The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, MI

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Garden Club Schools--Check out what is available for members and the general public!

Garden Club Schools are sponsored by both the National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. Each school is open to garden members as well as the general public.  There are four different courses with each course usually lasting two days.  In order to attend a course, you must first register and pay the required fee for attending.  A variety of courses are offered throughout the year by various districts in Michigan.  You can find out more information by using the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. website.

REMEMBER:  You're never too old to learn!!!

Environmental Study School, Course II--April 17 & 18, 2017;
First Reformed Church, 630 State Street, Holland, MI.  
Lynn Miller & Deannie Picciotti Co-Chairs.

Environmental Study School is open to garden club members and all persons interested in the environment.

Environmental Studies School is a series of four courses designed to stimulate interest and understanding in the environment. These encompass land conservation, land trust, water conservation, groundwater protection, air quality, energy awareness, litter, and recycling.

For questions, please contact Rita Crawley or call 734-529-2907.





Landscape Design Study School, Course II, April 24 & 25, 2017.  Carol Beckius, Chair.
Haven Church, 5350 N Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo, MI


Landscape Design Study is open to garden club members and all persons interested in the history of and principles of landscape design.  In this course you will read and understand plans as well as design techniques that you can use in your home or in a municipal setting.   


The Landscape Design School courses (four in total) are designed for all those interested in expanding their knowledge of landscape design, use of plant materials, ecology, land utilization and developing a greater overall appreciation and understanding of their surroundings. The student will get on-site practice in evaluation of public and domestic design. Members of NGC clubs may receive the NGC Consultant certificate after fulfilling its requirements and may join the Michigan Landscape Design Consultants Council (provided the member’s club is affiliated with the NGC).

For more information, contact chairman Terry Harding 

Flower Show School, Course IV--May 9-11, 2017; 8-5 p.m.  Kathryn Clary
Midland, MI


Flower Show School, Course II is scheduled to be held in Midland, Michigan.  Contact Flower Show Chair, Kathryn Clary.  More details are to follow.


Flower Show School is open to garden club members and all persons interested in flower design and horticulture.  There are four separate courses teaching horticulture and design with optional exams.  


You may continue to become a student Judge of Flower Shows upon completion of all four courses, exams and other requirements determined by the National Garden Clubs, Inc.