Program Schedule

September 19,2019


"Thirteen Thousand Tulips!"

Nicole Bowen, Landscape Architect

Asst. Golf Course Superintendent, Westmoreland Country Club, Wilmette, IL

Meet trailblazer Nikki Bowen who will share details of her collaboration with bulb grower Colorblends in the design and implementation of their stunning perennial and annual beds at the Club.  She will recommend the best tulips to order in 2019 and provide her top 10 tips for home gardeners.

October 17, 2019


"Garden Style"

Beau Kimball, Kimball & Bean, Woodstock, IL

Beau provides an entertaining and informative behind the scenes look at the antiques and garden design world.  He will share stories and insights and give an amazing glimpse into the world of architectural and garden elements for which Kimball & Bean is internationally known.

November 21, 2019


"Holiday Wreath Making Workshop"

Linda Lutz, LGC Member

Linda will share her expertise helping you create an evergreen wreath or container of seasonal greens for your home.

December 19, 2019


"Holiday Luncheon"

Spend a pleasant afternoon with fellow club members.  An invitation will be sent out with details.

January 16, 2020


"Orchids and Their Rejuvenation"

Jennifer Brennan, Horticultural Information Specialist, Chalet, Wilmette, IL

Jennifer will present a 20 minute lecture on orchids.  Afterward, she will conduct an orchid rejuvenation workshop for those interested in bringing their dormant orchids back to life. Keep your orchids viable, continue to water them weekly.

February 20, 2020


"Our Climate Crisis:Why its happening;What can we do about it?"

Kent Taylor, Climate Reality Project

Trained by former VP Al Gore to utilize his latest slides, Kent Taylor provides a compelling update to "An Inconvenient Truth". He will describe a hopeful, yet aggressive plan for the future.

March 19, 2020


"Home Composting Made Simple"

David Brooks, Manager of Conservation Services, Schaumburg Park District

This program will dispel many of the common myths surrounding composting and present a variety of options for getting started, dealing with potential problems, and tips to help you begin recycling your yard and kitchen waste to reap the rich rewards.

April 16, 2020


"Dutch Influence on Contemporary Residential Landscapes"

Karla Lynch, Gardens for People, Geneva, IL

This program identifies the Dutch style makers through history and explains why their ideas have become so popular. The take away is a greater appreciation and understanding of your own gardens.

May 21, 2020


"The Lyme Disease Epidemic and What Gardeners Need to Know"

Laura Christensen, Design with Nature, Wheaton, IL

Laura, a landscape architect and recovered Lyme disease patient will share what you need to know about Lyme disease.  Why it has become so widespread.  Learn how we can protect ourselves, symptoms, accurate testing, diagnosis and treatment.

June 18, 2020


"Annual Summer Garden Tour and Member Luncheon"

Join us as we mark the culmination of our 2019-2020 Garden Club year. Tour members' gardens followed by a buffet luncheon. An invitation will be sent out with details.


Program/Meeting Location

Continental Breakfast 9:30am

Business Meeting 9:45am

Program 10:30am

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Station

671 Woodlands Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061, United States