Town and Country Garden Club

Site Updated: Febuary 16, 2014


2016 Upcoming Events 

Art en Fleurs

"Hog Wild in Wisconsin"

A Garden Club of America 
Major Flower Show

See Flower Show tab for complete schedule and more details

September 27 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

September 28 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hosted at the

Harley-Davidson Museum Garage

500 W. Canal Street

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Public is invited 

Admission is free

Sponsored by:
Green Tree Garden Club, 
Kettle Moraine Garden Club
Lake Geneva Garden Club,
Town and Country Garden Club
Member clubs of 
The Garden Club of America 

The Early Years

1957 -"House & Garden Walk in Suburbia" -'What's New in Gardening? ‘Tour of five homes and gardens of Mmes. L. Chase, W. Kohl,J. Kohler, W. Kohler and A. Kroos.

1959 - "HeritageWalk Along the Lake" - Tour of five homes and gardens along the lakeshore displaying 'Heritage Tables' depicting eras of Sheboygan's history at homes of Mmes. B. Locke, G.B. McKinley, E. R. Knauf, J. Reiss and L. Tasche.

1959 - November - "Flower Time-Lapse and Research," a film lecture with speaker.

1962 - July - "Say It With Flowers, Mr. Disney!", a Standard Flower Show staged at Sunny Ridge .Nursing Home.

1963 - "The Art of Bonsai" - Lecture and demonstration by speaker from Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

1966 - October - "Thanksgiving Begins in the Kitchen," a tour through six kitchens at homes of Mmes. B. Eckardt, J. Gunther, F. Jacobson, J.R. Miller, D. Pauls and J. McRoberts.

1967 - "The Time of Our Lives" - A Standard Placement Flower Show and tour of four homes and gardens, with a horticulture exhibition of Jan De Graff lilies at homes of Mmes. H. Dick, J. Kohl, A. Zingsheim, and J. Kovacic.

1968 - "The Pleasure of Your Company," an interpretative show of table settings with flower arrangements inspired by the lives of famous women. Staged at Sunny Ridge.

1970- May- "The Thing in the Spring is Tulips," a flower arranging program and horticultural display of tulips from members' gardens. Luncheon and a slide lecture about 19th century American pottery provided by Milwaukee

Public Museum speaker.

1971 - October - "A Harvest Happening," a flower arranging program followed by luncheon and a lecture, 'Culinary Art.' Corn husk dolls and a bulb boutique were featured also.

1972 - October - "Holiday Excitement," a cranberry-bee and coffee. Needlepoint, handmade wreaths and swags were featured in the boutique. Luncheon and a flower arranging program.

1974 - May - "An American Album," coffee and 'Snippets & Swatches' boutique of handmade patchwork items. Exhibition 'Proud Land,' interpretive flower arrangements inspired by the poems of Walt Whitman. Luncheon and lecture, 'The American Piece Quilt,' followed.

1975 - January- "Barber of Seville“- touring opera production by the

Milwaukee Skylight Theater at Kohler Memorial Theatre.


1975 - April – “T&C Potpourri,” a plant sale at Women's Club,

‘Sundae Sociable’ benefiting Fountain Park.

1975 - November - "An Afternoon with Sheila Macqueen," noted flower arranger from England, with High Tea at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

1977 - January - "Marriage of Figaro," touring opera production by Skylight Theater of Milwaukee staged at Kohler Memorial Theatre.



1977 -July -"In the Good Old Summertime," a Terrace Tour and Boutique Unique featuring the Strawberry Basket and vertical gardens hosted by Mmes. A. Olsen, B. Eckardt, R. Chesebro, J. Fessler and E. R. Knauf.

1978 - October - An Antiques Forum, "The Exciting Story of Porcelain", was held at the JMKAC. The box luncheon was presented in handmade tote bags

and 'Interpretations of the Past,' period flower arrangements, were displayed.

1980 - September - The Garden Club of America's Zone XI Meeting was hosted by T&C with two days of luncheons, dinners, tours and programs designed to educate and delight the delegates.

1983 - July - "Reflections - A Water Quality Symposium" educated participants about the diminishing quality and quantity of America's water supply. Each

of the Black River beach homes of Mmes. J. Kohl, J.R.Miller, R. Bemis, R. Pauls and W. Kohler illustrated a special water-related concern.

1985 - December - "Christmas at the Waelderhaus," a glimpse of Holiday decoration in the Old World Tradition. For fourteen days before Christmas members greeted visitors as they toured the chalet, which was decorated

for the occasion in an authentic pre-twentieth century Austrian manner. The typical decorations were researched and created at numerous workshops.

 Proceeds were donated to the Ellwood H. May Environmental Park.

1987 - December - "Christmas at the Waelderhaus," featured for 17 days as an enchanting glimpse of holiday decoration in the tradition of the five Alpine

countries, Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Vignettes were featured in 16 areas of the chalet. Light refreshments were served.

1996 - September - The Garden Club of America's Zone XI Meeting was hosted by T&C. “Our Lakeshore Legacy” included two days of luncheons,

 dinners in private homes, tours and programs

1990-1999 - For ten consecutive years the T&C Holiday Greens Sale was held at American Orthodontics. Members took orders for wreaths made by

The Wreath Factory and sold special boutique items which club members had made in workshops during the year.


1997 to present Summer Garden Walk - representatives from three local garden clubs, Ivy League, Lake Shore and Town and Country, have organized a garden walk for the community with proceeds being directed to Maywood, the Kohler Andrae State Park Wildlife Garden, The Arboretum at Maywood, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center garden.

2000-2002 – “The Unique Boutique” at Windway featured a light brunch and specialty gifts. Club members donated unique items and offered other handmade articles to invited guests.

2003 – Trough Sale.  Club members made, planted, and sold Hyper-tufa Troughs at the Sheboygan Garden Walk and Elkhart Lake Farmers Market

2005 – Plant Sale.  Club members dug up, divided, potted-up, identified, and sold perennials from their personal gardens.

2006 – “Meet the Lilies” was held at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms and included a speaker, bulbs and Boutique.

Past Events

2016 Indian Mound Park 50th Anniversary, Saturday, June 25

2016 Sheboygan Area Garden Walk June 9

2015 Greens, Glitz and Bows

2015 Summer Garden Walk

2014 Summer Garden walk

2014 Zone Meeting

2013 Greens, Glitz and Bows

2013 Summer Garden Walk

2012 Greens, Glitz and Bows

2012 Summer Garden Walk

2011 Greens, Glitz and Bows

2011 Summer Garden Walk

2010 Greens, Glitz and Bows

2010 Summer Garden Walk

2009 Summer Garden Walk

2008 Pots in the Garden

2008 Summer Garden Walk