Come to the Green Side

April 9, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Gardening

native-plant1In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Spring Valley and the Schaumburg Community Garden Club is sponsoring their annual Native Plant Sale and Backyards for Nature Fair.  Pictures and descriptions of native wildflowers, grasses, trees and shrubs are online at

Pre-orders are being accepted through Friday, May 5.  Quantities and varieties cannot be guaranteed for orders received after a certain date.  Once your form is completed, payment will be accepted in the form of credit card or check made payable to Spring Valley Nature Center.  All sales are final.

Pre-Order pick-up is:

Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 1 to 3 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Please visit on Sunday, TENT SALE DAY, as additional plants and shrubs may be available for purchase on that day!

The address for Spring Valley is 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL.

A shuttle bus service will be available on Sunday for additional parking.  Overflow parking is at the administration building of District 54, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.   Assistance will be provided to load your plants onto the bus for the return trip to District 54.

For more information, call 847/985-2100 or keep an eye on their website.


March 7, 2017, 7:00 am
Filed under: Gardening

Beginning Monday, April 2, 2018, the Village of Hoffman Estates will be reserving plots in the community gardens. Residents can rent a garden plot for $25 per plot.   Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis by calling 847-490-6800 or email at, beginning at 8:30 A.M.  No calls or emails will be accepted before that time.

Calls and messages received after 8:30 a.m. and left on voicemail or email will be recorded with the date and time called in.

When requesting a plot by voicemail or email, be sure to include your name, address, phone number and garden location (north or south).  Plot assignments will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Residents will only be able to reserve one plot.  Requests for additional garden plots will be put on a waiting list, and assigned only if space remains available after the initial sign-up.


April 29, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Gardening

Fall Bulb PlantingThe Schaumburg Garden Club will be selling donated bulbs from the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  Proceeds will go to the both the Schaumburg Garden Club and the Schaumburg Park District Foundation

In addition, members of the Garden Club will bring plants and bulbs from their own gardens to sell as well as herbs, native plants, trees and bushes.  It promises to be a veritable nursery!

The Bulb & Plant Sale will take place at:
Spring Valley
1111 E. Schaumburg Road

For further information, please call:  847-706-6767 or check out their website here.

April 24, 2014, 7:00 am
Filed under: Gardening

gardeningLearn to tackle a landscaping project by breaking it down into phases that make it easy for anyone.

Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center
40 W. Higgins Road
South Barrington

10-11 a.m.
Register at 847-428-6727 or

April 9, 2014, 9:58 pm
Filed under: Gardening

GardeningDo you like to garden but don’t have the space at home?  Hungering for some fresh vegetables and produce?

Well, the Hanover Park Park District is coming to the rescue!

  • Garden plots will be available from May 4 thru November 9, 2014.
  • Each plot is 10 x 15′
  • Plots will be secured with a fence.  Water is available and gardeners are responsible for maintaining their plots throughout the season.
  • Cost:  $25 ($35 non-residents

Location is at the south end of Community Park (1919 Walnut) just west of the Parks Department Maintenance Facility.  Parking is available on Maple Avenue.

Individuals and groups can donate produce from gardens to the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  Those who donate all of their produce to the food pantry will receive a refund of their rental fee at the end of the growing season.

March 15, 2014, 7:00 am
Filed under: Gardening, Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, Upcoming Events

Heirloom vegetablesSpring will be here soon–it’s a promise!  In preparation, it’s time to start thinking about all of those wonderful plants you can’t wait to put in the ground.  And the Spring Valley Nature Club is here to help!

They will be holding an Heirloom Vegetable & Herb Sale as part of the Backyards for Nature Fair sponsored by Spring Valley.  These are the details you need to know:

  • You can find the order form here.
  • Make checks payable to Spring Valley Nature Club.
  • Send payment in care of Spring Valley, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL, 60194.
  • Mark envelope Nature Club Order Enclosed.
  • Preorder cutoff is April 15, 2014
  • Order pick up is Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. — 2:00 P.M.
  • If you have any questions, send an email to

February 19, 2012, 7:00 am
Filed under: Gardening, Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary

Learn about the many ways to take care of your lawn naturally without chemical applications or interventions.

When: Thursday – March 8, 2012
Where: Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg
                1111 E. Schaumburg Road
Time: Snacks & Socializing – 7:00pm -7:30pm, Presentation begins at 7:30
Cost: FREE