Friday October 19Cranes - Symbol of Survival

Darcy Love - Creative Design and Conservation Education Manager of the International Crane Foundation  Cranes are magnificent dancers, present on five continents, and symbols of harmony, loyalty and longevity. 

Lubar Auditorium  Guests are welcome

Lunch University Club -Members Only


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Friday October 26 - Milwaukee District Garden Club 2018 Fall District Meeting and luncheon

The program titled ' All My Fav Topics - Gateway's Multi-Faceted School, Garden Sustainability and my Top 10 Plants' will be presented by Kate Field from Gateway Technical College. 


Infusino’s Italian Village, 3201 Rapids Drive, Racine

RSVP due  by Sunday, October 21st.  Contact cers39Aaol.com for details and registration.

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Wednesday October 24 Tour Port of Milwaukee, Jones Island

Tour will be led by Port Director Adam Schlicht.  The Milwaukee port is a significant contributor to Milwaukee's economy and relevant to the discussion we will enjoy with local historian, John Gurda, at our upcoming November club meeting.  The program will take place at the port's executive offices across the street from the Lake Express Ferry. Members Only


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Friday November 16. Milwaukee.  A City Built on Water. 

John Gurda,  Historian, guest speaker. Lubar Auditorium - Guests are welcome

Lake Michigan and the rivers that feed into it have been Milwaukee's dominant natural resource since the days of Potawatomi.  Mr. Gurda will engage us with a lively, illustrated look at the Lake and its adjacent watersheds. 

Lubar Auditorium Guests are welcome

Lunch Harbor House - Members Only


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Friday December 7. Holiday Floral Workshop

Hands on floral design workshop to create an arrangement for the holidays.   You will learn floral design principles, environmentally friendly techniques and creative ways to use natural materials in your floral masterpiece.

Members Only


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Friday December 14.  Holiday Luncheon

The Milwaukee Country Club in River Hills is a throwback to yesteryear.  The clubhouse features a classic, timeless façade with unique features throughout.  Join members and guests for a festive social gathering to celebrate the season.   The Floral committee will be preparing lovely themed centerpieces which will be raffled off to benefit our Scholarship Fund.   

Guests Welcome

EVENTS CALENDAR

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Monday January 28, 2019  Lottery Day and Lecture following Breakfast
Lottery Day This is the beginning step of the floral designers process as they prepare to create their masterpieces for Art In Bloom.  Floral designers join Garden Club members for breakfast.  Windhover Hall  Breakfast - Members Only


Brown is a Color Too  Benjamin Futa - Director of Allen Centennial Garden at UW-Madison and Plant Designer will explore inspirational plant combinations and maintenance methods for enhancing any garden from November and beyond.  An inspiring discussion on winter gardening for spring in the coldest part of our Wisconsin winter will follow. 


Lubar Auditorium Guests are Welcome
 

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Friday February 15, 2019  Looking Toward Spring 

Flowers: Alison and Matthew Benkert, Owners of Hidden Hive Farm, Woodstock, IL. 

Ali and Matt are Slow flower farmers supplying florists and consumers with local flowers grown on their farm.  Slow flower farming embraces the locally-grown movement using sustainable practices to deliver fresh flowers via environmentally friendly methods.. 

Trees:   Paul Schwabe, Johnson Garden Center

Paul will give an exclusive preview of unique new tree varieties being developed at Johnson's.  Paul's specialty is growing and caring for apple trees, as well as peach and pear trees. 

Lubar Auditorium Guests are Welcome


Lunch follows - Italian Community Center  Guests are Welcome

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Friday March 15, 2019 The Kingdom of the Monarch

Shelly Culeau, Owner of Butterfly Nursery.  Shelly will share her stories of visiting Monarch butterfly sanctuaries in Mexico and the amazing journey they take to and from their winter migration habitats.  She is an expert on raising butterflies and understanding the challenges they face to survive. 

Lubar Auditorium Guests are Welcome


Lunch follows - Woman's Club of Milwaukee - Members Only

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Thursday March 28 - Monday April 1, 2019  Annual Garden Trip. Charleston, SC

MAMGC is traveling to historic Charleston, South Carolina to immerse ourselves in the culture, homes and gardens of Charleston.  Highlights include the Garden Club of Charleston's 84th House and Garden Tour and tours of outstanding private homes and gardens.  Contact MAMGC for additional information.

Attendance is limited to 42 persons.  Members Only


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Thursday April 11 - Sunday April 14  Milwaukee Art Museum ART IN BLOOM

This is our Twelfth annual Art in Bloom, a four day event which is a blending of art and flowers.  Our Garden Club manages two booths, Membership and Education and a silent auction.


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Friday May 20, 2019 Membership Social  

Join us as we welcome new and prospective members to the Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club.   Cafe Calatrava - Invitation Only

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Friday June 21, 2019  Annual Meeting - Dragonfly Farm Tour

Cheryl Brickman - MAMGC member and Garden Designer

Originally just a house perched on 15-1/2 acres of post-agricultural, barren land, the transformation of this property over the past 22 years has been nothing short of extraordinary. Dragonfly Farm is divided into destinations – each with its own design and ecological focus – which include:
-chicken coop housing 70 chickens  and a flock of Toulouse geese.
-A pond that ranges in size from 1½ acres to 2 ½ acres depending on the season and rainfall, and associated wetlands.
-Heirloom and heritage apples, a vegetable garden, berry house, cutting gardens, numerous picturesque outbuildings, and acres of prairie.

Lunch to Follow Members Only

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July 2019 -  Welcome to my Garden

Garden Club Members welcome and share their own gardens with us.  Watch for details in the newsletter

Members Only


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Wednesday July 17, 2019.  Green Bay Botanical Tour and West of the Lake Tour

The Green Bay Botanical Garden is a non-profit 47 acres of gardens.  A guide will share unique features of the different gardens and their history.  Tour includes a stop in Manitowoc.  Lunch to follow.

Members Only


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Thursday August 1, 2019 Garden  Tours  - Sheboygan WI


Christopher Farm & Gardens  500 acres along a mile of Lake Michigan.


Maywood Park  135 acres.  Six diverse ecosystems, an arboretum and a butterfly and hummingbird garden.

Members Only


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Friday August 16, 2019. A Tour of Two Historic River Hills Properties

The first home was built for a prominent Milwaukee family in 1911 as a summer escape. Our hosts, owners of this gracious white house for the past 30 years, set out to restore the grounds with the over-arching objective of making any changes look like they had always been there. Today, it is a beautiful, park-like setting with sweeping lawns, rolling hills, “wild” areas, gorgeous vistas, and an extensive system of brooks, ponds and waterfalls.

The second home was built in the 1920s for Walter S. Lindsay, a Scottish immigrant. This picturesque residence and outbuildings, modeled after Lindsay’s conception of a traditional Scottish estate, sits on a rise overlooking a bend of the Milwaukee River. Our hosts, only the second owners of this property, have restored it to its full glory over the past 30 years, magnificently landscaping the grounds and adding an extensive woodlands area.

Lunch to Follow

Members Only