Spring Plant and Garden Decor Sale

Spring Plant and Garden Decor Sale

Northtown Garden Society

Chicago, Illinois

April 2021 NBG 4
April 2021 NBG 5
April 2021 NBG 2
April 2021 NBG 3
April 2021 NBG 1
April 2021 Anhinga
April 2021 Great Blue
2021 Plant Exchange 2
2021 Plant Exchange 3
2021 Plant Exchange 1
2021 Plant Exchange 4
2021 Plant Exchange 5
2021 Plant Exchange 6
June Leone Dunes 4
Ann Whelan, Park Steward
June Leone Dunes 6
Original Lifeguard Station
June Leone Dunes 2
Dunes Project - Meadow
June Leone Dunes 3
Looking at 100+ year old Black Oak trees which were preserved
June Leone Dunes 5
Canadian Rye grass - a good grass
June Leone Dunes 7
Ann discussing the planting of Marran Grass (in the background)
June Leone Dunes 9
June Leone Dunes 8
The beach with preserved areas roped off
June Leone Dunes 12
Large area of preservation on Loyola Beach
June Leone Dunes 10
Arborvitae planted by neighbors who don't "get" dunes plantings. It won't survive.
June Leone Dunes 11
Downtown Chicago from Loyola Dunes
June Leone Dunes 13
Ann and Nancy Wieting
2021 Picnic 2
2021 Picnic 1
2021 Picnic 3
September Party Chris Harveys 1
September Party Chris Harveys 5
September Party Chris Harveys 6
September Party Chris Harveys 4
September Party Chris Harveys 3
September Party Chris Harveys 2

Fall Plant Exchange

We hosted another Car Trunk Plant Exchange in the Warren Park parking lot inviting community members to join in.

Sept. 14, 2021

Sept. 18, 2021

An Afternoon Social

NGS member, Chris Harvey, invited club members to her backyard lawn and  garden for a get-together and to share a meal. Everyone brought a dish  to share and we were able to enjoy a glass of wine. It was a wonderful time to catch up with each other and we learned some new things about each other. For example, we learned that one of our members cares for a tortoise and turtles in her basement. Who knew?

July 11, 2021

A Visit to the Elmhurst Garden Faire


Despite a light drizzle, several Northtown Garden Club members enjoyed the Elmhurst Garden Faire on Sunday, July 11, where we visited with Diane Ansahakov who was representing the Northern Illinois Iris Society. The garden fair was held at Wilder Park where we also enjoyed visiting the Wilder Mansion and the Wilder Park Conservatory and gardens.

Several of our members went on the Elmhurst Garden Walk after visitng the Faire.

August 5, 2021

Summer Picnic

On a warm afternoon, NGS members met on the shady lawn at Warren Park to share lunches, catch up with each other, play some games and participate in a raffle. It was wonderful to get together outdoors and not have to wear masks.

June 12, 2021

A Tour of the Loyola Dunes Project


We met with Ann Whelan, the steward of the Loyola and Leone Parks' dunes restoration project. In March,  Ann gave a Zoom presentation to our group about this project (see Current Programs for write-up) and we got to see it  up close and personal with this tour. The extent of the project is pretty amazing and  the dune plantings are definitely reducing erosion.


Brazilian Garden

Bromiliad Garden

Asian Garden

Guiana Chestnut Tree

Children's  Garden

Anhinga - male

Great Blue Heron

May 17, 2021

Members' Plant Exchange/Fundraiser

A Note from Eva Mannaberg, NGS Board Chair:

Yesterday's plant exchange was a rousing success.  Our financial gain was $815.00. Some of our members exchanged plants directly from home, some sold plants to neighbors and friends. if you have anything that you would like to share you can still contact me. Many thanks to Shelly who outlined the event so clearly in her emails to the members. Thanks to Mary Oellrich our keeper of the books for the day as well as our treasurer. Thank you Audrey Hurwitz and Chris Harvey for helping Mary and guarding our treasure.


Zoom Social Meetings

Because of the pandemic, we have been unable to meet  indoors in person. So we are having monthly Zoom Socials. In April, Ginny Davis presented a slide show of her  February trip to Florida during which she visited the Naples Botanical Garden and multiple nature preserves.

Renee Lundy and Irene Vass

Walter Mannaberg - a very secure man

Eva Mannaberg

Current Activities

Throughout the year we plan field trips and social events as well as host fund-raising events such as our Plant Sale and Garden Walk. Our fund-raising supports our Community Service projects.

Shelly Greenberg


"Farmer" Sarah

NGS members listening intently

Radish plant gone to seed

Nasturtiums are edible

Picking raspberries

Veggies, herbs and edible flowers

The final drawings

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