Hello and Welcome to the California Gourd Society a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to providing the cultivation, education and fabrication of hard shell gourds to all whom are interested. We are Farmers, Artists, Gardeners, Crafters, Gourd Enthusiast’s, Teachers and individual’s who want to see the history and future of the “Hard Shell Gourd” preserved.

Established in 1997 and incorporated with the American Gourd Society in 1999, CGS is made up of 17 satellite “Gourd Patches” located throughout California and includes approximately 400 members. (Click here to find a Gourd Patch in your area)

We welcome you and encourage you to join the California Gourd Society or CGS as we so lovingly say. You may pay your dues through PayPal or you can print out a membership application and send it in with a check or money order (click here).

The California Gourd Society is also a state chapter of the American Gourd Society and works in conjunction with AGS to promote gourd enthusiasm.

PLEASE feel free to browse and enjoy our site.
The California Gourd Society.


NEW Gourd Group!! Sacramento County
Rio Linda Gourd Artists
Pamela Argo      
(916) 642-6947

President's Message January 15, 2016

NEW! Please join us on our CGS Facebook page for our 1st Gourd Challenge of 2016. This is open to the public! Voting has started and will end February 13th at midnight.

The Winter 2015-2016 issue of the Golden Gourd Newsletter will be out mid February at the website and your inbox.


2015 CGS Gourd Art Competition
 held at Davis Ranch

More pictures under the Galleries tab - Competitions


To report broken links, update contact information, or submit items for the website please contact the webmaster at: webmaster@californiagourdsociety.com                                                                                                                                                                                                             Website updated 01/17/16