Local Events in West Central Wisconsin

Find local events for garden clubs, plants, Hostas, perennials and more in the West Central Wisconsin region. Please use this contact form for more information on any of the listed local events.  

Bluff Country Master Gardeners Spring Into Gardening Seminar March 25, 2017

This event is a great success each year and everyone attending feels it is a great learning experience.
The 2017 Bluff Country Master Gardeners, Spring Into Gardening Seminar will be held March 25, 2017 in La Crosse, WI at the Lunda Center at 319 7th Ave. North on the Western Campus, from 8:30 to 3:30.  Registration starts at 7:30.

Go to Bluff Country Master Gardeners on your computer and on the right side of the drop down menu, it says Spring Into Gardening.  Click on that and also the SIG registration information.

This is a wonderful time to learn about all aspects of gardening from where to plant what, Growing in the Midwest Garden,  to diseases and many other things!


7:30-8:30 Registration/Shopping/Refreshments
8:30-9:00 Nancy Fisher, Chairperson SIG Committee: Welcome, introduction to BCMG projects
9:00-10:00 Breakout 1:
Megan Cain: Beyond the Herb Rack, Using Herbs Creatively in the Garden
10:00-10:30 Break/Shopping/Silent Auction/Hillview Greenhouse Plant Sale open until 2pm
10:30-11:30 Breakout 2:
​Judy Nauseef, Native Plants in the Designed Landscape
(Book signing afterward)


11:30-12:30 Lunch.

​Lunch/Shopping/Silent Auction/Hillview Greenhouse Plant Sale open until 2pm

lunch choice will be indicated on your name tag

Afternoon12:30-1:30 Breakout 3:
Megan Cain: Design Inspiration for a Creative Vegetable Garden
Break/Shopping vendors/Silent Auction/Hillview Greenhouse Plant Sale open until 2pm
2:00-3:00 Breakout 4:
Allissa Montgomery: Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, WI
​Joe Cook: Sparta High School Food Digester
3:00-3:30:  Final shopping vendors, payments for silent auction due  

Bangor Garden Club will not be holding a plant sale in May of 2017.  Check back again for updates for following years.

Bangor Garden Club

The Bangor Garden Club Meets the 2nd Monday night of each month at 6:30 PM at the First Responders Building in downtown Bangor, WI.

Summer months there usually is a garden or a picnic.

If you have an interest in joining Bangor Garden Club, or have any questions pertaining to a Garden Club, call the president, Barb Dettmering-Kramer, 608-783-4731 or contact me through the contact page.

Coulee District Garden Clubs Meeting

The Spring Coulee District Meeting will be held on April 26th by the Bangor Garden Club.  It will be at the Dragonfly Retreat, at 305 17th Ave. North, in Bangor, WI.  https://www.facebook.com/dragonflyretreatllc/

There will be the business meeting, a meal and a program on floral arranging by Bob Mock from Family Tree Floral in West Salem.

If interested, e-mail me at djruedy@centurytel.net with questions.

Raffle baskets, sales tables of course.


garden-tour-26-500IMG_9270Big Creek Church Ice Cream Social–14th year

The Former Big Creek Church will hold a Pie & Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August, 20th, 2017 at the Church grounds located 3 miles West of Sparta on Hwy. 16 to County Road, BC, then, right 1.5 miles to the church.

This is the 14th year for the Old Fashion Social!  It will run from 4-6 PM.

There will be Barbeques, chips & pickle, with bars and a dish of Home Made Ice Cream from Nordic Creamery in Westby, with various toppings, all for a donation of $7.50.

Home Made Ice Cream, toppings and Bars only $4.00 donation.

 There will be unique vendors on the grounds too.

What a fun Sunday afternoon!

This is held at the Former Big Creek Historic Church, built in 1874 and it will be open to tour as well as many pictures and items of historical interest inside.  The original horse shed is where the food is served.

All the proceeds from this Social go towards the upkeep of the Former Big Creek Church and Horse Shed and grounds.

To see more about the church this link will take you to the website.


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 Bangor Garden Club will not be holding a plant sale in May of 2017.  Check back again for updates.

Come and join us at our Bangor Garden Club Plant Sale on May 6th & 7th.

This will be our 22nd year we are holding this sale!

May 6 & 7th  2016 Hours are Friday from 3:30 to 7:30 PM & Sat. morning from 8 am until 11.

Our Perennial Plant Sale is held each year at the “Old Bangor High School Gym” at 14th Avenue South, Bangor, WI

This is a great plant sale and this will be our 22nd year. (It is only because of all the wonderful customers we have! And, of course the hard working Bangor Garden Club Members too!)

We have a whole gym to display plants we also invite vendors to sell their handmade items now for the 8th year. It is not crowded and you can shop as long as you wish! And there is parking in a lot next to the gym as well as parking on the street.

There will be many new colors and shapes of plants that you already know how to grow. The focus is on variety this year and we will have maybe 20 or so different perennials in unusual colors and shapes.

We also will have for sale the wonderful Hardy Lily Bulbs that come back to reward you with great blossoms year after year! Many of them I have talked about in articles on this website.

And, of course, don’t forget all the plants that members dig and divide from their own gardens and bring along. That is always a surprise each year, what members will be bringing!

We will have a sales table with our Bangor Garden Club Cookbook for sale too. A super gift for a wedding shower along with baking utensils and pans! Or, a housewarming gift along with a perennial plant to get a new garden started!

On Saturday after 10:00 AM  the garden digs will be 25% off.

If you have any questions you may e-mail me through the contact page. Happy Gardening!

Signs will direct you from the edge of town to the school.

Bluff Country Master Gardeners Spring Into Gardening Seminar March 25, 2017


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