Pottawatomie Garden Club
Est. 1928 ~ A spirited, award-winning group serving the community of St. Charles, Illinois.
Meetings: 4th Monday of the month, March though October
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About the Club...
Our objective is to cultivate the spirit of gardening in the broadest sense, to beautify home grounds and to encourage community beautification through gardening and education.

Since 1928, the members of the Pottawatomie Garden Club have made St. Charles a more beautiful community. We plant flowers on the Main Street and Illinois bridges, and around the Municipal building each spring and fall; we honor past members with a Memorial Tree Program; and we present an annual Landscape Commendation Award to businesses in the Township.

The Pottawatomie Garden Club also awards thousands of dollars to top horticulture students and provides significant financial support to gardening and environmental projects in the community. Annual fundraisers provide the funds to support these projects and the scholarship program.

At monthly meetings from March through October, we enjoy guest speakers, luncheons, or jaunts to points of interest. These are all great opportunities to socialize, share and learn with fellow garden club members. We welcome every level of gardener and every contribution of time and energy.  History of the Club >
We invite you to join us at a meeting or event!
"Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart."  Russell Page
Organized 1928

116 Members

Club flower: Columbine
Club newsletter: The Columbine
General Meetings
Generally held on the 4th Monday of the month:

Baker Memorial Church
307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles, IL
11:30 am - Social time
Noon - Meeting begins, with program to follow

Check listing on Calendar page for off-site meetings.

General Meeting Dates:  See Calendar page for program details. 

March 25
April 22
May 20
June 24
July 22
August 26 
September 23
October 16-- Members & Invited Guests 


2018-Past Presidents attending '18 Spring Luncheon
President ..................................... Karen Masus
Vice President.............................. Karen Boyce
Recording Secretary.................... Betsy Anderson
Corresponding Secretary.............Mary Smoot
Treasurer...................................... Judith Schlarb
Immediate Past President............ Laurie Hildebrand

Pottawatomie Garden Club 
Executive Board -- 2019
River Corridor Project -- PGC Workday
           PGC Bridge Planting
​Civic                                                      Christa Bormann, Linda Miller, Molly Oldham
Community Outreach                               Helen Hogan, Betsy Anderson, Kelly Potts
Historian                                                                                                   Diane Conn
Hospitality                                Judy Griparis, Patti Hodge, Lillian Tanzer & MJ Timm
Landscape Commendation                                             Janet Cella & Jane Erickson
Membership                                            Linda Hoefener, Kathy Koch, Lanny Salvati
Memorials                                                                                              Diane Winkler
Newsletter                                            Karen Boyce & Sandy Menke (Conservation)
Programs                                                                        Tara Cesario & Helen Zubel
Publicity                                                                                                  Christie Slack
Resource Development                                            Ellen Smith & Marce VanGlabek
River Corridor Project                                                                               Jan Cassell
Scholarship                                                           Kathy Michelotti & Luann Zanzola
Social Media                                                                                     Mary Fasbender
Twilight Gardens                                                Julie Griffith & Denise Schardischau
​Yearbook                                                                                                Sherri Rinker

Audit of the Books                                                                                   Joan Joseph


PGC Board Committee Chairpersons