- President: Nancy Shirah
- Vice President: Barb Eshuis
- Secretary: Linda Kelly
- Treasurer: Connie Wright
- Council Director: Connie Wright & Barb Eshuis
- Bird feeders and seed at Kairos Dwelling
- Flower Pots used for National Boys Tennis tournament at Stowe Stadium
- Plant and maintain planter at the Amtrack Station.
- Holiday Green Sale – Participate along with other members of Kalamazoo Garden Council
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday at 1:00 pm unless otherwise stated.
Fiscal Year: July through June.
Organized in 1957 – Federated in 1962
CLUB MEETINGS & PROGRAMS
July 20, 2016 .. Blue Moon Diner & tour of the midwest miniatures museum
George & Sallys Diner will take you back in time when you visit the 1941 Silk City Diner. This gem was moved from Meriden Conneticut to the museum, where it was meticulously restored. The menu includes the best of diner fare: soups and sandwiches, daily “blue plate specials” and Chicago-style hot dogs. The frozen custard and equally decadent homemade pecan pie attract diners from far and wide. There are few like George & Sally’s anymore
August 17, 2016 .. Tour of Anne Mehring’s Gardens
A tour of Anne’s lovely property. You will see her gardens, ponds, raised beds and sculptures. Bring your own lunch and beverages will be provided. 12:30 PM 5767 west R Ave, Schoolcraft, MI. Phone 269-375-1639. Hostess: Mary Jane Kreidler 343-6779.
September 21, 2016 .. Meijer Gardens Field Trip
Celebrating all things autumn.
A beautiful Chrysanthemum display is featured paying homage to Japan with a prominent display of yellow chrysanthemums which are a cultural symbol of happiness and longevity.
Time: 10:30 A.M.
Location: U. S. 131 Exit 44 Carpool Lot (D Ave.) Across the street from Citgo/McDonald’s.
Admission: Seniors: $11.00, Adults: $14.50 Lunch is on your own.
Hostesses: Connie Wright & Lenore Wilson
October 19, 2016 ..All About Bees
How to encourage bees in your garden, presented by Caroline Abbott of Abbott Farms in Otsego, MI
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Location: The home of Lloy Haw, 116 Mandalay, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Hostesses: LLoy Haw (269) 375-7019 and Marcia Wielenga
November 16, 2016 ..Greens Sale Project Workshop
Finish decorating our Greens Sale project decorating small bird houses, pine cones, and wooden Christmas trees. Bring sharp clippers, red berries, hemlock cones, cedar, small birds, and a glue gun. Also bring canned low sodium vegetables that will be donated to Loaves & Fishes.
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Location: The home of Betty Gable, 8627 N 27th St, Richland, MI 49083
Hostesses: Betty Gable (269) 629-4766 and Barb Eshuis (269) 671-5572
December 14, 2016 .. Christmas Luncheon
Note: The Date is Changed!
$10 club gift exchange will take place at the luncheon. Be sure to return Greens Sale yard signs.
Time: 12:30 P.M.
Location: Ample Pantry, 4325 West Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Hostesses: Lenore Wilson (269) 381-4691 and Linda Kelly (269) 330-2090
January & February 2017 .. No meetings due to Winter Weather
March 16, 2017 ..Herbs
Learn how to grow easy herbs.
Snacks featuring herbs will be served.
Location: The home of Mary Jane Kreidler, Wyndham Apartments #221, 2300 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Hostess: Mary Jane Kreidler (269) 343-6779
April 19, 2017 ..Toads & Frogs of Michigan
Learn the benefits of having toads and frogs in our gardens presented by Cleora Mohney.
Location: The home of Marcia Wielenga, 9523 Candytuft, Galesburg, MI 49053
Hostesses: Marcia Wielenga (269) 665-4119 and Ann Bommersbach
May 17, 2017…Make a Basket to Give
We will make a dried flower basket arrangement.
The baskets are to be given to a patient at Kairo’s Dwelling. Please bring dried flowers, and cutters. Baskets and styrofoam are provided.
Location: The home of Barb Eshuis 11565 Scott Park Rd., Delton, MI 49046
Hostesses: Barb Eshuis (269) 671-5572 and Linda Kelly (26) 330-2090
June 15, 2017 ..Tour Ensata Gardens
You will enjoy seeing Japanese Iris, Siberian Iris, Species Iris.
After our tour we will hold our annual meeting and installation of officers at the Crew Restaurant. Dessert will be served. Please bring committee notebooks and a summary of what your committee has accomplished this year.
Multiple Locations: Ensata Gardens, 9823 E. Michigan Ave., Galesburg, MI 49053
The Crew Restaurant, 3810 E. Cork Street (Old Perkins), Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Hostesses: Nancy Shirah (269) 343-5986 and Betty Gable (269) 629-4766
July 19, 2017 ..Liberty Hyde Baily Museum Tour
All attendees will be responsible for the cost of admission to the museum and lunch.
Multiple Times and Locations
Time: Noon Meet for car pooling at the home of Linda Garaza, 425 Springwood Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Arrive: 12:45 P.M. at the South Haven condo of Linda Garaza, 259 Kalamazoo, South Haven, MI 49090
Time: 1:00 P.M. Lunch at taste, 402 Phoenix St., South Haven, MI 49090
Tour: 3:00 P.M. 30 Minute Tour Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, 903 S. Bailey Ave., South Haven, MI 49090 To visit the museum’s website click here.
Hostesses: Linda Garaza (269) 372-3554 and Connie Wright
The purpose of our club shall be to stimulate interest and educate members in horticulture, flower arranging, conservation,the environment, bird study, flower show practice and roadside beauty.
MICHIGAN GARDEN CLUB LIFE MEMBERS
- Barb Eshuis
- Linda Garaza
- Lloy Haw
- Mary Jane Kriedler
- Delores Miller
Burke View Garden Club started with 19 members in 1957. Most of the members had new yards and very little knowledge of plants, gardens and landscaping. They have had their own flower show every year and many members were entering other shows as well. They joined Kalamazoo Garden Council in 1959 and were Federated in 1962. Burke View has had many members who have help positions on the Kalamazoo Garden Council’s board.
Contact Mikell Thurston Griffith for more information on the Club: firstname.lastname@example.org