If you would like to purchase a memorial plaque for either our Serenity Garden or our upcoming Blue Star Memorial, please see below!
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.
Founded in 2011, 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
Valley Garden Club maintains several pocket parks in our community, including two at Kantzler Arboretum in Bay City, and a Blue Star Memorial at Veterans Park in Bay City.
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 Promedica Hospice Memorial Fund, and maintained by VGC.Feature: Silhouette by Zach Deary
NEW for 2021, the Iwo Jima memorial is a life-size metal rendering of the flag raising on Iwo Jima from World War II, created by Michigan artist Matt MacPherson. We plan to expand this memorial into a full plaza experience soon Click here to learn more and support this project!Features: Artwork, Plaza
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!