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 Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 SW Durham Lane at Hwy. 99, McMinnville. 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
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
2018 Meeting Dates & Speakers:
Jan. 15: Heather Richards, Planning Director, City of McMinnville. What’s Happening in McMinnville?
*Feb. 19: Bethany Hegen, Thyme Garden Herb Company. A Tour Through the World of Herbs; from growing them to cooking with them.
March 19: Christine Gorsek, Ability Physical Therapy. Gardening without Pain.
April 16: Sandra Roko-Lizet, Author. Writing About the Gardens & Flowers We Love.
May 21: Heather Richards, Planning Director, City of McMinnville. Tree City USA, the City needs McMinnville Garden Club help!
June 18: Music
June 24: 2018 Garden Tour & Faire!
August/September: No Meetings! Enjoy the summer! Use Sunscreen!
*Beginning February 2018 we will be meeting at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 SW Durham Lane, (at Hwy 99) McMinnville.
Arts and Crafts
March 15 Driftwood Wind Chimes at Patty S’s!
April 23 Rock Painting @ Patty’s!
Field Trips Contact Ann S. for info.
details to follow as they become available.
January 25 Willamette Heritage Center. Meet at Baker Creek CC at 9:30 am.
April Nursery Trip, byo-lunch
June 27 Thyme Garden, Alsea. Lunch/tour $30. +herb basket $42.
July Farmington Market
August Mountainside Lavender
September Japanese Garden/Culinary Institute Train