Trailwood Garden Club was established in Plymouth Township, Michigan, in 1976. Membership is open to all, though most participants are residents of Plymouth, Plymouth Township, Canton Township and nearby suburbs.
The mission of the Trailwood Garden Club is “to stimulate interest in educational and horticultural activities, to promote beautification of our community, friendship and the love of gardening.” The club is the 100th local chapter of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association.
While celebrating our historic ties to the national women’s organization, today’s members of Trailwood Garden Club are men and women, amateur and professional gardeners, united by a common interest in plants and plant lore, sustainable and eco-friendly garden practices and a love of the outdoors and nature.
Club meetings take place from 6:30-8:45 p.m., generally on the third Tuesday of each month at the Plymouth Township Hall at Ann Arbor and Haggerty Roads in Plymouth or the Plymouth District Library next to Plymouth City Hall. Each meeting features socializing, and a discussion of club business. Meetings at the Plymouth District Library also feature a presentation on horticultural or ecological topics by an expert speaker. Additional seasonal activities take place throughout the year.
Annual dues are $20. For information about joining, please feel free to fill out our online form.
To sign up for the Trailwood Garden Club e-newsletter, click here.
Trailwood Garden Club is a 501(c)(7) non-profit organization. Cash donations are tax-deductible. To make a gift, fill out our online form. Donated goods also are welcome for the club’s annual yard & garden rummage sale.
In addition to monthly meetings, the Trailwood Garden Club performs community service projects, educational outreach and its signature Garden Walk each June, featuring tours of noteworthy private gardens throughout the Plymouth-Canton community.
Selected activities include:
- Annual Garden Walk fundraiser, including treasure & plant sale
- Bird feeder maintenance at Medilodge Nursing Home
- Downtown Plymouth container plantings
- Holiday decorating at Plymouth Historical Museum
- Charitable and scholarship giving
- Plymouth 4th of July parade
- Seasonal picnics, potlucks and parties
Trailwood Garden Club is governed by an elected board comprising the following offices:
- First Vice President (Programs, Speakers, Activities)
- Second Vice President (Communications)
- Treasurer (Finance, Member Coordinator)
- Recording Secretary (Meeting Minutes)
- Corresponding Secretary
Club meeting minutes are posted monthly in the members-only section of the website. Separate board meetings are held a minimum of four times per year. Elections are conducted every other year at the May general meeting, with officers installed in July. Sub-committees form as needed to coordinate the Garden Walk and other activities.
To reach a board member, please fill out our online form.