Botany Belles & Beaus Garden Club
A garden club serving St. Croix County Wisconsin.
This year's theme: Our Creative Nature
Amateur Photographers Wanted!
Enter the Nature Photography Show held during Chili Fest.
Entries due by Friday, September 20th. The categories:
- Plant Portraits (photos of flowers or foliage)
- Monarchs & Milkweed (photo must contain a monarch, caterpillar and/or milkweed)
- Sunrise & Sunset
- Birds, Bugs & Beasts (wildlife, not pets)
- Fall Colors
- Complete rules
The public votes and determines the winning photos in each category during Chili Fest at the Autumn Treasures Flower Show.
AUTUMN TREASURES : Sept. 27th & 28th
The public is invited to participate in an National Garden Club Horticulture Specialty Show during Baldwin' Chili Fest. Anyone may enter horticultural specimens. The categories are: cut flowering annuals, cut foliage annuals, shrubs and tree branches, a variety of container plantings, dahlias, fruits, herbs, hostas, perennials, and vegetables.
Entries need to be submitted from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26th and from 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 27th at DJ’s Fiesta Event Center. No placement of entries after 9:30 a.m.
Garden Tour: July 13
What an enjoyable garden tour! Many thanks to the people who willing shared their gardens with the public (Ann & Bill Findlay, Marilyn & Jim Doornink, Gary Peterson, and Joanie Forsythe & Richard Geurkink). It was a delightful day of talking about and admiring gardens.
Proceeds from this event benefit local gardening projects and the student scholarship fund.
ABOUT US . . .
The club began in 1968 in Baldwin to promote the love of gardening. It is associated with the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation. We are united in our interest in gardening of all types and meet together to share gardening tips, encourage each other and to learn more.
Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club members come from communities in central St. Croix County. If you are interested in gardening, flower arranging, tours and more, feel free to join us. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month and are held at the Baldwin Town Hall located at 2399 90th Ave. If anyone has questions, please email us or call 715-698-2981.
Preparing for Spring
With financial support from the Village of Baldwin and care by the Baldwin Greenhouse, Botany Belles & Beaus members planted hanging baskets for Main Street and HWY 63. The baskets will be bursting with color in May and ready to be hung outside.
Belated Arbor Day Celebration
The Botany Belles & Beaus and the Baldwin Greenhouse provided two Fall Fiesta Sugar Maples for the 1st-4th grade Heroes at Greenfield to plant. The students enjoyed digging the holes, discovering worms, and tucking the trees in to the earth. The trees are appropriately named Mabel and Melvin.