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:
Edible Landscaping Whitefish Bay Public Library: Community Room Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Learn how to incorporate herbs, vegetables, and fruits into your home landscape in containers, raised beds, or perimeter gardens. Expert Alec LePoidevin of Fresh Roots will help you think creatively about how you can sustainably grow & maintain edibles in your outdoor spaces.
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.