Four Seasons Garden Club Kenosha, Wisconsin
Since 1963, the Four Seasons Garden Club has worked to stimulate an interest in gardening, landscaping and floral arranging. The club also promotes civic beautification and conservation along with the protection of forests, wildflowers and birds. We strive to create an appreciation for gardening in our members and throughout our community.
2015 Margaret Myers Garden photos by Nan Mellem, member since 2013
For timely announcements and occasional garden tips
Arbor Day and Earth Day Tree Planting
In 2015, the Four Seasons Garden Club donated a Serviceberry tree to Nash Elementary. This year (2016) the Club donated a swamp white oak to Hillcrest School in Kenosha. Members are always in attendance for the events and look forward to helping plant the trees.
Scholarships for Horticulture Students
Please visit our Scholarships page for an application or to find out more.
Land Preservation Donation at Chiwaukee Prairie
The Club is proud to say we have supported the Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund since its inception, and we hope to continue our support of the Chiwaukee Prairie. www.chiwaukee.org
The Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2013, and the membership deliberated for almost a full year on how to celebrate and memorialize the occasion. A proposal was brought forward by a member to support the Dream Playground, and the club decided this would be the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary. What better way to give back to the community, and to encourage a love of the outdoors and the joy of play!
Gardening Books Grant to Kenosha Public Libraries
The Club provides the Kenosha Public Libraries with funds to purchase gardening books.
Kenosha Business Improvement District
Beautification Project Donation
The Club annually donates funds to support two hanging baskets downtown.
Northside Library Window Display
The window display at the Northside Library for the month of May 2015 featured the Four Seasons Garden Club and was designed and completed by members Samantha Towner, Victor Mitmoen and Marjorie Prevost. The window has been reserved for May of 2016, and we can't wait to see what they come up with next! No pressure....
Annual Secret Garden Walk
The Secret Garden Walk is one of three 100% member participation projects for the Club. Please visit our Garden Walk page to find out more about the event and to view slideshows from previous walks.
Annual Plant Sale at the Kenosha Harbor Market
The Annual Plant Sale is one of three 100% member participation projects for the club. It is great fun and a wonderful kick-off to the gardening season. While we have not conducted an official study, it is likely that club members are responsible for a significant portion of the proceeds raised at the sale. So make sure to stop by early to have a chance at acquiring some treasures before they are all gone. Please visit our Plant Sale page for details as they become available.
Margaret Myers Memorial Garden
Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Avenue—one of Kenosha's oldest and most beautiful landmarks—is home to the Club's Margaret Myers Memorial Garden. Established in October of 1984, this special garden was dedicated September 8, 1985, in memory of a charter member and past president.
The oval shaped garden, located at Lake Michigan's waterfront, has a wrought iron fence and arch enclosing beds of annuals, perennials and scented herbs. Paths of concrete aggregate and wooden benches encourage visitors to pause and enjoy the serenity of the ever-changing garden.
The garden was redesigned in 2009. New and old plants were incorporated into the flower beds. Plants were chosen that are brought tolerant, low maintenance and are bird/bee attractors.
Members volunteered their time to remove invasive grasses, overgrown perennials and install new perennials and annuals. Maintaining the Margaret Myers Garden is one of three 100% member participation projects for the Club, and every week from early spring through late fall, you will find teams working to keep the garden beautiful throughout the growing season.
We invite the public to visit the garden and enjoy the view and fragrances.
The Four Seasons Garden Club of Kenosha limits its active membership to fifty and fills openings by invitation as they occur.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the club, we encourage you to attend a program and introduce yourself. You can also visit with us at the Plant Sale or the Garden Walk—membership sign-up sheets are available at both of these venues.
Annual dues are $25.00 for active members and $30.00 for emeritus members. Membership is renewed at the beginning of the fiscal year in October.
Centaurea Gold Bullion photo by Jackie Schroeder, member 2008-2018
Group photo (not all members) from 2018 Christmas Party at the Kenosha Country Club.
2016 Arbor Day Planting of a Swamp White Oak at Hillcrest School on May 10.
Photos by Anne Berquist member since 2015