A Few Great Sayings

  • "To Plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" Audrey Hepburn
  • "If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need" Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • "Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years." Unknown

About Us


Who We Are

Established in 1940, we are one of the oldest associations in the Village of Inverness. We are a community-based organization focused on educating members about gardening. We promote the preservation of native plants, trees and flowers and encourage beautification and environmental awareness, helping make the world around us a better place. 


Village Gardens

Club members volunteer to work in the garden at North Park. In the spring and fall, they tend to the garden by weeding, trimming, replanting and removing debris.

A former Garden Club of Inverness president, Arlene Cullen, is responsible for the Village obtaining the designation as a Tree City. A Garden Club member serves on the Inverness Tree Commission which plans Arbor Day and sets policies that enable the Village to hold that designation.

The Garden Club of Inverness is proud to have donated trees to the Village of Inverness and the Inverness Park District in past years.


Garden Therapy


The annual spring visit to St. Joseph's Home in Palatine is always a lot of fun. Club members help residents create silk floral arrangements which are used to brighten the residents' rooms or as gifts for their families and friends. All supplies are furnished by the Club. Cookies and punch are served for an enjoyable social time after the completion of the project. 

For the May Mother's Day Tea, Club volunteers purchase and arrange 20 fresh flower arrangements for the event. A poinsettia and a lily plant are also donated as seasonal decorations for the St. Joseph's foyer. 




Scholarships totaling $1,000 or more each are awarded annually to eligible area high school seniors and college students who major in horticulture or environmentally related studies. Since 2001, the Club has granted $81,000 in scholarships.


Come Join Us

We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month  September through November & January through April

Business meeting: 9:30am

Social Time: 9:30am-10:00am

Program: 10:00am-11:30am

All Saints Lutheran Church  

630 S. Quentin Road Palatine, IL

Are you passionate about gardening?  Let us know.  We always welcome new members. If you are interested come join us for a meeting!


  • 1954 The year The Garden Club of Inverness held its first fundraiser in. A garden party/chuck wagon dinner and dancing  held at the Four Silos for 200 people.
  • 1975 The Garden Club Of Inverness awarded its first College Scholarship in the amount of $300
  • 1985 (33 years ago) Medinah Country Club became the home for the holiday fundraiser event.

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