About Us

Organized in 1972 and federated in 1973, the Club is blessed to have talented, friendly, civic-minded gardeners.  The Club currently has 161 members which includes 16 Master Gardeners.  

Our regular meetings are held at the Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Boulevard, Bella Vista, AR.

Our meetings are scheduled with social time at 9:30 serving pastries and coffee, program at 10:00 and meeting following.  The public is always welcome at our regular club meetings so please stop by and join in the fun.

Please note that In the winter months our inclement weather policy will apply.  If the Bentonville schools are closed, our meetings or events will be cancelled.

Our President reports on club happenings as they  unfold to keep everyone up do date on our current activities!

Watch the Club Activity Video for a great overview of the many service and learning opportunities available to our members every year.  This video was made several years ago and some times, locationsand committees have changed.

Join or renew your BVGC Membership

The club's fiscal year is from July 1st of one year through June 30th of the next year.  Dues are are to be paid by June 15th for membership in the subsequent year.  

President’s Theme

“Come Grow with Us!”

President Dory Hammeke's Goals 2023 - 2025:

To serve as a model of environmental stewardship.


To increase and retain membership by making new and current members feel

welcome and offering opportunities for engagement in projects that are personally

fulfilling, while contributing to the betterment of the community in which we live.


To provide the opportunity for members and the local community to learn more

about gardening.


To help youth better understand how gardening can beautify and preserve our



To support the future of horticulture by providing scholarships to local college

and university students who demonstrate the ability and willingness to pursue

studies in horticulture, landscape design, environmental concerns, botany and

other allied studies.

Club Purpose

Gardening enthusiasts learning and working together to enhance, preserve, educate and promote Arkansas and Bella Vista as a sanctuary for wildlife, natural beauty and environmental responsibility.

Conservation Pledge

I give my pledge as an American, to save and faithfully defend from waste the natural resources of my country, its soil and minerals, its forests, water and wildlife.

Club Colors .... Green and White

Club Flower .... 'Bella Vista' Daffodil

Club Tree  ....... Dogwood

Club Bird ........ Eastern Bluebird

State Flower ... Apple Blossom

State Tree ...... Pine

State Bird .......  Mockingbird

State Butterfly.. Diana Fritillary

State Insect...... Honey Bee 

That's one of the great feelings — to stop being me for a little while and to become us. 

Brian Eno