Village of Northbrook proclaims 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 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 Collaboratory at the Northbrook Public Library is also developing templates for garden markers & signs using the 3D printer & laser cutter. 

See upcoming PROGRAMS & 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 PROGRAMS & 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 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 Kickoff! Build a DIY Terrarium

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70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

A Successful Kickoff! Build a DIY Terrarium

 On September 7th, we kicked off a month-long celebration for our 70th Anniversary. See the Gallery for pictures of some of the kids & their families making terrariums at the Northrook Public Library from items donated by club members. Library staff and club members assisted.  

70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

A Successful Keynote! Craig Bergmann of Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. -- The New Aesthetic

We filled the Auditorium at the Northbrook Public Library!!

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70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

A Successful Keynote! Craig Bergmann of Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. -- The New Aesthetic

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.  

We filled the Auditorium at the Northbrook Public Library!!

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 23- 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 Collaboratory - Second Floor CONTACT LIBRARY FOR HOURS & OTHER INFO

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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. For hours and other important information, please contact the library (847.272.6224) or visit https://www.northbrook.info/collaboratory#visitcollab )

Ongoing 2019 - 2020

Northbrook Public Library Collaboratory - Second Floor CONTACT LIBRARY FOR HOURS & OTHER INFO

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION: Combining Art and Science

10AM - Noon

NBK United Methodist Church 1190 Western Ave

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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

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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