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The Garden Clubs of Illinois currently has approximately 6500 members in 146 clubs, an additional 12 affiliate plant societies, arboretums and similar organizations, and 3 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 and a part of its Central Region. 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 this site, mail, telephone or e-mail. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Marilyn Krueger was elected the GCI State President at the 2019 state convention. She will hold a two year term (2019-2021). Her theme is:

"Plant America While Encouraging New Gardeners".

President Krueger is continuing the effort to establish a Discovery Children's Garden and the Lincoln Memorial Garden in Springfield as well the Pollinator and Youth President's Projects.


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 environmental responsibility.


Congratulations to all clubs celebrating

a special anniversary this year!

Wheaton Garden Club  95  Years


Arlington Heights Garden Club    45 years

Sauganash Garden Club   55 Years

Downers Grove Organic Gardeners  50 Years

Cress Creek Garden Club  45 Years

Wauconda Garden Club  45 Years

Green Thumbs Garden Club  45 Years

Council of Rockford Gardeners  40 Years

Antioch Garden Club  25 Years

Grayslake Greenery Garden Club   25 Years

Tri-Village Garden Club  25 Years


Yorkville Garden Club   25 Years


Brookfield Garden Club 15 Years


Thyme to Garden  15 Years


Garden Club of Benton  10 Years


O'Fallon Garden Club  10 Years 


If your club is celebrating an anniversary this year

and is not listed,  please let us know!

GCI's 93rd

Annual Convention

April 26 - 27

Hilton DoubleTree Hotel

Lisle, IL

 has been canceled due to the

covid 19 virus.


Conservation Pledge


I pledge to uphold the principles

of the Garden Clubs of Illinois -

the beautification of our state,

kept void of litter,

the protection of all wildlife

and the conservation of its natural resources for present and future generations.

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Phone: 630-617-9269  -  email: gardenclubsill@aol.com

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