McMinnville Garden Club Information

McMinnville Garden Club

We would love to have you visit our monthly meetings!  Many of us have joined the Garden Club to meet other gardeners; learn from each other what techniques, plants and nurseries are most suited to our Willamette Valley location; hear informational speakers at our monthly meetings; work together to improve our community; take field trips to a variety of places of interest; create garden arts and crafts, and encourage gardening with our area’s youth.  In addition, we work together to host a yearly Garden Tour & Faire in late June featuring five local gardens.  The faire brings a variety of garden vendors to our downtown area for tour attendees to enjoy.  The proceeds from this event help us provide scholarships to county students and support our many community projects listed below. We meet at 9:30 am on the third Monday of the month (Sept.-June) at the Lodge at the Evergreen Museum complex, Hwy. 18, McMinnville.  Our dues are $25 a year. Please join us!  Annual membership dues are $25 from July to July.  Please contact our membership chair  OR for more information


DSCN01882017-18 Officers

President                                    Elaine Pollak

Vice-President                           Jan Clay

Secretary                                    Marlene Peterson

Treasurer                                   Donna Parr



McMinnville Garden Club Community Projects

The proceeds from our Garden Tour & Faire are reinvested within our community providing college scholarships, informational programs and garden art/horticultural community projects.  We have funded public benches, hanging baskets, lamp posts, Yamhill County Historical Museum projects, the plantings at the West End of town, Third Street plantings, a Blue Star marker commemorating veterans at Evergreen Aviation Museum and given multiple college scholarships to Yamhill County students studying horticulture. In addition we do community service projects such as maintaining both the Post Office and West End plantings, as well as the Public Library’s indoor plants, support the Community Garden’s Children’s area and do an annual spring cleanup of Third Street.


History of McMinnville  pdf


Historical Projects of McMinnville Garden Club 1926-1960  pdf


Interested in donating to our club to support our community projects?  Contact our President



Local Club Information


2017-18 Meeting Dates:  Jan. 15; Feb. 19; March 19; April 16; May 21; June 18; June 24 Garden Tour & Faire 2018!


Arts and Crafts


Driftwood Wind Chimes in March.  Pick up driftwood sticks that are from 3 to 8 inches when you are walking the beaches this winter!  FUN to come


Field Trips   Contact Ann S. for info.




     December        Either Salem Holiday Crafts Show at the Fair Grounds.

                    OR Saturday Market in Portland on Max


2018            Willamette Heritage Center.  More info later




Bylaws      Articles of Incorporation    Standing Rules



Regional Garden Clubs:   Pioneer District and The Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.