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Shelby Township Gardeners Club

Founded in 1971 

President, Lois Hayward

First Vice President, Linda Pelloni

Second Vice President, Chris Jump

Secretary, Sue Sesta

Treasurer, Louise Hunt


(From left to right) : Lois Hayward, President; Linda Pelloni, 1st
Vice-President; Chris Jump, 2nd Vice-President;Sue Sesta, Secretary; Louise
Hunt, Treasurer



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.

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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 fundraiser. 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 "Autumnpalooza" at 10 a.m. Oct. 19. For more information, contact the club at 586-741-5926. 


New fountain planter welcomes Heritage Gardens visitors



The entrance to Heritage Gardens has been enhanced thanks to a $1,610 donation from the Shelby Community Foundation. The donation covered the club’s purchase of a six-foot concrete three-tier fountain, which was converted into the focus planter at the sidewalk entrance to Heritage Gardens.

Shelby Gardeners Bi-Annual Garden Walk 2018

The Biannual Walk is slated for July 14th. Advance tickets for $12 are available at the Shelby Library, Parks and Recreation, and the Senior Center. $14 tickets are available on the day of the walk at the Heritage Garden and the five participating residential gardens. Special features range from music, art to raffles and crafts in select gardens . Mark your calendar for this special date, rain or shine!

Shelby Gardeners Club Hosts Bonsai Presentation
The Shelby Gardeners Club invites the public to a free presentation, “Learning About Bonsai” with Lynn Irish and Richard Marsh on Thursday, November 9th at 1 p.m. The lecture takes place at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Drive, Shelby Township, 48317. Richard Marsh, with a degree in both forestry and horticulture, has worked extensively in the art of bonsai for a decade. He is a recipient of several awards from his local club, Four Seasons Bonsai. Lynn has been involved for the past four years. In partnership they will discuss tree care, and demonstrate the trimming and shaping of bonsai.

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Heritage Garden

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.
SGC sculpture 


Join Us!
The SGC invites you to join this great community service organization by contacting Cheryl Sypniewski at (586) 823-8555.

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