Grants Awarded

This program allows local garden clubs to apply for funding up to $250 to support the development of gardens in their community.

2019 Grant Recipients

  • Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club of Central St. Croix County received money to purchase self-watering hanging baskets for Main Street.
  • Bangor Garden Club of Sparta will build a brick planter at Stockyard Park and update displays.
  • Elmbrook Garden Club of Brookfield will be planting for monarchs and other polllinators.
  • Lake Wissota Garden Club of Chippewa Falls is updating the LaFayette Town Hall gardens.
  • Paper Valley Garden Club of Appleton is expanding the gardens at Oak Park Place.
  • Sugar River Garden Club of Verona is expanding its vegetable garden beds for community

    South Madison Police Station gardens provided by West Side Garden Club.


  • West Side Garden Club of Madison is planting and maintaining landscaping at the South Side Police Station.
  • Whitefish Bay Garden Club from Milwaukee is working on a rain garden renovation at Silver Spring Park.
  • Willow River Garden Club of New Richmond is improving the reflection garden at the Deerfield residence.

2018 Grant Recipients

  • Gold Star maker placement at the state capitol by the Sun Prairie Garden Club and Madison District.
  • Hill and Dale Garden Club of Elroy is revamping the local museum gardens.
  • Lake Wissota Garden Club of Chippewa Falls is creating a self-guided tour through the Irvine Park wildflower

    The entrance to Lake Wissota’s Irvine Park Wildflower Sanctuary.


  • Sugar River Garden Club in Verona is establishing four vegetable garden beds which will share produce with the community.
  • West Side Garden Club in Madison is vegetable gardening with children at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.
  • The Willow River Garden Club of New Richmond will use the money to improve the gardens for the residents at the Deerfield, a senior living community.

2017: Awards were made to 6 garden clubs totaling $950.00

  • Botany Belles & Beaus Garden Club for landscaping around the flagpoles at the newly created Creamery Park.
  • Elmbrook Garden Club working with Girl Scout Troop to remove invasive buckthorn and plant native plants.
  • Lake Wissota Garden Club rejuvenate the Bridge St. Welcome Garden at the entry to Chippewa Falls.

    Sunset Garden Club in the newly created Monarch Waystation.

  • Sunset Garden Club establishing a perennial pollinator garden at Fire Station #9.
  • West Side Garden Club working with Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center’s summer children’s program to grow vegetables.
  • Whitefish Bay Garden Club funding for a speaker on bees and pollinator plants for public education.