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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.

We meet at 9:30 am on the third Monday of the month (Sept.-June) at the First Presbyterian  Church, 390 NE Second Street, McMinnville. Park and enter the Cowl Street entrance.

Please join us!  Annual membership dues are $25 from July to July.  Please contact our membership chair OR  our President for more information. Check the calendar at the bottom of each page for speaker information.

In addition, we work together to host a yearly Garden Tour & Faire in mid June featuring four 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.

2023-24 McMinnville Garden Club Officers

President                              Elaine Pollak
Vice-President                     Kay Fitkin
Secretary                              Dian Berg
Treasurer                              Charlene Drake

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

2022 Meeting Dates & Speakers

Events for 2023 are on the homepage under NEWSLETTERS.

Or email us at

All meetings are held the third Monday of the month (except for July & August, we are out gardening).

For monthly speakers and topics see the calendar at the bottom of each page,

click on the meeting date (3rd Monday)

Arts and Crafts

The Garden Club holds quite a few arts and crafts events. These can be found at our Activities page or check the latest newsletter

or click on the calendar date, then the purple heading box to see activities, times and what to bring for crafts.

Further info: Kirsten B.


 Field Trips 

can be found on our Activities page or check the latest newsletter.    

or click on the calendar date, then the purple heading box to see activities, times and where to meet!

info: Ann S. 

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