The First Czechoslovak Garden Club of America was founded in 1935 and has over 100 members.
Our Mission is to stimulate interest in the planning and maintaining of family gardens and orchards, in the proper care of flowers, tress, shrubs and lawns around the home. Anyone who is interested in flowers and plants in general, in their culture, propagation and artistic arrangement, is eligible for membership
The club publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Our Gardens, for members. The magazine provides educational articles in English and Czech on gardening and is the garden club's newsletter. The magazine is supported in part by a grant from the Czech Republic.
Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the first Monday of the month. The meetings frequently include entertaining guest speakers that talk about specific aspects of gardening, Refreshments are provided by members and there is the opportunity to acquire some trinkets donated by members. The meetings are held at
Berwyn Park District
3001 S Wisconsin Ave
The major event of the garden club is our annual Flower and Garden show. It is one of the largest Garden Club Run Flower Shows in the Chicago Area. The Flower and Garden Show is a judged event where contestants enter specimens in several categories. The Judges rate each entry and select the "Best of Group", "Best of Class", "Best of Category" and finally three "Best of Show" entries.Dues are $15.00 per year and include the Our Gardens magazine.
President - Leonard Becker
Vice President - Ingrind Chybik
Treasurer - Tom Walter
Financial Secretary - Carol May
Secretary - Janice Sowinski
Board Members through 2017
Mary Ann Vesely
Board Members through 2018