Northtown Garden Society

Chicago, Illinois





Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm 

Native Plant Gardening

Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL


Our November guest speakers will be Charlotte Adelman and Monica Buckley.

They are advocates for Midwestern native plants and the Midwestern butterflies, bees, and birds that rely on native plants for food, shelter and reproduction. To raise public awareness about the importance of choosing native species, Charlotte, a Wilmette resident, writes books, articles, and speaks. She likes to create public native gardens - visit Wilmette's Centennial Park Prairie, at Crawford and Wilmette, and the Wilmette Fire Station garden at 2501 Lake Street

Monica, a Chicago resident, specializes in native plant landscaping and is the owner of Red Stem Native Landscaping, Inc.

Charlotte’s books  "The Midwestern Native Garden - Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, An Illustrated Guide.”  and companion book is "Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees - Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species - An Illustrated Guide.”   will be available for sale.  (No credit cards, please)


There is a $5.00 fee for non - NGS members. Refreshments will be served.

Celebrating 35 years of Service to the Community!

Bethany Retirnent Home Update - 7/19/17

The Bethany Gardens will be included in the Winona-Foster-Carmen-Winnemac Block Club Garden Walk on Saturday, 7/22/2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration is at 1450 Winona or 1246 Winnemac. The walk is free.

Community Outreach


Day Camp


Our Community Outreach Program for 2017 has granted scholarships to 4 children to attend Warren Park Day camp. See Community Service section for photos and more information.


Bethany Retirement Home Garden


When a call was put out to help plant gardens at the Bethany Retirement Home,  4950 N. Ashland, 3 NGS members volunteered their services. Dorothy Bird and Frank and Nancy Jane Lauren helped  design, obtain plants and plant the gardens in the courtyard. Their help was greatly appreciated by Bethany managers and residents.







NGS News

NGS Volunteers Honored


The NGS members who gave of their time in 2016 were honored at a dinner in January. Without their help we would not be able to care for our gardens in the parks, offer educational programs or host fund-raisers. Their work is greatly appreciated.







Coming Events

is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.

                                                        ~ Lindley Karstens

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