Welcome to The Garden Clubs of
Illinois Website. Currently we have 8319 members
in 206 clubs, an additional 18 affiliate plant
societies, arboretums and the-like, and 27
Junior Clubs in Illinois. Founded in 1925, we
are a charter member of National Garden Clubs,
Inc., an international organization that is the
largest volunteer gardening organization in the
world. Wander through this site. Find out what
we do. Check on educational opportunities. Learn
how to join a garden club. Contact us through
our Headquarters via mail, telephone, fax or
e-mail. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday,
Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Susan Cooney is State President for the 2011-2013 term. Her theme is "Ensure Nature; Educate, Advocate." She challenges all members to reach out, not only to fellow club members, but to the public. We can do so through our schools, workshops, and club programs. By using both print and electronic media we spread the word about what garden club membership offers. Shirley Nicolai of Maryland is National Garden Club president for 2011-2013. Her theme is "Proudly Serving our Members and Communities." Florence Smith of Michigan serves as Central Region Director for 2011-2013 with a theme of "Together We Bloom and Grow." The seven states that comprise Central Region are Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin. The Annual Central Region Meeting is in St. Louis, Missouri October 9-10, 2012.
Mission Statement of National
Garden Clubs, Inc.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides
education, resources, and additional networking
opportunities for its members to promote the
love of gardening, floral design, civic and
Our address is 188 Industrial Drive, Suite 120, Elmhurst, IL 60126-1608. Telephone: 630-617-9269. E-mail: email@example.com Other contact information is shown at the top of our website. Our old Post Office box is no longer used.