Children are given the opportunity to transplant a marigold seedling provided by our club members at the Midtown Mall Spring Garden Show in April. Club members teach the children how to pot up and care for their new living plant.
Each spring in mid May, and throughout the summer months, club members volunteer to help keep the Verna Pratt Wildflower Trail at the Alaska Botanical Garden weed-free and attractive for the community and summer visitors.
The WGCA provides oversight of the native plant garden at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to assure longevity of the project throughout the growing season. This effort is a collaboration of local area garden clubs to promote for visitors an education into our native flora.
Hardy, Annual, and hard-to-find plants, locally grown by club members, are made available to the public the 1st Saturday in June. Funds raised are used to achieve the club’s stated objectives. For information on this year’s sale, refer to the Plant Sale page.
Each year, as part of our mission to promote the study of horticulture, the Club sponsors a Zucchini-growing contest for children ages 6–12 and 13-17. Prizes are awarded to those entries with the heaviest weights in the Crops Department.
The WGCA sponsors a special Division Champion Award for Perennials/Biennials entries in the Flowers Department. For this year’s Fair entry dates, refer to the Calendar of Events.
At the November meeting, club members contribute non-perishable food items to be donated to the Lutheran Social Services Food Bank.
The club offers a variety of grant opportunities. With a goal to encourage botanical education, the club may fund scholarly studies, scientific research projects, or work in the areas of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Forestry, Botany, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, and/or allied subjects. For information or to download an application, refer to the Grants page.
To promote the art of gardening, the study of floriculture and horticulture, and to further education within our club and community.
To cooperate with other agencies and organizations in furthering the interest of conservation, civic beauty, and roadside beautification.
P.O. Box 240563
Anchorage, Alaska 99524