Garden Clubs

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Established in 1980

Mission Statement
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. 

The 2014 Garden Walk was another success.  Friends and neighbors who passed the word were instrumental in bringing new many new faces to this year's event.  The beautiful gardens shared by Council of Rockford Gardeners' members were greatly enjoyed.  Gardens that have been suggested for next year are being considered and there will be another fine collection in 2015.  A big thank you goes out to JoAnn Betts for heading the Garden Walk committee for the past five years with such successful results.  We look forward to the continuation for the Council's Free Garden Walk and appreciate the members who have agreed to share the responsibility as we move forward; E.J. Rebman, Lorraine White, and Elaine Parrovechio.  The 2015 Garden Walk will be held, Wednesday, June 17.

The 3nd Annual “All-Club” General Meeting will be sponsored by the Council of Rockford Gardeners on October 14.  This year's meeting “The High Tea Social” is being hosted by the Potpourri Club. It will include fine china, delicious tea sandwiches, bit size sweet treats, English toffee and sugared nuts.  It is suggested...not mandatory...that dress might include a hat, decorated to represent your personality, and gloves.  Our speaker Mariann Reilly will emphasize the importance of writing our memoirs including our love of gardening.  Please join the fun.  Contact Pat Wengrow-Fouke or phone 815-713-8102 to make a reservation on or before October 6.

Our community service projects have included planting landscapes for Habitat for Humanity homes 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 the 2013 walk and mark your calendar for:

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”!

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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.

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Garden Clubs

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.

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