- To study, in all its aspects, the art of gardening, particularly horticulture, and to cooperate with agencies furthering such interest.
- To encourage environmental improvement through civic development, beautification, restoration, and the protection and conservation of our natural resources.
- To assist in educating the youth of North Carolina in the areas of garden club activity.
Awards for "Website" and "Blog and Social Media" were approved at the Fall Board Meeting in Charlotte on September 15, 2014. The new media awards will fall under the category: Press Books, Publications and Media Awards. (For a comprehensive list of awards, application process and judging criteria, please see http://www.gardenclubofnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/2013-2015_GCNC_AWARDS-6214-total1.pdf.)
Directions: Provide on the GCNC Awards Application Form your website address, who maintains the site, how often updated and the cost. Ease of navigation will be considered while judging from the site. Clubs or Councils may apply. You must indicate whether the site was professionally designed or designed and managed by club member/members.
Achievement: Club/Group information present/ease to find, educational - 20 pts.
Promotional: Promotes GCNC, SAR and NGC objectives - 10 pts.
Maintenance: Does it appear to be updated? - 10 pts.
Total - 100 pts.
For more information about the mission of The Garden Clubs of North Carolina, see