Our HistoryEstablished in 1938, Admitted to GCA in 1942


The Founders Garden Club was organized in 1938 and admitted to the Garden Club of America (GCA) in March, 1942. Upon admission to GCA, the club changed its name to Des Moines Founders Garden Club. The original 32 members of the Des Moines Founders Garden Club included five men, including J.N. “Ding” Darling.

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Our MissionInstruct, Inspire & Protect



The purpose of the Des Moines Founders Garden Club is to instruct the public on horticultural subjects and stimulate interest in the beautification of geographical areas by active and progressive gardening.

We stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs, aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds, and encourage civic planning. The Des Moines Founders Garden Club is a proud member of the Garden Club of America

 

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