Community Projects

Children’s Marigold Giveaway

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.

Alaska Botanical Garden Verna Pratt Wildflower Trail

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.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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.

Annual WGCA Plant Sale

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.

Alaska State Fair Junior Giant Zucchini Contest

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.

Alaska State Fair Perennial/Biennial Special Award

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.

Thanksgiving Food Donations

At the November meeting, club members contribute non-perishable food items to be donated to the Lutheran Social Services Food Bank.

WGCA Grant Program

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.

Our Mission

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.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 240563
Anchorage, Alaska 99524 


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