The History of the Garden Club of Amherst

Under the design stewardship of Karen Chrisman, for the celebration of our 100th Anniversary in 2015, the GCA created a multi-panel exhibit for display at the Jones Library in Amherst. An article ‘The Garden Club’s Journey from High Heels to Sneakers” about the GCA and the exhibit appeared in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

These links will take you to the history panels:

Founding, Early History, and Members

List of Members

Tree Books, Walks, and Projects

The Plant Sale

The Eighteenth Century Garden

Civic Engagement and Town Beautification


A narrative history is of the Club is available: “Celebrating 100 Years of Growing 1915-2015 – A History of the Garden Club of Amherst.