Village of Northbrook proclaimed the week of Sept 15th as NORTHBROOK GARDEN CLUB WEEK

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Your Community Garden Club

The Northbrook Garden Club is a community of gardeners that provides opportunities to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening through programs, events and on going projects. 


In addition to our PROGRAMS & EVENTS during the year which are open to members and the public, our projects include:


  • on-going support for Milkweed for Monarchs,
  • maintenance  of our Blue Star Memorial and a  garden at the Northbrook Historical Society,
  • stewardship of a local prairie and historic peony farm, and
  • therapy projects at a local skilled care facility.


Our annual plant sale funds a scholarship to a Glenbrook North High School senior, as well as other state scholarships, and numerous state and national projects. 


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2019 - 2020 Theme: "FINDING OUR ROOTS" & CELEBRATING OUR 70TH ANNIVERSARY

The Northbrook Garden Club was founded September 20, 1949. Beginning in 2019, the club launched its 70th Anniversary Celebration with programs focusing on historic Northbrook with presentations from local experts, businesses, & historians. 


In partnership with the Northbrook Public Library, we had several exciting events for our 70th Anniversary Celebration beginning Saturday, September 7th through Friday, September 27th. 


The keynote speaker was Craig Bergmann of Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. to a full auditorium. Additional events included a DIY Terrarium, an indoor micro version  of Forest Bathing  and lobby display cases featuring items from our 70 years of history. 


The Collaboratory at the Northbrook Public Library has developed templates for garden markers & signs using the 3D printer & laser cutter. Please contact the library for hours and other information about using the Collaboratory at https://www.northbrook.info/collaboratory#visitcollab or  847.272.6224.

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Join us!

Meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held on the first Tuesday of each month, September through June. See upcoming PROGRAMS & EVENTS  for dates, times and locations. Plan a visit; stay as a member. Current annual dues are $21 for individuals; $31 for couples. 

2019-2020 programs & EVENTS

70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

A Successful September of Celebrations!

See Gallery for pictures of the events

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70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

A Successful September of Celebrations!

On September 7th, we kicked off our month-long celebration with a DIY Terrarium project. See the Gallery for pictures of some of the kids & their families making terrariums at the Northrook Public Library.


On September 16th, award-winning landscape architect Craig Bergmann was the keynote speaker for our 70th Anniversary event at the Northbrook Public Library. Bergmann is a landscape architect, garden designer,  lecturer and editor of Midwestern Landscaping.  He is considered simply "the best" by many.  


Forest Bathing, also known as Nature Therapy or Shinrin-Yoku, is a popular practice in which people spend time in nature and reap measurable health benefits. For two weeks, you could experience an indoor micro version. We invited you to slow down and immerse yourself in a meditational, multisensory, indoor green environment, courtesy of our members and in partnership with the Northbrook Public Library.  


Also at the library, the lobby display cases featured items from our 70 years of history, as well as the present and future of the club. 


Lastly, an ongoing project for 2019-2020. Are you thinking of new garden markers & signs? Are you looking for a special project? Have you visited the Collaboratory at the Northbrook Public Library? The helpful staff of the Collaboratory have developed templates for a variety of acrylic garden markers & signs using the laser cutter.  (NOTE: Participants must have a valid library card in good standing registered at the Northbrook Public Library. Fees for materials will be added to your library card. For hours and other important information, please contact the library (847.272.6224) or visit https://www.northbrook.info/collaboratory#visitcollab 

See Gallery for pictures of the events

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION: Combining Art and Science

10AM - Noon

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

Event Details

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION: Combining Art and Science

Botanical art presents plants in scientifically accurate detail to the benefit of both scientists and art lovers. Club member and amateur botanical artist, Chris Cheney, will present the history of botanical art, as well as the beauty of the contemporary art form today. This exquisite body of art dates back to the very beginnings of printing. Growing from the tradition of the great explorers/artists, botanical art was also considered an “appropriate” genre for female artists of past centuries.

10AM - Noon

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2019

District IX Program: HISTORIC FORT SHERIDAN

10am & 11:30am

Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve Lake Forest

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Tuesday, Oct 10, 2019

District IX Program: HISTORIC FORT SHERIDAN

A guided bus tour of Fort Sheridan is followed by self-guided walks in the Preserve. Space is limited; first-come basis for District IX members only (includes all Northbrook Garden Club members).

No fee. Registration Required at www.districtIX-gci.org

10am & 11:30am

Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve Lake Forest

Tuesday,Nov 12, 2019

THE LORE AND LURE OF SPICES

7pm - 9pm

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

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Tuesday,Nov 12, 2019

THE LORE AND LURE OF SPICES

Patricia and Tom Erd, owners of the Spice House in Evanston, will share the history of the spice trade and their adventures pursuing the highest quality spices from locations all over the globe. Program includes a short demonstration on how to create unique holiday gifts using gardening containers and spices. Since a small gift bag of spices will be distributed, we need an attendee count. Please RSVP Judy Schwartz at jaramsco@aol.com 

7pm - 9pm

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

70th ANNIVERSARY DINNER GALA

5:30pm Cocktails/Social 6:30pm Dinner

Francesca's, Cherry Lane, NBK

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Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

70th ANNIVERSARY DINNER GALA

To end our anniversary year with special flair and fun, we are turning our usual Holiday Luncheon into an Anniversary & Holiday Dinner. Current and former members, their spouses and guests are invited. Potential members and interested community members are also invited.  Cost per person TBA. RSVP required nbkgardenclub@gmail.com 

5:30pm Cocktails/Social 6:30pm Dinner

Francesca's, Cherry Lane, NBK

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There is something for everyone from the beginning gardener to the Master Gardener at the Northbrook Garden Club.


Northbrook, Illinois, United States