As a garden club member, we all try to implement the NGC objectives of horticulture, civic beautification, conservation, historic preservation, environmental stewardship, landscape design and floral design. Below are downloads that will help you reach these objective. Print these out to share with your clubs, use them for program ideas, or simply try to implement them in your own daily activities. Each is designed to help you succeed.



Backyard Wildlife Habitats

South Carolina Invasive Plant List - these plants are banned from flower shows and should be removed from your landscapes to prevent spreading 

Impact of Plastic on Bird Populations of SC - Audubon Society

Environmental StewarDship   

How to host a Sustainable Event  - GCSC Climate Chair, Victoria Bergesen 

Floral Design

Gardening Basics

Companion Planting Chart: Vegetables and Herbs - PDF Format - great for printing to share 

Companion Planting Chart: Vegetables and Herbs - Excel Format - this format can be edited  

The Original Victory Garden from the Office Of Civil Defense - a great video to share with your club members 

historic preservation

Learn the role garden club members can play in Historic Preservatiom


Clemson University's Master Gardener Factsheets cover just about every aspect of gardening and horticulture.  

LAndscape Design 


How to Attract New Members to Your Garden Club


Attracting Butterflies to your Gardens

Pollinator Plants for the Southeast Region - Xerces Society 

Native Plants for Wildlife-SC Wildlife Federation

Planting with a Purpose - Top 15 Pollinator Plants with Andy Cabe of Riverbanks Botanical - video  

Planting with a Purpose Handout - word 

Planting with a Purpose Handout - pdf 


     NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK-- June 6-12, 2021