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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 - All events are on Tuesdays unless otherwise stated.

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 Your 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.   Ken will explain how many of the "natural old time practices" can be combined with some current ones to improve your soil.

March 7, 9 am : Bonus Outing
Chicago Botanic Garden - Lenhardt Library Tour

Library Director, Leora Siegel, will take us through the rare book collection and discuss new gardening publications.
Phone Sue Mcfaul for car-pooling information if you do not have a CBG membership for free parking 847-302-3481. Please meet at the Lenhardt Library in the Regenstein Center.

March 14, 9 am :
District-IX Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Theme: Plant a Rainbow
Location: Concorde Banquets
                2092 N. Rand Rd
                Kildeer, Il
This event brings together the 64 garden clubs that comprise District IX. Meet fellow members from the far north side of Chicago, the northern and northwest suburbs.

April 4, 10 am :
Healthy Garden - Healthy You

Garden Designer and Personal Trainer, Megan Tyner will help us get physically ready for a season of gardening. Megan will combine her two passions in this hands on demonstration on some key strengthening and flexibility exercises. Safety and preparing your body for gardening is just as important as the garden itself.

May, 2,  7 pm :
BackYard butterflies : Beyond Milkweed

Patrick Sbordone, Horticulturalist for the Chicago Botanic Garden's Butterflies & Blooms exhibit, will bring his expertise and enthusiasm so that we can have a more comprehensive view of the role and needs of butterflies and other pollinators.

May 19 & 20, 9 am - 4 pm :
Annual Perennial Plant Sale
Northbrook Village Green Center, at the corner of Walters and Meadow
"From our Gardens to Yours"
All of our plants are from our members gardens, potted and ready to plant in your garden. Come and speak to our knowledgeable members about your specific needs and fill your landscape with plants that have thrived in Northbrook soil.

June 6, 11:30 am :
Annual Luncheon / Installation of Officers

Allgauer's Restaurant
2855 Milwaukee Ave, NBK
All are welcome


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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