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 Christmas 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.
Each year the Council of Rockford Gardeners honor individuals and/or clubs for their exemplary service and contribution to promote private and civic beautification. The 2012 recipients include: Ann Daniels, V.I.P. Award; Ethel Johnson, Outstanding Contributing Gardener; Jude Wrzensinski, Special Services/Projects Award; Catherine Marsh and Brian Gadomski, Horticultural Scholarship Award.
In 2012, the Council of Rockford Gardeners sponsored their first All-Club General Meeting. The event was deemed a success by those attending who had an enjoyable time meeting other members, tying and modeling various scarf types, and learning about miniature gardens. Based on positive feedback indicating desire for a repeat event, the 2013 Council schedule includes another All-Club General Meeting to be held earlier in the fall, September 26. Watch for details as we get closer to the date.
Our community service projects have included planting landscapes for Habitat for Humanity homes, teaming up with the American Cancer Society for the “Plant it Pink at the Post” education campaign, and other meaningful causes. The Council hosts an Annual FREE Garden Walk in June each year. Be sure to explore the Garden Walk pages on this site for photos and descriptions of last year’s walk and mark your calendar for:
June 19—Garden Walk 2013
"Visions of Nature’s Beauty"
(Click Here for Details & Photos)
Click here to obtain a printable schedule of the Council of Gardeners 2013 Meetings and Special Events. To email our club representative for more information about the Council of Rockford Gardeners click here.
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Each garden club of the Council of Rockford Gardeners, Inc. encourages and welcomes guests and new members. Visit each club site below for information about the club and to access their schedule of meetings and ongoing activities.