The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, MI

Plant Michigan, Plant Native

2018 - 501(c)3 Grant Recipients to be implemented in 2019


SAVING BIRDS THRU HABITAT – The grant will be used to enhance “Brian’s Garden” by planting an additional 12 native flowers (separate from the other native plant species) to this designed garden by Brian Zimmerman at Kay Charters.




FIRE DEPARTMENT OLD MISSION PENINSULA – Monies provided by The Friendly Garden Club will be used to purchase shrubs/plants to beautify the front of the Fire Hall #2 on Center Rd., Old Mission Peninsula.





FRIENDS OF INTERLOCHEN PUBLIC LIBRARY – The grant will provide funding for a raised triangular bed planter for annuals and the signage-area flowering perennials and grasses. The landscaping is both practical and aesthetic, helping control runoff, sheltering the building, and providing year-round beauty.






TBAISD CAREER-TECH CENTER – This grant will fund two students from the TBAISD school of Agricultural/Horticulture to attend (2 days) at the FFA Convention at Michigan State University. This Education/Conference experience makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.




FREEDOM FARM MINISTRIES GRAND TRAVERSE, INC. – The grant will provide funding for swings and rocking chairs.  This will promote neurological, emotional, and mental healing to women of all ages who receive counseling and coaching in an environment surrounded by nature, providing for reflection and meditation. 


CROSSHATCH CENTER FOR ART AND ECOLOGY – This grant will enable Crosshatch, in partnership with three local guilds (i.e., Grand Traverse Beekeepers Club, East Bay Small Farm Guild, and West Bay Herb Guild) to conduct the following community education programs: 1. Improving Native Pollinator Habitat, and 2) Scaling Up Backyard Gardening and their importance to the ecosystem, plant types and how they support pollinators, and how to design and plant a pollinator garden.


2018 Landscape Design Award Winners - Wilson Kester law offices &
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery!  Congratulations!

This year's small business landscape design award went to Wilson Kester law offices, 457 Munson Avenue, #B, Traverse City.     Congratulations on your beautiful gardens!

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, 3309 Bluewater Road, Traverse City, MI, was awarded the large business landscape design award for its beautiful landscaping and gardens, including their sunflower field near their "Secret Garden" and lavendar fields.  Congratulations!

2018 Thirty-Sixth GARDEN WALK--July 19 from 12-7 p.m.--See you next year!

Thanks to all who attended our annual garden walk.  We hope you had a great day and enjoyed looking at all of the beautiful gardens.  For those of you who missed it this year, the annual garden walk featured five gardens in the hills west of Downtown Traverse City with a special stop at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.   Below is a list of all our wonderful sponsors!
Ticket-Selling Sponsors 
Tickets available in advance for $10 at all * sponsors
Tickets available day of the walk for $12 at ** sponsors 
Barker Creek Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.* 
Four Season Nursery*
 Oryana Community Co-op*
  Wildflowers in Glen Arbor*
Botanic Gardens @ Historic Barns Park**  
Garden Goods**
 Pine Hill Nursery at Village Gardens**
  Kewadin Location--only advance sales*
  Zimmerman's Landscaping, Inc*
 Breeze Hill Greenhouse*
Harbor View Lavender Farm & Nursery*
 Tom's Food Markets*
 Crystal Gardens*
Iris Farm* 
 Traverse City Visitor's Center**