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Darien Garden Club, national award winners

Jul 26, 2017 10:04AM ● By Ben Scott

Members of the Darien Garden Club are always eager to share their gardening know-how and promote gardening in their community. In May this year, they were thrilled to be recognized by the parent organization, National Garden Clubs, Inc. with three First-Place Awards for their efforts. The Club received the Hazel Johnson Award For Conservation Education. For three years, the club has presented Spring Gardening Inspiration, a gardeners’ symposium, during which the themes of conservation and protecting the environment are highlighted. Last year, Brook McDonald spoke about the projects and initiatives of the Conservation Foundation. Darien Garden Club also received the Landscape Design Award for Church Gardens for the Butterfly Garden that was created at St. John Lutheran Church.  And the club was also recognized for its outstanding Newsletter, Darien Dirt Diggers, edited by Judi Doychak.  The club is proud of its accomplishments and welcomes new members who want to learn more and do more in the gardening world. 

Darien Garden Club’s next Spring Gardening Inspiration event will be March 10, 2018.

Meetings are held monthly and details can be found at

More info about clubs at: Garden Clubs of Illinois and National Garden Club