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2023 Board of Directors

Co-President:  Barbara Oertli  408-393-5325

Co-President:  Elizabeth Olson    651-233-9986  

Vice President:  Kate Ford (4/2023) 507-649-0923

Secretary:   Linda Blankenberger  507-581-3347

Treasurer:   Tom Gagnon   507-330-0707  

Past President:  Elizabeth Olson

The Northfield Garden Club was founded in 1950, and since that time has provided garden club members with educational opportunities in all aspects of gardening and floral design.

In addition, the club maintains a number of sites in Northfield, including the planters and gardens at Bridge Square and the Pergola area in Riverside Park.  Activities of the club include monthly meetings, sponsored events (such as tours of Northfield gardens, bus trips to Minneapolis gardens, and plant sales).

The Northfield Garden Club endowment administers a small grants competition to support a wide variety of gardening, beautification and horticultural projects in the Northfield area.


The club is administered by a Board of Directors, whose membership is elected annually.  The Board includes a President, Past President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

As a tax deductible organizations, all gifts to the club are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The Northfield Garden club is affiliated with the Minnesota State Horticultural Society.


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