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 April 9th Growing Orchids at Home
How to take care of your Orchid at home Free Green & Easy Gardening Series at Mequon Nature Center
See event calendar May 12 Plant Sale
Crawford Warming House, 817 W. Lake Street Libertyville, IL 60048
Time: 8:30-11 am
Offering beautiful healthy local plants for sun or shade – choose from a variety of mature perennials, herbs, vegetables, native plants, ground covers and more dug from members’ local gardens. New: Bud vases with fresh flowers, just in time for Mother’s Day. Expect great prices, plentiful parking and come early for the best selection. Cash or check. Rain or shine! Knowledgeable club members will be on hand to help you with your plant selections.
For any information email: Cindy Julian or call 847-772-2186 (cell) May 14 “Divide and Multiply: When to Divide What (And How)”
Beth Botts 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. Addresses and maps will be available on our website and printed copies 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! Start at any garden on the map. 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.