About CGC


Formed in 1949, the goals of the Chippewa Garden Club founding members continue to be our same goals today:

“To share a love for gardening, to study the fine art of flower design, to aid in the

protection of native plants and wildlife, and to encourage civic betterment.”

In its 69-year history, the Chippewa Garden Club has won numerous awards for its Flower Shows and Civic Projects. Eight times the Club has been awarded the prestigious “Garden Club of the Year” by the Garden Club of Ohio (GCO). The first award was given in 1971 for our work in 1970; the most recent award was in 2018 for our work in 2017.

The Chippewa Garden Club is a member of the Cleveland District of the Garden Club of Ohio;  the Central Atlantic Region of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., and Cleveland Botanical Gardens (now Holden Forests and Gardens).

We generally meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Brecksville Human Services Center, Activity Room A, 2 Community Drive, Brecksville, Ohio.  Please check this site often for updates of meetings, workshops, and community involvement.

Garden Club Executive Steering Committee:

  • Vice President – Simonne Benoit
  • Secretary –  Sandy Ladebue
  • Treasurer – Kathy Habib
  • Finance – Lynne Evans & Susan Jurecki
  • Historian – Margaret DeWolf
  • Past President – Jo Ann Bartsch

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The Chippewa Garden Club is always looking for active members willing to assist in the community.   Let us know your interests by contacting one of our webmasters listed on our Contact us page.