COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS


Here are some of the Projects that the Geneva Garden Club is proudly involved:

  • Annual $2000 scholarship to a qualified student who is a resident of Geneva and who is planning continued education in horticulture, landscaping, environmental sustainability or a closely related field.
  • Arbor Day plantings in Geneva – we have increased our annual tree plantings to 20 trees in spring 2012, an additional $2500 in the fall 2012, $5000 in the spring 2013, and an additional $2500 in the fall 0f 2013.  We have increased our spending in this area in response to the loss of a significant number of trees due to the emerald ash borer.   In conjunction with the Park District and the City of Geneva, we have planted more than 100 trees. The 2012 spring plantings have been done in conjunction with the Geneva Park District at Sunset, Esping and Lions Parks, additional plantings with the Park District will be allocated to Island Park in Geneva.  Plantings in the spring of 2013 with the City of Geneva were made in the downtown business district.
  • Garden Club Park – we are continuing the process of  re-landscaping Garden Club Park (1 block North of State Street on North River Lane) to incorporate hardy perennials and shrubs to provide a tranquil and awe-inspiring setting on the Fox River above the Dam.  Members have donated their time and plant materials to achieve the transformation.  Over 600 plants and shrubs were planted in the Fall 2011 to kick-off the project.  More planting will be on-going.
  • Geneva Beautification support – we volunteer to plant and maintain the “knuckle” at the corner of State Street and 3rd Street in downtown Geneva.  We also support the Geneva Beautification Committee with a donation to fund the plantings in Geneva, as well as volunteer to work at their annual fund-raiser “Pasta for Posies”. 
  • Geneva Public Library support- we provide and maintain plant materials in an entry way planter box on the first floor of the library, as well as supplying a monthly arrangement at the check-out desk.  Our club donates a horticulturally related book to the library yearly.
  • Geneva History Center and Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva – members plant and maintain entrance planters at each of these centers.  Members also provide container plantings at the CASA Garden located behind the Courthouse on Third Street in downtown Geneva.
  • Japanese Tea Garden in Fabyan Forest Preserve – we provide support to the continued restoration of the Japanese Tea Garden.
  • Illinois Master Gardener Program – we provide financial support to further their mission.