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*The public is invited to all programs which are held at the United Methodist Church, corner of Western and Cherry, unless otherwise noted.
*Membership is open year-round.
*For information about joining the Northbrook Garden Club, send us an email at
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 Calendar of Events

September 6, 10 am: 
Curb Appeal: The Public Face and Design Perspectives of a Home.

An informative presentation by Paul Laiblin of Scott Byron & Co will explore the definition of "curb appeal". Strategies to develop visually interesting gardens within the context of the neighborhood fabric will be discussed. Topics will include ideas for hardscape. planting design and "quick fixes" to provide impactful improvements quickly and within a budget.

22, 10 am:
BONUS OUTING at River Trail Nature Center.

Enjoy a guided tour with a naturalist focusing on the fall plants and pollinators at our local nature center. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for an easy walk to view the plantings around the center. After our guided tour, you may decide to continue through the maple woods along the Des Plaines River, visit the exhibits in the building, or view a few of the native animals on the grounds. Meet in the lobby of the nature center.

October 4, 7pm:
Exploring America's National Parks & Monuments.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of our National Park System, James P. Rowan will take us on a photographic visit that begins with the creation of Yellowstone. Many parks, monuments, seashores and lakeshores that preserve remnants of the original ecosystems, will be viewed. The program includes wildflowers, plants, landscapes, animals and birds in tspme of the most beautiful places in the United States.

November 1, 10 am:
Winter Interest

Carol Cichorski, garden blogger and published writer, will discuss how to turn your area into a winter landscape. See how she took a flat area with not much more than bad grass and made it an all-season joy to  behold. Visit her blog for gardening tips and fun at

December 6, 11:30 am : Holiday Luncheon

Our annual Luncheon at Allgauer's in Northbrook, is for members and anyone intending to join. 

2017  Programs

January 10,10 am:  
Flowers for the Cutting Garden

Northbrook Garden Club, Master Gardner, Fayette Aurelia Nichols will discuss how to develop a garden that offers year round enjoyment for cutting annuals, perennials, woodland and native plants. Consideration of fragrance, color, seasonality and architectural interest will also be presented.

February 7, 7 pm :  
Improving our Soil the Natural Way

Landscape Architect, Ken Benson will take us on an exploration of some of the techniques used by his grandparents for amending the soil for all gardens.  

March 7, 9 am : 
Bonus Outing

April 4, 10 am :                                                    

May 2,  7 pm  

May 19 & 20, 9-4:

All of our plants are from our members gardens, potted and ready to plant in your garden. Come and speak to our knowledgable members about your specific needs and fill your landscape with plants that have thrived in Northbrook soil. 

THE 2017 PLANT SALE Friday & Saturday May 19 & 20
From Our Gardens to Yours

Be sure to stop by our perennial plant sale, at The Village Green Center, corner of Walters and Meadow.
Hours are 9 am to 4 pm.
Along with many varieties of plants you'll find free advice!

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