- President: Mary Van Tassel 269-375-1708
- Vice President: Sara Taylor and Zadie Jackson
- Treasurer: Lorie Reed
- Secretary: Birdie Hoikka
- Corresponding Secretary: Lorie Reed
- Council Director: Donna Standish
- Kalamazoo in Bloom-Plant and maintain a bed in Bronson Park. Planting day May 24, 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. Lunch is included and you get a t-shirt.
- Veterans Memorial at Riverside Cemetery-For more information on the Veterans Memorial at Riverside Cemetery and to donate to this worthy project honoring all veterans go to http://kalamazooveterans.com.
- The Fountains at Bronson Place-Assist seniors in planting their vegetable and flower gardens.
- Presentation at a luncheon at Bronson Place on the Veterans Memorial.
- We participate in the Garden Council Green sale and Council activities.
- Five Senses Garden celebrate it’s 50 Anniversary on July 21, 2018.
CLUB MEETINGS & PROGRAMS
Our meetings are the 4th Wednesday of the month, start at 11:30 am and lunch is provided.
There are no meetings in January or February.
Guests are invited to selected events on the calendar below.
It is suggested that our guests attend 3 meetings before deciding to join Westwood Garden Club. Dues are $20 annually during the month of June. By joining Westwood Garden Club you are joining Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc., and Kalamazoo Garden Council.
March 28, 2018, 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Show your Favorite House Plant with a Pot luck luncheon
Location: Kalamazoo Garden Council House, 5333 N. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, 49007
Speaker: Arleigh Smyrnios, Master Gardener, Topic, “House plant diseases”
Hostesses: Mary Van Tassel and Jan Farrell
Guests are invited to join in today.
April 25, 2018, 11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
What’s New in Plants for My Garden?
Location: Begin at the park on the Kalamazoo River in Comstock, Bring your own sack lunch. We will be having a short meeting, followed by dessert.
Speaker: Mike Ouding, River Street Flowerland, 1300 River St., Comstock, MI 269-342-9207
Hostesses: Mary Farrell and Carol Perjesi, will provide dessert and a beverage.
Guests are invited to meet us at the Flowerland location at 1:00 P.M.
May 9, 2018, 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
First Workday at the Veterans Memorial on Gull Road
Location: Riverside Cemetery
Bring gloves and a trowel.
May 12, 2018, 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Westwood Garden Club Plant Sale for Mother’s Day
Location: George’s Appliance on Miller Road
Members bring your extra plants to sell. Sale profits benefit the Veterans Memorial and supplement club activities.
May 23, 2018, 11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Guided Tour of the Five Senses Garden
Location: 1411 Oakland Dr., along side Phoenix High School, plenty of parking is available.
Speaker: Sandra McKee Warnemuende, Master Gardener will provide a guided tour.
Hostesses: D. Standish and K. Baker will provide a sack lunch with dessert and beverage.
Guests are invited to join today.
June 13, 2018, 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Workday at the Veterans Memorial on Gull Road
Location: Riverside Cemetery
Bring gloves clippers, a broom, and a basket for weeds.
June 27, 2018, 11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Lavender Gardens Tour
Location: Begin at Birdie Hoikka’s home, 42 S 1st St., 269-375-6548
Speaker: Janine and Scott Rawlinson, Lavender and other products will be on sale.
Hostesses: Birdie Hoikka and Lorie Reed will provide lunch.
July 11, 2018, 9:30 A.M.
Veterans Memorial Cleanup
July 25, 2018, 11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Location: 9140 W. “C” Ave., beyond Alamo Nursing Home
Speaker and Tour Guide: Sue Binning, Master Gardener, 269-375-7837
Hostesses: Sharon Robbins and Ann Anderson will provide a sack lunch.
August 8, 2018, 9:30 A.M.
Veterans Memorial cleanup
August 22, 2018, 11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P. M.
Invasive species on the Kal-Haven Trail at F Ave.
Guide and speaker Sue Hodapp Master Gardener 343-1719
Directions: Take Ravine Rd over bridge turn left and follow signs to trail.
Pull in tight behind each other and take care crossing Rd. After 1 hr. Tour to the Club Car for lunch and antiques.
September 12, 2018, 9:30 A.M.
Veterans Memorial cleanup
September 22, 2018
District III meeting at South Haven High School
Zadie Jackson – information 345-8768
September 26, 2018, 11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Westwood Garden Club 60th Anniversary Meeting
Luncheon at the Culinary School
Location: 418 E Walnut St., Kalamazoo, MI
October 10, 2018, 9:30 A.M.
Veterans Memorial Garden
Put the beds to sleep for the winter.
October 24, 2018
Program: Making Mailbox Covers Demonstration
Location: at Lorie Reed’s Home, 1188 North 7th St., 375-2572
Hostess: Zadie Jackson and Sara Taylor Chili and Cornbread lunch provided
November 21, 2018
Greens Sale preparation
Bring lots of greens to make mailbox covers. Tin punch candle holders etc.
Location: Lorie Reed’s Home
Hostess: Mary Van Tassel and Charlotte Richards
Corn Chowder and bread lunch provided.
November 30-December 1, 2018
Greens Sale at the Expo Center
December 19, 2018
Annual Christmas Luncheon and year end wrap-up.
Location: North 11, 5585 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 269-381-8211
The goals of the Westwood Garden Club are to identify and accomplish community improvement projects and collectively support National and International Garden Club projects.
The Westwood Garden Club was organized in 1958 and joined the Federation of Garden Clubs in 1967. The Club has had 35 presidents . Five of these have been President of the Kalamazoo Garden Council.
The purpose of the Westwood Garden Club is twofold:
1. to promote a greater interest in the application and knowledge
of conservation and horticulture.
2. to exchange experiences that will be of mutual benefit to all members.