Member of The Garden Club of America, River Oaks Garden Club was founded in 1927 and has made many contributions to the Houston community in the areas of conservation, horticulture and civic beautification. Proceeds from the Azalea Trail support these ongoing projects:
Maintenance of River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics Building and Gardens. The gardens are open to the public.
Maintenance of the 14-acre gardens of Bayou Bend, the former estate of Miss Ima Hogg, and now the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Establishment of the Bayou Bend Gardens Endowment, a charitable trust for the perpetual maintenance of the gardens. The endowment is supported by public contributions.
Host of the annual Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar, which is open to the public. Admission is free.
Publication of A Garden Book for Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast.