*This year the Grayslake Greenery Garden Club will host a Flower and Garden show on July 24, 2021.* It will be held at the Shepherd of the Lakes Church in Grayslake . Details TBA. Save the date---it promises to be amazing!
In 2021 GGGC won most creative tree
Grayslake Historical Society Annual Holiday Giving Tree Exhibit.
The historical society hosts this festive display of trees annually, which are decorated by local non-profits. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite tree and donations are split between the organization and the historical society.
GGGC enters a tree each year and it turned out that we won in two categories....Most Popular and Most Creative in 2018. In 2019 we won the "MostPopular" again.
In 2020 there was no competition due to the pandemic. 2021 we won " Most Creative Tree":
Community Spring Plant Sale
We have our Annual Plant Sale and Garden Items Table Location is downtown Grayslake next to the Village Hall. Homegrown perennials, annuals, herbs and other plants (including several species of heirloom tomatoes started from seeds) are donated by members. The plant sale is an important fund raiser for the club, and allows us to fund various local philanthropic projects.
This year the Plant Sale was May 21, 2022 with a possible second plant sale this Fall.
Our Horticulture Committee works with the Library Lane senior residents & the Grayslake Senior Center to plant & maintain their flower containers and in-ground beds around the building, and also decorate for Christmas. The residents help with the dead-heading and watering during the summer season as they are able. There are also monthly Garden Therapy craft projects (which was on-hold for 2021 and part of 2022), with the residents. A fun activity for everyone involved.
Dance Recital Fund Raiser (No dance recital this year 2022) (
Every year the club prepares bouquets for the Grayslake Park District's annual dance recital, which is held at the Grayslake High School. As a convenience for parents, and a fundraiser for the club, club members assemble and distribute bouquets of pre-ordered flowers for the parents to present to the children in the recital. Julie Prentiss coordinates this project. Funds raised from this event go toward the club's community projects and club expenses. This is held every May around Mother's Day. (postponed for 2021 and 2022)
Also a donation towards a tree for Allendale's anniversary is being discussed.t Donations:
*Our club donated $250.00 to the Grayslake Park District for Arbor Day 2020 and also to celebrate the 25th Anniversary GGGC.
Congratulations GGGC on 25 years ! A White Oak tree was planted on Wednesday, September 30th 2020.
Dec 2021 our club gave $150.00 to Avon Food Bank, (which included $31.50 from the Historical Society for the Giving Tree "Most Creative Award", plus $92.00 from the Christmas Party raffle and $26.50 from the club's funds.)
*An Arbor Day Tree plus plaque to the Grayslake Park Foundation this year (2022) in honor of Mary Jo Wingot, club member who passed away last Fall, -- details TBA. Also, a donation towards a tree for the anniversary of Allendale School in Lake Villa is being discussed.
*In 2021, instead of an Arbor Day tree we donated two Ninebark Shrubs to the GrayslakeLibrary for their new garden project plus various bulbs.
*Scholarship recipient for 2020 and 2021 was Grant Isaacs, a horticulture student from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He received $1000 in 2020 and $500 in 2021.
*November 2021 our club donated $200.00 to the Garden Clubs of Illinois for 8 various programs.