In 1925, Huntingdon Valley was open country with few houses and many
rolling acres over which hunters frequently sought the crafty fox. While the
landscape may have changed over the years, our club's purpose was and continues
to be, “To increase the knowledge of horticulture and to stimulate the interest
in gardening.” In April 1959, Huntingdon Valley Garden Club was honored by
being elected to membership in the Garden Club of America.
Our club has a lengthy history of projects that we have continued to
support over the decades. Major efforts in conservation and horticulture include:
Christmas Wreath-making for Abington Memorial Hospital, maintaining gardens
around the Pilgrim Statue located in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, planting Pennsylvania
Turnpike planters at the Willow Grove interchange, and of course, The
Philadelphia Flower Show.
The Huntingdon Valley Garden Club has preserved much of its original
character. Huntingdon Valley Garden Club members wealth of experience and
expertise is welcomed by others and shared with fellow members. Its members’ homes are inviting and provide a meeting place where women of different
ages can meet with friends whom they enjoy, to join in a common interest; gardening.