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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

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020

GREAT GARDENS OF THE CHICAGO AREA

10am - Noon

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

Event Details

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020

GREAT GARDENS OF THE CHICAGO AREA

You don’t have to go to England to see a “great garden” – there are many throughout Chicagoland. Our speaker, Carolyn Ulrich, defines a great garden as one worthy of being portrayed in a national magazine. Local gardeners such as Bill Brinks in Michigan City, Trudy Temple in Hinsdale and John Anderson in Rockford have achieved garden greatness in totally different ways. Carolyn is an award-winning editor of Chicago Gardening Magazine and a feature writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, Garden Design, Horticulture, House Beautiful, Chicago Tribune publications. January is a great time of year to view gardens in bloom.

10am - Noon

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020

BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITATS

10am - Noon

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

Event Details

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020

BACKYARD WILDLIFE HABITATS

David Brooks, a professional naturalist who works at Spring Valley Nature Center, will talk about creating landscapes that are friendly and inviting to wildlife while discouraging unwanted guests. He will discuss benefits, available options, design, implementation and maintenance of different habitat components. 

10am - Noon

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP

10am - Noon

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

Event Details

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP

Long time club member Julie Hansen will help us create small, individual flower arrangements to take home. The basics of design will be discussed. Bring a small container for a 12-inch design and flower clippers. Flowers will be provided. Fee $5; pre-registration is required; RSVP to Julie at plantmaster7@gmail.com

10am - Noon

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

Tuesday,Mar 10, 2020

District IX Annual Meeting & Luncheon

9:30am - 1pm

Details & Location TBA

Event Details

Tuesday,Mar 10, 2020

District IX Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Details & location will be posted at  https://www.districtix-gci.org/ 

9:30am - 1pm

Details & Location TBA

April 2020

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Time & Location TBA

Event Details

April 2020

TO BE ANNOUNCED

This is a great time to survey your perennials and decide which ones you want to share for the May garden sale. Please bring in any interesting photos of your early spring garden to add to our collection.

Time & Location TBA

More Events

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

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