The mission of the Whitefish Bay Garden Club is to stimulate an interest in horticulture and the development of gardens, protect natural surroundings, and beautify civic grounds.
Since 1958, the Whitefish Bay Garden Club has been protecting natural spaces for wildlife and people, beautifying civic grounds, and stimulating an interest in horticulture and home gardens. In 1968 the Club reached outside of our community to found Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville, a growing and thriving space for learning and experiences grounded in our natural world. Recently we have established several projects in our village: weeding Klode Park, becoming a Bird City, supporting Bay Day, establishing the Cahill Butterfly Garden and the Lydell Community Center garden, remembering our neighbors facing hardships through our Forget-Me-Not program, and hosting the first Garden Walk in the Bay. We are committed to continuing our mission into the next decade: growing a greener village …one garden at a time.
Monthly Public Meetings
All meetings are held on Tuesdays. Below is a list of the dates, times, and the locations of meetings that are open to the public.
There are currently no public meetings scheduled at this time
In collaboration with Bird City, we want to focus our attention on the use of plastics and its impact on our environment. According to World Migratory Bird Day, "91% of plastic is not recycled, but rather discarded as waste accumulating in landfills and natural environments." We are urging each individual and household to do their part in the reduction of plastic use. Let's work together to be a solution to plastic pollution.
Thanks to Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) for its $15,000 grant and the Fund for Lake Michigan for its $40,000 grant awarded to the Club for improvements to be made to Silver Spring Park. Enhancements include: maintaining clean water, reducing soil erosion, removing invasive plants and replacing them with native plants and constructing rain gardens and bioswales on the upper bluff. This will be a lengthy project with two phases. We hope you pop over to check out our progress.
A Call for Garden Entries in the 2020 Whitefish Bay Garden Walk! If you know a garden with any unique attributes such as, water features, sculptures, native perennials, rain gardens, or anything you find interesting, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org someone will be in touch with you later this summer.
A Call for New Members! We are committed to continuing our mission into the next decade and would love your help. If you have an interest in being part of keeping the Bay green, please email us for more information at email@example.com and we will reach out to you shortly.