Organized: June, 2006
Meetings: 1st Tuesday @ 5:30 or 6:00 p.m.
We are a diverse collection of enthusiasts dedicated to promoting the love of gardening! As a group, we are patio gardeners, vegetable gardeners, pollinator gardeners, perennial gardeners, houseplant gardeners, and woody plant gardeners. There may even be more than one of us who has a struggling philodendron tucked away in a corner of the house. We just can’t bear to let plants die!
What draws us together is our desire to learn. We want to know more about ecology, environmental responsibility, design, horticulture, conservation, beautification, and all things related to gardening. To that end, we plan a vibrant monthly schedule which offers members the opportunity to visit places of interest and participate in gardening activities. We have taken field trips to Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, Klehm Arboretum, Anderson Japanese Gardens, and many beautiful private gardens. During the warm months, we are often treated to tours of members’ gardens. We laugh and learn and enjoy one another at each meeting.
We are very fortunate to live in the Rock River Valley where there are abundant places to visit, learn, and enjoy. We welcome novice and experienced gardeners to our club.
Go often to the house of a friend,
for weeds soon choke up the unused path.
Shared joy is a double joy;
shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
– Swedish Proverbs
Plantaholics members share a love of gardening and learning, develop friendships, and provide support for nature and garden organizations. Our primary purpose is education and we also encourage responsible stewardship of the earth.
2023/2024 Plantaholics Calendar of Meetings
Click here to obtain a printable 2023 schedule of Plantaholics meetings. (Additions to programs, locations and information subject to change)
Click here to obtain a printable 2024 schedule of Plantaholics meetings
If interested in attending a meeting, joining our club or just want more information, please use the “Contact Plantaholics Garden Club” form below.
Everyone is welcome to attend three meetings as a guest.
Plantaholics community donations
For 2023, Plantaholics are pleased to invest in our community through charitable giving. We are supporting Severson Dells with a $300 check. We have also donated $200 and an oak tree to the Natural Land Institute.
Co-Presidents: Colleen Blanchard and Maura Flanary
Continuing Educators: EJ Rebman and Lori Walsh
Treasurer: Jan Duncan
Communications: Judy Johnson
Photographers: Brian Molloy; Cindy Rittenhouse
* = member in more than one club
Carole Anne Stewart