About the Garden Clubs of Ontario
The history of the Garden Clubs of Ontario
The Garden Clubs of Ontario was founded and incorporated in l954.
In 1981 The GCO and garden-related organisations from fifteen different countries formed the World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA). WAFA has a 2010/11 membership enrollment from thirty-seven countries.
Since 1981 The GCO members have attended ten International Seminars, and World Flower Shows and Congresses in England, Belgium, France, Canada (managed by GCO), New Zealand, South Africa, Scotland, Japan and the United States of America.
In 1984 The GCO formed, and continues to circulate information to Garden Clubs Canada, a registry of garden and floral design organisations across the country.
From 1954 to the present day The GCO has had a friendly relationship with the Ontario Horticultural Association and member judges from both associations work for each other, teach programs and judge at flower shows.
The purpose of the Garden Clubs of Ontario is to stimulate knowledge of horticulture and the art of floral design.
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