- President, Margaret McAllister
- Co-Vice Presidents, Mary Norris, Jill Toma
- Secretary, Dianne Herpolsheimer
- Treasurer, Ann Houser
- Club Director: Mary Gibson
- Council Representative
- Environmental Concerns
- Park Place Living
- Greens Sale Rep
- Yearbook Preparation
The object of the club is to stimulate interest in horticultural and environmental concerns.
Meetings are the third Thursday of each month, at 11:45
Fiscal Year: June to May
Organized in 1962, federated in 1963
- KALAMAZOO GARDEN COUNCIL: As a member club of KGC, we create projects and work at the Greens Sale held in December. It is a fun collaboration and a great way to meet members from other clubs as well as a wonderful way to end the year.
- PARK PLACE ASSISTED LIVING: During the months of October to April, members visit Park Place Assisted Living Facility to help residents make flower arrangements. Residents look forward to this activity. Flowers are donated by local groceries and greenhouses.
- FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS: Twice a year, fifty to sixty small flower arrangements are prepared and distributed to the residents of a local care facility. It is a rewarding experience for our members who enjoy preparing and distributing a little bit of sunshine to each resident.
- KALAMAZOO GARDEN COUNCIL: Members maintain a large bed on the Council House grounds.
- Pretty Lake Vacation Camp-Farm Project
- Michigan Garden Clubs-Scholarships
- Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
- Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
Club Meetings and Programs, 2021-22
All meetings begin at 11:45, unless otherwise noted.
Garden tour of members garden
Make small flower arrangements for MediLodge
Kathy Kienle, “Timely Topics”
Monika Trahe on “Kalamazoo in Bloom” and some history of plant growing in our area
Green sale preparation
Holiday Lunch, Fieldstone Grill
January 19 (February 18 alternate date)
Meeting at members home for “garden talk”
No meeting unless January postponed
Charlotte Beacher, renowned local beekeeper
Program at Wedel’s TBA
Council House. Annual salad luncheon and installation of officers.
This year Grow and Show celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding in 1962! Our mission is to stimulate interest in horticulture and environmental concerns, which we accomplish through our monthly meetings and community projects. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 11:45. We share lunch and conversation before the meeting begins folllowed by programs which include interesting speakers and enjoyable field trips. Our members are knowledgeable and welcoming!
Find out more about becoming a garden club member by completing the form below.