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
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.
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!