Stories and photos

Celebrating 50 years of learning and service

Pineridge Garden Club History compiled by Maureen

A short summary:
The Pine Ridge Garden Club was founded in 1969 by twelve members in what was then the Village of Cottage Grove.  By 1974, when Cottage Grove became a city, the club had grown to 28 members and welcomed residents from the surrounding communities of St. Paul Park and Newport.  Throughout its history, the Pine Ridge Garden has dedicated itself to civic beautification, encouraging home and community gardening, and providing educational programs on topics related to horticulture and the natural environment.
From the beginning, club members have devoted their time and talent to beautifying the community. Early projects focused on working with the Village to establish and maintain plantings in various parks and playgrounds.
View the complete history document here.

The Pineridge Garden Club helps and inspires our community.

Each year we serve the community by attending to a variety of gardens around the city.

Check out the Pineridge Garden Club snowbirds enjoying  a flower show and luncheon with the Gulf Shores Alabama Garden Club

Pictured (l to r) are Kathy Rolfson, Marianne Lysak, and Claudia Glass

The Triangle garden

The cover photo for this page is the Triangle garden along Pt. Douglas Road. This garden was lovingly attended by club member Paddy B.

City Hall Gardens


The BEC Gardens from 2016

2017 Garden Award presentations

Liz Svedin 2017 Garden Award recipient

Maryann and Bob Nelson 2017 Garden Award recipient


Rachel Weldon 2017 Garden Award recipient

Culver’s of Cottage Grove – Front entrance

The Pineridge Garden Club – July club activity

One member’s profession becomes a passion for all members.

One members passion becomes a profession
Kati Jo with club members Gayle, Maureen, Elizabeth, Pat, and Jon