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National Garden Week is observed the first full week in June.  Each year, The Garden Club of Downers Grove presents a program at the Downers Grove Public Library, co-sponsored by the Library, with a guest speaker and garden-related theme.  Open to the public, free admission, seating is limited.  In addition, National Garden Week signs are displayed at the Club's civic garden projects in the area.


Pre-Registration is required.

Call the library at:  (630) 960-1200 or online at: -- click "Attend Events" then "Events For Adults"

Downers Grove Public Library

1050 Curtiss St.,

Downers Grove, IL 




June 7, 2023 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


 Who’s Who of Owls 

presented by  Mark Spreyer an award winning naturalist


Stillman Nature Center’s Executive Director Mark Spreyer has been bringing owls to school classes, garden clubs, wildlife conferences and other groups for nearly 35 years.  Mark did his graduate work in Minnesota on great gray owls and then went on to organize and direct Chicago’s Peregrine Falcon release program. In 1995 Mark became the executive director of Stillman Nature Center in Barrington.  He came out and with a book of nature essays titled  Natural Digressions and it covers everything from wildflowers to Owls.   Mark was awarded GCI’s Presidential Citation for the many classes he taught for the Environmental Studies School.




In 2022 a mayoral proclamation was read at the Downers Grove Village Council meeting.  Downers Grove Mayor Bob Barnett and

The Garden Club of Downers Grove  President are pictured.   

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