Arlington Garden Club (AGC) is a meeting place where like-minded people join together and share their love of all things gardening and the great outdoors.
As outlined on our home page, we hold meetings once a month at Gleneagle Family Restaurant. We have a program fee of $20 per person, which includes a buffet luncheon, or for special diets, you may call ahead and order a meal. The buffet includes the main course, beverage, and dessert.
Guests are welcome! The public and guests of members are always welcome at our meetings. The two exceptions to this are the December Holiday Meeting and the June Fling, our last meeting of the year, where you must be a member to attend. Program fees apply to members as well as guests
Social time and raffle. Once you arrive at a meeting, it's social time. This is a good time to welcome newer members as well as meet up with our garden club friends. During this time you can purchase optional raffle tickets for a chance to win items donated by members. We also have a free book exchange table.
Business report. At monthly meetings, a report is given on activities of the board and committees as well as upcoming events. This portion of the meeting is open to discussion and questions.
Programs. At out monthly meetings, a varied array of programs are presented by gardening experts and entertaining speakers from around the Puget Sound area. Topics range from all things gardening and the greater environment. Handouts are frequently provided. Presentations are generally one hour in length and include the opportunity to have questions answered.
Sharing and last words. Members are encouraged to bring items from their garden for 'show and tell'. These can range from simple cuttings placed in a vase to more elaborate arrangements. Feel free to bring one or more. These will be placed on tables as centerpieces at the meetings for members to enjoy. You will also be given the opportunity to describe and name the flora and foliage in your arrangement.
Throughout the year our activities committee presents ideas for field trips and fun activities. Beyond the walls of our monthly meetings, we've found that members enjoy additional opportunities to get to know one another and share common interests. Photos of some of our recent activities can be found under AGC Club Happenings and include field trips to local nurseries and gardens as well as workshops crafting unique garden art.
In addition to social opportunities, the Arlington Garden Club is active in the local community in a variety of ways. The club's fundraising events sprinkled throughout the year raise money that goes toward annual scholarships and community beautification projects among other contributions voted on by the board. More information on our website highlights our two major fundraising events, the Plant Sale and the Holiday Garden Art and Crafts. You will also find additional information on our website about our community service projects including our scholarship program.
In June we celebrate our last club meeting of the year before our summer hiatus. This is a grand celebration for members only. Tables are lavishly decorated by members to coordinate with a theme. We all look forward to a silent auction with items donated by members. Our annual scholarship and Member of the Year Award are presented as well as the installation of officers for the upcoming garden club year.
A special luncheon
is also served.
Arlington Garden Club's
Member of the Year Award honors a club member for their dedication, work, and support of our club. The award is presented annually at the June Fling. The 2023 award winner is
Barbara Lindberg (right).