To cultivate a spirit of beauty in the home grounds;
to encourage civic beautification,
to help in the conservation of forest, wildflower, and bird life;
to promote more interest in scenic roadside developments;
to assist in the formation of Federated garden clubs; and
to transact any and all other matters and business
pertaining to and/or in furtherance of foregoing objects.
“Enjoy nature’s bounty and beauty through work and creativity”
Something About Us
The Council of Rockford Gardener’s, Inc. was founded on March 21, 1980, and is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. Membership is open to anyone in Winnebago County and the surrounding area who is interested in our purpose as outlined in our Mission Statement. Each year local and area-wide offerings are sponsored by the council or individual garden clubs to carry out our mission. Annual fund-raising events, the Spring Luncheon and the Holiday Luncheon, are held to support our scholarships and contributions to community gardening and nature entities such as Klehm Arboretum, City of Gardens, Nygren Wetlands, and others.
The 2014 Holiday Luncheon was a great success with lovely raffle prizes, a most delicious lunch, and Tari Rowland’s, Garden Historian, informative presentation.
Currently the Council is gearing up for the Spring Luncheon which is the first event in this 35th Anniversary year of the Council of Rockford Gardeners. Be sure to check the web page or your newsletter for details and registration information. The luncheon will be on April 14 at the Hoffman House. Our speaker is Michelle Cox from Landscape Connection who will also be supplying fresh plants for centerpieces. Someone from each table will go home with the centerpiece. Hope you can join us.
In the coming months, fresh ideas, inspiring programs, and exciting activities the clubs and committees have been planning throughout the Council’s Anniversary year will be communicated. A huge thank you to all committee members who have been planning these upcoming events.
Eight gardens have been selected for the 2015 Garden Walk set for Wednesday, June 17. Committee Chairpersons working on this project are Elaine Parrovechio, Lorriane White, and EJ Rebman. We are looking forward to another beautiful garden experience. Photos of the 2014 Gardens are accessible from Garden Walk web page.
Our community service donations so far this year have been awarded to Tinker Cottage, Natural Land Institute, Klehm Arboretum, City of Gardens, Severson Dells, and Midway Village. Two scholarships will be awarded at the Holiday Luncheon in December.
June 17—Garden Walk 2015
"Council of Rockford Gardeners Showcase Gardens"
Noon – 8 p.m. Maps will be available after June 1st on the Garden Walk web page. You can’t beat the price “FREE”!
(Click Here for Details & Photos)
Click here to obtain a printable schedule of the Council of Gardeners 2014 Meetings and Special Events. To email our club representative for more information about the Council of Rockford Gardeners click here.