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Founded in 1924 and still Blooming

At Peoria Garden Club, we are dedicated to fostering a love of gardening in our community. We offer a range of educational programs and events, from flower shows to plant exchanges, to help spread the joy of gardening. Our members are passionate about being involved in the community and take on beautification projects to cultivate a thriving garden culture. Whether you're a seasoned green thumb or a beginner, we welcome you to join our community and share in the joys of gardening!


  • To aid in the beautification of the City of Peoria and surrounding areas by encouraging more and better private and public plantings.

  • To aid in all phases of conservation and environmental preservation.                   

  • To stimulate an interest in the Art of Flower Arranging.

  • To encourage educational workshops whenever the need arises.

  • To give financial support to the projects in the furtherance of the foregoing objectives.

2023-2024  Peoria Garden Club Officers


Carroll Gorman

Carolyn Schelkopf



Barb Kane

First Vice President (programs)

Lori Gangloff       


Second Vice Presidents (membership)

Rita Lynn           

Joyce Trager   



Ella Maxwell    

Recording Secretary

Gayle Mirande   


Corresponding Secretary

Mary Christiansen           


Past President 

Janet Roth                


Directors at Large


Civic Projects




Linda Carr  


Newsletter Editor

Sandy Stemler   


Julie Leonard

Social Chairs:

Barb Kane, Chair

Anne Bergstrom

Julie Carl

Kathy Fortner          

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