Since our origination on January 28, 1958, the Lincolnshire Garden Club has endeavored to further the education of members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, botany, landscape design, floral design, conservation of natural resources. Beginning in 1974, the Club initiated an annual charitable giving program which to date has provided $250,000 to the community for projects in community beautification, nature restoration and environmental responsibility.
We have a Biannual Benefit as our primary fundraising event. On the off years, we hold a smaller event we call The Mini Market. The funds raised allow our Garden Club to continue our goals of education, beautification and nature protection. Some of the recipients of our funds are Depke Juvenile Center, Riverside Foundation, Vernon Area Library, Ryerson Woods, local schools and other various entities.
We also conduct Field Trips to local and regional gardens and points of interest, hold workshops to create crafts and garden objects, and participate in activities that assist people in need of gardening assistance. Click the links in the side menu to review pictures from some of our recent Field Trips, Workshops and other group activities.
Our members meet once a month for a program from September - June, which is usually held the third Thursday of the month at the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Station at 9:30 a.m.
Refer to our calendar page for current information.
Description: The Biannual Benefit is the Lincolnshire Garden Club's primary fundraising event. The funds raised enable the Garden Club to continue its goals of education, beautification and nature protection through our allocations to local community activities. All members are expected to participate in this project through their participation on the committee and their individual donations.
Description: This project provides hands-on, barrier-free gardening with and for the residents of the Riverside Foundation, a residential facility for developmentally challenged adults.
Description: Members of the Garden Club work with the youth housed at the Depke Juvenile Justice Complex. A new pond has been created, offering new vistas at the site, and hopefully instilling a sense of stewardship and a love of gardening for those who will partake in the pond's creation and maintenance. Click here to see our recent activities.
Description: Plant Identification - Members may bring in plants which they are trying to identify. The chairperson, along with other members of the club, will assist the member in identifying the plant, and point out characteristics which aided in their solution.
Description: Plant Display - An array of seasonally-blooming plants, marked with family, genus, and species; Latin and common names; and identifying characteristics of these plants may be displayed during the social hour before and after the scheduled program of the day.
The mission of The Lincolnshire Garden Club is to provide financial support to promote:
And to further the education of members and the public in the fields of: