what we do
We Promote Interest in Home Gardening
The Oshkosh Garden Club presents the Garden of the Month Award to the owner of an outstanding local garden each month from June to September. Gardens are open free to the public from 9am to 7pm during the month of the award.
We also host an annual Garden Walk that highlights local gardeners in their gardens and offer the opportunity to discuss horticultural techniques with these gardening experts.
We Beautify and Green Our Community
Garden club members plant and maintain garden beds at the Oshkosh Public Museum throughout the growing season. Arbor Day is recognized by the gift of one or more trees planted in a local public setting.
We Create Floral Design
Garden club members create floral arrangements for Rooms of Blooms at the Paine Art Center in early March. The club also hosts its own Standard Flower Show every 3-5 years. The Flower Show gives club members a chance to exhibit their plants and floral design and compete for prizes.
We further horticultural education through The Gift of scholarships
The club awards two $1000 scholarships annually to local students pursuing degrees in horticulture, conservation, landscape design, or a related field. Scholarships are renewable for three additional years.
We Share the Love of Gardening with Youth and Seniors
Garden club members provide garden education and therapeutic projects targeting children and seniors. Projects vary, from teaching children how to grow new plants from stem cuttings to providing floral design activities for nursing home residents.