Our monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at the Alcott Center, unless otherwise noted.

To find our more about our visiting our next meeting and how to join, please email us at bggc.membership@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

7:00pm - Alcott Center

Landscaping with Native Plants

by Patricia Armstrong

Pat, with a Master's Degree in Botany-Ecology from the University of Chicago, has taught at the College of DuPage and the Morton Arboretum.  Also a member of the Illinois Native Plant Society, The Wild Ones.  Pat will illustrate her comments with visual examples.

Horticulture Talk - Forcing Bulbs by member Sandy Smith

Flower Guild - Colleting personal care items for residents of St. Joseph Home for the Elderly

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7:00pm - Alcott Center

Hummingbirds, Our Flying Jewels

by Nancy Carroll

These iridescent little bundles of energy are some of the most amazing birds to observe in nature.  Nancy, a Landscape/Garden Designer and member of The Hummingbird and The National Audubon Societies, will share, among other things, how to identify the different species and what to plant to attract and feed Hummers.

Horticulture Talk - Topic TBD by member Krys Luby

Flower Guild - Collect cleaning and personal hygiene products for WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger)

***Annual BGGC Plant Sale Forms will be available***

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6:30pm - TBD

Annual Installation Dinner

Members only - dinner to install new officers of the board

***Plant Sale Forms Due***

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:00pm - Alcott Center

Small Space Gardens

by Carolyn Ulrich

Carolyn will show us that a garden doesn't have to be big to be beautiful!  She is the editor of Chicagoland Gardening, as well as a garden columnist and feature writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, and has freelanced for various other publications.

Horticulture Talk - Container Gardening by member Robin Geller

Flower Guild - Colleting cleaning products for Lake County Haven, a shelter for homeless women and children.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:00pm - Alcott Center

"Build Your Own Garden Treasure"

Workshop - Pre-registration required

For this fun project, containers, plants and guidance will all be provided for members.  Bring gloves and any tools you might need.  Guest and non-members must also pre-register and a small fee for supplies may be asked for.

Flower Guild - Support for Vernon Township - details TBA

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

6:30-8:30 - Hawthorn Gardens

24481 N. Old McHenry Rd Hawthorn Woods IL 60047

Thriller, Spiller, Filler - plant your own container at Hawthorn Gardens!

The club will provide 3 plants per member. Non-Member fee is $25 Pre-registration required for this hands on project.  Bring your own container and soil or you can purchase at Hawthorn Gardens.  Additional plants will also be available for purchase.

Horticulture Talk - none

Flower Guild - Collect for ongoing projects, General Mills Box Tops, Campbell Soup Labels, Commemorative Postage Stamps.



Alcott Center
530 Bernard Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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