"We believe in planting and caring for growing things, in encouraging others to do likewise, so that our town and community may be a lovelier place in which to live."
Louise Sopher, AGC member, 1938
In 1934, 24 ladies wearing hats and gloves, intent on creating beauty in home gardens and public places, started the Arlington Garden Club. In April of that year, members planted their first perennial garden in Terrace Park. Today the legacy lives on and our members maintain the Mayor’s Garden in front of City Hall in Arlington, Washington.
That first year members sold plants and bulbs to raise funds to support activities. Today our annual Plant sale is a major source of funds as is the Holiday Garden Art and Crafts (see Events tab).
Over many years AGC has presented generous scholarships to local high school seniors that plan to major in horticulture or environmental studies. We also donate to community projects in support of our mission statement.
Please use the links provided to discover more about the history of the Arlington Garden Club.
Our History page is under construction so please check back later. We plan to include photos as well as timelines through the years.