Support the Club
There are many ways you can help the Elk Rapids Garden Club create and care for one of the most beautiful communities in the State of Michigan.
Elk Rapids Garden Club Membership
We hope you’ll consider joining the Elk Rapids Garden Club!
There are no time commitments necessary to enjoy all the benefits of membership. We happily except those interested in attending our meetings or getting your hands dirty in the gardens — for whatever time your schedule will allow.
Please complete the form below and one of our members will contact you with information and a personal invitation to attend our next open meeting.
The Elk Rapids Garden Club created the Patron’s Path as a unique and lasting way to honor the friends, organizations and families of our local community.
These personalized bricks create a distinctive, elegant impression and we invite you to join us in placing a brick on this lovely pathway in honor of someone you love and admire.
Bricks may be inscribed with names, birthdays, in commemoration of special events or dates, in honor of “____”, or in memory of “_____”. You may purchase a brick for yourself, your family, or your business. An engraved brick makes an excellent gift!
The purchase of your personalized brick will support the maintenance and growth of the Elk Rapids Community Gardens.
For years to come, your participation in the Elk Rapids Garden Club Patron’s Path will be visible to all who come to appreciate the lovely walkway and the natural beauty that surrounds us.
The Elk Rapids Garden Club Patron’s Path is located in the Pedestrian Bridge Garden on River Street in downtown Elk Rapids, leading to the Elk Rapids Library. In the fall of 2009, the Village of Elk Rapids reconstructed the street scape of River Street. Working with the Village, the Garden Club was able to create the Patron’s Path. The first phase was installed in November 2009 and there was a community dedication in the summer of 2010. The Pedestrian Bridge Garden is one of the ten gardens maintained by Garden Club members.
You’ll find more information about the Patron’s Path, as well as pamphlets to purchase bricks, at the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce, the Government Center on Bridge Street, the Elk Rapids Library, Blue Heron Gallery, Mullaly’s 128 Gallery, and the Twisted Fish.
For a gift of $100 you will receive:
One 4” x 8” brick, including up to three lines of lettering, at a maximum of 14 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation marks).
For a gift of $200 you will receive:
One 8” x 8” brick, including up to six lines of lettering, at a maximum of 14 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation marks).
Bricks will be installed in the spring and fall. You will receive confirmation of your brick order with your letter confirming your tax deductible donation. The cost of the bricks is 100% tax deductible.
Through the years, there have been many who have volunteered their time and energy to the Elk Rapids Garden Club. Our collective mission is to be environmentally conscientious as we beautify our homes and village, cultivate a taste, knowledge and love of flowers, plants, trees, and a true friendship with fellow members.
Donate to the Elk Rapids Garden Club
Our club is made up entirely of volunteers who maintain ten community gardens throughout the Elk Rapids community.
Your gift helps provide flowers, shrubs, and trees for the gardens and pollinators and supports educational programs and additional community-based services.
Have a specific idea for a gift you’d like to give? Our Donation Chairperson is happy to discuss donation options that work best for you. Please connect with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your contribution to the Elk Rapids Garden Club is tax-deductible in accordance with federal law.
Please make your donation payable to Elk Rapids Garden Club and mail your gift to the following address:
Elk Rapids Garden Club
Attn: Donation Chairperson
P.O. Box 534
Elk Rapids, MI 49629