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Club Activities & Projects

Annual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 11, 2024 

Since 1927, our annual Plant Sale has been our primary fundraiser. Plants are dug from members’ gardens, from the gardens of residents who volunteer their plants and, with permission, from teardown properties. Proceeds from the sale are used primarily towards scholarships for continuing education in environmentally-related fields of study such as conservation, horticulture and landscape design. The sale is held every May at the Tower Green on Hillgrove and Lawn Avenue.

Arbor Day Trees for Kindergarteners

For over 40 years the Garden Club has joined with the rest of the country in observing

Arbor Day. The Club provides saplings labeled with plant information. Club members deliver them to the local schools where they meet with kindergarteners for a short presentation program and hand out the trees.

Blue Star Memorial Garden

On the corner of Wolf Road and Chestnut Street by the Fire Station, the Club has placed a Blue Star Memorial marker. It is one segment of a cross-country ribbon of markers, stretching from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans and also Hawaii and Alaska. It is sponsored by the National Garden Clubs Inc. and honors all men and women who have served in the US armed forces. In conjunction with that plaque, the Blue Star Memorial Garden was created. It is annually re-designed, planted and maintained by Club member.

Floral Re-Creation

Club members repurpose flowers which families have thoughtfully gifted from a local funeral home. They are re-arranged into smaller bouquets and delivered to area nursing homes to share with their residents.

Garden Therapy

Club members meet regularly to socialize with nursing home residents as they work on projects together, such as arranging flowers or creating a nature craft. Members design new, unique projects for each visit, which adds to the enjoyment of all.

Spring Rock Park Perennial Garden

On the walking path near the basketball courts in Spring Rock Park, Club members have created and maintain a perennial garden. It consists of a shade garden and a sun garden with a bench to relax and enjoy the scene. The bench sits on a brick patio made of engraved bricks memorializing those members who have been recently lost.

Western Springs Safety Village

As a philanthropic beautification endeavor, the Club contributed $4,000 towards the landscaping of the permanent home for the children’s Safety Village. The Safety Village is located 1500 Walker Drive, north of the shared parking lot of the Theatre of Western Springs and Recreation Department.

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