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Monthly Meeting & Workshop

Marci's House 29W028 River Glen, West Chicago, IL, United States

This is a workshop making a hypertufa and you can get blades sharpened.

Monthly Meeting: Posey Mosey

Our monthly meeting will be a chance to tour a few of our Members Gardens.  More details will be in the newsletter.

Monthly Meeting: Bulb Bingo

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Play Bingo, Win bulbs for your garden!

Monthly Meeting: Putting your garden to bed

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Speaker Bill Kargas will help us learn how to prepare our gardens for winter.

January Meeting

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Dr. Megan Dunning—The Trees Near My Home The trees close to your home affect your life in so many ways – and you are also important to those trees. Join Megan Dunning, Manager of Adult Learning Programs at The Morton Arboretum, to explore our relationship with nearby nature. She’ll introduce you to a few of […]

Monthly Meeting: Organic Gardening

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Organic Gardening with Glenn Grosch.

Kruse Garden Visit

Members will visit the Kruse Garden between 6pm-8pm.  Volunteers will be there to answer questions.

Monthly Meeting: All-America Selections: What’s Old is New Again!

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Join us at St Andrew Lutheran Church (NE Corner of Prince Crossing & Geneva Road) at 7:00PM on Thursday, September 23rd. All-America Selections (AAS) is a 90 year-old non-profit, but don't think of this as grandma's organization! AAS is stronger and more encompassing than ever before. With almost 1000 varieties that have been declared as […]

Monthly Meeting: Bulb Bingo

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Join us at St Andrew Lutheran Church (NE Corner of Prince Crossing & Geneva Road) at 7:00PM on Thursday, October 28th One of the most fun meetings of the year returns!  Play bingo to win bulbs.

Monthly Meeting: Shady Characters

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

In her program, “Shady Characters: Nifty Plants for Shady Sites,” Heather Prince will explore the colors and textures of shade loving plants as we look at varieties and species for dry shade, moist shade, part shade, and dense shade.

Monthly Meeting: Native Plants

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

“Favorite Native Plants through the Seasons” with Denise Sandoval

Monthly Meeting: Foraging for Wild Edibles

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

“Foraging for Wild Edibles “ presented by Speaker: David Brooks, from the Schaumburg Nature Center

Monthly Meeting: A Well Rounded Garden

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Our monthly meeting will be "A Well Rounded Garden “ presented by Landon Gibbs from Cantigny. Refreshments: 6:45pm Business Meeting: 7:00pm Program: 7:15pm

PLANT SALE

Downtown West Chicago Main Street & Galena Street, West Chicago, IL, United States

Our "Annual" Plant Sale is back at West Chicago BloomingFest!  From 9am to 2pm. Come early for best selection.

Monthly Meeting: Batavia Wildflower Sanctuary

For our May meeting we will be visiting the Wildflower Sanctuary in downtown Batavia. The Wildflower Sanctuary was created and continues to be maintained by The Plain Dirt Gardeners in Batavia.  Sarah Kimber and Terri Hoehne of the Plain Dirt Gardeners will be our guides.  We will meet them at the Peg Bond Center (bandshell) […]

Monthly Meeting: Garden Tour

Our June meeting will take place in a member's garden.  If you are interested in joining us, contact us at WestChicagoGardenClub@gmail.com.  

Monthly Meeting: “Be an Herbal Gourmet”

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

“Be an Herbal Gourmet” presented by Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh  

Pot Drop-off and Barn Clean-up

"The Barn" 30W150 Wilson Rd,, West Chicago, IL

We will be accepting 4" and gallon pots at the barn and organizing/cleaning up our supplies for next year's plant sale.

Monthly Meeting: “Biomimicry”

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

“Biomimicry” presented by Kim White

Monthly Meeting: Bulb Bingo (Members only)

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Our annual Members only Bulb Bingo event.  Learn about different bulbs as we play bingo to win them.

Monthly Meeting: Annual Elections (Members Only)

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Annual Elections, 'Garden Dollars' Silent Auction, Raffle, Potluck Dinner (Note this is the 3rd Thursday) - Members Only This is our final meeting for 2022. We will return in January 2023.

Monthly Meeting: Landscaping with Native Plants

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Our January speaker will be Eileen Davis, Environmental Educator, Lake County Forest Preserves.  Her program will be “Landscaping with Native Plants”.  No matter what style of garden is your favorite you can create it or enhance it using native plants.  Discover the benefits of designing native habitats such as butterfly gardens and rain gardens.  Native […]

Monthly Meeting: Vegetable Gardening

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Our speaker will be Bill Kargas.  Some members may remember his presentation on Composting a few years ago.  He is a very engaging speaker. Meeting Time: 6:45PM Arrive & Mingle 7:00PM Business Meeting 7:15PM Program

Monthly Meeting: Tree Pests & Diseases

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

“Tree Pests and Diseases of the Urban Forest” by David Kusnierz from SavATree

Spring Adopt-a-Highway

Park District on Hawthorne 830 W. Hawthorn Lane, West Chicago, IL, United States

It is time for our Spring Adopt A Highway roadside pickup. We will be meeting on Saturday, April 15th at 8:45am in the parking lot of the Park District garage at 830 W Hawthorne Lane. We will start our cleanup at 9:00am Expect to spend about 2 hours walking on relatively flat sidewalk & grass. […]

Members: Potting Party

Park District on Hawthorne 830 W. Hawthorn Lane, West Chicago, IL, United States

Member event for potting up plants for our May 20th Plant Sale.  See newsletter for more information.

Members: Potting Party

Park District on Hawthorne 830 W. Hawthorn Lane, West Chicago, IL, United States

Member event for potting up plants for our May 20th Plant Sale.  See newsletter for more information.

Monthly Meeting: Success with Woodies

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

“Success with Woodies” by Glenn Grosch

Members: Potting Party

Park District on Hawthorne 830 W. Hawthorn Lane, West Chicago, IL, United States

Member event for potting up plants for our May 20th Plant Sale. See newsletter for more information.

Members: Potting Party

Park District on Hawthorne 830 W. Hawthorn Lane, West Chicago, IL, United States

Member event for potting up plants for our May 20th Plant Sale.  See newsletter for more information.

Plant Sale at BloomingFest

Downtown West Chicago Main Street & Galena Street, West Chicago, IL, United States

Come early for the best selection!  The rope drops at 9:00AM and the sale runs until we are out of plants or around 2:00pm.

Local Field Trip: Wasco Nursery

 Members are invited to join us at Wasco Nursery for a tour and a talk on some recommended natives, nativars, and annuals to help you create or enhance your pollinator/butterfly garden bed.  Check your email for details.

Twilight Tuesday

A chance for members to visit one of our member's gardens.  Check your email for details.

Twilight Tuesday

A chance for members to visit one of our member’s gardens.  Check your email for details.

Monthly Meeting: Kruse Garden & Flower arrangment

Kruse Museum & Garden 527 Main Street, West Chicago, IL, United States

Come visit the beautiful Kruse Museum Garden. Tour the gardens and check out the amazing job our volunteers have done here.  We will also have a flower arranging workshop for those who are interested.

Twilight Tuesday

A chance for members to visit one of our member’s gardens.  Check your email for details.

Twilight Tuesday

A chance for members to visit one of our member’s gardens.  Check your email for details.

Twilight Tuesday

A chance for members to visit one of our member’s gardens. Check your email for details.

Twilight Tuesday

A chance for members to visit one of our member’s gardens.  Check your email for details.

Twilight Tuesday at the Kruse Garden

Kruse Museum & Garden 527 Main Street, West Chicago, IL, United States

Usually, Twilight Tuesdays are a "Members Only" event where we visit a member's garden.  This week, we are opening up our Twilight Tuesday to everyone and hosting it at the Kruse Museum Garden.  This garden is planted and maintained by our wonderful club volunteers.  This will be an "open house" at the garden where you […]

Twilight Tuesday

A chance for members to visit one of our member’s gardens.  Check your email for details.

Kruse Garden Mulching

Kruse Museum & Garden 527 Main Street, West Chicago, IL, United States

The Kruse garden will be receiving a large pile of mulch and our fantastic gardeners need some help getting it spread around. We have organized 2 different times for this project and, hopefully, one will work with your schedule.  You'll also earn garden bucks for our silent auction in November! If you haven't been able to […]

Kruse Garden Mulching!

Kruse Museum & Garden 527 Main Street, West Chicago, IL, United States

The Kruse garden will be receiving a large pile of mulch and our fantastic gardeners need some help getting it spread around. We have organized 2 different times for this project and, hopefully, one will work with your schedule.  You'll also earn garden bucks for our silent auction in November! If you haven't been able to […]

Monthly Meeting: Heirloom Plants & Loss of Diversity

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Jerome Johnson from the Garfield Farm Museum will present a program on “Heirloom Plants & Loss of Diversity”

Twilight Tuesday

A chance for members to visit one of our member’s gardens.  Check your email for details.

Ice Cream Social at the Kruse House Museum & Garden

Kruse Museum & Garden 527 Main Street, West Chicago, IL, United States

The Historical Society Ice Cream Social fundraiser is an annual event held in the beautiful Kruse Museum Garden.  It is a wonderful opportunity to visit the garden, the museum and enjoy some tasty desserts. Kruse House Museum - 527 Main Street, West Chicago, IL 60185

$5.00

Twilight Tuesday

A chance for members to visit one of our member’s gardens. Check your email for details our member’s gardens. Check your email for details.  This is the final Twilight Tuesday of the year.

Monthly Meeting: How to sharpen garden tools

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Our presenter, Ken Benson, is a landscape architect with degrees in horticulture from the University of Illinois.  Ken will discuss the myth that gardening tools come from the store sharp.  He will demonstrate how to use various sharpening stones to sharpen pruners, shovels, and all other gardening tools.  Members may bring a pair of hand […]

Monthly Meeting: Bulb Bingo (Members Only)

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Our annual Bulb Bingo event!  Learn about the various types of bulbs as we play Bingo to win them.  This event is for garden club members only.

Monthly Meeting: Potluck & Garden Bucks Auction (Members Only)

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Note that we meet on the THIRD Thursday in November due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  This is our annual end of the year event.  Enjoy our Potluck dinner and use the Garden Bucks you have earned all year to bid on items at our silent auction.  This is an event for garden club members only.  […]

Seed Order Sharing Meetup

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

If you were inspired to start seeds after last month’s meeting this is for you. Feel free to come browse some seed catalogs, talk seeds with fellow members, order seeds, and consider splitting a seed packet order (e.g. most of us don’t have room for 20 pumpkin seedlings right?). *Members will pay for their seed […]

Monthly Meeting: Backyard Birds and Bird Feeding

St Andrew Lutheran Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, United States

Our February speaker is David Brooks, a professional naturalist with the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg. In his program, Backyard Birds and Bird Feeding, we will learn the “how to” of attracting a variety of birds to our property through properly maintained feeding stations and plantings that offer both food and shelter. The program […]

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