About Valley Garden Club
The mission of Valley Garden Club of Bay County, MI is to stimulate the love of gardening, encourage home and community beautification, promote better horticulral practices, and encourage conservation.
Our goal is to provide opportunities for our members to serve our community through education & beautification projects in the area. These include:
VGC maintains several "pocket parks" in and around our community. Check out our Projects below!
We organize seminars and garden walks to help our members increase their knowledge of horticulture.
Peer to Peer Sharing
VGC members help each other solve gardening challenges in our own green spaces.
We strive to maintain a welcome environment where members work and play together!
VGC's Community Gardens
The Children's Memorial Garden at Kantzler Arboretum is a place where children who have lost a love one can come and find peace and comfort in a beautiful setting. The project is funded by Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, and maintained by VGC.Feature: Silhouette by Zach Deary
This plot at Kantzler Arboretum was adopted by VGC after falling into neglect. Garden art including a butterfly and a shovel flower are featured, accented with a variety of plantings. Members rotate on a schedule through the summer months to maintain and water the garden.Feature: Drought-Tolerant
Why join us? Membership in Valley Garden Club brings a host of benefits, including:
As an affiliate of Michigan Garden Clubs, our members have access to educational resources, accreditation programs, and a quarterly newsletter. Still, our dues are low ($20/yr individual, $25/yr couple) and the majority stays local to our community!