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.
7:00 pm on the second Monday evening of most months. Location: CrossLife Evangelical Free Church 431 W. Austin Avenue, Libertyville, IL.
2019 ACTIVITIESDecember 8 Holiday Party & Annual Dinner Place: St. Lawrence Episcopal Church in Libertyville. Time: Reception at 4 pm, and dinner at 5 pm.
Jan 13- Photo Contest – Jerry ClelandFor 2020 photo contest, the theme is “Edibles.” Photos will be on the display at the January 13 meeting. You will have an opportunity to vote for the photos taken by our gardener friends. Jerry will also talk about club calendar.
Feb 10 Barnswallow – A Wild Bird Concern – Birds of Prey and Their Amazing Stories- Linda Breuer Linda from Barnswallow, a private, not for profit state and federally licensed wild bird rehabilitation and education center, is dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned songbirds and raptors with the goal of restoring them to freedom in the wild. What brings birds to Barnswallow? They arrive for several different reasons. Linda will discuss the many causes that result in birds becoming orphaned and injured. She will cover our plummeting bird populations and what we can do we can help. Program includes live birds of prey.
March 9 – How do Homeowners Help our Honey Bees? – Justin and Jerry Cleland This presentation will describe how honey bees create honey, what goes on inside of their hives, and what home owners can do to help this process. Some of the major pressures on local bees will be described and potential solutions will be offered.
LOCATION: 1200 American Way, Libertyville, directly behind The Chapel building. Park at the far northeast corner of parking lot. In September community gardeners will enjoy the fresh produce from their garden lot.