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Shelby Township Gardeners Club
Founded in 1971
President, Lois Hayward
First Vice President, Louise Hunt
Second Vice President, Linda Pelloni
Secretary, Sue Sesta
Treasurer, Mary Ellen Hale
(From left to right) Sue Sesta, Secretary; Lois Hayward, President; Louise Hunt, First Vice President; Linda Pelloni, Second Vice President.
The purpose of the Shelby Gardeners Club (SGC) shall be:
- To promote interest and knowledge for our members and the community in gardening, flower arrangement and ecology.
- To aid in the protection of native plants, trees, and wildlife.
- To encourage civic planting, beautification and friendship as a means of setting a positive example in our community.
- We shall support recycling projects and give recognition to businesses and local residents who also share these goals.
The Shelby Gardeners Club Springs Into Action
The Shelby Gardeners Club has been involved in the Heritage Garden on the township grounds since the vista’s inception in 1976. We are a working club as well as a community service organization, founded in 1973. The brick walkways, planted beds, gazebo, statuary and the fairy garden are supported by the club’s fundraisers. These range from craft and plant sales to our impressive bi-annual garden walk. We also host free community lectures throughout the year at the Shadbush Nature Center to education and share garden joy.
Come share your energy and beautification spirit with the community and the Shelby Garden Club at Heritage Garden. The club will host "Plantapalooza" at 10 a.m. June 15 and then host "Autumnpalooza" at 10 a.m. Oct. 19. For more information on these events, contact the club at 586-741-5926.
Thanks to to an anonymous donor, $1000 was recently given to the Shelby Foundation on behalf of the Shelby Garden Club. Additional funds were also granted to the Club from the Foundation to enable us to purchase and plant a concrete six-foot-tall, three-tiered fountain. The sculpture from Potteryland is to be installed this spring in the Heritage Gardens. According to President Lois Hayward, “the WOW factor will welcome young and old to the amazing property the Township has entrusted to us. We thank the Foundation for the money that allows us to do what we love the best…gardening and beautification of our community.”
Educational Seminars and Events
Please join the Gardeners Club July 13 –15 for our bi-annual Flower Show, themed “Made in Michigan” at the Shelby Public Library. Enjoy the members’ creative floral interpretations of life in our great state.
Shelby Gardeners Bi-Annual Garden Walk 2018
In planning for the future, mark your calendar for mid-July, 2018. Our infamous Garden Walk is not to be missed. Are you interested in being on the 2018 Garden Walk or wish to recommend a garden? Please contact Lois Hayward (586.741.5926).
The beautiful Heritage Garden is maintained by the Shelby Gardeners Club. Serene and stunning, the location is commonly used for relaxation as well as photography sessions. It is located behind the Municipal Offices at 52700 Van Dyke Ave. south of 24 Mile Road and sits adjacent to a 2.5 acre spring-fed lake. As a testament to all the hard work performed by volunteers in maintaining and enhancing Shelby Township's natural beauty, SGC has donated the unique sculpture, "Petal Point" (pictured right) to reside at Heritage Garden.
The SGC invites you to join this great community service organization by contacting Chris Jump at (586) 739-7848