_DSC8976President's Message

Welcome to the Springfield Civic Garden Club website.  Anyone interested in gardening, experienced or just beginning, is welcome.  Not only will you learn about gardening but we offer floral design, ideas for landscaping and horticulture through education.  It's a great way to make new friends who are interested in gardening and to share ideas and knowledge.

The mission of the Springfield Civic Garden Club is to provide to all of our members the opportunity to share their love of gardening with others.

"Our Legacy of Growing" a standard flower show was held in June at the Trutter Center on Lincoln Land Community College camps . The emphasis of the show was table settings, and seasonal horticulture.

We had very educational and entertaining programs. A"Committee Fair" and brunch was held in November where members and guests had a chance to learn about the different committies and were able to sign up for committie for the coming year.

Not only do we offer to every member the opportunity to be involved in various committies but you will gain knowledge of horticulture, floral design, landscaping, container gardening, environment issues or one of our many other activities. Also you will gain many new friends who are interested in gardening and share ideas and knowledge.

We are beginning our 86th year, having had a very successful 85th anniversary celebration. Our goal of recruiting 85 new members was surpassed with 86 new members joining.

As I write this it's looking like Spring has arrived. So as you plan your garden you will be able to buy GERANIUMS. Thus is a new fundraiser for our club, plus you will be able to purchase all other types of plants and flowers from our annual plant sale.

I am looking forward to working with all of you, learning new things, making new friends, having a very successful and fun year.

Carol Green SCGC President