June 2024 – Member Field Trip to Klehm Arboretum

We enjoyed our visit to this peaceful Arboretum even with the 90+ degree weather. We had a wonderful docent who took us a tour and told us the history of the arboretum. It started out in 1923 as a nursery that sold a variety of plants but their passion was rare and unusual trees not known to be hardy in this area. Many of those trees have survived and became the heart of the Klehm’s collection.

June 2024 – PLANT SALE!

Thank you to all of our members who worked tirelessly to make this the club’s most successful sale ever!! Net sales came to $2,684.00 – AMAZING!! We donated $270.00 to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry. Unsold plants were donated to the Garden Ministry of St. Gregory Parish and were planted at the St. Marcelline Campus

Loading up all of the plants!

Loading up all of the plants, tables, etc. was quite a job!

May 2024 – Member Field Trip to Blumen Gardens

This was a great field trip! The owner, Joel, and his team couldn’t have been more gracious. Joel gave us a history of the area and his own horticultural background and gave us some great gardening tips. We enjoyed a buffet lunch of sandwiches and salad in their charming building and then spent the rest of the afternoon shopping! They had a wonderful selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees.

December 2023 Holiday Party

Our holiday party was an event to remember with beautifully decorated tables, delicious food – thanks to our members, and Christmas music. A fantastic selection of evergreens, flowers, and decorations (thanks Susan and Nancy) allowed members to create their own unique centerpieces. Thanks to all our volunteers who assisted with set-up and clean-up.

November 2023 – Donation to the Schaumburg Township Holiday Programs

We are proud to announce that we collected $700 for the Schaumburg Township Foundations Holiday Fund, which was delivered to the Township on November 14.  Many families will have an extra special Christmas due to your generosity!!

Delivery of Donations
Note to the Township

August 2023 – HEGC Member Field Trip, The Gardens at Ball

June 2023 – HEGC Garden Walk

June 2023 – HEGC Member Field Trip, Cantigny Park

June 2023 – HEGC Plant Sale at Schaumburg Farmer’s Market

May 2023 – HEGC Member Field Trip, Lilacia Park

March 2023 – HEGC Meeting, Seed Starting Demo

HEGC co-president Debbie Kalasa shares her top tips for seed starting. Click here for a print-out on Seed Starting Basics. 🌱

September 2022 – HEGC Meeting, Flower Arranging Demo

Click here to see our 12 Takeaways for Flower Arranging 💐

Giving Garden Over the Years 2004-2022

Our first Giving Garden was planted in 2004. HEGC donates all produce from the Giving Garden to our local food pantries. Our donations weigh in at around 200-250 lbs per year, enough to nourish 85 of our neighbors! 🍅🧑‍🌾

July 2022 – Chicago Botanical Garden Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Show

HEGC Member Usha Murarka won several awards for her unique lily’s. Congratulations Usha!

April 2022 – Chalet Nursery of Wilmette Field Trip

December 2021 – HEGC Holiday Party, Evergreen Arranging

Spring/Summer 2021 – Garden Walk

Summer 2020 – Garden Walk

May 2019 – Environmental Fair

December 2018 – HEGC Members Decorate Schaumburg Township District Library