The first Sheboygan Area Garden Walk, sponsored by Ivy League and Lake Shore Garden Clubs, was held in 1997. By 1999, the Town & Country Garden Club and the UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers had joined.
The Sheboygan Area Garden Walk Committee, made up of representatives from all four groups, plans and conducts the annual Walk with the support of their home groups.
Proceeds from the Walk are donated to local non-profit organizations with a "gardening connection." Nearly $100,000 has been donated over the last 16 years.