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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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In 2022 Illinois garden clubs supported youth education with $114,950.00 in college Scholarships! 

Check back for current scholarship information.

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Congratulations to all clubs celebrating

a special anniversary this year!

100 Years

Illinois Valley Garden Club

Kenilworth Home & Garden Club


95 Years

Geneva Garden Club

75 Years

Harvard Garden Club

Kankakee Kultivators


65 Years

Du Quoin Garden Club

Lincolnshire Garden Club

Metropolis Garden Cub

Silver Creek Garden Club

60 Years

Bloomingdale Garden Club

Garden Club of Mount Prospect

40 Years

Marion Garden Club

30 Years

Bollingbrook Garden Club

South Barrington Garden Club

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.


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.

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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