TACOMA AND PIERCE COUNTY
Tacoma is the largest city in Pierce County, Washington State. Members of the Tacoma Garden Club live throughout the county: from Spanaway in the foothills of Mount Rainier, to Lakewood on the glacial prairies, to Gig Harbor on Puget Sound. Our community is renowned for its natural beauty, and as a center for art, education, and commerce.
GARDENING IN TACOMA
Although Tacoma is situated at a northern latitude, the climate is moderated by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean as it flows into Puget Sound. Gardens flourish in abundant rain, adequate sunshine and mild temperatures (USDA climate zone 8). The region produces some of the finest rhododendrons, Japanese maples, and rock garden plants. The growing season runs between 200 and 250 days.
The lowlands around Puget Sound and along the coast were once covered with forest, thus native woodland plants like trilliums, Youth-On-Age, and a host of ferns thrive, as do forest-edge trees like vine maples and dogwoods.
TACOMA GARDEN CLUB
Tacoma Garden Club was organized March 24, 1925, entered The Garden Club of America in April, 1928, and established Non-Profit Status September 25, 1990.
TACOMA GARDEN CLUB VISION
Tacoma Garden Club envisions an effective, sustainable organization recognized for its passion for gardening and stewardship of the environment.
TACOMA GARDEN CLUB MISSION
Tacoma Garden Club promotes gardening in our community through education and action in the areas of horticulture, conservation, sustainability, floral arts, and civic improvement.
Tacoma Garden Club is the proud winner of The 2010 Garden Club of America Public Relations Award for creating the 1st Garden Club of America website and using it to improve and protect the environment through education about native plants, conservation, and civic improvement.
TGC ANNUAL COMMUNITY SMALL GRANTS
Each year the Tacoma Garden Club selects community organizations to receive small grants. For more information and to download the application go to Community Grants.
Tacoma Garden Club (TGC) works both independently and in conjunction with community organizations to provide a variety of educational opportunities for citizens of all ages.
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