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National Garden Clubs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility and we help coordinate the interests and activities of state and local garden clubs in the U.S. and abroad.
National Garden Clubs, Inc.(NGC) is the largest gardening organization in the world. The NGC mission is to provide education, resources and national networking opportunities to its members, to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic and enviornmental responsibility.
The Central Region is made up of seven states belonging to the National Garden Clubs, Inc. The seven states are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.
The Garden Clubs of Illinois currently has approximately 6500 members in 146 clubs, an additional 12 affiliate plant societies, arboretums and similar organizations, and 3 Junior Clubs in Illinois. Founded in 1925, we are a charter member of National Garden Clubs, Inc.,
District IX of Garden Clubs of Illinois is comprised of 50 clubs with 2023 members and is dedicated to
education, conservation and beautification
of our area.
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Our club was organized June 4, 1931 by ladies who were members of the Garden Department of Des Plaines. In 1932 there were 21 members. In the same year we became affiliated with the Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. Club We are still involved in Civic projects: designing gardens, planting trees and plants, and maintaining garden areas throughout Des Plaines. Many tours have been made to arboretums, members’ gardens, gardens in other communities, and various venues of interest to our members.
The Garden Club is now 90 years old, and continues to grow.
When Joy Morton established The Morton Arboretum in 1922, he envisioned a “great outdoor museum” of trees. Today, our living collections inspire visitors to appreciate, learn about, plant, and protect trees. The Arboretum champions the world's trees through plant collections, science and conservation, education, and outreach.
The Morton Arboretum's 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world. Situated on the rolling Valparaiso moraine and bisected by the East Branch of the DuPage River, the Arboretum is planned and planted to nurture and display trees and shrubs.
The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 45 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Every year, more than one million people visit the Garden's which are uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline.
The Chicago Botanic Garden has more than 50,000 members—one of the largest memberships of any U.S. botanic garden. ic.org/
Pesche’s is a destination home and garden store for those seeking creative ideas and unique products for outdoor and indoor living. The grounds at Pesche’s Garden Center are filled with beautiful foliage and flowering plants, fountains and pottery.
Pesche’s has fine home furnishings, décor, collectibles, holiday items and fine art from select vendors all over the world are brought together in a unique, coordinated presentation that compliments and enhances their value.
A visit to Pesche’s will support one of our local businesses which is a great supporter of our Des Plaines Garden Club.
Lurvey is dedicated to helping people improve their outdoor living spaces by providing quality landscape and Gareden Center products and exceptional customer service.
We strive to be a convenient one-stop supplier and invaluable partner to our customers by offering the largest-variety and highest-quality plant and hardscape material in Chicago, . We have the expertise to satisfy all of your gardening and landscape needs.
A visit to Lurvey will support one of our local businesses which is a great supporter of our Des Plaines Garden Club.