In 1924, the club’s first President, Mrs. Clara Driscoll Sevier, called a meeting at her home, Laguna Gloria, for those interested in community beautification. The poet O. Henry once lived in Austin and called it “The City of the Violet Crown,” so the name Violet Crown Garden Club was adopted. We are known for our judged flower shows held at Zilker Botanical Garden featuring both floral designs and horticultural entries.
Monthly meetings at Zilker Botanical Garden frequently include sharing plants and plant cuttings from our home gardens, as well as tips for successful gardening. We have educational programs on various garden topics, including floral design.
As an affiliate of Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc., we promote the love of gardening, floral designs, horticulture, and garden therapy for men, women, and children. We encourage participation and support in educational programs for both the very young and advanced students.
It is the purpose of this organization to preserve, protect, and conserve the natural resources of this country and to maintain and enhance the beauty of our lands.