About Us

THE BENNINGTON GARDEN CLUB was organized June 19, 1925 and admitted to membership in The Garden Club of America in 1928.  Its purpose is to promote and support horticulture, conservation and beautification within our community; and to educate members and others in the protection, preservation and enhancement of the natural environment.


The Bennington Garden Club (BGC) is the only Garden Club of America (GCA) in the state of Vermont.  It is a GCA Zone 1, Northern New England club.

The club meets year round.  Members enjoy programs on horticulture, conservation and flower arranging.  The club makes yearly donations to various worthwhile causes including “Bennington in Bloom”, Bennington’s downtown planting program.

The BGC Education Fund supports programs for students in Bennington county designed to promote a love of horticulture, protect the environment and promote conservation and civic improvement   Our first grant recipient was the “Story Walk Project” by the Bennington Library on the Aiken Trail at the Bennington Museum.

Prospective members are invited to attend two meetings in the company of a member or their sponsors in order to become acquainted with the club, prior to invitation to join.

The club has non-profit organization membership of the Bennington Museum, meaning that all our members are members of the Bennington Museum.

Links to GCA and Federated websites www.gcamerica.org and www.Vermontfgcv.com.

For more information, email us at jinman@novellaclinical.com or write to BGC Post Office Box 652, Arlington, Vermont 05250