Regular monthly club meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month.  Many meetings include either guest speakers, or member presentations or activities.  Click on the Calendar page from the Menu for meeting details and location.


March 2024

Johannes Pieterse

The regular March meeting was held March 20th, 2024 at Countryside Nursery and Garden Center in Crystal Lake.  Our meeting was in one of the greenhouses, with a talk given by Countryside staff member Johannes Pieterse. He gave an interesting and informative talk about orchids and how to care for them.













August 2023

The regular August meeting was held August 16th, 2023 at Countryside Nursery and Garden Center in Crystal Lake.  Our program was the green house manager, Hayley Krull, sharing her gardening knowledge and showing flowers from the Cutting Garden.  Club members then toured the Garden and were able to cut flowers and create their own arrangements.









October 2022

The regular October meeting was held October 20th, 2022 at the Lakeland Community Center in McHenry.  Our program was a presentation given by the Stillman Nature Center.  They brought owls from the Center to the meeting and members got a “closeup” view and learned all about them.








June 2022

The regular June 2022 meeting was held on June 16th, 2022 at the home of member Traudl Koeberlein.  A craft was done by members with a 4th of July theme for the upcoming holiday.  There were red, white and blue ribbons supplied to make patriotic banners to hang.



October 2021

The regular October meeting was held October 21st, 2021 at the Lakeland Community Center in McHenry.  Members participated in a “Paint and Sip” craft activity.  Canvas and paint supplies were provided to make a holiday decoration, as members enjoyed beverages and food from a Halloween decorated table.



August 2021

On August 19th, 2021 an outing to Hempstock Pharms in Woodstock was part of the regular monthly meeting.  Owner Stacy McCaskill took the group to the hemp fields and explained how the plants were grown, from seed to harvest, and what products were made from them.




Owner Stacy McCaskill telling us about hemp farming, the hemp field and greenhouse and some hemp plants.



October 2020


On October 15th, 2020 the regular monthly meeting was help at Harms’ Farm Nursery in McHenry,  Supplies were provided and Garden Club members decorated pumpkins for Halloween, while having food and beverages, making it a very enjoyable evening.









August 2019

On August 15th, 2019 the regular monthly meeting was held outside in the garden of member Edyta Greczek.  Supplies were provided for members to enjoy a garden themed craft, painting and decorating clay pots.










February 2019

At the club’s February 2019 regular meeting, Renee Blitek from Renee’s Flowers in Ridgefield gave an interesting  presentation on the Chain of flowers from garden and growers to florists. She also created a beautiful rose arrangement and corsage.  Members Gina Dunkley and Marita Sension were the lucky winners of these creations.