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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. We are 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.
Diane Dawson was elected the GCI State President at the 2023 state convention. She will hold a two year term (2023-2025). Her theme is:
"Let's Grow Together, Plant America".
President Dawson is asking every club to invite guests to your local club meetings as her state project focuses on growing our membership.
In cooperation with National Garden Clubs, Inc., The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. provides education, resources, and additional networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic beautification and development, and environmental responsibility.
In 2022 Illinois garden clubs supported youth education with $114,950.00 in college Scholarships!
Click on image above to view photos from the event!
Check back for current scholarship information.
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.
Congratulations to all clubs celebrating
a special anniversary this year!
Illinois Valley Garden Club
Kenilworth Home & Garden Club
Geneva Garden Club
Harvard Garden Club
Du Quoin Garden Club
Lincolnshire Garden Club
Metropolis Garden Cub
Silver Creek Garden Club
Bloomingdale Garden Club
Garden Club of Mount Prospect
Marion Garden Club
Bollingbrook Garden Club
South Barrington Garden Club
Please let us know if you are celebrating a special anniversary this year !