Get an idea of what HEGC members and guests have enjoyed during past events!

Member Field Trip to Lilacia Park in Lombard, IL

Lilacia Park is an 8.5 acre horticultural showcase featuring 700 lilacs and 25,000 bulbs.  In 2019, the park was recognized and placed on the official list of National Register of Historic Places. Members enjoyed tours of a Victorian Cottage & Carriage House as well as the grounds of Lilacia Park. After a group lunch, members attended the Lombard Garden Club Lilac and Perennial Sale, before returning home.

Solving Water Problems in the Landscape

Tired of battling wet areas in your lawn? Come and listen to Amanda Arnold discuss how to solve these problems with rain gardens, swales, drainage ways, and plantings.  Amanda has a BS in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University and is an Adjunct Faculty member at College of DuPage.  She is the owner of PlanIt Landscape Perspectives specializing in eco-focused designs and landscapes. Her past experiences of serving as Chair of several landscape design and education organizations have steered Amanda to concentrate her passion on native and natural spaces.

Growing Lilium Lilies in the Garden

Donna Mack,  a member of the Lily Society, will share her expertise on the many lily varieties that she grows and explain how to successfully plant, grow, and care for them. Also learn how to protect your bulbs from animals.

Seed Starting Demonstration with speaker Debbie Kalasa

Debbie Kalasa is a Master Gardener Intern and club member. Debbie, who has successfully started seeds for over 30 yrs, will share tips and best practices on seed starting mixes, lighting, and demonstrate how to successfully take a seed from planting through the hardening-off process.

Attracting Birds to the Landscape

Jeff Miller has been selling and formulating wild bird seed for 49 years.  He has been constantly testing different bird seeds and grains to attract colorful birds to the backyard.  Questions about bird feed seeds will be welcome.