2019 - 2020 marks our Club's 67th anniversary! Formed in 1952 to foster interest in gardening, our membership has grown to over 100 happy gardeners. In 1998 we incorporated as a non-profit.
Our Mission Statement focuses on community outreach. The Garden Club funds horticulture programs in Island schools and awards scholarships to High School seniors. We support our local gardens with plants, labor and materials. Each year VMIGC recognizes notable non-member private and commercial gardens for their outstanding commitment to gardening. We also award grants to support restoration of historical gardens in need within our community.
Committees are the major way for members to participate in the Club's fun, its educational activities and its stimulating events. Annual membership fees, are $20. Revenue also comes from the Club's annual plant sale.
Monthly meetings are held from September to June are open to the public. Meetings provide an opportunity to share horticulture knowledge and include presentations by guest speakers. Summers are filled with fun, frolic, workshops and educational events.