The Friendly Garden Club
 of Traverse City, MI

P.O. Box 1286, Traverse City, MI 49685

Plant Michigan, Plant Native

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TRAVERSE CITY--2022!
THINK SPRING!!!
 Geranium Sale Ended; Pickup May 12, 2022  
Pickup will be at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 9:30 a.m.--4 p.m. 
  "Our Giving Garden" located in the Community Gardens has been put to bed until spring!  You can check out the photos of students from the Disability Network that helped work in the garden in 2021  weeding, planting and harvesting produce which was given to a local church's food pantry.   
 The 39th GARDEN WALK will be held on July 21, 2022 from 11-6 p.m.  Mark your calendars!  A big thanks to all of those who attended our Garden Walk in 2021 and to our hard-working members, sponsors, and homeowners who made this event happen!  
  Work is continuing on The Children's Sensory Garden located at The Botanic Garden.  The committee has finalized the design with necessary minor tweeks along the way.  On October 18, 2021, we planted 1,000 daffodils.  Think Spring!
 The Logo Garden will be planted at the Open Space on May 24, 2022.  More information will be forthcoming.  You'll have to check in out to see what it looks like in full blossom in downtown Traverse City this summer!
   To see more photos of these activities, see the Photos section.  
  CONGRATULATIONS Friendly Garden Club for winning FIRST PLACE awards at the National Garden Club conference held (June 1, 2021) for our YEARBOOK, CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION, CHILDREN'S SENSORY GARDEN brochure and our WEBSITE!  More awards are listed on our AWARDS page.   

If you are interested in making a donation to help our club in support of these wonderful community projects, simply click the yellow donate button or you can mail a check to The Friendly Garden Club, P.O. Box 1286, Traverse City, MI 49685.  Your financial help will be very much appreciated.

     If you enjoy gardening, flower arranging, being outdoors, working with others, and the joy that giving back to your community brings, you may want to join us by visiting one of The Friendly Garden Club meetings to learn more about our charitable organization.   To attend any of our "OPEN" meetings or become a member, please send an email to our membership chairperson, Sue, who will give you all the information you need to become a member.  We are currently meeting by Zoom due to the rise in Covid cases.

     Our club will be celebrating its 99th year in 2022!  Currently, our club has 52 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 Logo Garden at the Open Space.  In addition to these projects, we have added "Our Giving Garden," which works with local children at the Community Gardens on planting and harvesting herbs and vegetables.   Our newest and biggest project is the Children's Sensory Garden, which is described below.  If you would like to help us in these community endeavors, please donate to The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City. 

THE CHILDREN'S SENSORY GARDEN   

The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, Michigan, has taken on the responsibility of building a garden enhancing a sensory experience for children of all ages to explore and experience meaningful connections with nature through the five senses.  Our garden will allow for educational activities that provide for sensory stimulation, development of physical, mental, emotional and social skills, will nurture the wonder in a child's imagination, and provide a safe place of enrichment and enjoyment for children of all ages.  This garden will provide a unique sensory experience for both young and old alike that currently does not exist in our community. With your help we can make this garden a reality.  To learn more.  Click here!
 "OUR GIVING GARDEN! This year "Our Giving Garden," located in the Community Gardens adjacent from The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park had a busy season working with children.  Our members instructed them in the planting, weeding, and harvesting of vegetables.  Our produce was given to our local food banks.  More photos on "Photo" section.