Meek’s Mill Garden Club
Beautifying our Community
Have you ever thought about joining our garden club?
Do you enjoy gardening? Do you want to learn more about gardening? Do you enjoy being with friendly people who share your enjoyment of gardening? Are you interested in helping others? Do you like visiting others’ gardens or public gardens? Would you like to help make our community more beautiful?
If so, come to a program/meeting and check us out!
Anyone is welcome to attend a club program/meeting. Usually the program is held first. There is no obligation to join if you visit. We would suggest attending a couple of meetings prior to making a commitment. Dues are $15 a year, due in May. An annual yearbook provides a listing of upcoming programs, list of members, bylaws and additional information. A member publishes a monthly newsletter.
Meek’s Mill Garden Club – Mission Statement
The objective of this club shall be to stimulate the love of gardening, encourage home and community beautification, promote better horticultural practices, and encourage all forms or conservation and to affiliate with the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Michigan Garden Club – Mission Statement
To provide education, resources and networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, landscaping design and civic and environmental responsibility.
Some of the clubs’ ongoing projects:
Garden Therapy at Heartland Health Care Center for adults and for special needs students at Constantine Middle School as well as visiting Three Rivers Rehab Center once a month to provide garden therapy for their patients.
Planting and care of downtown hanging pots and planters, plants in Washington St. Park, Shelby Park, and River View Park, Library planter box, sundial garden at the Library, Governor Barry’s grave, and care of Blue Star Memorial plantings in Constantine and White Pigeon.
Participate in 4th of July Parade, Kindergarten Round Up, Christmas in Constantine, Back to School Fair, and the Harvest Festival.
Adopting families at Christmas time.
Periodically hosting of Flower Shows, Tea Parties with the community being invited.
Annual fund raising by making and selling hand made Christmas wreaths/swags as well as hosting a plant auction. New in 2019 will be the sale of Grave Saddles made by members and hosting a Spring Plant Sale & More in May.
A little club history
The Meek’s Mill Garden Club was organized in 1978. A group of individuals interested in forming a Club met at the Constantine branch of the Three Rivers Savings and Loan Bank. The meeting time was set for the 2nd Monday of each month at 9:30 am. It was moved that $5 be charged for dues and that our Club be affiliated with the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan.
Thus was the beginning of many friendships, flower shows, programs, community projects, garden tours, fund raising projects and learning about the many aspects of gardening, birds, design and so much more.
In 2018 Meek’s Mill Garden Club obtained 501(c)3 status and has moved forward with this website, Facebook and so much more as the club celebrates 40 years!