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Established in 1980

Seedlings Garden Club 

 Organized: September, 1949  
 Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:00 p.m. 

 When friends meet ... hearts warm.

Seedlings’ goal is to cultivate an appreciation of nature and beauty both at home and in the community, to work to conserve flora and fauna, and to raise funds for and/or participate in any activities that promote these endeavors.

Something About Us

Seedlings Garden Club strives to provide programs that are interesting,educational, and fun. Our programs offer activities for all gardeners and nature lovers! There are many woderful secrets hidden in the Rock River Valley. Recently, we spent a lovely evening touring Midway Village Gardens and will return to Arte Verde in December to make wreaths or door swags. We also just completed our planning for 2015-2016 programs and have a wonderful new list of programs to offer. Be sure to check our schedule of activities below.

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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.

2015-2016 Seedlings Calendar of Meetings

 – 3rd Monday, 6:00 p.m.

March 16, 6 p.m.
Bistro & Boutique. Potluck: bring a dish to pass and a new or gently used item to sell. This event is in place of our plant sale. Location: Shirley Wiklund’s, 6290 Muirfield Lane, Rockford. Coordinator: Lora ProchaskaMarch 26 
District 1 Spring Luncheon, Hosted by Harvard Garden Club, Location TBD
April 14, 11 a.m.
Council of Rockford Gardeners’ Spring Luncheon/Scholarship Fund Raiser
Hoffman House, 7550 E. State Street, Rockford, IL.
Speaker: Michele Cox, owner of Landscape Connection

April 20, 5:30 p.m.
Womanspace Woodland Garden Tour, 333 Maria Linden Dr., Rockford, IL. Coordinator: Fiona Fordyce. Co-hostesses: Barb Kober and Anita Johnson. Drinks: Christine Frank.
May 18, 6 p.m.
Pinterest Yard Art: Glass lawn décor craft. Home of Rose Bennett, 4404 Waterboro Lane, Roscoe, IL.
Coordinator: Rose Bennett. Co-hostesses: Judy Schellenberger and Claudia Beysteyner. Drinks: Patty Zahn.
June 15. 6 p.m.
Bobby Lambiotte’s Monarch Metamorphosis. Tour Bobby’s diverse urban yard paradise for birds/monarchs, 3038 Bildahl St., Rockford, IL. Coordinator: Anita Johnson;  Local restaurant TBD for dessert.
June 17, noon to 8 p.m.
Council of Rockford Gardeners’ Free Garden Walk
Visit 8 gardens throughout the Rockford area. Open to the public.
Details: 20, 6 p.m.
Tour Crandall-Sumner garden, 7775 Eddie Road, Winnebago, IL. Coordinator: Kathy Crandall.
Co-hostesses: Laura Prochaska and Shirley Wikland. Drinks: Esther Crandall
August 17, 6 p.m.
Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center (tentative), 13735 Cook Road, Winnebago, IL.
Coordinator: Patty Zahn; Co-hostesses: Mary Wulff and Sandy McCullough; Drinks: Rose Bennett
September 28 6 p.m.
Council of Rockford Gardeners’ General Meeting
for ALL clubs and members.
Location: Christian Life Retirement Center, Mulford Road, Rockford, IL.
Speaker: Dan Bussey, orchard manager/seed saver exchange
Coordinator: Patty Zahn; Co-hostesses/drinks: Seedlings members
October 19, 6 p.m.
Planning meeting. Location: Hoffman House, 7550 E. State St., Rockford.
Coordinator: Sherry Seaver 
November 16, 6 p.m.
Charity fundraiser. Location: restaurant TBD.  Bring child’s book for charity (MELD), and a used garden book/magazine to sell. Coordinators: Shirley Wiklund and Lora Prochaska

December, 11 a.m. 
Council of Rockford Gardeners’ Holiday Luncheon/Scholarship Fund Raiser.
Date and Location: TBD

Click here to obtain a printable schedule of Seedlings Club meetings for 2014-2015.  If interested in attending a meeting, joining our club, or just want some more info, click here to send an e-mail to our Seedlings Club representative.


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