McMinnville Garden Club Information


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.

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


DSCN01882017-18 Officers

President                                    Elaine Pollak

Vice-President                           Jan Clay

Secretary                                    Marlene Peterson

Treasurer                                   Donna Parr




Local 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!


For more info call 503-434-4344 or visit us on the web at

Or contact us via email: 

Calendar of Events 2017-18


Sept. 18

Oct. 16

Nov. 20

Dec. 18



     Barn Garden Quilt Board  Sept. 21-22,  9:30  Contact Patty S. for info   Pre-registration required 


Field Trips

     Monday Aug. 28th:     Dahlia Festival       There is a food booth there for lunch 

          Email Ann if you are interested by Friday Aug. 25.  She will contact you with details.


     Wednesday, Sept. 20th:       Oregon Historical Society.  Kennedy Exhibit.  Lunch in Goose Hollow.

          The Culinary Institute.  More details later


     Thursday, Oct. 26th:  Bush House, Salem.  Lunch at Wild Pea in Salem

          More details later.


     December        Either Salem Holiday Crafts Show at the Fair Grounds.

                    OR Saturday Market in Portland on Max


2018            Willamette Heritage Center.  More info later



Interested in joining the McMinnville Garden Club?


Annual membership dues are $25 from July to July.  Please contact our membership chair  OR for more information


Bylaws      Articles of Incorporation   


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


History of McMinnville  pdf


Historical Projects of McMinnville Garden Club 1926-1960  pdf