Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs

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The Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs is an organization made up of enthusiastic gardeners (both experienced and novice) who wish to network with fellow gardeners from across Tennessee.

Networking is key—from monthly meetings and programs to enhance your understanding of plants, horticulture, landscape design, gardening, and the environment to courses in specific schools that focus on many aspects of gardening.


TFGC, a supportive member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., and Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., provides education, resources, and national networking opportunities  for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibilities.


The permanent headquarters for TFGC is the Ivan Racheff House and Gardens located at:
1943 Tennessee Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-0185

Our Districts

The Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs is divided into four districts. To find out more about the state garden clubs in your area, contact the TFGC Membership Chair, Debbie Boyett at tfgcmembership@gmail.com


Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley


Bedford, Benton, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Warren, Wayne, Williamson, and Wilson

DISTRICT III (East–middle)

Tennessee: Bledsoe, Bradley, Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Fentress, Grundy, Hamilton, Jackson, Macon, Marion, Moore, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Rhea, Sequatchie, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, and White
Georgia: Dade and Walker


Anderson, Blount, Carter, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Washington, and Polk


Conservation Camp

Conservation Camp is a two-day informal member meeting held in October during even-numbered years. We usually meet in state parks and have educational sessions on conservation and state environmental issues. There are also nature hikes, arts and crafts related to nature, outdoor activities, and fellowship. Locations rotate through the four districts.

Conservation Pledge: “I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and promise to promote education so we may become caretakers of our air, water, forest, land, and wildlife.”

APRIL 2023

State Convention

The State Convention is held in April during odd-numbered years . It is a member gathering for officer installations, business meetings, reports from different districts, educational programs, side trips to the surrounding area to get to know Tennessee better, and a chance to learn from and share with our members across the state. We have chairpersons specializing in garden therapy, native plants, gardening for wildlife, historic gardens, and state arboretums who share information with attendees. Locations rotate through the four districts.


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