Do you like to garden?
Are you interested in the home landscape - the environment?
Want to know about floral design?
Join a garden club. It's easy. Simply
write, fax, or telephone the Garden Clubs of Illinois
headquarters in Elmhurst. Your name will be forwarded
on to the state Membership Chairman and District Director
in your area who will then contact you directly. Illinois
is divided into 9 districts, each of which is headed
up by a Director and Board. The Director maintains a
list of current garden clubs within the district jurisdiction
and can determine whether there is one near you, and
its meeting times and dates. If there is no club near
you and you would like to organize one, the Director
or state membership chairman will help you do that too!
Many clubs welcome both men and women
into membership. Some meet in the evening or on weekends.
Most meet monthly and sponsor special events such as
garden walks, flower shows, civic beautification projects,
youth programs, and garden therapy. Each club is unique
and sets up its own agenda within the framework of National
Garden Clubs, Inc. goals and objectives.
Federated clubs are members of the state
garden club (The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc.) and
National Garden Clubs, Inc. Should you already be a
member of a garden club not yet affiliated with the
Garden Clubs of Illinois, suggest that your club consider
joining us. There are many advantages to becoming members
of a larger group. We provide program helps, suggest
projects, offer a variety of awards and scholarships,
and send every club member copies of GARDENGlories,
our state's quarterly periodical. Our schools are open
to you. Fees are reasonable and the instructors "top
It's more fun sharing your gardening
expertise and learning from others. Garden clubs offer
opportunities to make new friends and acquire new skills.
No wonder our membership is growing. We hope to hear
from you soon!
The Garden Clubs of
188 Industrial Drive, Suite 120
Elmhurst, IL 60126-1608