The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, MI

Plant Michigan, Plant Native

GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN TRAVERSE CITY--
OUR LOGO GARDEN PLANTING AT THE OPEN SPACE, 

OUR NEW CHILDREN'S COMMUNITY GARDEN--and a
BIG SURPRISE COMING SOON!  YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT!!!!

     Despite Covid-19 our club came together on June 4 to help brighten the spirits of our residents and visitors in our beautiful community by planting the Logo Garden in the open space.  Over 4,800 plants were planted in three hours with about 35 members working in shifts and spacing themselves to help count, pull, plant, or clean up afterward.   A special thanks to George and Susan Townsend, who were the chairs of this committee, and Matt at TC Parks and Rec for helping with the chalking!  Great job everyone!

      This year we added a new project, "Our Giving Garden" located in the Community Gardens adjacent from The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.  Due to Covid-19 all the food grown this year will be given to our local food bank to help those in need and will not involve children this year.  In the future we will have our members instruct and work with a small group of local children in the planting and harvesting.  Exciting times!

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Due to Covid-19, we will have online meetings for our current members.  STAY SAFE EVERYONE

If you 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 or join us online!   This year our club is celebrating its 96th year since we were organized in 1923 with 35 members.  Currently, our club has 41 active volunteers that keep Traverse City beautiful, which is reflected in our annual projects such as the Garden Walk, geranium sale, and the planting of the "open space" by the Bay.  Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we had to cancel all of these events, except the planting of the Logo Garden.  Be sure to check out the "Photo" section of our website for more information and see all the awards our club has earned. 


All monies raised from our projects are totally given back to the community by way of grants and scholarships. If you are interested in learning more about us, our club holds 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.  To attend any of our "OPEN" meetings or become a member, please send an email to our membership chairperson, Dorothy, who will give you all the information you need to become a member and join us online.  See what being a "FRIENDLY" is all about!  If you would like to make a donation to The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, click here.

GERANIUM SALE 

A big THANK YOU to all of our supporters in our annual fund-raising geranium sale at the Botanic Garden!  Hope to see you next year! 

2019 District V, MGC, Regional, and NGC Awards 



Check out our "Photo" section to see all the awards The
Friendly Garden Club received from the District V, Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. & the National Garden Clubs, Inc. at our 2019 June MGC Conference.