Members Area

The Garden Club of Honolulu Receives Prestigious AFP Award


March 27, 2024

Recent flower show celebrated for “deepening horticultural knowledge”

In 2023, The Garden Club of Honolulu (GCH) was the deserving recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) prestigious President’s Award. Annually, the Aloha Chapter of AFP celebrates philanthropic leaders who offer time, talent, and financial support to their community. Current and former GCH Presidents were honored to accept this award on behalf of their club at the AFP’s 40th anniversary celebration in November.
The fundamental spirit of The Garden Club of Honolulu is Mālama āina, meaning “caring for and honoring the land.” Since 1930, the GCH has been doing just that. What began as a small group of passionate garden enthusiasts, now includes 167 members, and embraces a multitude of activities designed to support their mission of restoring and protecting the environment through conservation, civic improvement, and education. The Garden Club of Honolulu joined The Garden Club of America in 1932.

Flower shows are a driving force behind the club’s impact and influence. In June 2023, the GCH presented its latest flower show, “Oceans Beyond the Reef,” at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Elaborate entries in horticulture, floral design, photography, botanical jewelry, and needle arts were on display. The show included a comprehensive, educational overview of Native Hawaiian Bio-Cultural Ocean Management. Flower shows are free to the public and provide a wealth of information and inspiration for all ages. The AFP award noted that “flower shows and public beautification initiatives enriched the beauty of O’ahu while deepening horticultural knowledge.”
GCH members are already back at work preparing for their next show in May 2026.




See All News