​​Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club


June 15, 2018

Annual Meeting – Nature’s Classroom Institute and  Montessori School - Mukwonago

Geoffrey Bishop, Executive Director and founder, will lead members on a tour of the pollinator prairie while lecturing on invasive species. We will also view the Montessori school, farm and his private residence. Nature’s Classroom is a premier environmental education program that aims to foster independence and to support children in moving toward a mastery of self and the environment.

​​June 27, 2018
Havenwoods State Forest

A Down and Dirty Social, Sponsored by the MAMGC Horticulture Committee.
Trail Walk and Continental Breakfast 9 - 12 noon.



July 2018

Tour of Member's Gardens

For the past several summers, we have toured gardens of our members.  We will do so again in July of 2018


July 20, 2018
Gathering at Garden   

Dale Sievert - Moss Garden Tour

​Everything you wanted to know about moss and more! Enjoy this tour of Dale Sievert’s Japanese style gardens featuring over 40 species of moss spilling over lush florals, water elements and statuary. Our next stop is Ten Chimneys in Genesse. We begin with lunch followed by docent led tours of the entire estate. Ten Chimneys has also arranged to have Master Gardeners take us through their estate gardens!



August 3, 2018

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Welcome to award-winning UW campus gardens and greenhouse for a tour sponsored by the MAMGC Environmental Committee.  UW-W raises all planted annuals from seeds and sponsors community gardens on campus and in the community.


August 17, 2018

​Annual Garden Tour – Kelton House Farm

Nestled at the edge of the Kettle Moraine in Fredonia, Wisconsin, Kelton House Farm is a piece of early America transported to modern-day Wisconsin. Featured on the 2017 Garden Conservancy Tour, this magnificent property will be a treat for gardeners and history buffs.


​What a HOOT !!!..... Oh no, it was not an owl; it was a bat.  October's meeting included a biologist from the WI Department of Natural Resources. She informed and enlightened us regarding bats and their importance and threats to their survival.  Here's one of the cute bats in his cage eating a banana.  



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March 2018

Using Native Plants to Attract Birds to Your Wisconsin Garden
Speaker:  Mariette Nowak, author and public speaker on landscaping, native plants and birding.

Ikebana Workshop
Friendship through Flowers Ikebana is a type of Japanese Art. Ikebana is often used as a period of spiritual reflection on oneself, and to reflect in association with nature and the beauty of the shapes of the flowers. 

Garden Club members joined Laurie Wareham, Teacher and Associate Master of The Ichiyo School of Ikebana to create two designs.  Laurie is also a member of the Garden Clu

February 2018
Front Yard Landscape Ideas & Inspiration-Presented by Margarete Harvey, Landscape Architect and MAMGC member since 1990. Margarete presented ideas and inspiration for planning and designing a welcome feel for your front yard.

January 2018
Lottery Day - The first step of the floral designers’ process as they prepare to create their masterpieces for Art In Bloom. Art pieces are selected by a random drawing.

December 2017
Workshop: Holiday Centerpieces 

40 members attended a hands-on workshop to create a centerpiece of fresh flowers and dried elements from the garden.

Holiday Luncheon
Festive social and luncheon at the historic Wisconsin Club including a tour of the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear.  Members created floral centerpieces that were raffled to raise funds for children's projects.

November 2017
Lake Shore State Park is an urban oasis located near the Art Museum and Discover Center.

October 2017

"Bats, we need them."    Guest speaker from the WI Department of Natural Resources, informed and enlightened us regarding bats.  We all left with a good feeling about bats.

Milwaukee District Garden Club 2017 Fall Meeting
TGI Friday’s at Miller Park, 1 Miller Park, Milwaukee

State WGCF President presented her State Project and gave info on securing grants for garden club projects. Exciting announcement about happening in 2020 for Milwaukee. Tour of Fisher House 

Photography Workshop.  Better understand your camera or smart phone with assistance from a local photographer: Ray Llanas, Manager of Art’s Camera. 

MAMGC Scholarship
A merit-based scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a college student majoring in a field related to horticulture. The student must attend a college or university in Wisconsin and have a career goal connected to horticulture, landscape design or the environment.

See Projects for the Application. Completed applications must be in by June 15,2018.


Using Native Plants to attract Birds to your Garden.  Handouts available:


March 21, 2018
MAM Photography Exhibit Tour
Photography Committee Chair, Sabrina, has arranged for a curator led tour of the MAM exhibit, “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip"

Meet at 11 am in Windhover Hall.  Sabrina would like anyone who is interested in attending to RSVP her via email, or call her.  This is for members only and there are just 30 slots available. She needs to hear from members by March 4th to secure a spot for the tour.


April 4, 2018
Day Trippers Excursion to see“HAMILTON”
One of our MAMGC members arranged for a bus trip to see the musical“Hamilton” in Chicago.  It quickly sold out, but look for future Day Tripper events!

April 12-15, 2018
Art In Bloom

Eleventh annual ART IN BLOOM!  This premier, four-day event is a blending of art and flowers.  Milwaukee area floral designers interpret works of art in the Milwaukee Art Museum collection and compete for awards.  Their floral arrangements, displayed throughout the museum, are spectacular!  Thousands come to this event.

Our garden club manages two booths, Membership and Education.  Vendors, community organizations and MAMGC members donate to the silent auction managed by our volunteers. 


April 30 - May 4, 2018
Annual MAM Garden Club Trip

OREGON: Portland to Bend, Eugene to Ashland.  Enjoy a Japanese Garden, the International Rose Festival, Art Museums and the Oregon Theatre Production of "Oklahoma".  


May 14, 2018
Membership Social
New and prospective members join current club members for coffee, tea and sweets to learn about the MAM Garden Club.  Photography exhibits will feature highlights of the year.


May 31 - June 2, 2018
Plants for Habitat for Humanity -- A Community Outreach Project

Milwaukee District Garden Clubs have been working with Habitat for Humanity for fifteen years to provide plants, small shrubs, trees, garden tools and gardening information to Habitat for Humanity homeowners in Milwaukee.  We support this project by sharing plants from our gardens and donating purchased annuals or perennials.  ​The MAM Garden Club also provides planters, soil, pollinator-attracting plants and volunteers to teach Habitat for Humanity homeowners how to plant a container garden.  Homeowners keep the planters  and take them home.