To stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through programs and actions in the fields of conservation, civic improvement, and education.

Our Mission

Lifting Spirits with Flowers

Quarantining during the COVID-19 crisis is difficult and stressful for all of us, but it is especially hard on residents of senior living facilities in our area. Since they are at higher risk for COVID-19, residents must be isolated in their rooms much more than usual. Some are temporarily unable to have visits from family, and many group activities have been curtailed or cancelled. To help lift their spirits, the Garden Club of St. Louis arranged for local florists to deliver floral arrangements for them to enjoy during this difficult time.

Rodes Park Daffodils

Under the tutelage of veteran daffodil expert Jason Delaney, members of the Garden Club of St. Louis have planted scores of daffodils in Rodes Park at the corner of Ladue and Warson Roads in Ladue over the past several years. If you pass through this intersection in the spring weeks, take a look at the vast array of daffodils in every shade of yellow. Find more information on  all things daffodils related here. 

How Much Food Do We Waste? 

Answer: Almost 40%, enough to feed 1.6 billion people!  GCSTL recently hosted a screening of “Wasted, The Story of Food Waste,” narrated by celebrity chefs include Anthony Bourdain. The movie offers a frightening look at the scope and consequences of food waste, but also includes many inspiring stories of how chefs, businesses, and communities are working to  minimize waste, and therefore reduce hunger and pollution and mitigate climate change. 

History of the Garden Club of St. Louis

The Garden Club of St. Louis was founded in 1916 and was admitted to the GCA in 1928. In recent years, our Club has contributed time, talent, and financial support to City Academy, EarthDance Farms, Rodes Park, Gateway Greening, Tower Grove Park, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Magnificent Missouri, the Garden Conservancy, the Delmar Sunflower + Project, and Kennedy Park, among others. One of our most significant recent civic initiatives has been the Centennial Project, a dedicated garden at the newly redesigned Gateway National Park on the grounds of the Arch, where our Club Members donated nearly a quarter of a million dollars toward the transformation of the riverfront. Our members share a special bond and engage in educational meetings, conferences, and field trips, and our Club continues to flourish and serve our community in a myriad of ways.

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