Pine Lake Garden Club (PLGC) was founded in 1943 and is a member of National Garden Clubs, the largest gardening organization in the world. Members come together to meet other gardeners, make their community a better place, exchange ideas, learn about plants and compete for awards and grants.
PLGC meets on the second Wednesday morning of every month in a member's home. We have a speaker at seven of our ten yearly meetings. The subject matter varies across the scope of gardening and in the past has included ecology, landscaping, flower arranging, health, propagation, pruning, native plants and plant life found around the world. We usually have a 2-3 planned field trips and 3-4 workshops per year.
PLGC is involved in a vareity of community outreach programs,
- Landscape projects in public places. Our most recent project was the entrance to Pine Lake Park.
- Scholarships/Grants for teachers and college students. (For example, we provide an annual scholarship to a student in horticulture at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.)
- Contributions to local and worldwide agencies, such as the Heifer Fund.
- Gardening outreach to youth through programs, clubs and contests.
- Outreach to nursing homes, retirement homes and other specialized residences.
- Blue Star Markers (a program that honors those who have served, are currently serving or will serve in the Unites States Armed Forces).
- Garden Tours
- Plant Sales
- Workshops & Classes
- Flower Shows & School
- Landscape Design & Planting
- Volunteer Work
- Conservation & Nature Study
- Making Friends & Having Fun