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. From time to time we will list the locations of meetings that are open to the public:
Clover for Honeybees — Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 PM at the WFB Library.
SAVE THE DATE Artisans in the Garden Sunday, July 26, 2020 11 am - 4 pm rain or shine $12.00 at gardens $10.00 in advance
10 Whitefish Bay gardens will feature artists from the performing arts and visual arts whose works reflect the nature and artistic expression of each garden. Gardens will feature a Lake Drive estate, a Zen retreat, an imagination station for children, native and pollinator friendly gardens. In collaboration with the Whitefish Bay Community Garden, the club will offer a vendors market at the Community Garden at Whitefish Bay High School All proceeds will go toward education and environmental advancement. Please join us!
Check back after May 1 to purchase tickets and learn more. You can also email us with questions at wfbgardenclub@gmail .
Silver Spring Park Project Thanks to Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) for its $15,000 grant, the Fund for Lake Michigan for its $40,000 grant, Sweet Water (Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc.) for its $7,500 grant , and to the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation for its grant of $250 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 its donation towards our native plants.