Garden Party to be held in April

News Tribune file photo: Sue Kauffman, far right, talked about a plant in her garden with members of the Bittersweet Garden Club before visitors arrived on garden tours Sunday, June 26, 2022. For 2024, the club will hold a garden party as its main fundraiser, with the tours to return the following year.
News Tribune file photo: Sue Kauffman, far right, talked about a plant in her garden with members of the Bittersweet Garden Club before visitors arrived on garden tours Sunday, June 26, 2022. For 2024, the club will hold a garden party as its main fundraiser, with the tours to return the following year.


A "blooming good time" will be had at the Bittersweet Garden Club's first Garden Party this spring.

This event is being held in lieu of the club's usual garden tour fundraiser. Linda Oligschlaeger, one of the organizers of the garden party, said the club wanted to try something different as their main fundraiser this year, but the garden tour should return next year.

All the proceeds from the event will go to support various club initiatives, such as student scholarships, garden therapy programs and more. They are also going to offer grants to K-12 teachers in Jefferson City and surrounding areas who have any new or existing projects that actively engage students in learning about horticulture, agriculture, environmental science, ecology and natural resources.

The day will include brunch, a wide variety of vendors, live music by Mike Michelson, auctions, door prizes, garden-related demonstrations, a plant sale and an "Ask a Garden Expert" booth.

A representative from Proven Winners will unveil their 2024 plant introductions.

The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28 at Windstone Entertainment Center, 2425 Industrial Drive.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on their website, bittersweetgardenclub.com.


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