What We Do
The purpose of the Oshkosh Garden Club is to operate on a non-profit basis and solely for benevolent, charitable, scientific and educational purposes, conducive to the well-being of the community and useful to the public.
We promote interest in home gardening.
The Oshkosh Garden Club hosts 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.