General Info: The Naperville Garden Club is an active member of our parent organizations: The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc, and *National Garden Club, Inc. We share their mission to provide education, resources and networking opportunities for members, to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility. The love of gardening is fostered by club trips, annual plant sale and member plant exchange, along with monthly meetings where sharing ideas and information among members is included. The Club stresses education, through our innovative programs, Junior Gardeners program, workshop and design classes.
NGC is proud of its scholarship program which offers financial aid to students and promotes study in Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Plant Pathology/Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, Economics, Environmental Conservation, City Planning, Wildlife Science, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects. The Club is proud to have invested over $200,000 back into the community in this way.
NGC Inc. and GCI, Inc. provide outstanding educational opportunities for its members and other interested individuals. Classes in four formal schools of study (Environmental, Flower Show, Landscape Design and Gardening) are offered along with special workshops, symposia, and conferences. We encourage you to click on their links above to find class schedules and applications.
Scholarships and Cup of Cheer™ Fundraiser: The Naperville Garden Club offers Scholarships to high school students in Naperville school districts 203, 204, and private schools, who are interested in studying horticulture, earth science, botany or conservation. The scholarships and all of the programs, activities and projects of the Naperville Garden Club are funded by our highly successful Cup of Cheer™, the club's premier fundraising event. This annual event is held on the first Friday of December, and consists of a House Tour, Holiday Market and Tea. It is the responsibility of each club member to assist in some way with the Cup of Cheer™, according to his/her own interests and talents. A full collection of all commemorative cups and saucers can be seen at VIEW CUPS.
Committees, Projects and Awards: There are over 25 committees and projects for members to participate! Check out the links below to learn more about these or the awards that we have won..
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