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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!

Click on image below to see how

GCI members did in the

NGC Virtual Flower Show!

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

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winter berries

Illinois's State Flower