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, new and old; we are always looking for new and interested gardeners--you don't have to be a master gardener to be included! 

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 knowledges well as learn new ideas and techniques through meetings and programs. We have over eighty members and are growing each year.




Click here for comlete information and order form


Interested in seeing what other gardeners do? Want to learn to make concrete garden art? Arrange flowers?  Try organic gardening?  Want to learn more about the environment? Butterflies? Birds?  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 10, 2013
11:30 AM

Held at Shiloh Center

Light Luncheon     ($10 fee)

Herbs: Why, Which, and How to Grow and Harvest
Gale Borger

Oct 8, 2013
1 PM

Held at Zion Library

Bird Migration/Nature Presentation
--Lake County Forest Preserve
Nov 12, 2013
1 PM

Held at Zion Library

Landscape Grasses in the Urban Environment
--Gary Ostermiller

Dec 10, 2013
12 noon

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

Christmas Party Luncheon

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

Jan 14, 2014
1 PM

Held at Zion Library

What Did You Grow?  How Did You Use It?
Member Participation Event


Feb 11, 2014
1 PM

Held at Zion Library

Landscaping for Wildlife
--Lake County Forest Preserve

Mar 11, 2014
1 PM

Held at Zion Library

Square Foot Gardening
--Anne Marie Kowalsk

April 8, 2014

Held at Zion Library

--Cheri Neal

May 13 2014
11:30 AM

Held at Shiloh Center

Plant Auction
Click here to see highlights of this year's auction
Salad and Desert Luncheon
      A-L  Dessert      M-Z
June 10, 2014
1 PM

Held at Shiloh Center

"Host a Table"
        Spring Afternoon Tea

Click here to view the invitation to our Spring Afternoon Tea

Click here to see highlights of our 2013 Tea
  July 12, 2014
(Registration until 12)

Tour begins at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue
2014 Garden Walk
                           and Raffle
          Open to the Public

Click here to see our 2014 Garden Tour