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 $225,000 to the community for projects in community beautification, nature restoration and environmental responsibility.
We have an Annual Benefit as our primary fundraising event. 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 Vernon Area Public Library at 9:30 a.m. Refer to our calendar page for current information.
Description: The Annual 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 activites. 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: The Garden Club will be working 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: Members pot up divisions of plants in their gardens and share them with the general membership. We truly “Divide and Multiply.”
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.
Description: This project creates a handcrafted floral-themed wall hanging which is sold at the Annual Auction to raise funds to support Garden Club projects.
It was a great review of how the Club's generosity over the years (now, over $200,000) has had such a dramatic positive impact on our Community. This year's recipients are:
Habitat for Humanity Indian Creek Watershed Project
Vernon Area Public Library Village of Lincolnshire
And a special thanks goes out to our 2011-2012 Allocations Committee:
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:
Lincolnshire E-News Friday, October 12, 2012
The Village of Lincolnshire
would like to extend a thank you to the members of the Lincolnshire
Garden Club and the Indian Creek Watershed Project. The Garden Club
contributed funds, and the Indian Creek Watershed Project contributed
labor for the installation of more than 700 plugs of native plants in
the new detention pond in the Lincolnshire Downtown. These planting will
improve water quality while providing a beautiful vista along the
Indian Creek watershed in this focal point of the Village.
At our General Meeting, Janice Hand, Allocations Chairperson, noted that in 51 years, The Lincolnshire Garden Club had allocated $194,565 to worthy recipients. In this 52nd year it now brings the total to $199,575.
The Lincolnshire Garden Club Annual Benefit raises the money to further education, community beautification, and environmental awareness. This year's recipients include:
It was a wonderful day for the community and for the Club members as well, as seven different organizations received funds for various ecological and gardening projects. Each smiling recipient treated the group to a brief description of their project and how it will benefit Lincolnshire.
And a special thanks to our 2010 Allocations Committee (L to R).
-- Iris Cosnow
-- Joan Keyes
-- Janice Hand, Chair
-- Kathleen Young-Perkins
-- Lisa Lewis