Ever wondered what goes on at a garden club meeting? Stop in to find out...

Illinois Dunesland Garden Club is for gardeners in Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin. We are a well established garden club;we have been meeting since 1937.  Our club has gardeners, recent and experienced; we are always looking for new and interested gardeners--you don't have to be a master gardener to be included! 

We have over ninety members and are growing each year.

We meet monthly at the Zion Benton Library (unless otherwise noted), except in the summer when we have tours, activities, workshops and classes. We like to share our knowledge as well as introduce new ideas and techniques through meetings and programs.  You can share your knowledge and benefit from the experiences of others.  Included in our membership are master gardeners, a horticulturist, and a certified daylily judge, as well as many members with years of practical knowledge.

We also have a Facebook page for other ideas, information sharing, and to allow our fellow gardeners to post pictures of their gardens.  Check that out at

                                https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisDuneslandGardenClub

 

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Interested in seeing what other gardeners do? Want to learn to make concrete garden art? Be part of our butterfly sanctuary program?  Try organic gardening?  Want to learn more about the environment?  Birds?  Do some day trips?  We are planning these things and more. 

Meeting dates and programs are listed below.  Guests are welcome.  Feel free to join us.  Please call or email for more information--you can contact us through the "contact" link at the top of the page.

To find out more  about upcoming activities, please click on the "events" link at the top of the page.  There you can find details on each workshop, tour, and other activities for the rest of the year.


Please click on underlined phrases in blue to follow link for more informatio. Asterisks * indicate new photos of the event.


  Dates Programs

Sept 8, 2015
11:30 AM

Held at Shiloh Center
2600 Emmaus Ave, Zion, IL

Catch Some Zzz's *
    Kick-off Luncheon 
   
($10 fee-pay at the door)

Full Luncheon (from z to z)
      and Puppet Show

   Luncheon Catered by September Committee

 

Oct 13, 2015
1 PM

Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue

Fat Plants:  Success with      Succulents
      Gale Borger--Master Gardener
Nov 10, 2015
1 PM

Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue

 

Orchids for Everyone

        Ellen Powell
         

Dec 8, 2015
12 noon

Held at Shepherd's Crook
3
51 N Green Bay Rd, Zion

Christmas Party Luncheon
               
    **
Old Fashioned Cookie Exchange**
                  
(Find recipes by clicking link at upper left
                               of this page)


   Make Your Own Centerpiece
               
 Gale Dulian
 Click here for details of cost and tools

 

Jan 12, 2016
1 PM

Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue

Living Gold: The Benefits of
     Worm Castings

                   Sue Schimanski

 

Feb 9,  2016
1 PM

Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue

Koi Pond Landscaping

       Page Hunter Landscape Architect
Mar 8, 2016
1 PM


Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue

Vegetable Gardening
                 
 Renee Kallianis

April 12, 2016
1PM

Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue
Herbs or Herbs? 
     Grow and Use Them

           Sue Obry  Master Gardener


  May 10, 2016
11:30 AM

Held at Shiloh Center
2600 Emmaus Ave, Zion, IL

Plant Auction
Click here to see highlights of our 2015 auction
      
  
Salad and Desert Luncheon
      A-F Salads    G-Z
 Desserts


  June 14, 2016
1 PM

Held at Shiloh Center
2600 Emmaus Ave, Zion, IL

 

 

Spring Afternoon Tea


Click here to see highlights of our 2015 Tea*

  July 9, 2016
   9AM-2:30PM
(Registration until 12)

Tour begins at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue
2016 Garden Walk
     and Raffle

       

          Open to the Public
                **FREE**

Click here to see our 2015 Garden Tour