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Jul 09 2024

Afternoon Tea at the Kruse Garden

Saturday, July 13th from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Now that our members have had a chance to sign up for this limited availability event, we are opening up registration. If you are already registered but would like to bring more friends/family, feel free to sign them up. Or if you know someone who would enjoy having Afternoon Tea in the garden, please tell them about the event. There are a limited number of seats left.

Why wait until you can travel to London or Edinburgh when you can experience a wonderful afternoon tea here. Seats are filling and are limited! We invite our members and guests to an Afternoon of Tea, pastries, music, and a walk in the gardens! Please sign up for a very enjoyable and relaxing afternoon. Tour the gardens maintained by our very own club members, come early for a guided house tour then sit in the shade of the maple tree to be served one of the finest high teas you will ever experience!

  • When: July 13 Saturday 2 -4 pm
  • Where: Kruse Museum Gardens – 527 Main Street
  • Cost: $30 per person
  • Dress Code: Smart casual—Pastels, Florals, Hats ( no jeans/shorts)

We will serve Assorted Teas, Finger Sandwiches, Scones, Pastries, Strawberry Jam, Lemon Curd, Clotted Cream.

Tickets are available for members and non-members for $30 per person. They can be purchased at our online Square store.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, July 12 at noon. We are requesting that you come in your summer pastels or florals, or smart casual for men and women. Just no jeans or shorts, if possible! If you feel like going all out, wear a hat or fascinator!

Extra parking is available that afternoon at City Hall (475 Main Street).

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Nov 29 2023

End of this year and looking to 2024

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We have had our final monthly meeting for 2023.  The November meeting is always fun with our potluck dinner and member appreciation silent auction.  Our members earn “Garden Bucks” throughout the year by participating in our club and then “spend” them at this event.  Many new members joined us in 2023 and we look forward to seeing them again in 2024.

Our first meeting next year, will be in January.  We will continue to meet on the 4th Thursday of each month.  We try to hold other events such as fieldtrips, workshops and volunteer opportunities on other days of the week so members will be able to attend some events even if their Thursdays are unavailable.  Twilight Tuesdays were a great success this year and we plan to continue them next summer.

If you are interested in joining us, come to our January meeting.  If you enjoy it, an individual membership is $20.00 per year per person and a family membership is $30 per year for two individuals who reside at the same address.  For more information, take a look at the “Join us” tab above.

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Sep 15 2022

Pot Drop-off and Barn Clean-up

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THIS Saturday, September 17th, 9:00AM—Noon

We will be out at the barn on Saturday, September 17th starting at 9:00am. The plan is to be available for members to drop off pots they want to donate. We will use the time while we are there to organize/sort the pots that we have there and the ones that are dropped off so everything is ready for next year.

Our biggest need is for 4” pots that we use for small plants and vegetables and for the standard gallon pots. Trays for both are also great. Ideally, we prefer pots that don’t have names/advertising printed on them, but we will take those. It would help, if you have the chance, to use a large sharpie to cross out whatever is printed on the pot and remove/cross out any labels on the pot.

Volunteers who would be able to work with us that morning and organize the pots at the barn would be deeply appreciated.

“The Barn” belongs to the West Chicago Park District and they kindly allow us to store our plant sale items there. It is located at 30W150 Wilson Rd, West Chicago, IL 60185 at the Kress Creek Park. The park entrance is at Joliet St and Wilson Rd.

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