Meetings are at the Glenview Public Library Multipurpose Room from 7:00pm to 8:40 Unless otherwise noted. Contact a board member (Contact Us) for the meeting link if the meeting is via Zoom.
Feb 9(Zoom Meeting)
I Love Conservatories. Do You? Via Zoom
Join Amy Sanders for a program on Conservatories. There will be a short history of conservatories and then information about five conservatories in the Chicago area will be shared. The zoom link will be shared with members one week before the meeting.
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.
Walking tour of the Glenview Arboretum
Did you know there is an Arboretum in Flick Park? As you enter the park from Glenview Rd. it is to the left of the entrance. It runs along Glenview Rd. between the Flick Pk. entrance and the old house that is to the west. It is not a big area. There are paths that interweave through the area with signboards explaining the history of Synnesvedt Nursery which once stood in part of the park. Other signboards talk about plantings (flowers and bushes). Park in the first parking area and take the path toward Glenview Rd. to find the one that goes into the planted area. We may adjust the time depending on sunlight in mid-April. Meet in the parking lot. Wear a mask and social distance.
The club has been invited to the Rine’s garden where John will talk about his new interest, beekeeping. We may adjust the time depending on sunlight in mid-May. Wear a mask and social distance.
Assist the Library with a Plant Swap Program
Attendees will sign up through the library and bring a plant to swap with others at the program. We will know more about the time when the Library catalog comes out. Hopefully one or two members can help out with this event. Contact Amy Sanders if you are interested in volunteering. Wear a mask and social distance.
Annual Members Only Plant Exchange
Location at a member garden will be shared closer to the meeting time. Members will share plants and seeds with each other and for the Glenview Farmers Market Sale. Wear a mask and social distance.
June 26 – Plant Sale at the Farmers Market (TBD)
Grand Opening July 4 Parade Float (TBD)
July 11 Garden Walk (TBD)
July 13 – TBD – if we have plant sale, parade, garden walk we will cancel since we have so many activities in July.
Aug 10 – Grand Opening of the Glenview Gardeners’ Butterfly Garden at The Grove (beside the Kennicott Garden) and 30th Anniversary Party
Sept 14 – Members Only Fall Container Demo at Lurvey Garden Center.
More details will be shared before the meeting but it will probably start at 4:30 pm.
Oct 12 – Illinois Extension Program – details are being finalized
Nov 9 – Urban Forests and the Glenview Management Plan
Did you know the Village of Glenview maintains over 30,000 trees? What do these trees do for us and what do they need from us? Come learn about our diverse “urban forest” and the importance of residents and businesses in helping to keep a healthy, beneficial tree canopy into the future. Our new urban forest management plan is nearing completion and needs your feedback. Funding was provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Urban and Community Forestry Core Grant Program, and administered by The Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI).
Dec 14 – Annual Members Only Holiday Party
Club provides the main course & members bring sides/refreshments to share. Location will be shared with members closer to the meeting. Dues are due!!