Our Mission

Carolyn Bass

While the Club's mission is constant, which is to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and to promote education, interests are varied.

 

Members lead efforts:  

State wide, as well with community based, educating citizens about conservation and horticulture.

Most recently, the Club in conjunction with NCDOT, NC Garden Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Veterans Affairs honored Veterans who served in WWI with the Poppy Project. (Click Here for an article in The News of Orange County). 

Currently, the Club is participating with local, state and national leaders

to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment,

She Who Changed The World (Click Here). The Club recently offered

seed packets of Big Smile Sunflower Seeds in honor of the movement

and to support the Hillsborough Garden Club's Scholarship Fund. 

The benefits of Garden Therapy are shared through the (Click HereSoltys Day Health Program.

Scholarships are granted to young people expressing interest in horticulture yearly. Last year Dillon McDade (Orange County High School) attended the Orange County Soil, Water, Conservation District's 2019 Resource Conservation Workshop (click Here)

Hillsborough contributes to nation's pollination effort as Bee City, USA (Click Here for Bee City, USA)

Pollinating Week (which was planned for May 31, 2020 - June 6, 2020) is now an integrated community based annual occurrence in Hillsborough (Click Here).

Hillsborough contributes to efforts that effect climate change as a Tree City, USA  (Click Here for the Arbor Day Foundation)

Educating the public about the global impact of planting a pollinating garden is a regular feature of 

The News of Orange County - "Buzzing Around with the Hillsborough Garden Club" (Click Here). 

Club Members decorate and host annual events such as, Hillsborough's Candlelight Tour (click Here), sponsored by the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and the Chamber of Commerce.

Biannual Hillsborough Garden Tour continues to draw hundreds of visitors nationally. Click Here for Public Gardens, and Here for Private Gardens showcased in the 2019 Tour. 

 

Share the Bloom, flower arrangements are created from the gardens of members and shared with local nursing homes, assisted living, and senior centers (Click Here).

Catherine Phelps, Club Member & District 9 Director, and has been a repeated invited contributor to the North Carolina Museum of Art's Art in Bloom. (Click Here).

Our Motto - "To preserve what is good, To grow what is good,

To display what is good.”

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