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to the online home of The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc.

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.


Mission Statement
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.

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April 21 - 22, 2024


Congratulations to all clubs celebrating

a special anniversary this year!

105 Years

Tri-City Garden Club

100 Years

Glencoe Garden club

Peoria Garden Club

Woodstock Garden Club

95 Years

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

85 Years

Edwardsville Garden Club

Woodley Garden Club

75 Years

Countryside Garden Club of Crystal Lake

Garden Club of Bensenville

Lemont Garden Club

Northbrook Garden Club

70 Years

Garden Club of Park Forest

Violet Garden Club of Glen Ellyn

60 Years

Kankakee Valley Garden Club

Twig & Bloom Garden Club

55 Years

Buffalo Grove Garden Club

45 Years

Four Seasons Garden Club of Barrington

35 Years

Schaumburg Garden Club


30 Years

Antioch Garden Club

25 Years

Rolling Meadows Garden Club

20 Years

McHenry Garden Club

Thyme to Garden

Please let us know if you are celebrating a special anniversary this year!

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2023 Summer Meeting

Click on image above to view photos from the event!

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Want to recognize someone who has made an  impact on your club?  Click below to find out how.

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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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2024 Convention

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

Would you or someone you know want to offer programs to our clubs?  Click the button below to contact our Programs Book Chairman!

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