Projects

PLEASANTDALE GARDEN CLUB - PROJECTS & SUPPORT

PROJECTS

Our members are involved in community projects. Here are the most current:


*Planning, planting and maintaining the Robert Vial House Historic Garden.

The House and Garden are located adjacent to the Pleasantdale Park District building on 74th and Wolf Road in Burr Ridge.

Members volunteer in the summer to maintain the garden and also prepare the garden in the spring and cleanup in the fall.


*Awarding scholarships to Lyons Township High School students studying Horticulture, Botany, Conservation, Landscape Design,

Environmental Studies or Golf Course Management. Annual awards are typically $500-$1,000.


*Planning and hosting an annual fundraising Spring Luncheon where members invite friends and gather prizes donated by members

and businesses. Proceeds help fund Club Scholarships, projects & member education.


*Encouraging children’s recognition of Arbor Day by having members visit the Pleasantdale Elementary school to talk to the children

about information relating to trees.


*Working with Pleasantdale Elementary School on their butterfly garden.


*Demonstrating and providing Garden Therapy Projects to residents in a local health care center including flower arranging or

easy craft ideas.


*Baking and donating home-baked cookies to a local retirement home every December.

*Collecting and donating used eye glasses to the Lions Club.

*Collecting and donating paperback books to Hines Hospital.


MONETARY SUPPORT:

The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc.

* GCI Operations Fund

* Blue Star Memorial Marker Fund

* Adopt a Trail

* Lincoln Memorial Garden Fund

* University Scholarship Fund

* Birds, Bees & Butterflies

* Youth Activities

* Save the Prairie Foundation

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE CLUB COMES FROM:

* Dues and donations from members

* Proceeds from our Spring Luncheon

* Prize donations by local businesses for our Luncheon

* Grants and Awards