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A BIG Thank you to Jan and Mimi for planning a truly festive, entertaining, and delicious luncheon at the Shore Acres Country Club in Lake Bluff. We were also charmed by sunny and enthusiastic  Katie Ford, who demonstrated making three very beautiful and festive holiday floral arrangements. Our time was capped by a lively auction conducted by Sylvia and our raffle winners. A good time was had by all.

Christmas Decorating at Balmoral and Glen Rowan

With a special thank you to JoAnne Ehrenberg for keeping everyone organized!

Breakfast Meeting at Inovasi in Lake Bluff
Good Food, Good Friends, and Good Program Cooking with Herbs!

A special thanks to Barb and Cheryl for arranging this program where we tasted the same dishes made with dried and fresh herbs. Which one do you think tasted better?










Garden Girls Gone Wild & Show
Loads of Fun!
October 18, 2017

First, our Garden Show Vase Display–Some were pretty! Some were clever! Some were funny! And every one  demonstrated DPGC members’ creative talents. (Just for fun, see if you can find the imposter.) And, of course, there were plenty of delicious treats! A special thanks to Jan and Mimi for planning this party and to Jan for hosting! We all had a great time.

Next the Wild Garden Girls Behaving as Wild as They Get!


September Garden Walk to the Lovely Gardens of the MacLean Family

A Tasty Breakfast in the Lovely Courtyard of the Deerpath Inn Provided a Wonderful Way to Begin Our 57th Season of Garden Friendship–August 2017

Garden Walk & Luncheon–June 22, 2017

Board Transition Meeting and Luncheon

Nina Koziol, Garden Historian, Author, and Gardener Extraordinaire…


…provided a wonderful program on the History of Gardens: 1830 to Present


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Our Visit to Metropolitan Farms

Members visited Metropolitan FarmIMG_9673 2s, an URBAN AQUAPONICS FARM located in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Lucky for us, we had an “in” with the CEO, Ben Kant, son of Member Liese Kant. We learned how Metro Farms raises a variety of lettuces and tilapia in an environment free of pesticides and chemicals. The result? Farm-fresh food, free of harmful substances, available for a great price to local restaurants and farmers’ markets immediately after harvest. Checkout Ben’s website to learn more about how aquaponics works.

Thank you, Ben and Liese, and thank you to our wonderful program chairs for another entertaining and informative outing. 

A Trip to the Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Factory


Vanilla comes from the orchid plant…in case you were wondering why garden club members would plan a visit to a vanilla factory!



Randy Powers of Prairie Future Seed spoke to members with a slide show on Jan. 26
“Moths of the Upper Midwest”


2016 Deerpath Garden Club of Lake Forest
Annual Holiday Show and Luncheon

The topiaries made by our creative members were a big hit!







Bringing Christmas Cheer to the Residents of Westmoreland is a Deerpath Garden Club Tradition!


Next the group moved on to Glen Rowan House to hang wreaths, string garlands, and work their magic decorating the stately tree.




We welcomed the holiday season by arranging our own cornucopias, thanks to the able assistance from Art Quest. Thank you, Program Committee, for another great event.

We Put Our Garden to Bed on October 27, 2016


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Train Station Garden on Telegraph Road

Our new urns look spectacular! Many thanks to our Garden Co-Chairs, Denise Schlax and Mary Ann Hartnett, along with our many volunteers who tended the garden with care all season.






Dedication of Urns at Telegraph Road Train Station Garden
June 2016

The Deerpath Garden Club of Lake Forest donated new urns to the City of Lake Forest that now grace the entrance to the Telegraph Road Train Station. The urns were dedicated to Life Member Priscilla Billington who was a most generous and dedicated friend. Our President, Cindy Ramadan, also remembered long-time member, the late Lucia Egan.



Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication
West Lake Forest Train Station
August 28, 2014