Container Garden Gala

The annual Spring Container Garden Gala is held at the McHenry West High School auditorium and features containers planted during demonstrations by local nurseries. Drawings will determine a winner from the audience for each container garden to take one home.

The Gala includes an informative show and discount coupons good at the featured garden centers. Bake Sale goodies, refreshments, and drawings for beautiful gift baskets are also available as raffle prizes.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the ever-changing circumstances surrounding it, and to safeguard all our guests, members and florists, the McHenry Garden Club officers have decided to take the following actions.  The Container Garden Gala, which was scheduled for April 28th, 2020, is temporarily postponed and we will be seeking a future date.

 If you purchased a ticket for the April 28th event, you may return it to the seller or hold on to it for admittance to a future McHenry Garden Club event.  Please follow us on Facebook or on this website for updates.

We will continue to abide by the requests of the appropriate authorities in order to prevent the spread of this virus.


2019 Spring Container Garden Gala

April 30th, 2019

On Stage: MC Heather Moister describes a container. Designers work behind her

The commentator at this year’s show was Heather Moister. The participating florists creating the arrangements were Harms Farm & Garden Center, Lockers Flowers Greenhouses and Gifts, The Barn Nursery & Landscape Center and Perricone Garden Center & Nursery.  Our thanks to Heather and the designers for another great show this year.






Above are some of the many beautiful container creations made on stage by the designers

Some of the winners who took home containers when their show ticket was picked in the drawing

Some of the gift baskets made by club members which were won from raffle tickets drawing


2018 Spring Container Garden Gala

Local nurseries at the Gala in 2018 were Harms Farm Garden Center, Locker’s Flowers, Greenhouse & Gifts, The Barn Nursery & Landscape Center, and Whispering Hills Garden & Landscape Center.