Welcome to Deerpath Garden Club of Lake Forest!
Ex hortorum cultu, patientia, sapientia et amicita florebunt
Through gardening, patience, knowledge and friendship will blossom.

Deerpath Garden Club…South!
        Mary Carlson Leading a Group Trip to the Naples Botanical Gardens with Jane Detgen, her sister Rachel, Linda Quigley, and Kay Friedberg

(Mostly) Members’ Slideshow

We are waiting for the sun to shine warmth upon us as we stand in our gardens breathing the sweet smell of wet earth, looking for more green shoots to poke through the soil. Photography credits: Sylvia Dunbeck (Warhol exhibit), Jan Lorenz (drought-tolerant succulents), Judi Lindgren (Forest Park), Rosemary McDonough (gardenia), Sherri Nichols (orchids), Lynn Pruitt (bobcat), Cindy Ramadan (orchid show), and Getty Images (green shoots)

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“I have a garden of my own,
Shining with flow’rs of ev’ry hue;
I lov’d it dearly while alone,
But I shall love it more with you.”
– Thomas Moore

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
–Helen Keller

We Are…

The Deerpath Garden Club of Lake Forest, a garden of friends serving the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Community

 We Share…

Educational programs with our membership and community

We Contribute…

Design and maintenance of civic gardens

Time, talent and funds toward local civic beautification projects

It doesn’t get any sweeter!
A pretty little blossom with your yummy dessert!

Photo Credit: Bonita Friedland

Nancy’s forsythia bloomed early this year!
Photo Credit: Nancy Knollenberg

A photograph of the late Priscilla Billington, along with the following has been installed in the lobby of the Telegraph Road Train Station:

The Deerpath Garden Club of Lake Forest is most grateful to the late Priscilla Billington, a long-time Lake Forest resident and a 35-year member of our garden club.  Because of her donation, the public enjoys the beautiful urns that grace the west doors of this train station.  We honor her spirit and her life and thank her for her generosity.

Photo Credit: Sherri Nichols

Thanks to Member Sherri N., the following information has been updated. Flooding has occurred, putting the global seed vault in peril due to climate change:


Learn about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located in the Arctic Tundra, burrowed into a mountain. It contains 1/2 billion seeds from countries all over the world, to safeguard the world’s food supply in the event of a global disaster.

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To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
                                                                                      ~Audrey Hepburn

Deerpath Garden Club of Lake Forest
Calendar of Events 

Special Note:
Only dates are listed. Program details can be found in the Member’s Section of this site.


August 24, 2017               Board Meeting
August 31, 2017               Opening General Meeting with Breakfast

September 21, 2017       Board Meeting
September 28, 2017       General Meeting

deerpath garden club planting gardenOctober 19, 2017             Board Meeting
October 26, 2017             Gardens to Bed

November 9, 2017        Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 29, 2017     Cooking with Herbs, Inovasi

December 7, 2017          Holiday Luncheon and Show

January 18, 2018            Board Meeting
January 25, 2018            Making a Wreath with Herbs at CROYA

February 15, 2018          Board Meeting
February 22, 2018          General Meeting

March 15, 2018               Board Meeting
March 22, 2018               General Meeting

April 12, 2018                Field Trip to Milwaukee

April 19, 2018                  Board Meeting
April 26, 2018                  General Meeting in the morning; then special event in the evening. 

May 17, 2018                   Board Meeting
May 24, 2018                   General Meeting–Planting Garden                 

June 28, 2018                        Garden Club Luncheon



Cindy Ramadan, DPGC President /2015-2019


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