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Brookfield-Elm Grove Area
Elmbrook Garden Club usually meets the 1st Thursday of the month (Mar – Dec) at the Brookfield Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Rd., starting at 6pm. Contact Shelley Swanson, President, for more information.
Elm Grove Garden Club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at club member's homes starting at 9am or 6pm. Contact Cheryl Lausten, President, or visit elmgrovegardenclub.com.
Floral Designers Garden Club meets the 3rd Monday of the month starting at 6:30pm. Contact Kitty Larkin, President, for locations.
Brookfield-Menomonee Falls Area
Western Acres Garden Club meets the last Monday of the month at Brookfield Senior Community Center, 2000 N. Calhoun Road, starting at 7pm. Contact Kitty Larkin, President. Western Acres sponsors a youth club called Little Acres Garden Club.
Fox Point Area
Fox Point Federated Garden Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Chiswick At Dunwood, Clubhouse Meeting Room , 7700 N. Port Washington Rd., at 7pm. Contact Carol Bessler and Barbara White, Co-Presidents or visit the website.
Four Seasons Garden Club meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave., starting at 6:30 pm. Contact Karen Taskonis, President.
Garden Club of Greater Milwaukee meets the 3rd Friday of every month at the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Contact Nancy Cody, President, or visit the website for more information.
Hawthorn Garden Club (New Berlin) meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12pm at the New Berlin Library. Contact Laura Skoff, President.
Ikebana International Milwaukee Chapter #22 meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Community United Methodist Church, 14700 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove WI 53122 starting at 10am. Contact Lynn Laufenberg, President.
South Shore Garden Club meets the 1st Monday of the month at the Grace Presbyterian Church, 2931 S Kinnickinnic Ave., starting at 6pm. Contact Kitty Schaefer, President, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town & Country Garden Club meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at Milwaukee Good Hope Branch Library, starting at 11:30am. Contact Nancy Gregory or Katie Jackson, Co-Presidents.
Potpourri Garden Club (Franksville) meets the 2nd Friday of the month starting at 9:30am. Contact Bernie Hoff, President, for more information.
Racine Garden Club meets the 2nd Monday of the month (Mar–Dec) at Christ Church United Methodist, 5109 Washington Ave., starting at either 1pm or 6:30pm. Contact Maggie Smerchek, President.
Mayfair Park Garden Club meets the 4th Tuesday of the month starting at 7pm. For more information, contact Sue Moser, President.
Whitefish Bay Area
Whitefish Bay Garden Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 7pm. For more information, contact Emily Byrnes or Darcie Warren, Co-Presidents.
Join a Garden Club
There are about 500 members in 15 garden clubs in nine counties in the Milwaukee District. To join a garden club in the Milwaukee District listed below, contact the president directly or leave a message on our contact page. You can join any club listed. You do not have to live in the area associated with a club. Can't find a club near you? Contact our interim district director, Diane Olsen, about starting one.
As a member of a garden club, you'll have fun, meet new friends and learn. You don't have to have a garden. You just need to be enthusiastic about learning new skills such as arranging flowers or participating in civic beautification, conservation, youth gardening and disaster relief.
Garden clubs generally meet monthly. Some meet in members homes while others meet at a central location.
Yearly dues vary by club and are used to fund programs and outreach activities. A portion goes to National Garden Club, Inc. and to Wisconsin Garden Club Federation.
Depends on your time schedule and interests, of course. Attend and help out as you can.
Programs and Projects
Monthly meetings offer a wide range of programs. As a club member, you can help plan the programs which may include gardening techniques, garden crafts, tours, flower arranging, landscape hints or address environmental concerns.
Milwaukee District Garden Clubs (MDGC) was founded in 1932 as a part of the Wisconsin Garden Federation which is a member of the National Garden Club and its Central Region. A not-for-profit educational organization, we serve gardeners in Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties who are gardening for good in our communities.