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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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.
Interested in donating to our club to support our community projects? Contact our President
Local Club Information
2017-18 Meeting Dates:
Nov. 20; Dec. 18; Jan. 15; Feb. 19; March 19; April 16; May 21; June 18; June 24 Garden Tour & Faire 2018!
Arts and Crafts
October 17 Corvallis junking trip and visit to Garlands Nursery in Albany. Meet at Baker Creek Church at 9:30 Contact Patty S. for info.
Field Trips Contact Ann S. for info.
Thursday, Oct. 26th: Bush House, Salem. Lunch at Wild Pea in Salem
December Either Salem Holiday Crafts Show at the Fair Grounds.
OR Saturday Market in Portland on Max
2018 Willamette Heritage Center. More info later