Mark your calendars for the Tri-Village Garden Club annual plant sale which will be on Saturday, May 18 at 9:00am until 12 noon at the Log Cabin in Bartlett (102 N. Eastern Ave., Bartlett.)

The plant sale will feature a wide assortment of perennial and annual plants. Members will be on hand to answer questions, share gardening expertise and make recommendations for sun-or shade-loving plants. Plants for sale are ideally suited for suburban gardens in the USDA plant hardiness zone 5B. All proceeds support The Garden Club of Illinois scholarships and TVGC programs.


Benefit Garden Walk – July 13, 2024

Saturday, July 13 – 9am-2pm. Seven gardens located in Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood. Tickets $20 in advance; $25 day of walk

Duties of the Publicity and Marketing Chairperson:

  • Attend all general meetings, board meetings, and special
  • Supervise all club publicity, including printed and online news sources, the club’s website and Facebook page, and additional venues
  • Supervise the production of all marketing
  • Confirm with the Treasurer that all publicity outlets are receiving timely payments (GoDaddy for the website, etc.)

Procedures for the Publicity and Marketing Chairperson:

  • Hold a committee meeting within six weeks of the new club year, provide/review the committee procedure sheets with committee members and develop a plan of action to present to the Executive Board for approval.
  • Designate committee members to manage various aspects of the publicity and marketing responsibilities
  • Submit budget requests to the Finance Chairman by December 31 for the following club year.
  • Complete an annual report at the end of each club Maintain one copy in the chairman’s files and forward a copy to the president.


Our Beginnings or “Where is a garden club when you need one?”

In 1997, Valerie Howells moved to Streamwood, IL and being an avid gardener, she wanted to join a garden club. After checking the surrounding villages, she realized that there were none in the area.  Wanting that connection with other people who loved to garden, she contacted the Garden Clubs of Illinois, and with their guidance she founded the Tri-Village Garden Club which encompasses the villages of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood.  The first meeting of the new club was in October 1997 and many who attended are still active members.


 Our club meets on the third Wednesday of the month.  We have speakers at least eight times a year, on a wide variety of topics that cover all possible subjects that would be of interest to a gardener.  Some of our topics include: general gardening tips, water gardens, spring bulbs, lawn care, flower arranging, native plants, raising Monarch butterflies, and others. When we don’t have a speaker, we may watch a video, make crafts, or have a group discussion on our own garden concerns.


 Some events have included the Streamwood Landscaping Expo, a plant sale fundraiser, member garden walk, Earth Day, Streamwood Chamberfest and the Christmas party held at our December meeting.

Our members have worked on community landscaping projects at the Bartlett Public Library, Bartlett Park, Rahlfs Woods Park in Streamwood, Renzel Reserve, and the Hanover Township Senior Centre.

We arrange field trips to the Chicago Flower Show at Navy Pier, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and other local sites of interest.

Meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 at the Streamwood Fire Station #31, 1204 S. Park Ave., Streamwood.