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Cardinal Council of Garden Clubs of Kentucky

Welcome to the website of the Cardinal Council of Kentucky Garden Clubs located in Bowling Green, Warren, County, Kentucky. There are three local 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.

Note: The Bicentennial Garden Club was organized in September 1975 and Federated in the Bicentennial Year of 1976 in April. Sadly, this club dissolved in the spring of 2017.

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

"The Greatest Show
on Earth"

CC Flower Show
June 5, 2019
Setup June 4
Click HERE for Schedule!


Note date change for Botanical Arts entries!


CC News

CC Member Meeting
March 19
11 am
hosted by BGGC

Houchens Center


2019 GCKY Convention

April 9-11
Berea, KY
Click here for Registration form (pdf format)
Click here for information on GCKY website

National Garden Week
June 2-8, 2019

BGGC Fairy Garden
Tour & Tea
June 2, 2018

Cardinal Council
Flower Show
June 5, 2019
Setup June 4

Garden Study
Course IV
Sept. 24-25

Dogwood District
October 22 - 9 am
Franklin, KY
Click here for information

See calendar
for more details and events!

Congratulations to
Martha Harkleroad who will be installed in April as our new Dogwood District Director and to Karen Wells who will be Vice Director.

Congratulations to TCGC and WEGC for winning best President Reports for medium and small garden clubs at the Dogwood District Meeting in October.




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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Mary Ann Hext
Updated: March 16, 2019.