GENERAL INFORMATION

MEETING DAY

First Wednesday of Each Month


MEETING TIME

12:00 p.m. - Social Time

12:15 p.m. - General Meeting and Program


MEETING PLACE

Fruitdale Grange

1440 Parkdale Drive at Rogue River Highway

Grants Pass, Oregon 97527

Phone:  541-471-3404

E-mail:  [email protected]


1440 Parkdale Drive, Grants Pass Oregon 97527

MEMBERSHIP DUES

New Member Dues - $23.00 (includes name badge)

Annual Renewal Dues $20.00 - Due on or before July 1

(Note:  Add an additional $10.00 for the mailing of the monthly newsletter by U.S. Mail to cover postage, if no e-mail address is available.  Otherwise, a monthly newsletter is e-mailed to all members.)


REQUEST TO THE MEMBERSHIP

Wear your name badge at each meeting and GPGC functions.

Please silence your cell phones during meetings


BOARD MEETINGS

All GPGC members are welcome to attend and address the Board at board meetings.  Please contact the GPGC President to be added to the Agenda



CLUB FUNDRAISERS / PROJECTS

*  Spring Garden Club Plant Sale 


*  Floral Show at the Josephine County Fair as entrants, judges, workers and award providers


*  Annual scholarships to Rogue Community College horticultural students and Claire Hanley Scholarship at Oregon State University


*  Garden of Enchantment, Oregon Garden Children's Garden and Natural Resource Education Program, Gospel Rescue Mission, Penny Pines Tree Project, Arbor Day Tree Planting, Josephine County Food Bank, Josephine County Community Library, Rose Society Festival, Greenleaf Industries Education Program, VA Chapel Flowers, and Rusk Ranch Nature Center


*  Honor our Veterans with 4 weeks of member-created floral arrangements at the V.A. Hospital in White City, Oregon


*  Christmas Home Tour of Grants Pass Garden Club members (many homemade crafts along with great food.)



OUR CLUB PLEDGE

I will sustain the Club and its objectives, and guard its reputation as long as I am a member, and I will perform all works assigned to me to the best of my ability.

OUR CONSERVATION PLEDGE

I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and promise to promote education so we may become caretakers of our air, water, forest, land and wildlife.   

ABOUT THE GRANTS PASS GARDEN CLUB (1926 - ...)

The Grants Pass Garden  Club was founded by Mrs. Marguerite Riddle in 1926.  Others joined with her to plant trees and flowers in Grants Pass for the visitors and tourists traveling to the coast.

In 1976, as part of a Bicentennial effort sponsored by the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs to locate historical trees, a hard-shelled flowering almond was identified at 702 NE "A" Street.  This rare tree, now over 100 years old, is the sole evidence of what once was an extensive almond orchard.  A plaque commemorating that tree is still at the site.  Also, in 1976, an extensive garden was designed and planted in Riverside Park.  A plaque was placed there as a memorial garden for Mrs. Riddle.  

There has long been an interest in wildflowers and in the 1930's, club member, Mrs. Demaray, mounted a display of over 75 specimens of blooming wildflowers with assistance from a local educator and botanist, Lincoln Savage.  Today, club members enjoy wildflower walks at the Table Rocks, Limpy Creek, Eight Dollar Mountain, and other sites known for their Spring show of flowers.

To raise money for scholarships and civic beautification projects, the Grants Pass Garden Club has sold holiday arrangements in December and has an annual Spring Plant Sale.  The sales have included had-crafted garden art by several local artists and Grants Pass Garden Club members, including lovely plants propagated from members' gardens.

Since the beginning, the Grants Pass Garden Club has welcomed new members who are interested in learning about gardening and sharing the love of gardening with others.  Garden tours, craft workshops, and informal get-togethers give life to the proverb "Friends are the flowers in the garden of life."

Information is contained here on our website and you can also obtain additional information by contacting us through e-mail at "[email protected].  You can also visit us on our Facebook page, which is "Grants Pass Garden Club."  Like our page and we will appear in your newsfeed.  


OREGON STATE INFORMATION

STATE ANIMAL - American Beaver (Castor Canadensis)

STATE BIRD - Western Meadowlark (Sturnella Neglecta)

STATE BUTTERFLY - Oregon Swallowtail (Papilio Oregonius)

STATE FISH - Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus Tshawytscha)

STATE FLOWER - Oregon Grape (Mahonia Aquifolia)

STATE FRUIT - Pear (Pyrus Communis)

STATE NUT - Hazelnut (Filbert) (Corylus Avellana)

STATE MUSHROOM - Pacific Golden Chanterelle

STATE ROCK - Thunderegg

STATE TREE - Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga Menzeseii)

STATE GEMSTONE - Oregon Sunstone

STATE NICKNAME - The Beaver State

STATE MOTTO - "She Flies With Her Own Wings" (Alis Volat Propiis)

STATE SONG - "Oregon, My Oregon"