About

The Munster Garden Club was founded in 1954 and federated in 1961.  We are a member of the National Garden Club, Central Region Garden Club, The Garden Club of Indiana and the Northwest District Garden Club.

OUR MISSION

The Mission of the Munster Garden Club is to stimulate knowledge and love of gardening, native trees, wild flowers and birds in the community and in the home.

PROJECTS

We are proud to be able to show our commitment to the community by financially supporting many projects including the state of Indiana Scholarship program, the Shirley Heinz Land Trust, the Dune Learning Center, Elliot Elementary School Junior Gardeners, the Master Gardeners Scholarship program, Munster High School planters, Planting Possibilities program for the developmentally disabled and the Edible Garden project at Munster Town Hall.

We also maintain the planter outside the main entrance to the Munster Public Library.   We also have garden benches at the Rookery in Highland, the Cancer Resource Center and the formal gardens at Centennial Park.   In the fall of 2017, we were thrilled to be able to see the culmination of five years of fundraising and planning when the sculpture “Flower Power” was installed at the formal gardens at Centennial Park.

The Munster  Garden Club’s main fundraising events are the Plant Sale held each May, as well as our popular Garden Walk held the third weekend  of June.

Programs

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

May –  To Be Announced

June –  No program – Garden Walk to be held on June 21 & 22

July – Joshua Craig, PROJECT GREEN coordinator for Munster High School will be giving the group an overview of this ambitious 5 year project involving the planning and planting of an orchard and vegetable garden at the high school.

Membership

The Munster Garden Club meets the third Monday of each month (except January) at 12:30 pm.   The meetings usually are held at the Munster Public Library, but occasionally meetings are held off site for special tours or programming.  Check our “Programs” page to find our what program is planned each month.

A business meeting is held first, followed by a presentation by a speaker on a wide range of topics including gardening, wildlife, environmental issues and much more.  If you have a passion for nature and a love of learning, we hope you join us to find others who share interest in these areas.

2019 Garden Walk

The 2019 Garden Walk was held June 21 & 22.  We want to thank all who came over the two days to visit the 8 lovely gardens that were offered.  Thanks to our homeowners who opened up their gardens and to all those members who helped in organizing and helping out the days of the Walk.

Plant Sale

Our 2019 Plant Sale will be held May 17 from 8am – 1pm at 1101 Oriole Drive in Munster.  You will find a great selection of plants from the gardens of our members.  Come get a great deal on plants and add beauty to your gardens.