Plantaholics Garden Club

About Us

Organized:  June, 2006
Meetings:  1st Tuesday @ 5:30 or 6:00 p.m.

2020 began with Plantaholics looking forward to a year of sharing our garden knowledge with each other. January was all about what plants were our favorites and what plants were our least favorite. You can learn a lot about a person by their plant tastes! February was small group landscape planning for a member’s garden. The creative side of our members shone through on that project! March was all about seed
starting. The perfect project to begin our Zone 5b gardening season.
And then, Covid-19 entered our realm. Restrictions on size and location of gatherings had us sheltered in our own
gardens. If you are stuck someplace, a garden is a pretty
good place to be stuck!
By August we were able to gather for a tour of the gardens outside Nicholas Conservatory. Followed in September
with a walk about at Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden and a guided tour of Anderson Japanese Garden in October. All guided by our members who are truly walking breathing garden gurus!
We are very blessed to live in our area where there are
numerous places to visit, learn and enjoy! We look forward to exploring and learning and sharing the gardens of the Rock River Valley!


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



2021 Plantaholics Calendar of Meetings

Click here to obtain a printable 2021 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.

    Contact Plantaholics Garden Club

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    Co-Presidents: EJ Rebman and Ann Somers

    Treasurer: Jan Duncan

    Ways and Means: Mary Ann Miller

    e-Mail: Judy Johnson


    Plantaholics community donations 2019

    $200 to Midway Village Heritage Gardens
    $200 to Nicholas Conservatory Perennial Gardens

    Members (32)

    Linda Baker
    Debra Bieschke*
    Diane Dailing
    Yvette DeWispelaere
    Diane Donze*
    Cathy Dow
    Jan Duncan*
    Trina Durstock
    Lynne Franzene-Lynde*
    Stanley Goral
    Joyce Graczyk*

    * = member in more than one club


    Ginny Hatwich
    Mike Helstrom
    Mary Jo Hull*
    Judy Johnson
    Deb Jurs*
    Hazel Lindblade*
    Linda McIntyre-Price*
    Maryann Miller*
    Brian Molloy
    Elaine Parrovechio*
    Mary Pinter*


    Cynthia Piper
    EJ Rebman*
    Cindy Rittenhouse
    Gina Ross
    Arch Smith*
    Ann Somers*
    Irene Vella*
    Cheryl Walker
    Lori Walsh
    Mary Wulff*

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