The materials in this collection cover the years from 1951 to 1998. These records reflect the association's intentions, goals, organization, its founding members, and some of the association's activities. Included in the records are: minutes, correspondence, guest books, yearbooks, news clippings, programs, invitations, reports, lectures, a history, biographies, photographs of their gardening work, and photographs of members past and present, from almost two decades of Ardent Gardener meetings and activities. The materials are arranged alphabetically and by type. The newspaper clippings were copied onto acid free paper, and the originals discarded.