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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.



  Dates Programs

Sept 13, 2016
11:30 AM

Held at Bonnie Brooke Golf Course
2800 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, Il

September New Year
    Kick-off Luncheon 
   
      ($15 fee)

Full Luncheon (click here for details)

 

  Dessert Catered by September Committee

 

  Oct 11, 2016
1 PM

Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue

Bale Gardening:  No Dirt Needed
      Beck O'Brien travels from Georgia to dish the dirt on gardening in straw bales
  Nov 8, 2016
1 PM

Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue

 

A Pollinators Dream Team

        Charlotte Adelman & Monica Buckley combine their talents to attract bees and butterflies
         

  Dec 13, 2016
12 noon

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

Christmas Party Luncheon
               
    Enjoy a holiday luncheon with gardening friends, then if you like:


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

 

  Jan 10, 2017
1 PM

Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue

Home Grown:  Learn to start seeds and harden them off

                   Susan Stiles Saftig

 

  Feb 14,  2017
1 PM

Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue

Planting Seeds of Love
         Robert Beezat
  Mar 14, 2017
1 PM


Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue
Own the Food of the Gods: Start your own bee hive
                
 Perry Plescia, owner at Honey Works

  April 11, 2017
1PM

Held at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue
Local Haven: 
    
Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation

         Kay McClelland, Heritage Plants of Wisconsin


  May 9, 2017
11:30 AM

Held at Shiloh Center
2600 Emmaus Ave, Zion, IL

Plant Auction
Click here to see highlights of our 2016  auction
      
  
Salad and Desert Luncheon
      A-F Salads    G-Z
 Desserts


  June 13, 2017
1 PM

Held at Shiloh Center
2600 Emmaus Ave, Zion, IL

 

 

Spring Tea and Ice Cream Social

Members' garden photos: Slide show presentation

 

Click here to see highlights of our 2016 Tea*

  July 15, 2017
   9AM-2:30PM
(Registration until 12)

Tour begins at Zion Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue
2017 Garden Walk
     and Raffle

       

          Open to the Public
                **FREE**

Click here to see our 2015 Garden Tour