Welcome!

Upcoming Programs

October 3 at First Baptist Church of Asheville

We will meet at at 11:30 am for fellowship, with lunch and our monthly meeting following.  Our Speaker will be Heather  Rayburn,  Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at The Botanical Gardens at Asheville and a long time friend of MGCA.

Heather has been a monarch butterfly enthusiast for some two decades and will tell us all about them.  Also,  the importance of providing the proper environment for their preservation.  She is a native of Asheville and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UNC-Asheville and  her Master of Science from the University of Tennessee.

All are invited.

Optional lunch begins at noon ($11.00) with the talk about 12:45.

Questions and lunch reservations by:  633-1271.

 

Men’s Garden Club of Asheville

MISSION STATEMENT

The Men’s Garden Club of Asheville is a community service, non-profit organization that:

  • educates members and the general public in various aspects of gardening
  • supports beautification sites in Asheville
  • offers horticultural scholarships
  • provides opportunities for fellowship

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Above:  Spring plants growing in club greenhouse in preparation for sale 2016.

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Who are we….

Founded in 1940, the Men’s Garden Club of Asheville – a nonprofit organization – is celebrating 75 years of community service in 2015.  The objectives of our club have always been education, gardening, beautification, community service and fellowship. This is accomplished during our monthly meetings at which knowledgeable speakers are invited to speak, along with hand-on activities at our greenhouse site, and engaging in various gardening projects within the community.Currently the club gives two scholarships, one each to Mayland Community College and Blue Ridge Community College.  (see Scholarship under Activities.)

What we do…

Some plants are raised from cuttings at our own horticulture center with monies generated in our annual spring and fall sales supporting two scholarships to deserving community college students who are pursuing a career in horticulture.  Other plants are purchased from local nurseries and wholesalers.

Here is what makes MGCA a success!

Here is what makes MGCA a success!

Gerry Hardesty propagating cuttings to be raised for sale.

Gerry Hardesty propagating cuttings to be raised for sale.

Rooting chamber for cuttings

Rooting chamber for cuttings

Inside rooting chamber

Inside rooting chamber

After the cuttings grow to a certain size, they are repotted. Ted Faber and Bob Thatcher work the repotting table.

After the cuttings grow to a certain size, they are repotted. Ted Faber and Bob Thatcher work the repotting table.

Taking a break from the hot summer work of repotting.

Cuttings are carefully prepared for the propagation process.

And while we have always engaged in community beautification projects; this year in cooperation with both AB-Tech and the Western North Carolina Historical Association we are restoring the historic Smith-McDowell house landscaping following plans by the Frederick Law Olmsted landscape company in 1900 (See below.)  A re-dedication ceremony  was held on August 20, 2015.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please proceed to the Join page for details.

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