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Town and Country Garden Club of Libertyville, Illinois pursues new gardening techniques and knowledge while sharing our skills and interests with the community in civic service projects and educational outreach. 

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Programs

2019

2019 Program Schedule

 

March 6:  Tea Gardens at Adler Cultural Center   

            

Linda Mackey & Loretta Neuberger—Univ. Of IL Extension speakers                            

 

A Tea Garden can be a place to enjoy tea or a garden that grows plants used to make tea, or both! Explore many Tea Garden styles and components that make a great tea garden. Types of tea and plants used for making tea will be discussed.

 

 

April 3:  Waterwise Gardening at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

 

Sue Hazelwood—Univ. of IL Extension speaker                                

 

Water-wise Gardening:  Another new presentation focuses on developing a sizzling garden that uses plants that do not thirst for a lot of water.  Recommended drought-tolerant plants are stars at not only surviving oppressive conditions – they thrive!    

 

 

May 1:  Pollinator Pockets  at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

 

Linda Mackey—Univ. of IL Extension speaker                        

 

Pollinator Pockets, Creating a Pollinator’s Environment:  Come and learn about garden design that benefits our native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators under serious threat causing an unceasing decline in their populations.  Learn pollinator's importance in our ecosystem and their habits so to design our gardens as an environment with food, water, shelter, and a nice place to work and raise the kids.  A little effort on our part can go a long way for pollinators and our ecosystem.

 

 

June 5:  Activity Meeting—Apron decorating 

 

Activity Meeting: Join us for fun and colorful creativity as we each decorate a Gardening Apron

 

 

July 10:  Field Trip to CLC gardens, & nature trail.   Breakfast meeting at home of member Julie Eberspacher

 

Rory Klick,  Associate Professor/Dept. Chair - Horticulture at College of Lake  County

 

Join us for our breakfast meeting, then a field trip to the CLC Horticulture Greenhouses. Rory Click, Associate Professor, Horticulture Department Chair, will talk about under-used perennials and sustainable gardening and give us a tour of the greenhouses and facilities.

 

August 7:  Field Trip to Lake Bluff Garden.  Breakfast at home of member Gay Fosberg    

 

After a delicious breakfast and meeting, join us on a tour of a very special garden overlooking Lake Michigan in Lake Bluff. This beautiful garden has an amazing selection of plants and bushes - sun loving, semi and shade loving. Additionally, there are many intriguing hand-built features. A walk around the corner reveals a wonderful garden train layout with miniature landscaping and outbuildings; with luck, the owner will be in town to give us a demonstration.There will be an optional lunch plan. 

 

 

Sept 4:    World of the Honey Bee  Meeting at home of member, Ann Baker

 

Gregg Walter/GCI speaker and member of the Lake county Beekeepers Association                                

 

Honey bee plays a crucial role in our fragile ecosystem.  Gregg lifts the lid on the hive (inactive) and gives us an amazing tour of its occupants, their activities and jobs.  Learn how many flowers it takes to make a pint of honey.  

 

 

Oct. 2:  Installation of Officers at Ivanhoe Country Club

 

 

Nov. 6:   CLC Scholarship Fundraiser at White Deer Run Golf Club

 

Mike MacDonald                                               

Conservationist, nationally-acclaimed nature photographer, author & humorist.

Be informed and inspired as Mike takes you on a virtual journey into Chicago's wilderness.  

 

Meeting at 9 a.m. with shopping & raffle baskets. 

Performance 11 a.m.; book sale and signing; and luncheon.

Guests encouraged.

Online tickets: TownCountryGardenClub.com/events  (Cost TBD)

 

Dec. 11:  Holiday meeting   Meeting at home of member, Joyce Geib

 

Come join us for our December Holiday meeting.  This meeting is designed to be a fun and relaxing time with friends.  We will have some useful and enjoyable holiday craft projects to put you in the holiday spirit!