Evergreen Garden Club Inc. is a charitable and educational organization focusing on mountain horticulture and conservation of natural resources.
50 Years and Still Growing!
Welcome to the Garden Club website.
We are deeply saddened to report the following: On September 5th, Lucy Ginley, of Evergreen, passed away.
She was a vital member of our garden club and Leader of the Hiwan garden located at the Hiwan Homestead Museum.
Here is a link to her obituary & arrangements : Lucy's Obituary
The family has asked donations be made in her name to the Evergreen Garden Club either through this website or sent to - Evergreen Garden Club, PO Box 1393, Evergreen, CO 80439. All donations made via this site through the end of October will be made in Lucy's name. For donations made after October, please mail in checks to "Evergreen Garden Club P.O. Box 1393 Evergreen, CO 80439.
Some History and General Information about Evergreen Garden Club
Evergreen Garden Club (EGC), Inc. was established in 1965. Since then, club members have continuously responded to community needs for beautification at numerous public spaces. Members volunteer their time and abilities throughout the year in such ways as participating at our membership meetings, planting and maintaining our public gardens, and sharing experiences from their own personal gardens. Whether through educational programs or public gardens work projects, EGC members and the community mutually benefit from our club’s existence. By helping out on projects, members gain valuable information from each other on the what, where, how, when, and why of gardening in the foothills and mountains region.
Evergreen Garden Club generates funds for its community service projects primarily through two endeavors:
Evergreen Garden Tour
During the growing season, we feature up to five fabulous area gardens generously offered by area residents. These displays showcase the education, creativity, functionality, artistic expression, and of course, beauty associated with gardening and regional horticulture. Some years, additional features may be encountered during our Garden Tour, including local artisans who sell their garden paintings, demonstrations on plant care, or a modest plant sale. The Garden Tour is very popular and we could not accomplish it without the incredible volunteerism and support by our members and the community.
The Members Plant Sale
There are years when EGC members employ their skills at growing seedlings, cuttings, and transplants to sell to the public in the form of a Plant Sale, conducted during the growing season. At this event, members assist patrons in selecting the appropriate plants that are for sale and members often engage in wonderful conversations with visitors on the joys and challenges of foothills/mountains gardening!