The West Chester Garden Club was started by a small group of ladies in July, 1925. Their objective was to encourage horticultural knowledge, conserve our resources and improve the quality of our environment by active participation in civic projects and to enjoy each others gardens. In 1934 they were asked to join the Garden Club of America (GCA). Read our history.
Commitment to Community
Since its inception, the West Chester Garden Club (WCGC) and its members have contributed to a variety of community projects and conservation. They span maintaining the Chester County Hospital Courtyard, the Pat King Memorial Pollinator Garden, the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Native Plant Project, the West Chester Library, the Oaklands Cemetery, and more. Explore the 'What We Do' section to learn more.
Founded in 1913, the purpose of The Garden Club of America is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.
The Philadelphia Committee of the Garden Club of America also known as "PCGCA" was established in 1964 with the purpose to support projects that could not be carried out by any single club.