The North Shore Garden Club
North Shore, from Evanston to Lake Bluff, and adjoining suburbs
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 Centennial Celebration Garden Walk will take place Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit seven beautiful, diverse and unique private gardens in our geographic area. Purchase tickets for the walk at: www.nsgc.eventbrite.com Tickets may also be purchased by sending a check made out to North Shore Garden Club to Jessica K. Lundevall, 76 Lakewood Place, Highland Park IL 60035. Click here for more information.
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 Gardens Green Youth Farm in North Chicago, and contributed to local nonprofit organizations and school garden projects.
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.