Welcome to The Gardeners of Central Lake County, Illinois. We are a group of gardening enthusiasts that meet once a month for community with other gardeners and to be inspired by outstanding local speakers. Besides the monthly meetings we have yearly activities such as Plant Sale, Garden walk etc. The club has been in existence since 1959. We are affiliated with Gardeners of America and American Horticulture Society.
Join us any time. See our next gathering listed below or view our full calendar. Download a membership form. Guests are always welcome at our regular monthly member meetings.
2018 MONTHLY MEMBER MEETINGS
7:00 pm on the second Monday evening of most months.
Location: CrossLife Evangelical Free Church
431 W. Austin Avenue, Libertyville, IL.
2018 ACTIVITIES June 11 Mini Flower Show/Members Forum June 23 FREE Garden Walk 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A self guided walk will feature 5 charming private residential gardens in Sylvan Lake, IL (3 miles SW of Mundelein) Tour at your own leisure.
Printed copies will be available at local libraries (Cook, Fremont, Aspen, Grayslake) early June. Rain or shine. Highlights of the gardens include sunny gardens overflowing with classic favorites, paths to the lake lined with lush shade plants, woodland gardens, many natives and variety of shrubs in delightful plantings, stone terraces filled with plants leading down to the water, pleasing pots, plantings designed to retain runoff, many more garden gems! Please visit gardens in order and park on right side of street to lessen congestion.
Raffle tickets will be available for a Pasquesi gift certificate. Mini Plant Sale will be held at Garden 5: Beautiful perennials, natives, and groundcovers dug from members’ gardens are available. interactive map and directions July 20 Annual Picnic
Old School Forest Preserve, Shelter D 5 pm Sept. 10 “Seeds That Are Good For Your Health” / Veggie Tasting
Rekha Deodhar Oct. 8 Backyard Birds and Bird Feeding David Brooks, Spring Valley Nature Center
Learn the “how to” of attracting a variety of birds to your yard with feeding stations and food plantings. Program will include a who’s-who of common local birds and some of the migrants to be observed in spring and fall. Nov. 12 Pie Social Dec. 9 Holiday Party and Annual Dinner
LOCATION: 1200 American Way, Libertyville, directly behind The Chapel building. Park at the far northeast corner of parking lot. TBD Community Gardens Open House & Tour
9-11 am In September community gardeners will enjoy the fresh produce from their garden lot.