Programs and Events


Twin City Garden Club meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign, IL, (corner of Prospect and Devonshire), unless otherwise noted in calendar.  Parking for our meetings is in the back parking lot of the church.  Enter through the door marked "Office".

2021-2022 Calendar

September 21, 2021

1 pm. VIRTUAL MEETING HELD VIA ZOOM. Link will be sent to members.

Program—A Passion for Irises

Presenter: Janie Frye
Janie Frye has lived in the Champaign-Urbana area since 1980. Although she’s done lots of interesting things in her 64 years (raised kids, framed pictures, sang in a women’s barbershop quartet, made collages, enjoyed scientific research in the field of immunology, etc), her current and most favorite thing to do is GARDENING. It’s all she really wants to do and will have to live to 100 (without arthritis) to accomplish everything she can imagine in her head.

Note: There will be an Iris raffle at the end of the program. Ten Iris plants will be given away to 10 lucky members. 

October 19, 2021

1 pm. VIRTUAL MEETING HELD VIA ZOOM. Link will be sent to members.

Program—The Secrets of Propagation

Presenter: Lauren Diana
Lauren Diana works in invasive plant ecology for the College of ACES at the University of Illinois. Her current focus is on houseplant care and propagation. She is the founder and administrator of CU Plant People which has a membership of 3.4K.

November 16, 2021

1 pm. VIRTUAL MEETING HELD VIA ZOOM. Link will be sent to members.

Program—Ikenobo Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging demonstration)

Presenter: Susan Haney
Susan has studied the art of Japanese flower arranging (ikebana) in Kyoto, Japan over a dozen times. Ikenobo, Susan's school, has a written history of over 550 years and is the oldest school of ikebana. Susan is now enrolled in Ikenobo Chuo Kenshu Gakuin (Ikenobo Central Institute of Ikebana) in Kyoto, Japan, which trains all the top professors. She has won a Tachibana Award for her work there. She teaches and demonstrates throughout the Midwest and will demonstrate the art of Ikenobo Ikebana with the beautiful colors of autumn. 


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Noon in Fellowship Hall at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church​
Join us for a Holiday Luncheon (catered buffet will be provided; $10/person at the door) Get ready to play some Bingo! Guests are welcome!


January 18, 2022

1 pm. VIRTUAL MEETING HELD VIA ZOOM. Link will be sent to members.

Program—Illinois Milkweed

Presenter: Ryan Pankau
Ryan Pankau is a horticulture educator from the U of I Extension Office.


February 15, 2022

1 pm. VIRTUAL MEETING HELD VIA ZOOM. Link will be sent to members.

Surprise Program!

March 15, 2022

1 pm. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Note: this meeting is in person!

Program—Illinois 4-H Foundation – What we do!

Presenter: Angie Barnard
Angie Barnard joined the Illinois 4-H Foundation in October 2007 as the Executive Director. Prior to that time, she served as the Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations with the University of Illinois College of Business. Before joining the University of Illinois in April 2005, Angie worked for Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, where she was a Chemical Sales Representative in Iowa City, IA. She received a bachelor of science degree from the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University.

April 19, 2022
Noon at Olive Garden Restaurant, Champaign
Note: this meeting may be held via Zoom.

Luncheon and installation of officers.

April 24-25, 2022
GCI Annual Convention, Double Tree Hilton - Lisle

May 7, 2022


8 am - noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect, Champaign

May 15-21, 2022
National Garden Clubs Convention, Rosen Hotel, Orlando, Florida

May 17, 2022

1 pm. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Note: this meeting may be held via Zoom.

Program—Informal Club Discussion

We will have a re-cap of our plant sale and will have an informal discussion among our members. Subject will be announced before the meeting.

June 21, 2022 (note the date in your yearbook is incorrect)

Noon, Cheryl Weber's Home

Catered Box Lunch

Join us for lunch and bring a guest or two!

Box lunches will be provided.

July 18, 2022

GCI Summer Meeting. I-Hotel, Champaign, IL.  Hosted by District IV.

Flower Arrangement

Floral Design

Unique to Twin City Garden Club is our instruction in both floral design and preparing horticulture specimens for exhibiting in flower shows. Flower arranging classes for 2021-2022 will be an exciting year for our flower arrangers as they learn new design types and learn more about staging panels and underlays. Everyone is welcome to attend these classes.

Plant Sale

Plant Selection

Visit us from 8 am to noon on Saturday, May 7, 2022, for our annual plant sale.  Perennials, herbs, and much more – all dug from member gardens!

Sale is held in the parking lot in front of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Avenue, Champaign, IL.