Community Projects


Conservation and education are important components of The Garden Club of Dayton’s mission. Our members donate their time and talent to improve the environment of the Dayton region.


GCD Historical Community Projects

In our recent history, GCD has provided time, talent and treasure to the following areas in our community. Our civic involvement is extensive and not limited to the projects listed here.

Dayton Art Institute:

  • Planting of the main entrance gardens on the hill

Montgomery County:

  • Bulb planting at the John Patterson Memorial
  • Annual plantings at the triangle at Stroop Road and Southern Boulevard

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum:

  • Planting of the Wright family gravesite

Five Rivers MetroParks:

  • Wegerzyn Gardens: Heritage Garden; Marie Aull Nature Trail; Children’s Garden; Patrick Dougherty Project
  • Cox Arboretum: Edible Landscape Garden; Tree Plantings; The GCD Tram
  • Aullwood: GCA Partners for Plants Project Garlic Mustard Monitoring and Management
  • Riverscape: Native Plantings
  • Hills and Dales Park: Park Clean up and Bulb planting
  • Sunrise Park: GCD Centennial Project (2022)

City of Dayton:

  • River Corridor Project
  • DaVinci Tree Project - growing saplings to replace Dayton’s lost canopy
  • Kiser School Project- Garden project, Mini Arboretum planting
  • St. Joseph Children’s Treatment Center Vegetable Garden
  • Children's Garden and Playground at Children's Hospital
  • E.C. Doren Library - Native garden planted at outdoor reading terrace
  • Dayton Flood Memorial Park
  • Green Downtown Dayton
  • Save Open Spaces Committee
  • City Park Plantings
  • Daffodil Bulb planting project
  • Mini Parks for City of Dayton

Carillon Historical Park:

  • Marie Aull Tribute Garden
  • Planting at the Wright Brothers Aviation Center
  • Daffodil Bulb planting project
  • GCA award winning educational exhibit: It Kame Alive