Kingwood Garden Club has an extensive and diverse list of projects we support. Projects are either directly participated in with club members acting as mentors, project managers and assistants or they are supported with monetary contributions from the club or both.
Our projects are chosen with our stated club objectives in mind. The objectives of this club are to stimulate interest in floral design and horticulture; to cultivate a broader knowledge of gardens and gardening; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and wildlife; to encourage civic interest in and appreciation for the work and growth of garden clubs; and to support, facilitate and/or fund such other garden-related projects as the club may deem to be a benefit to the community.
Listed below are the projects our club supports. We also have a scholarship program benefiting anyone currently studying in a gardening field. Please see “ scholarship” section of this website for an application.
Continuing Projects / Participating:
Following the custom of planting a tree each year to commemorate Arbor Day, the committee selects and plants one or more trees in a public area in Kingwood; plans and executes a program in Kingwood, invites guests and provides suitable publicity to create interest in and alert the public to the importance of trees in our lives.
40% Participation ~ Begun 1997
The Kingwood Garden Club periodically presents a standard flower show to showcase members' horticultural and floral arranging talents.
After many years of garden tours for our members, the club hosted its first garden tour that was open to the public. It was a fund raising event and included neighboring yards to tour. Gardens were highlighted with vignettes featuring fresh floral designs. The tour included a plant sale, a raffle, a door prize and a question and answer table manned by our knowledgeable members, many of whom are master gardeners. The event will be held bi-annually.
100% Participation – Begun in 2001
A discount program has been established for all members of Kingwood Garden Club. The card enables members to receive discounts at participating garden centers, floral shops and floral wholesale suppliers. Additional information about this program can be assessed through the "Membership" link.
100% Participation ~ Begun 1999
March Mart: Each year The Mercer Society, Mercer’s volunteer board, supervises a large fund raising plant sale. Plastic pots and plant trays are donated for the sale, and members volunteer to work shifts to support the effort.
30% Participation ~ Begun 1974
In 2001, the Garden Club, in cooperation with a local conservation organization, held its first tree sale. Native trees were obtained at wholesale prices and sold to Kingwood residents at cost. The purpose of the event was to encourage homeowners to replace some of the trees that were lost to construction and natural attrition. In addition each buyer was provided with information about their tree, as well as planting instructions and care of trees in general. To date 6052 trees have been sold. 897 of these were planted on medians, greenbelts and bike trails.
30% Participation ~ Begun 2001
The Community Enhancement Award: In an effort to promote landscape
beautification, this recognition is given several times yearly to a business,
a non-residential organization or a multi-residential organization within Kingwood.
A sign is placed at the site.
Yard-of-the-Month: Selection of a yard and local recognition is made to a Kingwood resident each month except December, January, and February. A sign is placed in the yard. A photograph and description of the characteristics of the chosen yard are published in three area newspapers. Members are encouraged to submit suggestions of outstanding yards in their neighborhoods.
20% Participation ~ Begun 1985
Continuing Projects / Contributing:
Kingwood Garden Club sponsors a youth gardening program at Elm Grove Elementary School.
This a club made from 25 fifth graders. The club is called the G.R.E.E.N Club meaning
Gardeners Respecting Earth’s Environment Now. Kingwood Garden Club members work with
the teacher sponsor to develop e programs that interest the children. They teach the students
gardening techniques and environmental activities. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of
the month during the school year.
Kingwood Garden Club donated the money for the plants in the Elm Grove Butterfly Garden, which is located on the north west corner of the school.