About Holden Forests & Gardens

Affiliated Garden Clubs

Over 50 garden clubs serving as ambassadors for Holden Forests & Gardens in our communities.

I am Pegg Lencewicz, the Chair of the Affiliate Council, representing over 50 garden clubs who affiliate with Holden Forests & Gardens, some for over 80 years!

Our clubs cover a wide geographic area, from Lorain to Lake County and as far south as Summit County. Each club has their own unique personality, botanical specialty, and community programs or projects into which their members invest their time, treasure and amazing talent.

Most importantly, we are ambassadors for Holden Forests & Gardens in our communities, philanthropic supporters, and of course, individual members of the organization. When you visited CBG did you enjoy seeing the theme-based containers in the Children’s Hershey Garden or during the holidays, the creative display of Christmas trees? These are just two of the projects that the Affiliate Clubs participate in.

I encourage you to seek out a Garden Club in your geographic location or a club that fits your specific botanical interest and learn how you can become a member. Speaking from experience, you will never regret it. For more information, a list of Affiliate Clubs is below.

I hope you will take the time to check out these amazing clubs.


Pegg Lencewicz
Affiliate Council Chair
Member of The Garden Club of Cleveland and Gates Mills Garden Club

Join or renew your Garden Club membership

Looking to join or renew? Please download the form here.

Affiliate Council Members starting 7/1/2021

Pegg Lencewicz, Chair
Gates Mills Garden Club

Shirley Swindell, Vice Chair
Herb Guild and Olmsted Falls GC

Marianne Stern, Secretary
Avon-on-the-Lake Garden Club

Kevin Borowiak, Winter Show Coordinator
Gardenwalk Cleveland

Margaret Ransohoff
Shaker Lakes Garden Club

Jane Petrie
Emerald Necklace Garden Club

Neal Lee
Town and Country Garden Club

Karen Kelly
Hudson Garden Club

Barb Zuik
Western Reserve Herb Society

Emily McLaughlin
The Garden Club of Cleveland

Mary Jo Deucher
Lyndhurst Garden Club

Deborah Kramarz
Gardeners of Greater Cleveland

Ernestine Patterson
Lyndhurst Garden Club

Affiliates of Holden Forest & Gardens

Greater Cleveland Garden Clubs

If you are interested in joining a garden club please visit the club’s website or contact Lynne Robie of Holden Forest & Gardens: lrobie@holdenfg.org for more information.

Akron Garden Club

Aquilegia Garden Club

  • Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month, April through December

Avon-on-the-Lake Garden Club

  • Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month except January, May, July and August
  • Website: www.avonlakegarden.club

Bay Village Garden Club

Beach Cliff Garden Club

  • Meets monthly

Berea Garden Club

  • Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month

Cat’s Den Garden Club

  • Meets monthly

Chippewa Garden Club, Inc.

Cleveland Flower Arrangers Guild

  • Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month

Cleveland Rose Society

Dogwood Valley Garden Club

  • Meets monthly except March, July and August

Dahlia Society of Ohio

Emerald Necklace Garden Club

Fairview Park Garden Center

  • Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month except August

Fairmount Garden Club

  • Meets 2nd Friday of the month September to June

Forest City Garden Club

  • Meets the 4th Sunday of the month

Four Corners Garden Club

  • Meets 3rd Thursday, September thru May 11am

Fork and Hoe Garden Club

  • Meets monthly

The Garden Club of Bentleyville

  • Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 9am

The Garden Club of Cleveland

Garden Walk Cleveland

Gardeners of Greater Cleveland

The Gates Mills Garden Club

Greater Cleveland Orchid Society

  • Meets the 3rd Monday of the month 7-9pm
  • Website: www.gcos.org

Hilltop Garden Club

  • Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month

The Herb Guild

Highland Hts. Garden Club

  • Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month February-June and September-December

Hudson Garden Club

  • Meets the 3rd Thursday September thru May
  • Website: www.hudsongardenclub.org
  • Facebook: the Hudson Garden Club – Ohio
  • Hudson Home & Garden tour open to the public each June

Ikebana International Chapter 20

  • Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month

Independence Garden Club

Indoor Gardening Society

  • Meets the 4th Sunday of each month

Lake Shore Garden Club

  • Meets the 3rd Monday of the month

Lyndhurst Garden Club

  • Meets the 1st Thursday of the month in the evening

Lakewood Garden Club

Midwest Cactus & Succulent Society

Mayfield Village Garden Club

Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County

Northern Ohio Perennials Society (NOPS)

Olmsted Falls Garden Club

Northern Ohio Chapter Ohara School of Ikebana

  • Meets once per month

Ridgewood Garden Club of Parma

  • Meets the 3rd Monday of each month

Seven Hills Garden Club

  • Meets the 4th Tuesday @ 6:30pm March thru November

Shaker Lakes Garden Club

South Euclid Garden Club

  • Meets third Tuesday March – October

Terrace Garden Club

  • Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month April thru December

The Town & Country Garden Club of Cleveland

Village Garden Club

  • Meets primarily on the 1st Monday of the month September thru November and February thru June

Wildwood Garden Club

  • Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month September thru June

Westlake Garden Club

Western Reserve Herb Society

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