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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
We'd love to hear from you!

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2017 Programming
Tues. Oct. 3rd, 10 am - Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Cold weather is just around the corner. Gail Abbott of Red's Garden Center in Northbrook, says it's time to start thinking about preparing our garden to best handle a Chicagoland winter. Learn how to protect your lawn, perennial, trees and shrubs from winter injury.

Tues. Nov. 7th, 7:30 pm - Growing Green in a Changing Climate

The changing climate is bringing big changes to our gardens and our world. Longtime garden writer for the Chicago Tribune and other major publications, Beth Botts, will discuss how to  prepare an adaptable garden for continuing enjoyment and reduce your garden's climate footprint. You can also visit her website at:

Tues. Dec. 5th, 11:30 am -  Holiday Luncheon

Allgauer's Restaurant, 2855 Milwaukee Ave. NBK
This annual event is open to all members and non-members. Good food, good music and good friendship.

2018 Programming

Tues, Jan 9th, 10 am - Orchids & More Orchids

Do you enjoy weird, wild and wonderful orchids?. Learn about their care and feeding from Synda Nelson of the Illinois Orchid Society, as well as information about IOS sponsored orchid shows and insight into the upcoming orchid show at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Tues, Feb 6th, 7 pm -  Winter Arrangements

Barb Ottolino of The Cultivated Gardner, will show us how to make winter arrangements to beat the winter doldrums. Bring along your materials from your own yard to be included in the arrangements. Many options for arrangements include, staghorn sumac, grapevine, astilbe, Osage oranges, Hydrangea etc.

Tues, March 13th, 9am - District-IX Annual Meeting & Luncheon

This event brings together 54 garden clubs with 2,490 members from the far north side of Chicago and the northern and northwest suburbs.

Tues, Apr, 3rd 10 am - Feed Your Soil to Feed Yourself

Scott Thalman will share secrets he has learned after 13 yrs. with Chalet Nursery and in his own extensive vegetable garden. Of course, it all starts with the soil, then proper plant selection and finally the enjoument of a successful harvest.

TBA -  Spring Outing - Baha'i Temple, Wilmette, Il

Visit the Baha'i Temple to view their gardens and spring flowers. Watch for emails and carpool options.

Tues, May 1st, 10 am - Plant Sale Success & Salesmanship

Join us for a workshop to make our upcoming plant sale a success and learn some tips about salesmanship.

Fri & Sat, May 18 & 19 - Annual Plant Sale  9 - 4 pm 

"From Our Garden to Yours" at the Village Green Center on the corner of Walters and Meadow in Northbrook.

Tues, June 6th, 11:30 am -  Spring Luncheon / Installation of Officers

Watch emails for exact date & location.

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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