2023 is our 31st anniversary!
Who We Are
Rainbow Garden Club of North Texas (RGC) began as a chat room on AOL back in 1992 for a group of gardeners who were looking to form a club. Since that time, we have met on the 2nd weekend of the month for over 350 meetings. RGC has a diverse membership from all over the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Everyone is welcome. Our experience ranges from Novice to Master Gardeners, most of whom happen to be gay or lesbian. Read about us in the Dallas Voice.
How to Join
Click on Join to go to our membership page. The RGC application can be filled out online. Annual membership is only $15 per household. Membership provides numerous benefits:
- An award-winning newsletter
- Educational programs
- Garden tours and field trips
- Social events
- Community service projects
- Landscape advice for members
- Plant, cutting, and seed swaps
For more information about RGC or upcoming events use our online Contact Form to email us. We are on Facebook.
Attend an Event
We would love to meet you in person at one of our events. The next four events are listed below. For a more complete list go to Upcoming Events.
Saturday June 3 – Rainbow Garden Club June 3 Trip to Waxahachie.
Meeting Up Place, 10 AM, June 3
We will meet at 216 North College Street, the former police department building,
next door to College Street Pub (see map). Look for a building with two big white
globes and an arched door. A parking lot is across the street. Those who want to
carpool can organize at the police building. (Notice that you will come into town on
College Street. Our meet-up and church visit are on College Street as well.) An Evite will be sent to members about this event.
June 10th – “Pride in Bloom” at the Dallas Arboretum starts with a
VIP reception at 8:30 a.m. at “A Tasteful Place” and follows with an
open reception featuring a keynote speech by Robert Emery at 10
a.m. in Rosine Hall. The Rainbow Garden Club North Texas is a participating group in this event.
June 10 – June 11–NTWGS 32nd Annual POND & GARDEN TOUR
The 32nd Annual Tour of Ponds is a 2-day self-guided tour of 38 ponds all across the entire Metroplex.
Saturday, June 10, 9am – 5pm & 8pm – 11pm
Sunday, June 11, 9am – 5pm
The tour also consists of several ponds that are on the enchanted night tour that are open till 11:00 pm on Saturday. Our tour book guide features all the pond listings, descriptions, directions and color pictures. It also includes a map and pond related articles of interest. One book per carload will get you access to all 38 ponds. Each book is $20 and can be purchased from now through June 11 online or at any of the local retailers now. Our website is www.NTWGS.org
Sunday June 11th – 2 p.m. Monthly meeting at a member’s home. The program will be about mushrooms.
Since some events are held at private homes and address information is not always posted on this website, we ask that you contact us first. Members receive a detailed Evite for each upcoming event.
RGC has 3 community projects: the Pocket Gardens at the North Oak Cliff Library, the Courtyard Garden at the Hampton Illinois Library and the RGC Garden at Old City Park. Click RGC Community Projects for more info. Go to RGC Donations to contribute to our projects.
Club Affiliations and Awards
RGC is a member of several other garden clubs. Each of these groups provide an opportunity to network and share gardening information. They are list below in order from national to local club.
RGC has won a number of Awards as part of our membership in the TGC.
- National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) is based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Texas Garden Clubs (TGC) based in Fort Worth. As a TGC member, the RGC is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation.
- District X of the Dallas Council of Garden Clubs (DCGC) which is part of TGC.
- Oak Cliff Garden Forum
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