The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, MI

Plant Michigan, Plant Native


If you enjoy gardening or anything relating to horticulture, flower arranging, the environment and more, you may want to visit one of The Friendly Garden Club meetings!   This year our club is celebrating its 96th year since we were organized in 1923 with 35 members.  Currently, our club has 41 active volunteers that keep Traverse City beautiful, which is reflected in our annual projects such as the Garden Walk, geranium sale, and the planting of the "open space" by the Bay.  We, also, support a summer long program at the Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden that teach children how to grow and enjoy eating vegetables.  These are just a few of our projects!  Be sure to check out the "Photo" section of our website for more information and see all the awards our club has earned this year.

All monies raised from our projects are totally given back to the community by way of grants and scholarships. If you are interested in learning more about us, our club holds monthly meetings from April through November, where we feature guest speakers, have hands-on projects, and field trips, all emphasizing horticultural tips and the love of gardening.  To attend any of our "OPEN" meetings or become a member, please send an email to our membership chairperson, Dorothy  We would love to have you join us in 2020! See what being a "FRIENDLY" is all about!  If you would like to make a donation to The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, click here.

Our Club lost one of our most valued members and friend, Cathy Hamilton. Cathy was a kind and generous person who willingly shared her love of gardening and numerous plants, bulbs, seedlings and all types of flowers and even vegetables from her garden with all of us. She was always ready to jump in her van and go plant shopping at various nurseries at a moment's notice, and she always knew where the best out-of-the-ordinary, little hole-in-the-wall cafes and diners were located.  Those trips were so much fun.

Cathy was one of the most knowledgeable and talented ladies in our club, especially when it pertained to gardening and flower arranging. She could make a beautiful flower arrangement from just about anything; she was so creative.  She will live in our hearts every time we look in our gardens and see the perennials she shared with us. We will all miss her dearly.

Congratulations to Janet Hickman as our new 2019-2021
MGC President & Sue Soderberg as our 2019-2021 
Michigan District V Director

2019 District V, MGC, Regional, and NGC Awards 

Check out our "Photo" section to see all the awards The
Friendly Garden Club received from the District V, Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. & the National Garden Clubs, Inc. at our 2019 June MGC Conference.