The Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club is supporting Open Days, a national program of the Garden Conservancy, by arranging the opening of four private gardens. The Garden Conservancy is a national organization whose mission is to preserve, share and celebrate America’s gardens and diverse gardening traditions. The Open Days program, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, consists of self-guided tours of magnificent, mostly private gardens, and takes place rain or shine. The Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club (“MAMGC”) is the oldest and largest garden club in Wisconsin – celebrating its 100thanniversary in 2021. It supports the Milwaukee Art Museum’s projects, especially Art in Bloom, and promotes education, environmental awareness and community service, as well as the enjoyment of gardening, landscape design and horticulture.
Open Days tickets are only available for advance purchase and quantities are limited.
Hayden’s application with his credentials, experience and goals were exceptional. His interest in horticulture as a career was established as a child. After graduating from Neenah High School, he attended Fox Valley Technical College for one year and graduated on the Dean’s List with a 3.8 GPA as a Horticultural Technician. He went on to UW River Falls and continues to earn honors and will complete a bachelor’s degree in Professional Horticulture. Hayden plans to graduate in spring 2022.
Hayden is currently the president of Horticulture Society on campus, a club for students involved in the horticulture department that competes regionally at (MACHS) Mid America Collegiate Horticulture Society. They also hold fundraising events, meet with industry professionals, and overall share the love of plants. Currently he is employed at Harrington’s Greenhouse in Ellsworth, WI where they grow flowering annuals, vegetables, and ornamentals. This summer Hayden will be focusing on an internship with the city of River Falls Public Works, along with summer classes. He will be working closely with Public Works to help manage the parks department along with helping them design some garden bed features. Hayden hopes to one day own and operate his own greenhouse growing bedding annuals, ornamentals, and perennials.
January 8, 2021 we celebrated with a Virtual Tea Party. We watched a documentary about the life and work of Beatrix Ferrand, an American landscape gardener and the first woman landscape architect. Prior to the presentation, our members received tea and 2 recipes to enjoy during the film.
The Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club was established in 1921
by Dudley Crafts Watson, Director of the Art Institute.
Explore our website to learn about exciting events, projects, speakers, workshops, trips and other garden outings.
Today, MAMGC endeavors to support the Milwaukee Art Museum with specific projects and acquisitions.
Recent donations to the Milwaukee Art Museum include sponsorship for "The Quilts of Pauline Parker" exhibit.
Previously sponsored "Jaime Hayon" exhibit and sponsored restoring 3 original oil paintings.
Consider joining the MAMGC today. We are currently 158 members strong.
Meetings: Will be held via ZOOM
As a member of the Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club you are part of a long, rich history of conservation, education and community service.
Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29
Garden Conservancy Open Days Visit four Milwaukee area gardens.
The Garden Club sponsorship. 3/20/20 - 7/19/2020
Recent Sponsorship for the "Jaime Hayon" exhibit at the
Milwaukee Art Museum
To support our members' enjoyment and knowledge of gardening, landscape design, floral arranging, environmental concerns, promote education and community service and to support the Milwaukee Art Museum with specific projects.
The Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club is a charter member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Region, Wisconsin Garden Federation, Inc., and Milwaukee District Garden Clubs.