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About Coastal Gardeners


Coastal Gardeners is proud to be a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC)Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs (DFGC), and The Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs, Inc. (CAR-SGC). Affiliation with these organizations allows members to participate in various local, regional and national programs, projects, and educational opportunities.  Be sure to visit each website for more information.


Mission Statement

  1. Affiliate with DFGC, CAR-SGC, and the NGC.

  2. Aid in the protection and conservation of wildlife, our natural resources, and native plants.

  3. Promote interest and knowledge of all phases of gardening.

  4. Study and advance the fine arts of gardening: landscape, floral design, and horticulture.

  5. Promote community beautification.

National Award

Coastal Gardeners was a recent recipient of a $1,000.00 grant awarded by National Garden Club (NGC) - PLANT AMERICA.  Project grants to NGC member clubs help educate adults and children about the joys of gardening and create a pride throughout the community. Since 2017, more than 250 grants have been awarded to garden clubs across America and Coastal Gardeners is very happy to be amongst the most recent grant recipients.


Coastal Gardeners partnered with Healthy Food for Healthy Kids (HFHK) of Hockessin, DE and Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville to teach elementary students how to grow and harvest fresh healthy vegetables. Phillip C. Showell Elementary School has about 300 students, kindergarten through 5 grades. The grant will be used to support the direct expenses for this project


State Awards for Achievements in 2021 presented by DFGC on June 15th, 2022:

1st Place Awards

  • Civic Achievement Award for the Garden at Beebee ER and Cancer Center

  • Public Education Award for the vegetable garden planted at Phillip Showell Elementary School in partnership with HFHK

  • Publications - Website           

  • Roadside Improvement Award for landscaping which beautifies the area at Dagsboro Town Hall


2nd Place Awards:  

  • Civic Achievement Award for the landscaping Tower Road in DE Seashore State Park

  • Publications - Newsletters     

  • Roadside Improvement Award for DelDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway litter clean-up

  • Special Achievement Award for the Christmas CHEER program in partnership with Roxanna CHEER Center


Honorable Mention: Yearbook



Coastal Gardeners is for everyone, whether or not you have a green thumb. Join us and you will find a club of people bound together by their love of gardens and gardening. Membership is open to all persons who are interested in the objectives of the club. Prospective members may visit two scheduled club meetings before requesting membership. Active members must pay annual dues ($40), attend at least five General Meetings per year and serve on at least one Standing or Special Committee. 


Meetings are held at 5:30 pm on the third Monday of the month at Millville by the Sea Clubhouse, 30794 Endless Summer Dr. in Millville, DE. Our evening hours are convenient for many who have daytime commitments.   

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