Welcome to the website of the Gardeners of Central Lake County, Illinois. We are a group of gardening enthusiasts that meet once a month to learn more about plants and general garden techniques for our gardening area.
Join us at one of our upcoming meetings or activities. We'd love to share our passion of gardening with you!
"'Tis the last rose of summer,
- Thomas Moore, The Last Rose of Summer, 1830
PICTURES from our 2012 plant sale.
PICTURES from our 2012 photography contest.
2013 UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. - Monthly Meeting
Dig Into Summer --- Presentation to Gardeners of Central Lake County
Preparing for a day of gardening is very similar to preparing for a workout in the gym. Yard work can be hard physical labor, and if done improperly, can lead to injury. Advocate Condell’s Physical Therapy staff will give you valuable advice on how to keep gardening from becoming a pain in the neck --- and back and knees. Join us for an inspiring and informative presentation.
LOCATION: Crosslife Evangelical Free Church, 431 W. Austin St., Libertyville IL
Saturday, June 29, 10am - 3pm - Annual Garden Walk
We have five amazing gardens, two in south Vernon Hills off of Milwaukee Ave. and three in Lincolnshire. It’s a fairly compact walk. One of the gardens in Vernon Hills has a garden train with 2,000 feet of track and villages and ponds. Unfortunately that garden cannot take walkers or wheelchairs because the tracks cross the pathways, but it can still be seen from near the house. The other Vernon Hills garden has some unusual trees, a backyard prairie and a beehive in addition to perennials. We have two gardens with many native plants as well as non-native and unusual perennials. We have some shady gardens; one has a lovely walk through trees bordering the backyard. Helpful links: MAP and DIRECTIONS.
COMMUNITY GARDENS return to Libertyville!
Community garden plots are back in Libertyville this year. Gardeners of Central Lake County have partnered with the Village of Libertyville and The Chapel, Libertyville. Go to "Libertyville Gardens" for more information. Garden plots were staked off May 8 and are officially ready for planting. We have 70 garden plots reserved which is amazing. Looking forward to seeing fellow garden enthusiasts in the garden soon.
Happy vegetable gardening everyone.