seasons Garden Club:
This Lake Highlands-area club was founded in 1971. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month September through May.
Activities: Annual pilgrimage, biannual flower show, and party
Good Street Baptist Church Senior and Junior Garden Clubs:
This organization includes groups for youth ages 3-17 and 18 and up. Groups focus on horticulture, gardening, table setting, and floral design. Meetings are held the fourth Sunday evening of each month.
Activities: design a memory garden; the senior group presents a flower show spring and fall
Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Bromeliad Society:
Meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month at North Haven Gardens.
Activities: Southwest Bromeliad Guild Show and Sale
Greater North Texas Orchid Society:
This Society was founded in 1948 for individuals interested in growing orchids. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Dallas Water Utilities Building, 8915 Adlora Lane. Plants are for sale at the meetings.
Activities: Orchid show and sale every 18 months, orchid auctions at July and December meetings
Phone: 972.495.4051 | Website: www.gntos.org
This organization studies Japanese flower arrangements and incorporates programs on plants and pottery. Check the website for meeting times and locations.
Activities: Flower shows at Irving Arts Center and Trammell Crow Asian Arts; one field trip per year
Phone: 214.739.8285 | Website: www.ikebana-dfw.org
This group meets on the second Thursday of the month and concentrates on Oak Cliff beautification.
Late Bloomers Garden Club:
This club is affiliated with Texas Garden Clubs Inc. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. on even months, and at 7 p.m. on odd months to accommodate working gardeners.
Activities: Tour of gardens
Les Fleurs Garden Club of Garland:
Organized in 1965, this group is a member of the White Rock Garden Forum and the Federation of Women's Clubs of Garland. The group’s purpose is to encourage gardening, beautification, conservation and study of horticulture and flower arranging. Membership is limited to 25. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month September through May.
Activities: Flower planting at local parks twice per year; provide Christmas gifts for Terrell State Hospital
Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter:
This group aims to educate the community about native plants. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except July, October and December. Meetings are located at REI Outdoor Equipment store, 4515 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75244.
Activities: Maintenance of several demonstration gardens, community projects, habitat restoration, field trips and education
Phone: 214.616.7759 | Website: www.npsot.org/Dallas
Native Plant Society of Texas, Garland Chapter:
This group helps preserve the blackland prairie by planting Texas natives in their own gardens. Meetings are held at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday every other month, January through November, at Rohde's Nursery & Nature Store, 1651 Wall St., Garland.
Activities: Bluebird Trail with six bluebird houses and a native perennial garden
Phone: 972.705.3546 | Website: www.npsot.org/wp/garland
Northwood Women's Garden Club:
The group’s primary focus is on learning and gardening. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.
North Texas Cactus & Succulent Society:
This organization was founded to promote knowledge of succulent plants. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 7:30 p.m., at 8035 Westover Drive.
Phone: 214.348.5261 | Website: www.cactus-mall.com/clubs/ntcss
Oak Cliff Woman's Club, Garden Club Division:
This group, which consists primarily of senior citizens, focuses on community activities, education and beautification. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month September through May.
Activities: Monthly programs
Piccadilly Garden Club:
Organized in 1959, this group promotes gardening among the general public. This group was recently recognized by the Irving City Council for years of civic service. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month.
Activities: City beautification projects, and contributions to projects such as the Texas Garden Clubs Scholarship Fund and the Lady Bird
Johnson Wildflower Center
Poise 'N Ivy:
This club holds meetings at 9:45 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Activities: Horticulture programs, Meals on Wheels, recycling, flower shows
Preston Highlands Garden Club:
This organization focuses on gardening, flower design and the art of decorating and design. Meetings, which include luncheon and a program, are held the second Wednesday of each month September through May.
Activities: Landscape improvement of neighborhood entrances, Christmas lighting, decorating contests, and educational lectures on gardening and home décor
Rainbow Garden Club of North Texas:
This club, whose members are primarily gay or lesbian, meets at 2 p.m. the second Sunday of each month.
Activities: Funds community projects through plant raffles and an annual yard and plant sale
Phone: 214.340.3258 | Website: www.rainbowgardenclub.com
Southwestern Fern Society:
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at North Haven Gardens.
Activities: Trips, programs with speakers, and plant sales
Arlington Organic Garden Club:
This group features a speaker and door prizes at each meeting. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month (except November and December) at the Garden room, Bob Duncan Community Center, Vandergriff Park, Arlington.
Activities: Natural Urban Living Garden Show in June of each year
Phone: 817.446.7935 | Website: www.aogc.org
Colleyville Garden Club:
This organization, founded in 1961, holds its meetings at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at the Colleyville Community Center, 5300 Bluebonnet Drive, Colleyville.
Activities: An annual garden promenade the first Sunday in June to benefit civic beautification and area scholarships
Grapevine Garden Club Inc.:
This group holds its meetings at 10 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month September through May at the Mitchell Meeting House, 411 Ball St., Grapevine.
Activities: Heritage Garden at the Depot east of Main Street; annual Heirloom Plant Sale with proceeds providing scholarships for high-school seniors studying horticulture, forestry or related subjects
Phone: 817.481.1152 | Website: www.grapevinegardenclub.com
Greater Fort Worth Herb Society:
This group educates its members about herbs and publishes a newsletter with tips and ideas for members. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth.
Activities: Herbal field trips, participation in Imagination Celebration, care and management of the Pioneer Herb Garden in the Fort Worth Log Cabin Village, and an annual herb festival in May
Phone: 817.568.9575 | Website: www.gfwhs.org
Tarrant County Master Gardeners:
This organization meets from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
Activities: Garden tour benefiting scholarship fund
Phone: 817.645.0762 | Website: www.tarrantmg.org
Allen Garden Club:
This organization was created to educate the people of Allen and surrounding areas about natural gardening practices, the benefits of gardening, conservation and community service projects. The club is affiliated with Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, February - December.
Phone: 972.390.8536 | Website: www.allengardenclub.org
Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association:
This group is active in the state beekeepers association. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Heard Museum of Natural History, One Nature Way, McKinney.
Activities: Annual beginning beekeeping seminar and presentations to schools, social clubs, and civic organizations
Collin County Rose Society:
This society has three goals: to provide an organization where rose enthusiasts can share their interest in roses, to educate the community on best growing practices, and to share the beauty of roses with the community by establishing a public garden. Meeting topics also include composting, companion planting, drip irrigation and garden design. Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month.
Activities: "It's a Natural" event in Plano, garden tour, plant-cuttings exchange, spring education events at local nurseries, sponsor of the Chestnut Square Wedding Chapel Garden in McKinney
Heritage Herb Club of Plano:
Members in this club range from novices to experts. Meetings are held the third Sunday of each month.
Activities: Scholarships, education programs, annual plant and seed exchange, and hands-on workshops
McKinney Garden Club:
Organized in 1930, this club focuses on promoting interest in gardens, garden designs and management, and civic plantings. Meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month September through May at Heard-Craig Carriage House, 205 W. Hunt St., McKinney.
Activities: Chapel Garden at Historic Chestnut Square and the Garden Restoration Project at the Historic Heard-Craig Home, both in McKinney
Phone: 972.727.1390 | Website: www.mckinneygardenclub.org
Native Plant Society of Texas, Collin County Chapter:
This organization focuses on learning about native Texas plants and water-wise plants. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, at the Heard Natural Science Museum, One Nature Place, McKinney.
Activities: Field trips, plant rescue digs, informational programs and assistance to groups that want to make use of native plants
Phone: 972.390.2882 | Website: www.npsot.org/CollinCounty
Plano Men's Garden Club:
Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano.
Activities: General gardening
Highland Shores Garden Club:
This club promotes gardening, native trees, flowers and birds. Meetings are held 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month from September through May.
Activities: Bluebird Trail maintenance and fundraising for civic beautification
Land O' Lakes Garden Club:
Established in 1961, this organization meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from September through May.
Activities: Youth club, flower shows, and a butterfly garden at the Senior Activity Center
Bright Star Gardeners (Hopkins County):
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Activity Center, Martin Luther King Drive in Sulphur Springs.
Forney Garden Club (Kaufman County):
This club is affiliated with the White Rock Forum and Dallas Council of Garden Clubs. Meetings are held 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May.
Activities: Downtown beautification; scholarships
Kaufman County Master Gardener Association:
This group meets on the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m., at the Texas Agricultural Extension Service office in Terrell.
Lindale Evening Garden Club (Smith County near Tyler):
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each from month September through May or June.
Activities: Improving landscape at Kinzie Community Center; tours of local gardens
Ovilla Garden Club (Ellis County):
Founded in 1971, this organization meets at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month, at Ovilla City Hall.
Activities: Sponsor a horticulture scholarship for a college sophomore in Ellis County, aid to local residents, and outreach centers
Waxahachie Garden Club (Eillis County):
Meetings are held at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, at Ellis County Women's Building, 407 W. Jefferson St., Waxahachie.
Activities: Annual Flower Show