Glenview Gardeners

History: During regular breakfast meetings of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce, a frequent subject of conversation was gardening and the Glenview Gardeners club was born. While specialty groups were well-established, the new group would focus on the general aspects of planning, designing, establishing and maintaining gardens and the rewards associated with both the interior and exterior landscaping of a home. The first meeting was held in January of 1991 and the group has met every month since.

Purpose: To bring together men and women who enjoy gardening to advance the knowledge of horticulture and to promote gardening in the Village of Glenview.

Programs: Please refer to the Calendar of Events page for program information.

Our next meeting:

March 9

All-America Selections – What’s Old is New Again! Via Zoom

The non-profit plant trialing organization, All-America Selections, was formed in 1932 as a way for home gardeners to learn which new varieties are truly improved. Test gardens all over North America trial entry plants and only those that perform better than existing similar plants are named AAS Winners. But just because this organization is 88 years old does not mean things are still the same as they were in 1932. Executive Director, Diane Blazek, will join us to talk about all the exciting changes they’ve made over the years and how their winning varieties can make a difference in your garden.  The Zoom link will be shared to members one week before the meeting.

MEETING LOCATION: Meetings are at the Glenview Public Library Multipurpose Room from 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm.  1930 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025 unless otherwise noted.   Contact a board member (Contact Us) for the meeting link if the meeting is via Zoom.

Due to COVID-19 and our limited ability to gather together, we are offering a virtual garden tour. Simply follow the link.

Glenview Gardeners spring 2020 virtual garden walk

Guests are Welcome!

Member benefits: Monthly newsletter, garden catalog and magazine exchange, seed & plant exchange, new member’s gift, attendance drawing, workshops, private garden tours, field trips, lectures, group discounts on spring plant purchases, volunteer opportunities for community service projects, friendly garden advice and socialization, refreshments at each meeting and the annual Holiday dinner.

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