Several AGC members took a pleasure garden walk hosted by the Gardeners of Central Lake County garden club on Saturday, June 23, 2018. It featured 5 charming, private residential gardens in Sylvan Lake, IL. Stroll through a tapestry of gardens leading to the lakeshore paths lined with shade and woodland plants, patios graced with lovely planters, sunny gardens overflowing with classic favorites, terraces and lakeshore plantings that natives to support birds, bees and butterflies. Below are some photos brought back by our members for sharing.
Three AGC members Cheryl Hoke, Carol Sackschewsky and Dee Obrochta at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show on Sunday, March 18th. They volunteered at the Garden Club of Illinois, district IX booth to promote garden clubs in our district as well as the campaign in Illinois to save the Monarch butterfly. It's a good opportunity to spoke to many people interested in the Garden Clubs, and had a great time visiting all the beautiful gardens and displays in the show. The theme of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show this year was "FLOWERTALES", every garden has a story to tell. It was a beautiful show (as always) this year. A special thank you to Carol's husband, Roy, who drove us to the show!
Eye Catching Videos
Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago offers visitors a tropical experience within its four display houses: Palm House, Fern Room, Orchid House and Show House, which is home to the annual flower shows. This historic facility continues to provide an escape to nature to the millions of visitors year round. Our club member Julie T. recently visited the park and brought back some pictures to share with our members.
Yuyuan Garden, January 2017, Shanghai, China
Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is a holiday that one sixth of the world’s population will celebrate with friends & family. Chinese New Year is kind of like Christmas & New Year all rolled into one. Which is why the weeks-long celebration takes on almost an epic quality with spectacular entertainments, festive decorations, and special holiday-themed food & beverages. The lantern festival in Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, is one of China's national intangible cultural heritages, a key cultural event in Shanghai during the Spring Festival. This year is the year of Rooster. Our garden club member Chong L. fortunately visited this year's lantern festival in Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, and made this video to share with our members. Enjoy!
(Click the arrow in middle of the video to start watching)
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois.
The 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the Annex Road, as you head out from the Visitor Center to McDonald Woods.
Up to 500 butterflies can be seen at any one visit. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through a window into the pupa emergence room.