Membership Fees & Application Form

Council Membership Fees

  • Membership is for the period January 1 to December 31. 
  • Insurance coverage is March 1 – March 1.
  • Annual membership fee of $37.00 is payable on or before December 31, 2019. Additional insurance fees are due at the same time. 
  • To be eligible to vote at B.C. Council of Garden Club’s AGM, membership must be paid.  
  • Fees are not pro-rated.

Affiliation renewal notices are sent out to existing member clubs in the fall along with any notification of changes in fees. Any fees changes require approval by the membership at the Annual General Meeting in March and do not take effect until the next membership cycle.

To have a vote at the BC Council of Garden Clubs at the AGM or the Fall meeting, an organization must be in good standing at the time of the meeting.

To become a member, complete the membership form below. Once the application has been approved and your payment received, please create/update a directory listing for your organization by clicking here. These details will be added to our website directory and your organization will be subscribed to receive e-bulletins from the BC Council of Garden Clubs.

Basic Liability Insurance

$3 Million Liability Insurance (Please see our Insurance Information page)

Extra Insurance Coverage for Allotment and/or Community Gardens

$2 Million Liability (Please see our Insurance Information page)

Contact: Lorna Herchenson at for additional information.  

Membership Information Updates

Is your club already a member, but some of your information has changed (i.e. club contact)? To update your membership information, please send the new information to our Membership Director, Lorna Herchenson ( She will make sure that your information is updated in our records and online.

Membership Application and Renewals

By Mail: For Membership Applicants who would prefer to mail in a New Application or Annual Renewal, please download and complete the following form. Mail form together with remittance to Ruby Miller, Treasurer at Box 121 Stn. Whonnock, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2W 1V9.

The 2020 form will be available when we receive an update about insurance costs in the new year. The basic Liability Insurance fee was $1.02 per member for the March 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019 year. December 2019 correspondence from our Insurance Agency indicates the rate for the 2020-2021 term could increase by 2 – 5%.  We expect confirmation of the new rate in early January and will post it here as soon as we receive it.

BCCGC 2019 Affiliation and Remittance Form and BCCGC 2019 Information

Online: Please fill out the Membership Application form below, and it will be emailed to our Treasurer and Membership for processing.

NOTE: Our Membership Application Form can be downloaded and is filled out to be emailed directly to us. Click the button below.

Membership Application Form

Use this form to calculate membership fees and any optional liability insurance fees. Press the SUBMIT at the bottom of the form to submit your application.
  • The name of your organization
  • Please select one membership category that best represents the gardening focus of the organization.
  • If Specialty Interest selected from Membership Category, select the specialty interest areas of the organization. You can choose more than one selection. Otherwise, skip to the next field.
  • Please enter a category in the field below.
  • Please provide your organization's website address.
  • Email to which the receipt should be sent.
  • Many clubs have a secretary or communications representative. Please provide the name, position, phone number, and email address for this contact person.
  • Many clubs have a secretary or communications representative. Please provide the name, position, phone number, and email address for this contact person who will act as Liaison to BC Council of Garden Clubs. A liaison should be appointed to ensure the latest communication from BCCGC.
  • Which contact is appointed to receive communications via e-mail from the Council on behalf of your organization?
  • Please select from the dropdown list below.
  • Price: $ 37.00 CAD
  • Basic liability insurance is $1.02 per member per year. Enter the number of members in your organization. Please be sure to complete this area when submitting your application to calculate your basic coverage.
    Price: $ 1.02 CAD Quantity:
  • Extra liability insurance costs $0.51 per member. Please be sure to complete this area when submitting your application if you choose extra insurance.
  • $ 0.00 CAD
  • Please add any questions you have about your application here.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lorna Herchenson, Membership Chair at 604-929-5382 or Or view our Information here.


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