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Docent
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.
Host/Hostess
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.
Squires
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.
 
Click HERE on information on our 2015 Lunch & Learn event, presented by 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.

Special Garden Work Days: 2015

April 14   |   May 19   |   June 23   |   July 28   |   August 25   |   October 13

To Become a Member

All who are interested in gardening are invited to join in helping to maintain these beautiful gardens designated as a Proven Winners Signature Garden.  Master Gardeners and candidates will earn volunteer hours towards your Master Garden required hours.  Experience is not required since each garden has a captain who will assist volunteers. Gardeners meet in the Garden Tent behind The Hall for coffee and assignments before going to work.  Bring hand tools (pruners, trowel, cultivator) and any other gardening items that you normally use.  Come and join us and meet fellow gardening enthusiasts!
 
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.

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 2015 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.
 
January 23, 2015
Vines in the Garden
Sue Grubba, Certified Landscape Technician

February 27, 2015
Bringing Birds and Bees Through the Use of Native Plants and Good Practices 
Laura Zigmanth, Owner of ecoChic Landscape Design  |  Website Bio
 
March 27, 2015
Woodland Treasures for the Shade Garden
Tony Reznicek, Ph.D., University of Michigan
 
April 24, 2015
Great Gardens of New Zealand
Julia Hofley, Professional Gardener  |  Bio

May 14, 2015
Perennial Spring Plant Sale  |  open to the public   |   9:00am - 2:00pm   |   Flyer
A large variety of Michigan grown plants will be available for purchase at low prices, including some from the Meadow Brook gardens. There will also be a garden shop, bake sale and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Meadow Brook gardens. For further information, please call (248) 364-6210.
 
May 15, 2015
Techniques and Approaches to Edible and Ecological Landscaping  Program Details
Trevor Newman & Mark Angelini, Roots to Fruits

June 16, 2015
MBGC Open House
Prospective members are invited to experience the joy of gardening at Meadow Brook.

June 25, 2015
Member Event, Tour and Treats
Good friends, good treats, gorgeous gardens!
 
September 25, 2015
Rain Gardens - Improving the Clinton River Valley, One Garden at a Time
Susan Bryan, Washtenaw County Rain Garden Coordinator

October 23, 2015
Gold Gardens
Julia Hofley, Professional Gardener