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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.
Congratulations to all clubs celebrating
a special anniversary this year!
Tri-City Garden Club
Glencoe Garden club
Peoria Garden Club
Woodstock Garden Club
Algonquin Garden Club
Garden Study Club of Hinsdale
Itasca Garden club
Lincolnwood Garden Club of Evanston
Naperville Garden Club
Park Ridge Illinois Garden Club
Springfield Civic Garden Club
St. Clair County Garden Club
Waukegan Garden Club/Douglas Chapter
Edwardsville Garden Club
Woodley Garden Club
Countryside Garden Club of Crystal Lake
Garden Club of Bensenville
Lemont Garden Club
Northbrook Garden Club
Garden Club of Park Forest
Violet Garden Club of Glen Ellyn
Kankakee Valley Garden Club
Twig & Bloom Garden Club
Buffalo Grove Garden Club
Four Seasons Garden Club of Barrington
Schaumburg Garden Club
Antioch Garden Club
Rolling Meadows Garden Club
McHenry Garden Club
Thyme to Garden
Please let us know if you are celebrating a special anniversary this year!
Want to recognize someone who has made an impact on your club? Click below to find out how.
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.
Field Trip Update as of 2/22/2024
*Field Trip to Governor's Mansion is now Full.
*Dana Thomas House, Available: 8 Bus Seats and 10 car
*Lincoln Memorial Garden, Available: 18 Bus Seats and unlimited by Car