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

                                      Welcome Summer! 

Photo Credit: Sherri Nichols                          

Click the photo for more pictures of our newest garden!

Our Biennial Garden Walk, 2019

Our biennial garden walk began with a lovely dedication of our newest garden, our “Garden of Remembrance,” across the street from the Train Station Garden. After the dedication, the rain did not stop our hardy and hearty gardeners along with their guests who carpooled to tour fabulous gardens. The day was capped by a wonderful luncheon and a fundraising raffle with great prizes. Club raffles are not just for entertainment! These fund our many projects to fulfill the club’s mission–promoting civic beautification, a love of horticulture, and increasing knowledge of gardening. To see photos of all of the activities this special day, click here: http://deerpathgardenclub.org/photos/  Be sure to scroll down the gallery page to see it all! Thank you to Sherri Nichols for all of the photography and also to Cheryl Buccelli and Cindy Ramadan for contributing some of the photos as well.

Members’ Slideshow

Every season brings pleasure when we stop to look around. This month, pictures show signs of summer, including a reminder of all of the rain that won’t seem to go away! Summer can also bring some frustration when plants we thought would thrive do not grow and blossom as hoped. If that has happened to you, enjoy this song while you view the slides below: “Grow for Me” from the 2003 soundtrack of Little Shop of Horrors.

Photo credits: Cheryl Buccelli, Sherri Nichols, Cindy Ramadan,  Nancy Knollenberg, Judi Lindgren

Click on the arrows to move to the next slide or move your cursor away and the pictures will advance.

“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


Photo Credit: Judi Lindgren

Our Telegraph Road Train Station urns have been artistically planted by member Cathy Douglas. This summer, Cathy used plants that are all pollinators! Thank you, Cathy, for creating two more beautiful container gardens and for being mindful of the environment with your planting choices.

The Spotlight is on…  
Our Special Interest Groups…this time a small group trip to North Pond, a farm to table restaurant right inside Lincoln Park!

Over the past couple of years, our club has offered special interest groups as a great enhancement to our monthly programs. Any member can form a group and the activities can range from “one and done” to a series of events, such as a trip to a farmers’ market in the city, a museum outing with lunch as part of the day, learning yoga at the train station garden, and more. Each activity gives members a chance to meet, socialize, and do something fun and garden related in a small group. Members have said they have a chance to get to know one another in a way that deepens friendships. Announcements about  various special interest groups are made at our general meetings, on the website, and/or via email. All are welcome–the more the merrier!

Be on the look out, explore your interests, and come join the fun! Interest groups are open to all members and are self-funded (meaning pay as you go, if a fee is needed to cover costs.) So, what is YOUR special interest? Do YOU have an idea? If so, contact Nancy Ferch, our Special Interest Chair.

Are you on Facebook, Garden Friends?  If so, you may want to join a public Facebook Group entitled, “Creative Gardening.”  


It is a lot of fun to skim! Members are from all over the country and range from novice wannabe gardeners just getting started to master gardeners with obvious expertise. Almost every post has a photo from the member’s own garden. Some posts are clever or funny while others ask for advice with helpful answers given by other members. Many posts may spark an idea for you. Since this is a public group, you do not need to ask permission to join, but you must have a Facebook account. Check it out.

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 15, 2019               Board Meeting
August 22, 2019               Opening General Meeting with Breakfast

September 19, 2019       Board Meeting
September 26, 2019       TBD

deerpath garden club planting gardenOctober 24, 2019             Board Meeting
October 31, 2019            Putting the Garden to Bed

November 14, 2019        Board MeetingThursday, November 21, 2019     Making a Holiday Arrangement

December 2019          Holiday Luncheon and Show (Date TBD)

January 23, 2020            Board Meeting
January 30, 2020            TBD

February 20, 2020         Board Meeting
February 27, 2020         TBD

March 19, 2020               Board Meeting
March 26, 2020               TBD

April 23, 2020                  Board Meeting
April 30, 2020                  TBD

May 21, 2020              Board Meeting
May 28, 2020              Planting West Train Station Garden                 

June 2020                  Date TBD for Club Luncheon



Cindy Ramadan, DPGC President /2015-2019


To access a printable copy of the site map of the public portion of this website, click here: Site Map of DPGC Website

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