Director's Message

Greetings to the members of the South Central Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and to the visitors of this website. We are one of eight regions of the NGC, the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. South Central Region (SCR) is comprised of Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The four states combined have 458 garden clubs and 21 youth clubs. We have nearly 12,000 members.

The states of South Central Region offer a series of educational opportunities: Environmental Schools – Gardening Schools – Landscape Design Schools – Flower Show Schools and Judges Symposiums. Check our website for the dates and locations of these schools.

Our theme for the 2019-2021 term shall be “United to Plant America”. I would like to see projects where our garden clubs work with other groups such as Master Gardeners, Civic Groups, Plant Societies, Park Departments, Youth Groups, Museums, Hospital Gardens, Art Leagues, etc. I am so proud that some of the SCR states are already working on projects that fit into the scope of Plant America. I am very excited to be your 2019-2021 Director, and I hope to see many members in Las Cruces, New Mexico, April 19-20, 2021.

Linda Lawson
SCR Director 2019-2021
Theme: “Unite to Plant America”
Regional Project: Beautifying Our Communities


Members of Camden GC of AFGC landscape the gymnasium at Fairview Park.
Members of Angel Fire GC of NM are planting a median garden In their community.
Members of Dahlia GC of Walters, OK and youth at their landscape project at a local school. “ Teaching today’s generation to garden and serve”.
Carol Coughran member of Brookhaven GC of TX is peeking through her extraordinarily tall (over 6’ tall) fennel.

2019-2021 South Central Region Officers

  • Director –
    Linda Lawson
  • Alternate Director –
    Donna Marsheck
  • Recording Secretary –
    Jan Smith
  • Treasurer –
    Sheri Eoff
  • Historian –
    Idalia Aguilar
  • Corresponding
    Secretary –
    Mary Early
  • Parliamentarian –
    Barbara Baker
  • Immediate
    Past Director –
    Isabel Olsen