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
April 27 Club Meeting at Bobak's Signature Events, Woodridge at 9 am
Program: "Simply Splendid Syringas, Lovely Lilacs for the Landscape"
by Katrina Lewin, Horticulturist at the Morton Arboretum Reservations by April 21, 2016.
Learn more about a treasured garden plant - the lilac. If weather cooperates, Katrina will bring in a display of syringas and provide handouts. You are sure to find a special syringa for your garden.
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.
August 3 Field Trip - Chicago: Green City
Walk along Chicago's newest park, "The 606". Visit private gardens behind the Rick Bayless residence. Enjoy lunch at "The Cotton Duck". And finally, tour a private Rooftop Park in a medical rehab facility. Now open to both members and non-members.