The Loch Alpine Garden Club (LAGC) is an active organization; it is affiliated with both the Michigan Garden Club and the National Garden Club and as of 2018 has about two dozen members. Our club meets at 10 am on the second Saturday of the month. .
The meetings consist of organized programs with guest speakers on many gardening related topics. Many pertain to Michigan but others are on gardens and plants from other parts of the world. We also organize some programs as workshops; such as flower arranging, or wreath building, and we have organized field trips to large public gardens such as MSU’s Hidden Gardens, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and Dow Gardens.
The LAGC has a large pollinator garden in Loch Alpine Park, just north of the playground and down the hill near the lake. Stop by sometime to see what we have been doing in the garden or follow our postings on our Facebook page Loch Alpine Garden Club. If you are interested in joining us, want to learn more about gardening, or share your interest in gardening please contact us! New members are always welcome! For further information about membership please contact our President Roberta Nerison-Low at , or our Vice President Chris Rochman at .
Our 2018-2019 programs begin on Saturday, Sept 8th with guest speaker, Monica Milla, presenting a talk entitled "Fall is for Planting". This program will be held at Arbor Hospice Headquarters, located at 2366 Oak Valley Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, and it is co-hosted by The Good Thyme Garden Club. Visitors are welcome! In October, we will meet in a home near Loch Alpine on October 13th and Chris Rochman, our club’s Vice President will teach us how to make a floral arrangement in a coffee mug! Participants should bring their own coffee mug, but the Garden Club will provide the flowers. Since space is an issue for this workshop and we will order the flowers in advance, we need to know in advance how many will participate. If you are not a current member, please contact Roberta Nerison-Low by email before October 1st. The Garden Club will also meet in November and December this year. November will be a wreath building workshop and December will bring our annual holiday potluck. We take a two month break in the winter and resume in March with several interesting programs in the spring and summer. Of course there is work to be done in the pollinator garden in the spring and summer too, and gardening enthusiasts are always welcome.