The North Shore Garden Club
North Shore, from Evanston to Lake Bluff, and adjoining suburbs
Established 1916 – Our 97th year!
Meets: Every third Tuesday at a different location for each event.
Programs include excursions to private and public gardens, greenhouses and nurseries, presentations by professional speakers, and club luncheons.
Members must reside in one of the North Shore communities from Evanston to Lake Bluff or any suburb contiguous with one of these.
Our Biennial Garden Walk is held on the third Wednesday in June of every even year. The next walk will take place in 2014. We feature five or six unique gardens in our geographic area. The public is invited to attend. Revenue earned from our garden walk funds our philanthropic endeavors.
Funds raised from our garden walks have gone to scholarships and charity over the years. The club recently awarded scholarships to horticulture students at the College of Lake County, sponsored student supervisors at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Green Youth Farm in North Chicago, contributed to local school garden projects and donated books to the library at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The Club has come a long way from the days when chauffeurs deposited ladies with white gloves and hats to enjoy elaborate teas and perhaps hear the guest speaker, Mr. Jens Jensen.
Informality reigns today. We are now searching out younger members to add the next generation of gardeners to the club. Yearly dues are $50.00.
The North Shore Garden Club’s purpose is to:
- Disseminate information and to promote interest in horticultural activities both among its membership and in the general community.
- Provide an outlet for creative expression; to encourage the beautification of property, both civic and private.
- Assist, maintain and encourage the development of botanical gardens and horticultural centers for the advancement of science and the enjoyment and education of the public.
- Further horticultural education, conservation, and landscape design through gift scholarships and other such means.