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.
Postponed: Artisans in the Garden, garden walk
SAVE THE DATE Artisans in the Garden Sunday, July 25, 2021
After a long and careful analysis and consideration, the committee chairs for the 2020 Whitefish Bay Garden Club Garden Walk, Artisans in the Garden, have sadly concluded that the garden walk must be postponed until July 25, 2021. There is just no conceivable way we can hold the walk and ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers, and attendees.
We reviewed the safety guidelines issued by the CDC and the Northshore Health Department. A few of our homeowners on the walk, artisans, and vendors for the marketplace have also reached out to us in the last few weeks sharing their concerns. A survey of our members resulted in an overwhelming majority supporting postponement to next year.
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS YOUR FORMAL INVITATION TO SHARE YOUR GARDENS, VOLUNTEER, PERFORM, AND MARKET YOUR PRODUCTS NEXT JULY 25th! It goes without saying, that we hope you will join us on the adventure again next year. We look forward to celebrating when it is safer, and we are all in a healthier position to gather together.
Check back spring 2021 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.
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. Look this fall for next year's public meeting schedule.