Calendar of Events

Flower pressing demonstrationMeetings begin at 7:00 pm, unless noted


January 9  – Wade Wheatly from Chicago Botanic Gardens will discuss Cacti and Succulents.

February 13 – Saima Abbasu from Wilmette will discuss Sustainable Gardening.

March 13 – Chris ‘Buddy’ Lyngso from Glenview will discuss Landscaping Experiences from his years working at the Chalet in Wilmette.

April 10 – Sunshine’s Dad, Ron Whitehurst, from Ventura, CA on Beneficial Bugs & Biocontrol Solutions.

May 8 – Annual Members Only dinner & discount shopping at Red’s Nursery in Northbrook. New members welcome at 1/2 price dues-$15.

June 12 – Annual Members Only plant exchange at Sunshine’s house. Rules on our website’s ‘Annual event’ page.  New members welcome at 1/2 price dues $15

July 10 – Annual meeting in The Grove’s Kennicott Garden.  From there we’ll hike up the path to the air-conditioned program barn for refreshments and presentation: Carol Rice from Barrington, will present Doug Tallamy, PhD of U of Delaware research ‘Plants That Provide Food For Baby Birds’.

August 14 – TBA

September 11 – Jeanie Nolan ‘The Organic Gardener Farm Tour’ on Sunset Ridge Rd in Northbrook.

October 9 – Mary Hansen will discuss Fair Effective and Sustainable National Policy.

November 13 – TBA

December 11 – Annual Members Only Pot Luck Holiday Party.  Club provides the main course & members bring sides/refreshments to share.  More info on our website.  Dues are due!!


January 8, Sunday – 2pm – Special program at the Glenview Public Library – “In Good Spirits: Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery” by Barbara Geiger, a landscape historian and educator.  Graceland Cemetery is a beautiful oasis in the heart of the city.   Learn how this special burial ground came to be, how it relates to the city’s history, and discover the story of its founders and its principal designer, O.C. Simonds. One of the earliest sites to be planted with native Illinois flora and planned in a flowing, peaceful, naturalistic style, Graceland influenced the design of many other “prairie style” cemeteries, parks, and private landscapes.

January 10 – Canceled due to special event listed above.

February 14 –  Jay Rossman, of Nutri Lawn Inc. will speak on landscaping. He likes to call what his company does as Landscape reconstruction, because he will re-purpose as much of the existing materials into the new design. Jay will certainly have a lot to say about improving our own gardens.

March 14 – “The Magic of Wildflowers” – Nancy Schumm

April 11 – “Infusing Herbs” – Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh

May 9 6pm – Our Annual ‘members only’ dinner and discount shopping at Red’s Garden Center at 6 pm.  Dundee Rd, Northbrook

June 13 -Annual ‘member’s only’ plant exchange – New members are welcome for 1/2 year dues of $15. Please join us. Call for info & Judy’s address 847-724-2286

June 24 -Wagner Farm plant sale – 8am till noon

June 25 -Annual FREE Garden Walk – 1 till 4pm.  Garden walk 2017

July 11 – Our annual meeting at The Grove.  Topic to be added later.  Please meet in the Kennicott Garden.

July 22-23 – North Suburban Pond & Garden Walk.  10-6pm Saturday & 9am-5pm Sunday.  Info Here

August 8 – Certified Arborist Ralph Sieber of Montoya Tree Service was the village arborist for Northbrook for
32 years. He will lead us on a tour of the Northbrook Arboretum,
655 Huehl, that he helped design, install & maintain.

September 12 – Quests will be an Owl & a Hawk from The Rapture Center. Meet on the patio overlooking The Teckny Basin.

October 10 – Theresa Candler, of the Trees That Feed Foundation will do a presentation on their foundation.

November 14 – Carol Cichorski will present “These are a Few of Our Favorite Things”.

December 12 – Holiday Party & Potluck


Program History 1991-2013

2014 Programs

2015 Programs

2016 Programs

2017 Programs