Welcome to the Naperville Garden Club’s website! We have over 130 members who join together and work on 27 committees. This website will introduce you to some of our activities.
The Naperville Garden Club was founded in 1929 as an outgrowth of the Naperville Woman’s Club. The club was federated in 1932 and is a member of District II Garden Clubs of Illinois, Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Its purpose is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs. Our civic projects include:
•beautifying downtown Naperville by assisting with plantings and maintenance of several flower beds. •establishing a Blue Star Memorial Marker which pays tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America. It honors all past and current members of the Armed Forces and is located at Burlington Square Park near the 5th Avenue train station. •planting Arbor Day trees at elementary schools around the city. •providing weekly floral displays at the Naperville Public Library.
In addition to these activities we also sponsor an annual plant exchange, plant sales, flower shows, classes and member social outings centered on all things gardening.
One of our major ongoing projects is providing renewable scholarships to college students in our community who are pursuing degrees in conservation, horticulture, landscape design, environmental science or other related fields. We are very proud to have invested over $200,000 back in to our community through this project alone.
The Cup of Cheer™ House Walk, Holiday Market and Tea is the club’s major fundraiser. We have commemorated 53 years of this event! It is held on the first Friday in December and features four homes decorated by the Naperville Garden Club members. Ticket holders tour the homes, shop at our Holiday Market and are treated to tea and coffee served in collectible bone china cups and saucers. Check out the Cup of Cheer™ section of our website to see samples of past years’ china patterns!
Please join us at our monthly meetings. Guests are welcome to hear about our activities and enjoy our speakers and programs. New members are always encouraged. Check our calendar for upcoming meetings, classes and events. Please contact us for more Club information.
JoAnn Monge, President
Naperville Garden Club 800 W. Fifth Ave. Suite 100K Naperville, IL 60563