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Gardening isn’t just for your grandmothers anymore. As a new wave of interest in organics and outdoor living sweeps younger generations, gardening clubs are turning over a new leaf, revealing exciting new trends, social media endeavors and membership influxes.
The Junior Group of the Dallas Garden Club
This invite-only club is passionate about encouraging young women in the art of gardening. Members meet to discuss gardening and host events, including an annual Cocktail Party, Children’s Party, Christmas Coffee, and the Annual Flower Show and High Tea each spring.
The Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club has been a leader in promoting organic gardening methods in North Texas since 1993. With a monthly meeting at hip outfitter REI and an active Facebook account, this club is making big strides in the broadcast of their natural garden message. gdogc.org
A classic garden club, The Dallas Rose Society was founded in 1952. As one of 400 local chapters associated with American Rose Society, the club enjoys a boundless supply of resources. The club focuses on hybridization, growing, exhibiting, designing rose arrangements, research and photography of roses. dallasrosesociety.com
The Greater North Texas Orchid Society gathers gardeners with a love for orchids. Not an orchid expert? Not to worry. The society offers an Orchids 101 discussion for beginners, as well as a plant show and monthly meetings. gntos.org
Gardeners looking for something more exotic might try the Koi and Water Garden Club of North Texas. Plants and ponds bring koi enthusiasts together over food and drink to discuss their gardens. The club aims to attract anyone interested in creating, maintaining and enjoying the art of water gardening and the keeping of ornamental fish. kwgcnt.org
– By Molly Price
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