Making A Difference
We believe in growing our community as well as our gardens
Elmhurst Park District
The club is an active participant helping to
encourage the community to work hands-on to
help keep Elmhurst’s parks clean, safe and
attractive through debris pick-up and landscape
suggestions. The club has adopted The Wilder
Park in Elmhurst and provides volunteers to
enhance and maintain the gardens.
The club works with local contractors or
homeowners to rescue plants that would
otherwise be wiped out due to new or existing
home construction. Armed with buckets &
shovels, members work together to find new
homes for the rescued plants at our annual sale.
Each year the club donates a percentage of its annual Plant Sale
proceeds to support community efforts that align with its mission.
Below are a few of the past donations:
University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners
DuPage / Local Counties:
Elmhurst -Yorkfield Food Pantry
Glenbard Transition Greenhouse
(Glenbard High School)
Great Western Prairie
The GardenWorks Project (West Chicago)
We Grow Dreams Greenhouse & Garden Center
Willowbrook Wildlife Center (Glen Ellyn)
College of DuPage Horticulture Scholarship
Heaven & Earth Grower’s Garden
of the Elmhurst Presbyterian Church
The Conservation Foundation
Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry
Since 2017, the club collects items from
members and donating them on a quarterly basis to
the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry to help
serve residents of our local communities.
The club also collects financial contributions for
the pantry at its annual member holiday party.