The 70 Garden Clubs in the State, known as the National Capital Area, are distributed among 4 Districts. These Districts are comprised of the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County in Maryland, and Arlington County, Fairfax County, Prince William County and their independent cities in Virginia. The map image below identifies the regions specific for each District.
Please visit the individual District pages to learn more about Garden Clubs in the Washington, DC area.
Forms and Information
The Blue Star Memorial Marker Program began in 1945 to honor the men and women serving in the Armed Forces during WWII. The program has grown to include all men and women who have served, are serving, or will service in the Armed Forces of the United States.
The following clubs in the National Capitol Area have sponsored a Blue Star Memorial Marker:
Belvoir Garden Club
Centennial Garden Club
Cheverly Garden Club
Dominion Valley Garden Club
Five Hills Garden Club
Garden Club of Montclair
Great Falls Garden Club
Little Falls Garden Club
Montgomery Village Garden Club
New Carrollton Garden Club
Quantico Garden Club
Rock Spring Garden Club
Springfield Acres Garden Club
Tanta-Cove Garden Club
Willow Brook Garden Club
Woodstock of Aquia Garden Club
For additional information consider:
1. Contact the National Capital Area Blue Star Memorial Representative: Lesley Lavalleye
2.Please look at the ongoing projects on the National Garden Club webpage:
For clubs that do not currently maintain their own websites, the National Capital Area would like to encourage clubs to share information on our website. Please look at District II Club, Garden Club of Waynewood as the example.
There are two ways for Clubs to add/update their content on the NCAGC website:
The most important address to remember:
Carole Butler, Executive Secretary
1508 Auburn Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850-1120
Membership Dues: mailed to Carole Butler by May 1st of calendar year ($8 per capita) for continuing club members and new club members can be sent at any time, but should be submitted to Carole soon after being collected so that paid members receive all benefits for the year (Capital Gardener, notices of upcoming activities and educational opportunities, etc.). Dues received after February 1st are credited to the following Garden Club year unless they are for new members.
Donations: checks for any of the following NCAGC-supported organizations should be sent to Carole Butler and made out to NCAGC with a designation in the memo line as to what the money is to support:Donations: checks for any of the following NCAGC-supported organizations should be sent to Carole Butler and made out to NCAGC with a designation in the memo line as to what the money is to support:
The IRS recognizes NCAGC as a 501 (c)(3) educational organization and donations to NCAGC are deductible by the donor on their income tax. Donations to NCAGC may be made by lifetime gifts or by a bequest in the donors will or trust. Donors may limit the use of their gifts to programs, schools, scholarships or NCA special projects. However, unlimited gifts allow NCAGC to continue to operate these programs, schools, scholarships and special projects.
All checks supporting these organizations should be sent to Carole Butler for proper distribution and recording. Checks may be sent any time throughout the year for special recognitions or donations. Clubs donating $50 or more to NCAGC to support these organizations receive a Certificate of Recognition at the Spring Awards meeting. Clubs are welcome and invited to make contributions to additional organizations, but such checks should go directly to those organizations. List of NCAGC supported organizations: Rain Gardens at the U.S. National Arboretum, Community Gardening, Fern Valley, Friendship Garden, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Nature Conservancy and Scholarship.
Schools: Environmental Studies School, Gardening Studies School, Flower Show School, and Landscape Design School are all made available to you and supported by the NCAGC. Therefore, all checks to any of our schools should be made out to the NCAGC with the school in the memo line. These checks should be sent to the school registrar as directed in the application.