The Madison District’s garden clubs are located primarily in Dane County, but the district covers much of Southern Wisconsin. We certainly welcome any existing clubs in our area to join with us. We’d also be happy to work with any new (or experienced) gardeners in forming clubs close to their homes and communities.
Our members are very involved in a variety of projects, such as civic beautification, horticulture and preserving natural beauty. Most meet once a month and hold educational programs, workshops and even tours. A Home Garden Tour open to the public is arranged each year and funds horticultural scholarships.
The WGCF’s immediate past president’s project, Generations Park, is an up-and-coming new nature park, located just outside of Sun Prairie, a project near and dear to the hearts of the Sun Prairie Garden Club members. The hanging baskets in the town of Mount Horeb are the envy of every Wisconsin town. They are planted and maintained each year by members of the Mound Vue Garden Club, which also takes care of several lovely gardens throughout the town.
West Side Garden Club members also have several civic projects, including volunteering at the UW-Arboretum. Members of the Olbrich Garden Club meet monthly right at the beautiful gardens,located on Madison’s North East side. Sunset Garden Club typically meets in their members’ homes on the near west side of town. Sugar River Gardeners meets monthly (except in January) in Verona, usually in the evening and with a variety of days of the week, and welcomes members from the Verona area of Dane County. Their 2019/2020 theme is “Navigating Climate Change”.
Feel free to contact any one of our clubs to learn how the Madison District can add luster to your gardening experience!
MADISON DISTRICT DIRECTOR: Maureen Wild Gordon
Olbrich [Madison] – Laurel Neverdahl, President
Sugar River Gardeners [Verona] –Karen Lee-Wahl, President
Sun Prairie [Sun Prairie] – Diane Powelka, President
Sunset [Madison] – Gerianne Holzman, President
West Side [Madison] Shelley Rubitsky, President