Welcome to the Naperville Garden Club!
The Naperville Garden Club was founded in 1929, and has been part of the Naperville community for 86 years. Through the years, the Naperville Garden Club has continued its mission of promoting the love of flowers and gardening, and has expanded its programs to include floral design, conservation, scholarship programs, civic and environmental responsibility. Each December, the Cup of Cheer™ fundraiser is held that enables the Club to award scholarships and provide support for Club and community projects.
As members of the Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc., the Club is participating in programs that address current national gardening issues. The “Milkweed for Monarchs” program promotes planting milkweed to bring back the Monarch butterflies which have decreased by 90% over the past 20 years. The “Million Pollinator Garden Challenge” promotes using pollinator-friendly plants, no pesticides and other gardening practices to increase the number of butterflies, bees and other pollinators in our gardens.
Join us at our monthly meetings and enjoy the fellowship and fun activities of the Club.
Sharon Kochanek, President
Club Meetings and Events
May 25 Club Annual Meeting at Bobak's Signature Events, Woodridge at 11 am
Program: "Floral Design with a Flair" by Walter Fedysyn, International Design School Instructor. Reservations by May 19, 2016.
Join us at the Annual meeting for the introduction of the Scholarship Recipients and installation of Officers, followed by the spring luncheon and design program! Walter will use design techniques to produce works of art, making ordinary into something extraordinary. Raffles will follow.
June 22 Member-only Garden Walk
Club members have opened their gardens for viewing. This event is for Club members, friends and potential members that will include a $10 lunch at the home of Sue Welker. Contact Sue, Elaine Bynum or Marilyn Youngdahl if you are interested.
July 20 Member-only Field Trip - Ball Seed Gardens, West Chicago
This trip is free for members to tour awesome gardens at Ball Seed not usually open to the general public. Carpooling will be arranged. Sign up in advance with Carol Keyes
August 3 Field Trip - Chicago: Green City Tour
This member trip (now open to the public) includes a professional tour guide with commentary, admissions and donations for all stops, private residential garden tour, lunch and all taxes/gratuities. For more information on the days' activities or transportation, contact Club member Judy Davis at 630-308-6476 (cell).