Our History

As of 2015 we became known as the Adirondack Garden Club (AGC) formerly we were the Essex County Adirondack Garden Club (ECAGC), but our membership grew beyond Essex County to several adjacent counties in the Adirondack region of upstate New York.  Our Club membership now covers an incredible 1,824 square miles and two USDA hardiness zones.

Founded in 1928, the AGC became a member of the Garden Club of America in 1933.  During our 90-plus-year history, the club hosted the 1973 National GCA annual meeting, a Summer Institute for 500 delegates, NY State Zone III Conservation Retreats and the 2013 GCA National Affairs and Legislation/Conservation Field Trip. 

The AGC is a club devoted to service within our communities, within our Adirondack region, and in support of national and international conservation issues through our national organization, The Garden Club of America.  Our motto "Not for myself alone have I labored" has inspired members for 86 years and counting. 

For the complete history of the Adirondack Garden Club (previously  known as ECAGC), click here