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 By Lila Johnson    A & E

Mill Creek Garden Club donates 1,000 pounds to Mill Creek Community Food Bank

The economic impact of COVID-19 has increased the number of families needing assistance from the Mill Creek Community Food Bank. Wishing to be a good neighbor, Mill Creek Garden... — Updated 7/3/2020

 
 By Lila Johnson    A & E

2020 Garden Tour canceled

The Mill Creek Garden Club is disappointed to announce the cancellation of its Mill Creek Garden Tour & Artisan Market 2020 previously scheduled for June 27. Leaders read the re... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Lila Johnson    A & E

Mill Creek Garden Club donates 600 pounds to food bank

Members of the Mill Creek Garden Club donated over 600 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Mill Creek Community Food Bank Nov. 12. If you're thinking a can or two per... — Updated 11/15/2019

 
 By Lila Johnson    A & E

Garden Club enjoys nature's grand finale

The vibrant colors of Autumn danced in the breeze, but thankfully the rain held off for another day when 20 Mill Creek Garden Club women ventured north to Gordon Skagit Farms in... — Updated 11/1/2019

 
 By Lila Johnson    News

Garden Club's October trickery

Sorceress Lyndal, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With moss and slime, and poisonous vine and skunk cabbages all in a row! A little Halloween sorcery crept into Shawn... — Updated 10/18/2019

 
 By Lila Johnson    News

Garden Club kicks off 36th year

Hot off a successful Garden Tour and a three-month break, it is no surprise the September Garden Club meeting was overflowing with the exuberant members and new joins.  Gardens... — Updated 9/20/2019

 
 By Lila Johnson    News

Garden Tour is all about giving back

There is a lot more than blooming flowers and sweet smelling gardenias to like about the annual Garden Tour sponsored by the Mill Creek Garden Club scheduled to begin Saturday... — Updated 6/21/2019

 

Herbie invites you to discover why summer is more fun in Mill Creek

If you live in the area, you’ve undoubtedly spotted all kinds of critters in your garden: those endearing robins, hummingbirds and butterflies, or those not-so-desirable flower-eating bunnies and annoying, lawn-ruining moles. In... — Updated 4/19/2019

 
 By Lila Johnson    A & E

The Key to the Garden Gate

Mill Creek Garden Club’s only fundraiser unlocks the gates to six scenic gardens, Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Mill Creek Garden Tour & Artisan Market is a hometown tradition packed with opportunities to... — Updated 6/14/2018

 
 By Lila Johnson    News

Seriously seeking gardens!

Mill Creek Garden Club needs you, well more specifically, your garden for their June 23, 2018, Mill Creek Garden Tour. The old saying, “Variety is the spice of life” applies to... — Updated 9/15/2017

 
 By Lila Johnson    News

Friendships forged through gardening

Dressed in jeans, warm jackets, carrying umbrellas and not prepared for a formal tea party, 20 members of the Mill Creek Garden Club and several guests drove over to Cottage Lake... — Updated 5/4/2017

 

Mill Creek Garden Tour is Saturday

After three years of members-only tours, the Mill Creek Garden Tour this year is open to the public. The Mill Creek Garden Club’s self-guided tour is Saturday, June 27, from 11... — Updated 6/24/2015

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

Editor’s note: This is the sixth and final in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long... — Updated 6/4/2015

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence.... — Updated 5/25/2015

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence.... — Updated 5/18/2015

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence.... — Updated 5/8/2015 Full story

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence. Wh... — Updated 5/6/2015 Full story

 

Mill Creek Garden Club: Featured garden of the week

This is the first in a series of articles spotlighting gardens featured in this year’s Mill Creek Garden Tour, which returns June 27 at a decade-long absence. What do you do with... — Updated 5/2/2015

 

Giving Through Gardening grants announced

Mill Creek Garden Club proudly announces its 2014-15 Giving Through Gardening school grant winners. This program challenges the schools to develop garden-related and student-involve... — Updated 3/25/2015

 
 By Lila Johnson    News

Garden Club thumps the wintertime blues

With noses pressed against the windows and eyes desperately searching the landscape for any signs of spring, many Mill Creek Garden Club members are shrugging off the winter blahs b... — Updated 2/5/2015 Full story

 
 By Lila Johnson    News

Mill Creek Garden Club seeks gardens for public tour

Whether it’s on your iPhone, iPad or that paper calendar you flip a page each month, put an “X” on Saturday, June 27, 2015, for the Mill Creek Garden Tour. The tour, put... — Updated 10/17/2014 Full story

 
 By Lila Johnson    News

Teamwork at Veterans Monument and City Hall

Veterans Monument – A City Gem Mill Creek Garden Club volunteers are proud to be caretakers of the Veterans Monument flagpole bed and landscaping directly behind the six basalt... — Updated 8/25/2014 Full story

 
 By Lila Johnson    News

Victoria charms Mill Creek Garden Club

Start with some magnificent gardens, toss in flowers dripping off buildings, sip a spot of tea while horse-drawn carriages saunter by, and it’s easy to understand why Victoria,... — Updated 8/20/2014

 
 By Lila Johnson    News

Football season, colorful leaves and Mill Creek Garden Club

Kicking off Mill Creek Garden Club’s 2014-15 year is guest speaker Jon Robert Throne, an award-winning floral designer and owner of Countryside Floral & Garden, Issaquah. Jon... — Updated 8/15/2014

 
 By Lila Johnson    Schools

An ‘urban farm’ takes root at Cedar Wood Elementary

School-grown vegetables became a reality at Cedar Wood, thanks in part to the work of teacher Char Erickson, “Giving through Gardening” grants from Mill Creek Garden Club, and... — Updated 7/18/2014

 

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