Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have CANCELLED our meetings & events for the season.
Please check back for updates.
In the meantime, please visit our Facebook page to post pictures of your gardens & other activities.
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:
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.
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. who presented 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.
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.
Be aware before you plant this Spring! There is a new and potentially devastating invasive species in our area. If you haven't heard about jumping worms, you soon will. Click "Find Out More" to learn more.
A healthy garden starts with healthy soil for healthy plants. Garden Designer, Megan Tyner will talk about soil preparation, pests and remed...
Explore the fascinating world of pollinators with Christine Shiel, Manager of Interpretive Programs at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Christine...
We are hopeful that our Plant Sale will be held. Check back for updates.
Our annual Perennial Plant Sale is the club's sole fundraiser that s...
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Date & Location TBA
Meetings begin in September 2020 and will continue through May 2021.
See our upcoming PROGRAMS & 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
If you haven’t heard about jumping worms, you soon will. The Northbrook Garden Club is taking a proactive approach to minimize the spread of the worms in our gardens and at our upcoming plant sale.
We want to inform the public about this invasive species and the damage they can cause.
Jumping worms have been identified in Illinois since 2015, including Cook County, and even earlier in Wisconsin and other states.
To learn more about jumping worms, click below: (NOTE: Links are to external websites.)
Jumping worms (Amynthas spp.) are native to Asia and are an invasive species. Jumping worms are also known as crazy worms, Alabama jumpers and snake worms. They live near the surface in high densities.
Jumping worms cause damage in our forests, gardens, nurseries and in our lawns. They change the soil structure and chemistry.
They can remove 95% of the leaf litter on the forest floor leaving behind grainy balls, like coffee grounds, making the soil bare and clumpy. This leads to damaged roots, plants and trees.
For more information and to see jumping worms in action, click below: (NOTE: Links are to external websites.)
Learn to identify jumping worms. Look for jumping worms in your yard and soil, including your potted plants. Check your mulch and compost. Obtain plants, soil and mulch from sources that appear to be free of jumping worms.
While very difficult and almost impossible, the Garden Club will make every effort to try our best to reasonably ensure the plants at our upcoming sale will minimize the spread.
We are informing our members and will provide instructions on how to best pot their plants for the sale. At the sale, we will keep our plants off the ground and off any grassy or open areas.
To learn what you can do to minimize the spread of jumping worms, click below:
(NOTE: Links are to external websites.)