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Wheeling Civic Garden Center

Updated on April 3, 2013

Welcome To The Club

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center is a wonderful place for gardeners to gather, and has been serving the City of Wheeling for more than seventy years. This page is devoted to the garden center, its history, mission, and how to contact fellow members.

About The Center

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center is one of the oldest civic garden centers in the country. Its history began as one garden club, in Oglebay Park in 1938.

It's present headquarters is surrounded by the Waddington Gardens. Located next to the Oglebay Greenhouse, the Wheeling Civic Garden Center headquarters is a two story brick building that is home of a gift shop, meeting rooms, and horticultural library designed to serve its members and the publicGarden Center and Garden Club related activities are also held there.

The garden club hosts an annual flower show, an herbal program, luncheons, garden workshops, and other horticultural activities. Making the world a better place, one garden at a time is what the Wheeling Civic Garden Center is all about.

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How To Find The Wheeling Civic Garden Center - WCGC Address and Phone Number

The garden centerocated in Oglebay Park and situated right beside the green house that leads to the mansion. Here is the address, telephone number, and directions to the facility.

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center

Oglebay Park

Wheeling, WV 26003

Telephone: (304) 242-0665

Directions: From I-70, take Exit 2-A (Ogolebay Park), turn right onto National Road

Turn Left onto Route 88 (Bethany Pike), and follow Route 88 to Oglebay Park.

Turn Right at the Mansion Museum sign, then immediately Turn Left.

The Garden Center is located adjacent to the Greenhouse and Palm Room, just past the Mansion.

Below is a Google Map to help you get to Wheeling from start to finish.

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Wheeling, WV 26003
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The Wheeling Civic Garden Center Cook Book - Learn About WCGC History And The Art Of Cooking With Herbs

"Wheeling Civic Garden Center Cookbook" is a loose-leaf hardbound book filled with recipes and dishes centered around fresh home grown herbs. The book was composed and produced by The Wheeling Civic Garden Center and its members. Not only can one find wonderful recipes, one can learn more about the history of the Wheeling Civic Garden Center, too.

Wheeling Civic Garden Center Cookbook
Wheeling Civic Garden Center Cookbook

One of the best things about gardening is what you can do with the end result. Whether you have a fruit, vegetable, flower, or herb garden, the harvest is always rewarding. The Wheeling Civic Garden Center has composed a cook book featuring some of the finest culinary treasures that were meant to be shared.

 

WCGC Herb Garden

WCGC Herb Garden
WCGC Herb Garden

Did you know . . .

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center is the home of 110 species of herbs, labeled with scientific and common names.

Relax With A Bed Of Herbs

Relax With A Bed Of Herbs
Relax With A Bed Of Herbs

Greetings Fellow Gardeners.

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center is a non profit organization serving the gardening the community since 1938. We host events that encourage and help our residents excel in the art of gardening.

The garden club hosts an annual flower show, an herbal program, luncheons, garden workshops, and other horticultural activities. Making the world a better place, one garden at a time is what the Wheeling Civic Garden Center is all about.

Plan your calendar around our events.

WCGC - Gift Shop
WCGC - Gift Shop

The WCGC Gift Shop

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center Gift Shop shop offers flower arrangements, door and wall floral art.

For those who enjoy creating a floral item for the home, the Gift Shop provides a wide variety of unique items including baskets, ribbons, silk, and dried flowers.

Plus, if you are looking for something special from Wheeling, you will also find the works of local artisans and garden club members.

Fresh Ideas In Action - Community Gardening At Its Best

Outside the Civic Center, people in the Wheeling community have joined together to create "Fresh Ideas In Action." The video below describes the "Fresh Ideas In Action" group, and provides those with little knowledge about the city of Wheeling with a look at the gardening community as a whole.

Special Note . . .

Although The Wheeling Civic Garden Center has been around a long time, this is our first internet adventure. Therefore, this web page is a work in progress. Please follow us for updates, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Coming Soon . . .

The Members List -- Club Leaders, Contributors, & Volunteers

The Member Of The Month -- Featuring Members Garden Tip Of The Month

The Secretary's Notes -- For Members Only

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center Calendar Of Events -- Come One, Come All!

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center Facebook Page -- Online Friends Unite!

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit the Wheeling Civic Garden Center online. The Wheeling Civic Garden Center is a non profit organization serving the gardening the community since 1938. We host events that encourage and help our residents excel in the art of gardening.

We would love to hear from our current members. We welcome new members and welcome the opportunity to answer your questions. Have you ever been to Oglebay Park? Have you seen the Wheeling Civic Garden Center Herb Garden or Gift Shop? We would love to hear from you, too.

© 2011 Tonie Cook

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Tranis DeChristopher, Venice Florida. I love the Garden Center. I visit it every year while home for our family reunion. Great memories of the Herb Society for me. Very nice web site.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      This looks like a great facility.

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      PrettyWorld 6 years ago

      What a pretty place! I bet it's beautiful in the Spring.