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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. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Marilyn Krueger was elected the GCI State President at the 2021 state convention. She will hold a two year term (2021-2023). Her theme is:

"Plant America... Starting at Home".

President Krueger is continuing the effort to establish a Discovery Children's Garden in the Lincoln Memorial Garden in Springfield as well the Pollinator and Youth President's Projects.


Mission Statement of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
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 and environmental responsibility.

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Ruby Throated Hummingbird - Anita Bierbaum
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Congratulations to all clubs celebrating

a special anniversary this year!

65 Years

Du Quoin Garden Club

30 Years

South Barrington Garden Club

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

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

Click below to find out how to help GCI while doing shopping you would normally do at Amazon!

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GCI's 96th Annual Convention

April 16 - 17, 2023

Chicago Marriott Naperville

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


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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