Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club

Events calendar

Annual MAM Garden Club Trip - Mid-April 2017

Join garden club members for a fabulous trip to the Netherlands. Highlights include the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, the Rijksmuseum and the van Gogh Museum. Visit medieval Bruges, Delft and Maastricht. See glorious gardens, explore interesting cities and visit magnificent museums on this friendship0making adventure. This will be the 20th annual MAM Garden Club trip. Trip organized by the MAM Garden Club Member Mary Terese Duffy


Topic: Learning The Art of Leaf Manipulation - Thursday, April 20, 2017

10:15AM Gathering, 10:30AM Meeting/Lunch/Workshop

Fold, bend, slice, weave... Learn how to manipulate leaves to add pizzazz to floral arrangements. This hands-on workshop is preceded by demonstrations of the techniques used in leaf manipulation. The workshop is for all levels of floral design. Participants will create a floral design to take home. Plan to bring scissors, exacto knife, tweezers and a tool. Members Only

Endangered Species Topic: Leafhopper

Hosted by the Floral Design Committee at the Mitchell Park Pavillion at the Mitchell Park Domes


Membership Social - Monday, May 15, 2017

1:15PM Gathering, 1:30PM Meeting/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.
Endangered Species Topic: Poweshiek Skipperling

Hosted by the Membership Committee at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Topic: Two Oaks Garden Tour and Annual Meeting - Friday, June 16, 2017

9:30AM Gathering, 10:00AM Tour, 12:30PM Meeting/Luncheon

Our new officers are elected and installed at our annual meeting. Be on hand to cast your vote and hear reports from club officers and committee chairs. Met our new officers who will serve from 2017-2019.

Before the meeting, members will tour Two Oaks, a magnificent 13-acre garden patterned after 18th century colonial estates. Owner Bryan Gore and his two sons have put their hearts, souls and knowledge into creating their vision of a magical garden estate. Learn about the details that go into a property with traditional English formal spaces, a woodland area, plant collections, water features, statuary, and much more. The grounds provide habitat for butterflies, birds, frogs and wildlife. Members Only

Endangered Species Topic: Ornate Box Turtle

Garden Tour at Two Oaks in Grafton, Meeting/Luncheon at Milwaukee Ale House

Welcome to My Garden - July 2017

Informal tours of members' gardens. Guests Welcome.

Hosted by: Garden Tours Committee

Topic: Growing Power - Urban Farming Concepts - Friday, July 21, 2017

9:15AM Gathering, 9:30AM Tour, 11:30AM Lunch

The goal is to grow food, minds, and community. We will learn about urban farming methods, including worms eating waste, fish fertilizing plants as well as honey bees pollinating the neighborhoods. Don't miss this chance to tour and learn about this nationally recognized program. Guests Welcome, Casual Dress with Comfortable Shoes

Endangered Species Topic: Monarch Butterfly

Hosted by the Landscape Design Committee at Growing Power in Milwaukee, and luncheon at Sprecher's Restaurant


 Workshop: Floral Arranging with Garden Flowers - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8:45AM Gathering, 9:00 Workshop, 11:00AM Tour/Lunch

If you are interested in learning tips for successful floral arranging with flowers from your garden, join the floral design committee for this workshop. An added bonus is a tour of the beautiful and unique gardens and buildings surrounding Wildcat Creek Farm in New Berlin. Members Only

Hosted by the Floral Design Committee at Wildcat Creek Farm in New Berlin

Garden Tours -Anderson Japanese Gardens, Klehm Aboretum and Nicholas Conservatory - Friday, August 18, 2017

8:00AM Gathering, 8:15AM Borad Bus, 8:30AM Depart, 6:30PM Estimated Return

Explore the beautiful and peaceful 12 acres of Japanese gardens featuring koi ponds, winding paths, raked gravel gardens, intriguing landscaping and beautiful flowers. Anderson Japanese Gardens have been rated one of the highest quality and most authentic Japanese Gardens in North America. Enjoy lunch on your own in the Fresco Restaurant. 

At 1:30PM, depart for Klehm Aboretum and Obtainc Garden to enjoy another wonderful venue. Tour the 155 acres filled with fabulous gardens and rare trees. To see it all, use the continuous shuttle.

A tropical garden experience will be the grand finale of a day spent touring Rockford area gardens. Our last stop will be at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens. A delightful and educational day to share with friends and garden club members. Guests Welcome

Bus Departure and Return Location: Milwaukee Art Museum

Hosted by the Garden Tours Committee