Membership Information

Dear Club Presidents and Club Treasurers:

The Garden Club of New Jersey membership dues, insurance fees and membership lists are due to the state Membership Chairman by April 15th each year.  In order to be registered and insured, this deadline must be met.  Therefore, your dues and fees should be mailed to the Membership Chairperson by April 15 of each year. Your timely response is greatly appreciated!

Membership dues:   $7.00 per individual member
Insurance fees:          $5.00 per individual member
TOTAL:                           $12.00 PER INDIVIDUAL MEMBER

*Please Note:  Send ONE club check for the total of both club membership and club insurance fees.

Dues to GCNJ are based on Individual Membership.  If a club has a husband and wife membership, you are required by the Bylaws of the GCNJ to pay $7.00 per individual.  Insurance coverage is also based on each individual member.


The Garden Club of New Jersey has implemented a new registration system called “Wild Apricot” which manages garden club member registrations, and all member information updates and changes. Membership Chairs of each garden club will now register their club’s members by going to the following website portal and logging in with their provided log on credentials.

https://gardenclubofnewjersey.wildapricot.org

New garden clubs that need access to the Wild Apricot registration system, must send an email to:

membership.gcnj@gmail.com


Benefits to Your Garden Club
As a Member of
The Garden Club of New Jersey

Dear Friend,

The Garden Club of New Jersey (“GCNJ”) has played a significant role in helping to protect and conserve New Jersey’s natural resources, as well as encouraging civic and roadside beauty.  Additionally, GCNJ offers scholarships for teachers and college students to promote interest in conservation of wildlife and the environment.

The GCNJ is a federation of Garden Clubs founded in 1925 and is a charter member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.  The GCNJ serves over 4,500 members throughout the state.

We hope you will take this opportunity to join GCNJ and benefit by the following:

  • Access to our recommended Program/Speaker List;
  • Heightened publicity of your club through our website, resulting in increased membership;
  • Posting of announcements for your club fundraisers (tours, flower shows and plant sales, etc.) on our website, free of charge;
  • Obtain affordable club insurance;
  • Guidance through the 501(c) (3) process, qualifying your club as a charitable organization;
  • Advice in planning flower shows, and selecting qualified judges from our directory to judge your flower shows;
  • Evaluation of your club projects for exclusive GCNJ awards;
  • Borrow materials from our extensive list of Properties to aid in flower shows and other club projects;
  • Purchase garden related supplies from “Club Sales”;
  • Use of the GCNJ Headquarters, “Holly House” within the beautiful grounds of Rutgers Gardens for your club meeting once per year;
  • Receipt of our quarterly newsletter … News Leaf;
  • Access to our Directory of member garden clubs in New Jersey, including president’s contact information;
  • Attend National, Regional and District Conferences and GCNJ state meetings;Attend GCNJ sponsored schools and workshops (for credit or non-credit).  Past offerings have included:
    Flower Show School     |     Gardening Study School     |     Landscape Design School     |     Environmental Studies School     |     Symposiums  (Floral Design)
  • Attend state sponsored projects, field trips, workshops, meetings and tours.

An example of the programs GCNJ has offered in the past includes such subjects as: Youth, Environmental, Garden Education, Garden Therapy, Horticulture and Scholarships

Membership dues are $12.00 per year per member. The dues are requested by April 15th of the year. New Clubs and additional members may be added any time during the year. If you have any questions, please send them to the email provided below.
membership.gcnj@gmail.com


GCNJ AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP IN GCNJ

Dear Friend,

The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. (GCNJ) has played a significant role in helping to protect and conserve New Jersey’s natural resources, as well as encouraging civic and roadside beauty.  Additionally, GCNJ offers scholarships for teachers and college students to promote interest in conservation of wildlife and the environment.

The GCNJ is a federation of Garden Clubs founded in 1925 and is a charter member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.  The GCNJ serves over 4,500 members throughout the state.

We hope you will take this opportunity to join GCNJ as an Affiliate Member and benefit by the following:

  • Your group will be published in our recommended program/speaker list
  • You may post announcements on our Website free of charge
  • Receive our quarterly newsletter … “News Leaf”
  • Receive a directory of garden clubs in New Jersey
  • Attend Fall Conference and the Annual Meeting
  • Attend GCNJ sponsored schools and workshops:

    Flower Show School                        Gardening Consultants
    Landscape Design School             Environmental Studies School

Affiliate Membership dues are $30.00 per year. The dues are requested by April 15th of the year.  If you have any questions, please send them to the email provided below.
membership.gcnj@gmail.com

 Affiliate Member Form – click here 


GCNJ LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Life Membership is available to members of all GCNJ clubs. A tax deductible membership fee of $150.00 supports the GCNJ Headquarters & Endowment fund and/or GCNJ Scholarship Fund. Members have preferential seating at the Annual meeting and Fall Conference and opportunity to participate in special garden tours arranged by Life Members.

CLICK HERE for the Life Membership Application (PDF)
CLICK HERE for the Life Membership Policy (PDF)