The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, MI

Plant Michigan, Plant Native

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 Studies School, Course IV
April 9 - 10, 2018
Location: Holland MI    For more information, contact local Chair, Deannie Picciotti Cell 616-283-7744 dmp77@charter.net or Registrar, Lynn Miller 616-676-2274 lmmiller.garden@yahoo.com Brochure and Registration Course 4

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.





Landscape Design School, Course IV
April 23 - 24, 2018

Location: Kalamazoo, MI    Hosted by District III – Contact Carol Beckius for more information.  cbeckius@chartermi.net Schedule and Registration



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 

Gardening School, Course I
May 8 - 9, 2018
For more information contact Marilyn Hartley-Kik. mkik@sbcglobal.net. 269-870-6367 Gardening School Series 19 Course I Registration

Gardening School Course I
May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm

Gardening School Course I 


Gardening Study School is comprised of 4 separate courses with optional exams.  Each course is designed to stimulate an interest in plants, increase understanding of plant growth, and learn a variety of propagation techniques.  You will learn about basic botany and soils, plant diseases and pests, growing vegetables, container gardening, pruning techniques, plant identification, growing fruits and woody ornamentals, and much more!