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Celebrating 100 Years of Gardening

The Peoria Garden Club was originally formed in 1924 but was discontinued for 6 years during World War II (from 1944 to 1950). The members filed for Incorporation of their club in 1964. That Incorporation was amended in 1990 to indicate the club had applied to the IRS for a 501(c)3 non-profit status.

Once the club achieved that status, any funds earned were dedicated to specific uses which include Education about Gardening, Preservations/Conservation of Natural Resources, and City Beautification and Advancement of Gardening.

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Local lily pond from Peoria Garden Club garden walk

Peoria Garden Club Membership Benefits

As a member of Peoria Garden Club, you also have dual membership with The Garden Club of Illinois and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Our Club Benefits

As a member of Peoria Garden Club, you have access to the following benefits:

  • The Green Thumb, our monthly newsletter
  • Monthly Meetings from September to May (We take a break during the summer months.)
  • Monthly Workshops
  • Dual Membership with The Garden Club of Illinois and National Garden Clubs
Dual Memberships

With the Garden Club of Illinois and National Garden Clubs, Inc, our club and you have access to:

  • Additional support and guidance in developing club programs and educational resources for club members
  • Scholarships, awards, and grants
  • GARDENGlories and The National Gardener, publications from the two clubs
  • Discounts on organization programs and schools
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Central Illinois Monarch Task Force

The Peoria Garden Club formed the Monarch Task Force in January of 2015. As a subgroup of Peoria Garden Club, their goal is to work with Illinois Garden Clubs, schools, businesses, and other organizations to inform the public about the Monarch Butterfly's usefulness, remarkable life history, and need for support.

The group has strived to increase the local Monarch population by working with members of our community to plant more milkweed. The task force is represented at Clean Water Celebration and Earth Day.

Become a Member

Membership dues are $25 for the year.

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How to Become a Member of the Club

Please fill out the form on our website or download and print the form below.

Please send dues and/or your printed membership form to the following address:

Rita Lynn
20864 Townline Road
Tremont, IL 61568-8881

If you submit through the website, please add "Membership Dues" to your check.

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Questions? We have answers.

How much are dues and when are they due?

Dues are $25 and renew annually in the spring for the following year. We operate on a school year calendar.

When do you meet?

General Meetings (with a Program) are held at noon on the first Thursday of every month except January, June, July, August. Workshops are held on the third Tuesday morning of each month that meetings are held.

How do I get involved beyond general membership in the club?

We provide workshops throughout the year, but we also have committees that help keep things in our club running smoothly. If you have an interest in the following objectives, let us know:

  • Educational programs and workshops
  • Fundraising efforts
  • Contributing to the Beautification of our city
  • Helping plan club socials
  • Saving the Monarch Butterfly
What types of projects do you do as a club?

We have new projects and continuing projects. Our new projects are generally short term that directly help beautify Peoria County. They are funded by club grants.

Our continuing projects are those that are funded by the club on an annual basis. Some of these projects include Arbor Day tree plantings, area landscaping projects, and more as needed.

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