Art In Bloom
The 12th annual Art In Bloom will be April 11 - 14, 2019. More information can be found here or at: http://mam.org/bloom/. Garden club members serve as volunteers at the event and host two booths: Membership and Education. In addition, members run a silent auction to raise funds for the many club community events.
Serious Play Exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Several Garden Club members have decorated cards that may be used in the new exhibit. "Serious Play" . The cards will be assembled into a House of Cards installation at the Museum. The structure will remain on view for the duration of the exhibition, from September 28, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Below are the cards decorated by garden club members and their families. Please look for them in the final structure at the Art Museum.
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. Completed Applications were accepted through June 15, 2018.
Welcome to My Garden
Garden club members come from the five-county area served by the Milwaukee Art Museum. Annual tours to members' gardens are scheduled mid-summer to enhance membership interaction, friendship building, and the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by each other.
Calatrava Rose Garden
The Milwaukee Art Museum and Garden Club are recipients of a gift from Will Radler, world-famous Knock Out® rose creator. Radler bred a special rose, Milwaukee's Calatrava™, to be dedicated to the Garden Club and the Milwaukee Art Museum in celebration of the Club's 90th Anniversary and the 10th Anniversary of the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Maintaining the rose garden is an ongoing project and the micro climate near Lake Michigan makes it necessary for us to continually modify our efforts to upgrade the soil and water climates. The "Rose Buddies," garden club volunteers, care for the rose garden.
Silent Auction - Fund Raiser
During the spring Art In Bloom event Garden Club members hold a silent auction. Items are donated by vendors participating in the Art In Bloom Market Place, area organizations, and members of our club. Funds raised will be used for special projects including, but not limited to Konnecting Kids to Nature, Blue Star Memorial Marker and Lakeshore Park Sensory Garden and Pollinator Habitat.
Plants for Habitat for Humanity
For 16 years, Milwaukee District Garden Clubs has been working with Habitat for Humanity 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/or donating purchased annuals or perennials for the annual Container Workshop. We join volunteers from other clubs in the Milwaukee District to distribute plants to homeowners, offer advice on plant care, and assist homeowners in creating container gardens.
Judge Jason Downer House Planters
In 2016, the Milwaukee Art Museum relocated its art library and archives in the Judge Jason Downer House, 1201 North Prospect Avenue in Milwaukee. This historic three-story Victorian gothic-style mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Garden Club provides plants and installs them in huge planters in front of the house. Plants are seasonal and, when possible, include those favorable to pollinators.