Plantaholics Garden Club

About Us

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.

2022 promises to be an exciting year for Plantaholics. Our plans include studying seed saving and seed starting; visiting extraordinary local private gardens; taking a “fall beauty” nature walk; and learning about the finer points of houseplant care at Pepper Creek Nursery.

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



2023 Plantaholics Calendar of Meetings

Click here to obtain a printable 2023 schedule of Plantaholics meetings. (Additions to programs, locations and information subject to change)

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 2021

$250 to Midway Village Moonlight Garden
$250 to Natural Land Institute for Bell Bowl Prairie preservation
$250 to Klehm Arboretum demonstration garden

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    Co-Presidents: EJ Rebman and Lori Walsh

    Treasurer: Jan Duncan

    Ways and Means: Maryann Miller

    Communications: Judy Johnson

    Photographers: Yvette DeWispelaere, Brian Molloy

    Sunshine: Cindy Rittenhouse



    Members (36)

    Linda Baker
    Debra Bieschke*
    Diane Dailing
    Jennifer Derricks-Blaisdell
    Ginger DeWeerdt
    Yvette DeWispelaere
    Diane Donze*
    Jan Duncan*
    Karel Dunlap
    Trina Durstock
    Lynne Franzene-Lynde*
    Stanley Goral

    * = member in more than one club


    Joyce Graczyk*
    Ginny Hatwich
    Kady Hevrin
    Linda Horowy
    Judy Johnson
    Deb Jurs*
    Hazel Lindblade*
    Linda McIntyre-Price*
    Maryann Miller*
    Brian Molloy
    Jamie Osmunson
    Elaine Parrovechio*


    Donna Peterson
    Mary Pinter*
    Cynthia Piper
    EJ Rebman*
    Cindy Rittenhouse
    Gina Ross
    Arch Smith*
    Ann Somers*
    Carole Anne Stewart
    Irene Vella*
    Cheryl Walker
    Lori Walsh

    Plantaholics crossing the Japanese bridge at Fabyan Garden, Geneva, IL