The Mahnomen County Garden Club

Check out our beautiful planters! Another job well done by the Mahnomen Garden Club!

The Mahnomen Garden Club was first organized on March 8, 1941. There were 34 original members, women and men. Early activities included the first Mahnomen County Fair exhibit in 1941, a sponsored Peony Show in 1942 and the first garden tour held on August 3, 1942.


Today the garden club is called the Mahnomen County Garden Club as many members are from Waubun as well as Mahnomen. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, usually in the Area Service Center, although several times a year meetings are held at the homes or gardens of members.  The objectives of the Garden Club are to help beautify home and community, establish civic pride, exchange ideas, and the study of plants.


The Garden Club’s annual big event is the Plant and Bake sale each spring. Members divide their perennials or plant flower and/or vegetable starts and offer them for sale at a determined date during the month of May. With the money earned, annuals are purchased and planted in the Mahnomen and Waubun City planters. Members do the planting but hire someone to water the planters. These planters do a lot to beautify our communities.


One of the purposes of the Club is to educate members and the public about growing flowers and vegetables. Most meetings include a short educational presentation. The Garden Club also has a display booth at the Mahnomen County Fair, and at times includes an educational activity for the public.


It’s not all work and no play! Every summer a tour to a local point of interest is planned. Area greenhouses and gardens, including garden tours are favorite destinations.  We welcome visitors to our meetings and hope they will want to join our organization. You don’t need to be an expert gardener because we all continue to learn from each other.