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Summer is Here! Enjoy Your gardens!

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, All Programs and Activities are being Altered.



August Programs/Activities


Summer Picnic

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 3:30 PM at Warren Park Lawn


BYOE: Bring your own everything - food, drink, chair, mask

RSVP to Eva Mannaberg,

There will be no raindate. Restrooms are available in the field house.




Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM, Warren Park Gymnasium, 6601 N. Western - Our first indoor meeting!


Houseplants and Tropicals


Our guest speaker will be Joshua Kaiser, from City Grange Garden Center, 5500 N. Western, Chicago. Joshua will share his expertise with house plants and tropicals. 


Wear a mask and bring some water. There will be no refreshments. 





Save the date:  Saturday, September 18th, for our Plant Exchange




July Programs / Activities


Sunday, July 11, 2021


Northtown Garden Society is planning a field trip to the 25th Anniversary Elmhurst Garden Fair on  Sunday July 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  The Garden Fair will be held in Wilder Park, 211 S Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126. 


The fair features garden plants, accessories, horticultural experts and much more. 

The Fair will be free to attend with no ticket required. 

Measures will be taken to assure adequate room for vendors’ displays and ample space to allow visitors safely to move about. CDC guidelines will be followed for this event. Restrooms will be open at Wilder Mansion.  Bring your own lunch. Food will not be available.


We will meet at Warren Park to carpool at 9:00 am, Sunday, July 11.  RSVP to Eva


In conjunction with the fair, the Elmhurst Garden Club will sponsor a garden walk of  six private gardens and two public gardens. This is a ticketed event, $18.00 per person. Ticket sales are online only. For more information visit the Elmhurst Garden Faire 


Please note: This Sunday, July 11 NGS activity includes the GARDEN FAIR ONLY. If you would like to attend the garden walk you must purchase tickets and arrange transportation on your own.




Dave and Hank

Memorial Service for Nancy Seyfried


On Monday,  May 17th, we honored Nancy Seyfried. former NGS member and treasurer, who passed away in March of 2020.  Nancy was remembered for her meticulous bookkeeping, quiet manner, wry sense of humor and love of gardening. Nancy loved daffodils so a plaque designed by NGS member and  artist, Nancy Wieting, was placed in the Rose of Sharon Garden at Warren Park where daffodils were planted in her memory last year.

In addition to many NGS members in attendance, we were quite pleased to welcome Nancy's brother Bob and her sister-in-law, Barbara, and 2 of her co-workers from the Chicago Botanic Garden library to the service. Nancy volunteered  for many years at the garden's library.



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

NGS News

Upper L - Natalie Peterson

Upper R - Ginny Davis and Mary Oellrich

Lower L - Carol Veome

June, 2021


Mary Oellrich retired as NGS Treasurer and Sheila Mayol retired as the Rose of Sharon Garden manager. We would like to thank both of them for their service. It is greatly appreciated.


Sigrid Schmidt has assumed the role of Treasurer and Board member and Judy Ishii has taken over the management of the Rose of Sharon Garden in Warren Park. We thank them and wish them the best.

Triangle Garden Cleanup


The annual cleanup of the Triangle Garden in Indian Boundary Park was done on May 14th with thanks to a group of NGS volunteers, Natalie Peteson, Carol Veome, Mary Oellrich and Ginny Davis. We would also like to thank Judy Ishii who did some pruning of overgrown shrubs last fall.

The garden needs some new plantings (coming soon) but is  looking pretty good.

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