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About the Centerport Garden Club

2022-11 member photo

The Forsythia was selected as the CGC club flower because it is a true harbinger of spring when it bursts forth into a vibrant golden display before any leaf foliage emerges.

It is a tough and reliable plant that roots easily as do our members within the community. It offers the promise of warmth and beautiful healthy gardens to a world longing for sun and renewal. 


National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Central Atlantic Region of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Federated Garden Clubs of New York State

Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Second District


The object and purpose of this Club is to promote mutual helpfulness among its members in the study of practical gardening and flower arranging; to encourage civic beautification and community plantings, and further the conservation of our native trees, plants and birds.  

The Centerport Garden Club was founded in November 1953 by Reba Bailey with a membership of 15.
We now have a maximum of 85 members.

Every year the Centerport Garden Club holds 10 monthly meetings which feature speakers or workshops covering various aspects of horticulture, floral design, conservation, landscape design, pruning, birds, the environment, recycling, water gardens, and specific plant families.

Occasional field trips are taken to gardens, arboretums, flower shows, or nurseries. 
Once every 2 years we hold an open meeting at our public library with a speaker on subjects of interest to family, friends, members and the public.


The Centerport Garden Club generally presents a Flower Show every 2 years. This is a judged show which is governed by the rules of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. The purpose of the show is to teach our own members and showcase their work and to also educate the general public on matters pertaining to design, horticulture, and conservation.