Western Springs Garden Club was founded in 1926. We are a charter member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Central Region and the Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. District II. We have 70+ active members and seven sustaining members. Several members have participated for over twenty-five years! All are welcome to join and we currently have thirty members that are nonresidents.
The purpose of the Western Springs Garden Club is to encourage and foster a greater appreciation of trees, shrubs and flowers among our members and neighbors, and to stimulate an interest in protection of forests, wild flowers, and birds.
We support civic projects in our community such as planting flowers in the Blue Star Memorial Garden in the spring, maintain the perennial beds in Spring Rock Park, and provide trees to area schools on Arbor Day. We award scholarships to college students in our community who are pursuing degrees in conservation, horticulture, landscape design, environmental science or other botany related fields. We bring monthly flower displays to the Western Springs Public Library. The club plans outings of interest to its members and holds a plant exchange. Don't miss our annual PLANT SALE, Saturday May 11, 2024.
This year our meetings will be held at
Grace Lutheran Church, 4101 Wolf Road, Western Springs
Masks are not required but welcomed.
Monday, February 19, 12:30 p.m.
Culinary Landscaping with Herbs and Vegetables with Barbara Collins
Our Western Springs Garden Club member, Barb, has a master’s degree in
Horticulture from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and is the published author
of two books. Barb will provide ideas of new and unusual perennials, and how
to grow them.
Monday, March 18, 12:30 p.m.
Spring Ephemerals with Ed Max
Ed Max, certified Arborist and Naturalist, was recommended by members thatattended a Spring presentation, which included Spring Color in the Garden andNative Spring Flowers. Ed also does a program in the Fall and has proposed afield trip to his garden in Winfield, in the Spring.
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Please join us for a meeting or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our club. Guests are always welcome to attend, and new members are eagerly accepted.
Check our calendar for up-coming meetings and events.
Garden Club Illinois Convention
Members honor and celebrate the contributions of our own Carol Yee.