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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!
Elmhurst Garden Club 95 Years
Garden Club of Barrington 95 Years
Garden Club of Decatur 95 Years
Wheaton Garden Club 95 Years
Twin City Garden Club 90 Years
Little Garden Club of Barrington 85 Years
Winnetka Weeders GC 85 Years
Garden Club of Inverness 80 Years
Harvard Garden Club 80 Years
Palos Park Garden Guild 70 Years
Arlington Heights Garden Club 65 Years
Pleasantdale Garden Club 65
Rantoul Garden Club 65 Years
Wayne Countryside Garden Club 65 Years
Bloomingdale Garden Club 60 Years
Deerpath Garden Club 60 Years
Garden Gate Garden Club of Crystal Lake 60 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 of Barrington 45 Years
Council of Rockford Gardeners 40 Years
Eclectic GC & Study Group 35 Years
Grayslake Greenery Garden Club 25 Years
Tri Village Garden Club 25 Years
Antioch Garden Club 25 Years
Yorkville Garden Club 25 Years
Brookfield Garden Club 15 Years
Thyme to Garden 15 Years
Garden Gate 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!
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.