“THE LANDSCAPE LEGACY OF JENS JENSEN”
Sponsored by MAMGC Landscape Design Committee, Helen Dahms chairperson, this in-person event will be in Lubar Auditorium, Friday, May 20th at 2:30pm.
Our presenter, Stephen McCarthy, will speak on the legacy of landscape designer Jens Jensen. He is known for his natural landscapes as part of the Prairie School movement. Jensen's artistically designed landscapes emphasized the use of native plants and featured careful spatial composition, attention to the play of light and shadow effects, naturalistic rock work and water features, inspired by the native Midwest landscape. Near the end of his career he moved to Door County, Wisconsin, where he started his school of the soil, The Clearing.
Our presenter, Stephen McCarthy, has practiced landscape architecture in Illinois and Wisconsin, in both the public and private sectors, for the past 40 years. He focuses on public sector natural resource- based projects, native landscape restoration and natural area preservation.
University Club, Friday, June 17th, 11:00am
We will celebrate our 100th Anniversary with a gala luncheon, memorabilia from our 100-year history, a slide show of past Garden Club events, and a speech by the Milwaukee Historical Society which will bring us back to the Milwaukee of 1921.
Members should watch for their invitation to this once-in-a-lifetime event, and join us to toast to the Garden Club’s next 100 years!
MAMGC is participating in Open Days, a national program of The Garden Conservancy.
Tour more than 11 acres of unique, rarely-open, private gardens at three locations in Milwaukee County, open on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tickets: $10 per person per garden.
Another Open Days garden tour to Sally Edgett’s Garden Gone Wild on August 20th will offer an opportunity to learn how to successfully incorporate native plants into your garden.
Tickets are on sale now; advance purchase is required and tickets are limited.
Use the link on the right to our GARDEN TOURS - OPEN DAYS 2022 page for more information and to purchase tickets.
ART in BLOOM.
MAMGC was the Presenting Sponsor for 2022 four-day, sold out event, held at the Museum from Thursday, April 7th through Sunday, April 10th.
Other highlights included:
27 floral designers displayed beautiful arrangements inspired by Museum masterpieces.
2 Garden Club Flower Markets offered a special selection of custom bouquets and flowering plants.
"BIRDS IN THE GARDEN: CREATING AND ENJOYING A BIRD OASIS”.
Sponsored by MAMGC Horticulture Committee, Sandy Pike chairperson. Zoom presentation by Pam Karlson.
Pam lives in Chicago; her photographs feature her home garden which attracts over a one hundred twenty species of birds and other pollinators. She shared tips that focus on landscape enhancements, practices, and plants, with an emphasis on native species. The connection between Milwaukee’s importance to the migratory route, bird species diversity, habitat, diet, foraging, nesting, and citizen science was also discussed. The event was held on February 18, 2022,
Sponsored by MAMGC Floral Design Committee, Nancy Cody chair. Zoom presentation by Amy Stewart, nationally known author, gardener and artist
Amy spoke about the history and the logistics of the flower industry and her book ”Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers”. Event was held on December 10, 2021.
DEDICATION AND CURATOR LECTURE AT THE BETTY GOLD SCULPTURE
Margaret Andera, acting Chief Curator, gave an outdoor lecture about Betty Gold's sculpture, Monumental Holistic IIII.
In honor of its 100th Anniversary, MAMGC sponsored the conservation and reinstallation of this sculpture on the Milwaukee Art Museum grounds . Event was held October 1, 2021
NATURE WALK AND RAPTOR SHOW AT SCHLITZ AUDUBON NATURE CENTER
Sponsored by MAMGC Environmental Committee, Lurilee Springer-Wilson chair.
This event was followed by a picnic lunch at Doctors Park on September 10, 2021.
MAMGC supported Open Days, a national program of The Garden Conservancy, facilitating self-guided tours of the country’s most exciting, creative, and innovative private gardens.
On August 28th and 29th, 2021, four outstanding private gardens were open for the public to tour in Whitefish Bay, Bayside, and River Hills.
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