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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 nine programs 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 have several exciting events for our 70th Anniversary Celebration beginning Saturday, September 7th through Friday, September 27th. 


Our keynote speaker is Craig Bergmann of Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. on Monday, September 16th at 7PM at the 

Northbrook Public Library.  


Additional events include a DIY Terrarium on Saturday, September 7th, and an indoor micro version  of Forest Bathing  during the following two weeks:   

Monday, September 16 - Friday, September 20, 9 am  -3pm

Monday, September 23- Friday, September 27, 9 am – 3pm


The Collabratory at the Northbrook Public Library is also developing templates for garden markers & signs using the 3D printer & laser cutter. 

See UPCOMING EVENTS for specific details. 

 
In September, the lobby display cases in the library will feature items from our 70 years of history. You might recognize a few friends!


Please note the locations for the 70th Anniversary Celebrations are at the Northbrook Public Library.  


See upcoming events for details
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Join us!

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

Upcoming 2019-2020 programs & EVENTS

Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019

End of Summer Garden Party - Members Only

10am - Noon

Please send an email (see Contact Us below) for the address

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Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019

End of Summer Garden Party - Members Only

Meet at a member's home to discuss your summer garden. How did your flowers grow? How's your harvest going? Need advice for next year or willing to share advice? All will be covered INCLUDING our 70th Anniversary Celebration events AND a sneak preview of our 2019-2020 programs. 


Please bring a few of your best photos showcasing your garden's pride & joy (any size photos, 3x5, 4x6, 8x10, etc.). We will work on a display board at the meeting for an upcoming event.  


Members only - please send an email (see Contact Us below) for the address. 

10am - Noon

Please send an email (see Contact Us below) for the address

70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Build a DIY Terrarium - Registration is FULL*

Saturday, Sept. 7th - 3PM

Northbrook Public Library -Youth Services Department - NOTE: Registration is FULL - contact the library for the wait list.

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70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Build a DIY Terrarium - Registration is FULL*

(Grades K-12, Families Welcome)*

To kickoff our 70th Anniversary Celebration at the Northbrook Public Library, the Club is providing supplies for a hands-on event  for kids and their families to build a living garden to take home. 


*Ask to be put on the wait list through the library  in person, by phone (847.272.6224), or online at Register

Saturday, Sept. 7th - 3PM

Northbrook Public Library -Youth Services Department - NOTE: Registration is FULL - contact the library for the wait list.

70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Keynote: Craig Bergmann of Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. -- The New Aesthetic for the 21st Century

Monday, Sept. 16th - 7PM

Northbrook Public Library Registration Recommended

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70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Keynote: Craig Bergmann of Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. -- The New Aesthetic for the 21st Century

Award-winning landscape architect Craig Bergmann is 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. 


The event is open to the public, and of course, members and their guests.  Registration is recommended through the library in person, by phone (847.272.6224), or online at  https://www.northbrook.info/events/landscape-design-new-aesthetic-0 

Monday, Sept. 16th - 7PM

Northbrook Public Library Registration Recommended

70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Indoor Forest Bathing (All Ages)

Note specific dates & times

Northbrook Public Library - Youth Services Department - (Enter through the Teen Loft)

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70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Indoor Forest Bathing (All Ages)

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 can experience an indoor micro version. We invite 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. 

Monday, September 16- Friday, September 20, 9 am  - 3pm

Monday, September 22- Friday, September 27, 9 am – 3pm

Note specific dates & times

Northbrook Public Library - Youth Services Department - (Enter through the Teen Loft)

70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Garden Markers & Signs

Ongoing 2019 - 2020

Northbrook Public Library Collabratory - Second Floor

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70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Garden Markers & Signs

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.)

Ongoing 2019 - 2020

Northbrook Public Library Collabratory - Second Floor

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See our UPCOMING EVENTS  for dates, times and locations. 


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


Northbrook, Illinois, United States