Hardy Garden Club was founded in 1913 by a group of Baltimore ladies interested in gardening and flower arranging. The Club was invited to join The Garden Club of America in 1920 and was later a founding member of both the Maryland Daffodil Society and The Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland.
Today, Hardy members are just as passionate about the three stated goals of the club: the acquisition of knowledge and love of horticulture and gardening, the encouragement of excellence in flower arranging and the conservation of the environment. To this end, educational speakers, workshops, field trips, flower shows and community projects and outreach all play a large role in the life of Hardy members.
We hope you will take a few minutes to learn more about us!
2013 GCA Shirley Meneice National Horticulture Conference Chair, Barbara Gould (center) pictured with Joan Miller (left) and Bliss McCord (right).
Congratulations to Nancy Harrison for being awarded the Zone VI Judging Award. Nancy, a member since 1990, has spent the past several decades sharing her floral design expertise as well as passing and judging for GCA clubs.
GCA Medal of Merit presented to Fran Flanigan (left) in September 2016. The medal of merit is a GCA award given for contributions of exceptional merit in the field of horticulture, conservation, or civic achievement, and for inspirational leadership within that area.
Most Blue Ribbons in a Show (15 ribbons) - 2015 American Daffodil Society Show
Leslie Aronson (new member)
Hardy members, Maria Eagan and Nancy Powell, replicated the historic Hampton Mansion for display at the annual GCA Zone meeting in October 2016. The design was a based on the parterre gardens in the back of the mansion and the many flowers- filled urns on the property. The white orchids symbolized the beautiful mansion.
Best Small Daffodil Grower - 2015 American Daffodil Society Show