Welcome

Be a garden enthusiast

The Gardeners of Central Lake County, Illinois are a group of gardening enthusiasts that meet once a month for community with other gardeners and to be inspired by outstanding local speakers. 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.

For any information about our Garden Club contact: Cindy Julian
juliancindy@hotmail.com
847-772-2186 cell

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
January 8  Flowers of Oregon & Frost on the Windows
Joan Sayre – Nature photographer
Questions and Answers on photography
Photo Contest: Jerry Cleland
February 12 Excellence is in our Nature
Katherine Hamilton-Smith
Director of Public Affairs and Development,
Lake County Forest Preserve District.
What Forest Preserve does and also info on planting natives and eliminating invasives.
March 12 Gardening Myths and Mis-information: Barriers to Good Gardening
Sharon Yiesla
April 9th Growing Orchids at Home
Jerry Cleland
How to take care of your Orchid at home
May 12 Plant Sale
Crawford Warming House, 8:30-11 am
May 14 “Divide and Multiply: When to Divide What (And How)”
Beth Botts
June 11 Mini Flower Show/Members Forum
June 23 Garden Walk
July 20 Annual Picnic
Old School Forest Preserve, Shelter D
5 pm
Sept. 10 TBD/ Veggie Tasting
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

Libertyville Gardens
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. 

From the garden to table
From the garden to table