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 Gardeners, Inc. was organized on March 21, 1980, and is federated with The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Council is comprised of five garden clubs: Northern Illinois Daffodil Society, Plantaholics, Potpourri, Seedlings and Wildflowers. Membership is open to anyone in Winnebago County and the surrounding area who is interested in our purpose as stated in our Mission Statement. Each year local and area-wide offerings are sponsored by the council and/or our individual garden clubs to carry out our mission.
Annual fundraising events, the Spring Luncheon and Holiday Luncheon, help support our Scholarship Fund and add to our monetary contributions to community gardening and other entities. Council has awarded over $15,000 in Scholarship money, hundreds of dollars annually go to community organizations/projects and many man hours are donated to community gardens. Among those benefiting are City of Gardens, Midway Village Museum and Heritage Gardens, Rock Valley Food Pantry and Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
This year the Council is sponsoring a bus trip on Tuesday, March 15, to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. The trip is through Canterbury Books & Tours at a cost of $55 for bus and ticket. Contact Janet at 815-398-1454 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register and join the fun.
The 2016 Spring Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 12, at the Hoffman House. Carolyn Ulrich, Editor of Chicagoland Gardening will be our speaker. Visit the Spring Luncheon page for details on menu and registration. You can print the Registration Form from this link.
Annual events on the schedule and in the planning stages are:
The 2016 FREE Garden Walk to be held on Wednesday, June 15, from noon to 8 p.m. Check for a printable set of descriptions, locations, and directions on or after May 27, 2016.
This year's General Meeting will be hosted by the Wildflowers Garden Club on Wednesday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m. This event will be at St. Anskar Episcopal Church, 4801 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL. Details of the meeting are in the planning stages. More information to come.
Mark your calendar to join us December 6 for the 2016 Holiday Luncheon. Location, menu, program, and registration details will be available at a future date.
Enjoy the many wonders of nature throughout every season and come join us at any of our events or club meetings to share gardening tales and experiences.