The Friendly Garden Club
 of Traverse City, MI

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

Plant Michigan, Plant Native

Despite Covid-19, our club will be planting our Logo Garden at the Open Space, maintaining "Our Giving Garden" located in the Community Gardens and continuing work on our latest project, The Children's Sensory Garden, and much, much more!


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 and to donate, click here!


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 or join us online!   This year our club is celebrating its 98th year since we were organized in 1923 with 35 members.  Currently, our club has 44 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" by the Bay.  Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we had to cancel some of these events.  Be sure to check out the "Photo" section of our website for more information and see all the awards our club has earned. 

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, who will give you all the information you need to become a member and join us online.  See what being a "FRIENDLY" is all about!  

PRODUCE FROM "OUR GIVING GARDEN! This past year we added a new project, "Our Giving Garden," located in the Community Gardens adjacent from The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.  Due to Covid-19 all the food grown was given to our local food bank to help those in need and did not involve  children.  In the future we will have our members instruct and work with a small group of local children in the planting and harvesting.  Exciting times!  LET THE HARVESTING BEGIN!   More pics on our PHOTOS section.

200+ DAFFODILS PLANTED--On November 6, our Youth Gardening Committee planted over 200 daffodil bulbs to make "Our Giving Garden" beautiful this spring.  May 2021 be a happier and healthier year for all of us!


Thank you to the many people who ordered geraniums from us.  We'll see you on Thursday, May 13, 2021 when you can pick up your orders either at the Peninsula Township Fire Station, #2, 8150 Center Road, Traverse City, MI or at The Botanic Garden from 9:30AM – 4 PM.  More information will be coming.