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.
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.
March 12, 2019 6:30 pm at the Lydell Community Center:Milwaukee RiverKeeper - Speaker, Cheryl Nenn, will talk about the history of the Riverkeeper organization and current water issues facing the Milwaukee River and other water sources.
Founded in 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. Initially our organization met in members’ homes, arranged flowers, and enjoyed each other’s company. But soon the Club took on new projects: maintaining the gardens around the century old farmhouse near the old Armory, competing in the Art-In-Bloom competition with the Milwaukee Art Museum, and in 1968 the Club reached outside of our community to found Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville. Recently we have established several projects in our village: weeding Klode Park, becoming a Bird City, supporting Green Day in the Bay, establishing the Cahill Butterfly Garden and the Lydell Recreation 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.
Providing community education through a speaker series on relevant sustainability topics: growing herbs organically, installing rain gardens, incorporating native plants into your landscaping, creating quality compost,
Restoring butterfly habitats and maintaining the Butterfly Garden at Cahill Park and Lydell Center Park,
Removing invasive plants (garlic mustard and buckthorn) from parks along Lake Michigan,
Advocating for sustainable land management practices in our public green spaces, and
Remembering fellow residents facing hardships with our Forget-Me-Not program
Thanks to all our sponsors: MMSD, Fringe, Gerhard's Kitchen and Bath Store, The Green Team, The Bay Restaurant, Yellow Wood, Stone Creek Coffee, City Market, Winkies, Sendik's, Three Wishes, Navy Knot, Oro di Oliva, and Moxie.