Learn about volunteering at Muskegon’s Monet Garden and more at Lakeshore Garden Masters meeting on March 23

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As spring comes to Muskegon, the Lakeshore Garden Masters Club is inviting gardeners of all levels to its first meeting of the year on Monday, March 23.

All are welcome to attend the event, which will be held at Hackley Public Library (316 W. Webster Ave. in downtown Muskegon). The meeting will begin with a potluck dinner at 6pm, and the formal presentation begins at 6:30pm. For those who plan on attending the dinner, they’re asked to bring a dish to pass around, as well as a table setting and a beverage for themselves.

The cost to attend the March meeting is free for Lakeshore Garden Masters Club members and $5 for non-members.

During the meeting, club officials will inform attendees about what’s on the horizon for the club in 2020. For a little more than two decades, the Lakeshore Garden Masters Club has worked to support gardeners in Muskegon and Ottawa Counties with informational speakers, hands-on workshops, field trips, and volunteer opportunities at the Monet Garden of Muskegon.

The all-volunteer club runs the Monet Garden, an urban oasis that’s modeled after impressionist painter Claude Monet’s garden in France. The green space, which has served as the backdrop to everything from local schools’ field trips and art classes to weddings and birthday parties, is set to commemorate its 20th anniversary with a celebration on July 23. The 20th anniversary celebration will take place at the garden, which is located at the corner of Clay Avenue and Fifth Street in downtown Muskegon.

For more information about the club or the upcoming meeting, contact Susan Thorpe at 248-310-2312 or click here for the club’s Facebook page and here for the Monet Garden’s Facebook page. You can also read more about the Monet Garden, its history and its future by clicking here.

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