Due to significant concerns about Covid-19, all meetings and programs sponsored by Deerpath Garden Club will be suspended until further notice. A decision to reengage will be communicated once made. In the meantime, continue to wash your hands, maintain distance, and to stay well! Also, please send positive thoughts to all first responders and scientists working on solutions! 

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

Photo Credit: Marge McClintock

It’s time…

…to find the silver lining during this very difficult and trying time. Even with social distancing, we can still get outside to enjoy a walk and admire signs of spring, to call a friend and share a laugh, and finally get to some chores you have put off–such as organizing some of your photos. Do you have a photo to share? If so, please send for future updates.

Members’ Slideshow

One can find beauty in every season, but to a gardener, spring may generate the most enthusiasm of all. When out for a walk to escape the pandemic shut down, gardeners can still delight in the beautiful spring blooms. Let’s hope June will bring positive changes. Photo credits in the slide show go to Michele Montgomery, Bonita Friedland, Chick Hayman, Judi Lindgren, Sherri Nichols, and Cindy Ramadan. Click the arrow to enjoy music as you view the slide show below. Some day, we will be over the rainbow with this pandemic behind us.

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


Thank you, Mary Carlson, for organizing the annual gathering of our club’s snowbirds spending winter months in Naples. And as before, a wonderful lunch was enjoyed by all!

New Special Interest Opportunities Have Arrived! Click here:
Want some special fun with your garden club friends?

Interest groups are currently on hold, but that should not stop you from thinking about future get togethers. Planning can still occur, so explore your interests for future 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. Thank you, Nancy!

“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

Thank you, Cathy Douglas, for your beautiful spring urn arrangements at the train station! Need to get out of your house during this pandemic? Drive to the train station and take a look at the spring gardens and urns! Sharon and Terri did a great job planning the spring daffodils. It looks gorgeous!

Did you know…?

Our Lake Forest Library has a “seed library” with seeds for vegetables and other wild plants. And, spring is the best time to take advantage of this wonderful community resource. Check it out. Thank you to member Marge McClintock for this tip!

The Spotlight is on…  
Our Recent Program from the International Crane Foundation, a non-profit in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Click on the picture of the Black Crowned Crane from Africa to visit this foundation’s website. It is an impressive facility doing amazing work, which includes research, education, and all they can do to preserve these incredible birds, such as the endangered whooping crane along with swans, herons, and egrets. The black crowned crane is just one of many vulnerable cranes on exhibit in very natural settings. There are 4.5 miles of walking trails, interactive exhibits, and more. Would you like to view what you would see and do before you decide to drive north? Check out these two brief video clips: Click here for the first video and here for the next.

A grand opening of their much expanded facility is scheduled for this summer on June 27, 2020.

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       Sylvia’s Docent Led Tour of Graceland Cemetery

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

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

December 2019          Holiday Luncheon and Show (Date TBD)

January 23, 2020            Board Meeting
January 30, 2020            The Secret Life of Cranes

February 20, 2020         Creating Your Best Garden

March 19, 2020               Board Meeting
March 26, 2020               Cancelled

April 23, 2020                  Board Meeting
April 30, 2020                  Cancelled

May 21, 2020              Board Meeting
May 28, 2020              MEETING CANCELLED; planting to be scheduled.                 

June 11, 2020            Annual Luncheon CANCELLED



Cindy Ramadan, DPGC President


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