Northtown Garden Society

Chicago, Illinois



Community Outreach


Our Community Outreach Program for 2019 granted scholarships to 2 children to attend Warren Park Day camp. 



NGS News


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

March, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 7:00 PM at Warren Park, 6601 N Western.


Native Birds
Matt Igleski , who captivated all of us with his Piping Plover presentation last year, will be speaking about birds native to Illinois: how to spot them and how to attract them to your yard. He will also address how climate issues are affecting our birds.
There is a $5.00 fee for non-NGS members. Refreshments will be served.


In Memorium

On March 16th, long-time member, Nancy Seyfried, died following an extended illness. She served as the NGS treasurer for many years and will be remembered for her meticulous bookkeeping,  pleasant demeaner and love of gardening. We miss you, Nancy.

We are also providing funds for the school gardening programs at Waters and Kilmer schools. The Kilmer School Project is sponsored by Big Green Chicago, an organization building learning gardens in Chicago Public Schools and creating the single largest school garden network in a US city.

Photo on right shows Marla from Big Green working with the Kilmer kids with planters in the background.

We Honor our 2019 Volunteers

In January, we hosted a dinner to honor our many volunteers who help with all of our community service and programming activities. We couldn't do it without them. 

Stay tuned for the 2020 dinner photos.

February, 2020

The Green Room Gets a Makeover

In October, the Green Room at the Warren Park Field House received a major makeover:

  • New metal shelves and a supply storage cabinet were purchased by the Chicago Park District for the Green Room with thanks to DianaLynn Shilz, the park manager. These replaced old wooden shelves and plastic tubs.
  • The room was scrubbed and curtains were washed
  • The plants were repotted in new soil and clean pots
  • The tables were painted and surfaces were tiled
  • A child gate was donated by NGS member, Jan Spitzer, and placed at the entrance to keep the little ones from wandering in

We wish to thank Eva Mannaberg, Nancy Wieting, Lucy Radycky, Judy Ishii and Ginny Davis for their work.


December Addendum:

NGS member, Judy Ishii, painted a colorful barn quilt pattern on wood which was used  to cover an unused exhaust fan. Her artistic skills are greatly appreciated.

See photos directly below.


Thursday, February 6, 7:00 PM at Warren Park, 6601 N Western

Daffodils, the Stars of the Spring Garden
Speaker, Sue Groshong, is a University of Illinois Master Gardener and volunteer in Plant Information at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  She gardens at her home in Evanston and a weekend home in Wisconsin, and in both places daffodils take a starring role in spring.  Her talk will explore the range of daffodils that you can grow and how they can best be integrated into your home landscape.
There is a $5.00 fee for non-NGS members. Refreshments will be served.


January, 2020

There is no regular January meeting.
Thursday, January 23,  6:30 P.M. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western
Volunteer Recognition Dinner
NGS volunteers are honored for the work they have done throughout 2019 to help us carry out all of our community service and programming activities. By special invitation only.

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