It has been a most challenging time for us gardeners – every state and the territories have been affected by the unprecedented fire season and social distancing restrictions of COVID-19 restrictions varying amongst the Australian States and Territories during the end of 2019 and most of 2020. The Affiliated Clubs will be guided in respect of their locations within their regions. Look to your GCA Zone zone Coordinator for your area.
Lorraine Emerson President Garden Clubs of Australia.
THE GCA’s CONSTITUTION
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Biennial Convention at Townsville Garden Club North Queensland
The Annual General Meeting and Biennial Convention will be held in Townsville in September 2021; click this link GCA Convention Flyer A4 2021 Qld Good to Go. to view all details.
The previous biennial was held at Norfolk Island in 2019 and Townsville is another fantastic opportunity for members of our GCA Affiliated Clubs to join together in a wonderful tropical location after such a trying period through most of 2020 and into 2021.
The Garden Clubs of Australia Inc (GCA) is an umbrella organisation established to provide encouragement and support for the many autonomous local garden clubs functioning throughout Australia. Membership (Affiliation) to The Garden Clubs of Australia Inc is available to any garden club or gardening oriented organisation.
Jacqui Bateman is the new Membership Secretary. You can call Jacqui on 0424 430 844 for further details. Over 740 Australian clubs have joined with the GCA. The majority of affiliates are garden clubs and community gardens, formed by people with a love of gardening, willing to share and further their experience, building friendships. Many are specialist activities which enhance the skills of such members.
There are many benefits for affiliated clubs. Visit our Insurance Page for a list of Questions and Answers for the terrific Insurance cover for the members of your Gardening Club.
Our Gardens Magazine
We publish a wonderful and professional quarterly magazine, Our Gardens, with wonderful full colour pictures and quality articles submitted by members from Affiliated Clubs around Australia.
Photo Competition and Calendar
A beautiful yearly Calendar and a free fabulous Photo Competition with prizes over many gardening categories.
Excellent Extras – Awards – Locate a Club – Diary Dates and more
Listing of Affiliated Club’s Diary Dates for the affiliate’s events during the year and the next, a terrific Awards Section to acknowledge the wonderful contributions to member’s clubs, finding an affiliated gardening Club in your vicinity and so much more.