The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, MI

  Growing the Future...Love Blossoms & Joy Abounds! 

 COME JOIN US IN 2017!

If you are new to Traverse City and enjoy gardening or anything relating to horticulture, flower arranging, the environment and more, you may want to visit one of the Friendly Garden Club meetings! In 2017 our club will hold monthly meetings from April through November, where we feature guest speakers, have hands-on projects, and field trips, all emphasizing horticultural tips and the love of gardening.  This is reflected in our annual projects such as the Garden Walk, geranium sale, and the planting of the "open space" by the Bay.  All monies raised from our projects are totally given back to the community by way of grants and scholarships.  To attend any of our "OPEN" meetings or become a member, please send an email to our membership chairperson, Letha.  We would love to have you join us in 2017!  See what being a "FRIENDLY" is all about!

 Congratulations to the Garden Walk Committee for the 35th Annual Garden Walk held on
Thursday, July 20, 2017!

A big "THANKS" to everyone who attended our 35th Garden Walk and "Congratulations" to Cathy Spanski and Candace Petersen, Co-Chairs, and their hard-working committee for putting on a wonderful "Walk!"

Congratulations to the
Friendly Garden Club Members for your awesome 2016-17 achievements that were recognized at the
Michigan Garden Club, Inc.'s State Conference.

 “Friendly Garden Club Members” 2016-17 Awards:           

  • Yearbook Award, Dist V 1st Place, MGC 2nd Place
  • Triple Diamond Club of Distinction
  • Holiday Trees, Dist V 1st Place, MGC 1st Place
  • Caroline Gray Award of Merit, Dist V 1st Place, MGC 3rd Place
  • Native Trees, Dist V 1st Place, MGC 1st Place
  • Photography, Stephanie Nelsen, Dist V 1st Place, MGC 1st Place
  • Elsie Cook Award for Landscape Design, Dist V 1st Place, MGC 1st Place
  • Civic Beautification, Dist V 2nd Place, MGC 2nd Place
  • Civic Beautification, second garden, Dist V 1st Place, MGC 1st Place
  • Website, Dist V 1st Place, MGC 1st Place
  • Pressbook, Dist V 1st Place, MGC 1st Place, Central Region 2nd Place
  • Publications, Newsletter #12-2, Dist V 1st Place, MGC 3rd Place
  • 2016 Landscape Garden Walk Award
  • MGC 2017 Garden Club of the Year
  • Knowledge is Power Award
  • 1st Place President's Award


A special “Thank You” to our wonderful 2nd VP, Beth Mulac, for all her time and effort in helping the us accomplish “our” honors.

Congratulations to the
Standard Flower Show Committee!

The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City held a Standard Flower Show 

on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Bluewater Event Center, 13424 W. Bayshore Drive, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Congratulations to Chief Coordinator, Cathy Hamilton, and her hard-working flower arranging committee and club members for exhibiting a wonderful, educational flower show that was enjoyed by everyone in attendance.  


If you would like to see some of the photos of the "Show," just go to our Photos section of our website.