In the 1930's, Waco boasted several garden clubs that continued to thrive until the 1980's. These organizations provided a social outlet for women to gather and discuss not just gardening, but also the role of the hostess, details of floral design, and appropriate table decorations for various occasions. Most of the Waco garden clubs belonged to the Texas Garden Club, Inc., which was part of the National Garden Club of America. The mission of the National Garden Club of America is to "promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility and help coordinate the interests and activities of state and local garden clubs in the U.S. and abroad."
More information about the Garden Clubs can be found in the many Waco Garden Club collections at The Texas Collection. The following finding aids are currently incomplete. Please e-mail The Texas Collection at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.