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Are you good with people and do you like to share knowledge? Then the Meadow Brook Hall docent program may be right for you! Volunteer docents give guided tours of Meadow Brook Hall to guests. They have taken docent training and have in-depth knowledge of the Hall and collection. To become a docent a person must be trained and certified.

This is a group of volunteers who help with hosting our special events, weddings, and large programs. They have some knowledge of the Hall and feel comfortable interacting with our guests.

Museum Shop & Front Desk
The Museum Shop and Front Desk are open every day and these volunteers are our front line of customer service. The Shop volunteer sells tour tickets and tidies merchandise while the Front Desk volunteer greets guests, direct them to their appropriate location and answers phones.

This is a group of men who help preserve the Hall by doing maintenance projects and fundraising. They meet monthly and visit other historic sites throughout Michigan. There is a small membership fee to join this group. Click HERE for more information on the Meadow Brook Hall Squires.

Garden Club
The Meadow Brook Garden Club is dedicated to preserving, maintaining and enhancing the gardens at Meadow Brook Hall as a place of enjoyment and learning. Members enjoy many aspects of gardening through programs and on-site training, in an extraordinary setting. Monthly meetings are held in the Coach House.

Gardening begins in April and continues through October. Volunteer gardeners meet on Tuesdays at 8:30am in the Coach House. Gardening ends at noon.


April 15 | May 20 | June 24 | July 29 | August 26 | October 7


Membership fee is $30 per person/per year or $45 per couple/per year.
For more information or to join us, please call (248) 364-6210 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New members must complete both the Volunteer Application Form and the Garden Club Membership Application when dues are paid.

Already a member? Click HERE to pay your 2014 dues online.

Club Meetings and Activities

The Garden Club meets in the Coach House adjacent to Meadow Brook Hall on the estate grounds at 480 South Adams Road. Coffee and refreshments are served at 9:15 a.m., and the program starts at 10:00 a.m. Guests are welcome however there is a $5 non-member donation. Reservations are not required. For directions to Meadow Brook Hall, click HERE.

March 28, 2014
"Vertical Spaces"
Lori May - Live Wall, LLC

April 25, 2014
"Not Just another Pretty Plant: Using Plants for Improving Water Resources"
Tom Fernandez, Ph.D., MSU

May 14, 2014
Perennial Spring Plant Sale | Plant Sale Flyer

May 16, 2014
"To the Ends of the Earth: Plant Life in Antartica and the Arctic Circle"
Sandy Wilkins - Wilkins Sculpture Garden

June 17, 2014
MBGC Open House
Is the Meadow Brook Garden Club right for you? Find out at our annual open house. Join fellow volunteers as they tend to the estate gardens at Meadow Brook Hall. Meet in the Garden Tent for coffee and treats at 9:00am followed by a brief tour of the gardens and then pair up with a member and garden until noon. Please call (248) 364-6210 for more information.

September 26, 2014
"The Gardens of Mackinac"
Jack Barnwell, Barnwell Landscape and Garden Service

October 24, 2014
"Gardening for Bees and other Pollinators"
Rufus Isaacs, Ph.D, MSU

November 7, 2014
Holiday Luncheon | 11:30a.m.
For Meadow Brook Garden Club members only. Reservations are required. 11:30a.m. reception in the Great Hall followed by lunch in the Christopher Wren Dining Room at noon. Click HERE to purchase your tickets now!