The Lakeville Area Garden Club was formed in 1990, in Lakeville, Minnesota with a vision to:

  • Improve gardening skills

  • Serve our community and meet new friends

  • Exchange experiences and ideas

  • Build a finer appreciation of the beauty of nature


Adults 18 years or older and living in the Lakeville area are welcome! We have members throughout the South Metro, including Lakeville, Farmington, Burnsville, Rosemount, Shakopee and more.

Area residents are welcome to join us at one of our non-restricted monthly events to learn about a gardening topic while also experiencing firsthand all that our club has to offer. Membership is only $21 per calendar year and you'll be able to begin enjoying all of the benefits--monthly events, community activities, connecting with other gardeners and more! Please see our Membership page to join, or RSVP to one of our non-restricted upcoming events.

See below to meet the officers and find out more about our club.

Current Officers

Meet our current officers below! And, to learn more about what they do, see our Officer Descriptions.




Just like the Lakeville Garden Club, I am a 30 resident of Lakeville. However, it wasn't until just a few years ago that I learned about the club from a friend's FB posting. I  responded, "I want to do that!" and  she introduced me to join this wonderful group. My mom had an amazing green thumb and she passed her love of digging in the dirt on to me. I especially enjoy the garden club because it gives me a place to gather and learn from others that value gardening and serving others.  



Vice President

I grew up in the area, and my mom was the very first president of the Lakeville Area Garden Club in 1990!  I've always felt a connection to nature with gardening - and with this garden club.  I love growing my own fruits and vegetables and I can hundreds upon hundreds of jars each season.  My husband and I bought the small farm where I grew up and we moved back to the area in early 2019.  When I moved back to the area one of my mom's first questions was "are you going to join the garden club?" My husband and I now operate a produce farm, the Thompson Family Farm off of our property where we sell our homegrown produce and also home canned goods and homemade baked goods.  I also teach band part time during the school year.

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I grew up in Australia on a cattle farm with two brothers, and had the good fortune of gardening at home and at my grandmother’s, including growing fruit trees (passion fruit and mandarins were our favorites!).  I now live in Lakeville with my husband, two children, a sweet dog, Bailey, and senior cat, Winston. Besides my family keeping me busy, I am a lunch lady, PTO parent and share/love essential oils. I’m grateful for the garden club -- learning new things, meeting great people and visiting fun places!




I grew up in Nebraska and moved to Minnesota in 1983.  My father had a degree in Horticulture; therefore, I grew up with a love for vegetables and flowers.  My late husband and I purchased a home in 2014 on Lake Marion in Lakeville.  We renovated the home and added many landscaping areas.  I retired after 28 years from a technology company, Digi International.  Now I enjoy all of the upkeep of the home and gardening.

Learn about gardening, share your passion and grow!


Monthly Meetings

Ready to be inspired? Attend our monthly meetings to learn, connect with others and share your passion!  See our exciting calendar  of events and speakers by going to the EVENTS menu. 

At this time due to Covid-19 precautions, our monthly speakers and meetings are held BOTH in person and on Zoom. If you would like to attend an evening as a guest, please register in order to receive your Zoom invitation.


Starting this fall, our regularly scheduled monthly meetings will again be held the second Monday of each month at:

NorthCross Lutheran Church

19400 Ipava Avenue


A typical meeting consists of:

1. Enjoying Refreshments and Mingling from  6:15-6:50

2. Educational topic from  7:00-7:50 and a

3. Business Meeting from 8:00-8:30.


Miscellaneous Club Information

Become a member today!