Mission Statement

The object of this club shall be to provide a source of information and to stimulate a love of gardening among our members and other residents in our area of Holiday Shores. The focus of the club is to concentrate on the beautification of the community.

President – Joyce Brendle (618) 656-4257
VP – Patti Brown
Co-Secretary – Kathy Austin
Co-Secretary – Mary Henderson
Treasurer – Sue Johnson

General Information

Third Monday of the Month at
7:30 PM April - September
7:00 PM October - March

No Meetings in January

In the Clubhouse Ballroom.

Club Colors: Red and White
Club Flower: Rose

Dues: $10.00
Payable by the February Meeting

21ST State - December 3, 1818
State Capitol - Springfield
State Slogan - "Land of Lincoln"
State Flower - Violet
State Bird - Cardinal
State Tree - White Oak
State Song - "Illinois"
State Animal - White Tail Deer
State Insect - Monarch Butterfly



Garden Club History

The Friendship Garden Club of Holiday Shores was organized on November 15, 1972 and federated in March 1974 as Holiday Shores Garden Club with fifteen founding members.

Our Club still carries on many of the projects started in 1974. We supply the Welcoming Committee with plants to be given to each new property owner. We care for the landscaping around the clubhouse and the gates, we decorate the clubhouse and the gates with Christmas wreaths and bows. We have an Annual Plant Sale and recently started the Walk/Run as an annual event. We pland a tree on Earth Day and our Christmas Party/Gift Wrap judging continue to be a tradition.

Some of the larger projects completed during the past years include a raised planter, steps and porch with landscaping at the old Clubhouse. A beautiful new sign, adding landscaping to many of the Gate Gardens, adding a waterfall and maintaining landscaping on teh west side of the new Clubhouse.

In April 1999, the Club voted to drop its affiliation with The Garden Club of Illinois as the focus of our club had changed to concentratin on the beautification of the community.

Field trips are part of Garden Club aside form our monthly meetings, which include Missouri Botanical Gardens, Apple picking in Grafton and Gordon Moore Park. The are enjoyed by all who attend.

Growing flowers (from seed) judged in August or the prim blooming period has been a long standing tradition for the club for many years. The award is presented at the annual banquet to the person with the best results.