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GGW 2022-2023 PROGRAMS

March General Meeting

“Spring into Wellness”

March 15, 2023

Home of Ashley Danis, 63 Indian Hill Road, Winnetka

9:00 A.M. Coffee

9:30 A.M. Meeting and Program

Leah Bostrom, certified health coach and founder of Chia Leah, is passionate about fueling a healthy lifestyle through nutrition education and her Clean Eats product line.  She’ll share easy tips and techniques on how we can upgrade our health this spring by adding in foods that fight inflammation and boost immunity, and unexpected lifestyle habits to improve longevity.


April General Meeting

“Growing Dahlias”

April 19, 2023

Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette

9:00 A.M. Coffee

9:30 A.M. Meeting and Program

Dahlias are stunning flowers to grow and cut for beautiful floral arrangements.  At her Wisconsin farm, Choosing Calm, Winnetka gardener Karin Fink, grows distinctive dahlias from tubers gathered all over the world.  She will share with us step by step tips for growing dahlias in our own gardens.


GCA Flower Show

“It’s Elemental!

Earth, Air, Fire, and Water”

May 16-18, 2023

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston

Garden Guild of Winnetka and Garden Club of Evanston are joining forces to stage a GCA Flower Show.  Complete details and show schedule to follow.

Set-up and Passing – May 16

Judging, Open to the Public, and Opening Party – May 17

Open to the Public and Tear Down – May 18


Annual Meeting

“A Cocktail Celebration”

June 21, 2023

Home of Mary Griffin, 14 Indian Hill Road, Winnetka

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and awards as we wrap up 2022-2023 Club year.  We will welcome our new members, introduce our new Officers and Committee Chairs, and toast the Club’s accomplishments.



Officers and Committee Chairs are encouraged to attend all Board meetings.  All members are welcome to attend. Hosted at the home of Anne Frank, 525 Monroe Avenue, Glencoe, 9:30 to 11:30 A.M.


September 14, 2022

October 12, 2022

November 9, 2022

No December meeting

January 11, 2023

February 8, 2023

March 8, 2023

April 12, 2023

May 10, 2023

June 14, 2023

Past 2022-23 GGW Meetings

September General Meeting

“Botanical Arts”

September 21, 2022

Skokie Country Club

Botanical art combines scientific observation and artistic expression.  Claudia Lane is President of the American Society of Botanical Artists, on the faculty of the Chicago Botanic Garden, and past president of Garden Club of Evanston.  She will discuss her evolution from floral designer to accomplished botanical artist.

November General Meeting

“Under the Tuscan Moon:  The Challenges of Producing

Elegant Wine and Award-Winning Olive Oil in Italy”

November 16, 2022

Home of Katie Hazelwood

Margot Bowen, former Garden Guild member, founder of Ultima Pietra, organic farmer, and certified olive oil sommelier, will speak to us about her passion project:  producing fine wines and olive oil on her small farm in southern Tuscany, following organic and biodynamic principles.

December General Meeting

“Holiday Celebration and Tea”

December 7, 2022

Home of Lisa Johnson

Join your Garden Guild friends as we celebrate the holiday season at our festive, annual Holiday Tea.

January General Meeting

“iPhone Photography”

January 18, 2023

Hadley School

What’s the key to incredible iPhone photographs?  Award winning photographers and GCA photography judges Shelley Galloway and Debbie Ross will teach you the tricks.  Please bring your iPhone or iPad, downloaded with Snapseed, so you can learn how to navigate and use this powerful editing app.

February General Meeting

“Winnetka on Fire”

February 15, 2023

Home of Diane Melio

Controlled use of fire is a key feature of prairie and forest stewardship, including our own Bell Woods and Crow Island Woods.  Jack Pizzo, founder of Pizzo and Associates, will share how prescribed burns improve wildlife habitat, welcome pollinators, and reduce invasive species, while restoring and maintaining native plant life.

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