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:
Open Public Workshop: Tuesday, November 12th Lydell Community Center 5205 N Lydell Ave Whitefish Bay, WI 53217 6:30-8 pm This workshop will feature something for everyone.
The options will be: 1.) If you are interested in participating in our Indoor Succulent Make and Take session, it is $40 per person. Checks can be made out to WFB Garden Club. Feel free to bring a friend to participate! Preregistration for Succulent Workshop is required. Follow link below. 2.) If you would rather participate in a free house plant swap then please bring a basket or pot and cuttings from your garden or house plants to share at a free "make your own pot" table. 3.) If you don't want to participate in the Succulent Make and Take, there will also be a free essential oil demonstration.
BE THE SOLUTION FOR PLASTIC POLLUTION Although World Migratory Bird Day has come and gone, we are going to continue our initiative throughout the year to reduce plastic waste. We encourage all of you to find ways to reduce single use plastic in your home.
SILVER SPRING PARK PROJECT 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 completion of phase one. A special thank you to the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation for their donation towards our native plants.
LAWN CARE This fall we are focusing our attention on how to make lawn care safer and more environmentally friendly. There are so many ways to help our lawns stay healthy while also considering the harmful effects to our environment. Please watch for our lawn care series in the Bay Leaves and checkout our tips on Facebook and Instagram.