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Cardinal Council of Garden Clubs of Kentucky

The Southern Monarch
Tuesday, July 15, 6 p.m. BKLibrary
sponsored by TCGC & WC Public Library

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2024 Cardinal Council Flower Show
"Nursery Rhymes Remembered!"
June 19, 2024
(Results on Flower Shows Page!

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this show a success!

Congratulations to Cardinal Council Club Members
for achieving 29 awards at 2024 GCKY Convention!!
(see Awards page)

Welcome to the website of the Cardinal Council of Kentucky Garden Clubs located in Bowling Green, Warren, County, Kentucky. There are four garden clubs in the Cardinal Council:

Bowling Green Garden Club organized in 1934 and federated in 1935.

Two Creeks Garden Club organized in 1988 and federated in 1989

Warren East Garden Club organized in 1992 and federated in 1993.

Glasgow Garden Club organized in 1933 and federated in 1937, joined the Cardinal Council in the spring of 2019.

Several other garden clubs were members of the Cardinal Council.  See the History page and the individual club pages.

The Cardinal Council is a member of:

The National Garden Clubs, Inc.
The Garden Club of Kentucky
The Dogwood District of Kentucky Garden Clubs
The South Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs which is composed of Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Cardinal Council is affiliated with:

The Eloise B. Houchens Center
The Nature Conservancy

The Cardinal Council holds a spring meeting in March and a fall meeting in September. For information, email us at cardinalcouncilgc@gmail.com.

As a member of the Garden Club of Kentucky and the National Garden Club, the objectives of the Cardinal Council are:

To promote interest in and knowledge of horticulture, gardening, garden therapy, and youth gardening.

To encourage beautification of home, community, and state.

To encourage appreciation and conservation of wildflowers, wildlife, forests, wilderness areas, and other natural resources and cooperate with other agencies promoting these interests.


The glory of gardening:

hands in the dirt,
head in the sun,
 heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is
 to feed not just on the body,
but the soul.

--Alfred Austin


CC News

See Calendar page for more events and details!


The Southern Monarch

July 16, 6 pm
BK Library
Free Event

Flower Show Judges Symposium
Open to All GC Members
August 22-23
Burlington, KY
Click here for information

Cardinal Council Fall
Board Meeting

October 1, 2024

Environmental School 3
October 29-30
Bob Kirby Library
Info coming soon!

Dogwood District Meeting
October 16, 2024
9 am ET-registration
10 am ET - meeting
Audubon Country Club 3265 Robin Road
Louisville, KY 40213
Louisville, KY

Cardinal Council Fall
Member Meeting

October 24, 2024 - 10 am
L. B. Mitchell Club House
Glasgow - Potluck

2025 SAR Convention

March 9-10, 2025

Raleigh, NC

2025 GCKY Convention
April 28-30, 2025
Paducah, KY

NGC Convention
May 19-23, 2025
Omaha, NE






This website is updated frequently so visit us often.  Please send information to Mary Ann Hext by calling 270-781-8171 or by email (mhext@outlook.com).



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Updated: June 30, 2024.