The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, MI

Plant Michigan, Plant Native

News from both the National Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Region and the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. will be displayed here on upcoming events for 2018.


May 21-24: National Garden Clubs, Inc. Convention  - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Online Registration; click here.

*Registration deadline: April 15, 2017


Oct 5-7: (Thurs-Sat) Central Region Convention - Chula Vista Resort, 

Wisconsin Dells, WI

Click here for more information.


  • April 4:   MGC Finance Meeting, Time 1:00 - 3 p.m.  Location:  Lansing
  • April 4:   MGC Executive Committee Meeting,  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • April 5:   MGC Board of Directors Meeting, 9:00-5 p.m. Place to be determined.
  • April 9-10: Environmental Studies School, Course 4; Location – First Reformed Church, 630 State Street, Holland, Michigan 
  • April 23-24:   Landscape Design School - Course IV   Location: Haven Church, 5350 N Sprinkle Rd.  Kalamazoo MI Hosted by District III - Contact Carol Beckius for more information. Registration and Schedule
  • April 25:  District V Leadership Spring Conference, hosted by The Edelweiss Garden Club, will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center in Gaylord, MI, 10:00- 3:00 with registration beginning at 9:30.   The theme is Grants for Gardening.
  • May 9-11:   Tuesday-Thursday - Flower Show School, Course IV, Location in Midland, Michigan.  Contact Flower Show Chair, Kathryn Clary,  Registration and Schedule
  • June 1: 10-3 p.m.   District V meeting for District V Club Presidents and 1st Vice Presidents. Hosted by The Cadillac Garden Club. Will include lunch and leadership training and sharing time.
  • June 5-6:   Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. State Convention - Kalamazoo, MI
  • June 9:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm   MGC Board Meeting
  • September 4:  8:30 - 3 p.m. Annual District V Fall Meeting and Leadership conference. To be held at the beautiful Cathedral Barns at Historic Barns Park (Botanic Gardens) in Traverse City, MI