The Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. was founded in 1924 and incorporated in 1930 for the purpose of supporting the garden clubs of New York State in their efforts at beautification, preservation, and conservation. There are currently over 300 federated garden clubs in 10 districts across the state with 10,000 total members. District IV, which encompasses northeastern New York, has five member clubs. Membership in any of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. offers garden enthusiasts the opportunity and privilege of participating with others who share their interests and vision for improving the environment and advancing the arts of gardening, flower arranging and landscape design.
- To assist member clubs in working together;
- To serve as an educational source for member clubs;
- To encourage the art of gardening, horticulture, landscape design, and flower arranging;
- To encourage civic planting, beautification, and preservation of scenic and historic locations; and
- To encourage public interest in environmental concerns and conserving the natural beauty and resources of New York State, the nation, and the world.