The Nature Lady Program in

District 220 Schools

In conjunction with The Little Garden Club of Barrington, The Garden Club of Barrington established the Nature Lady Program in School District 220 in 1979. Volunteers, referred to as “Nature Ladies” visit all students in grades K-2 for Fall and Spring Nature Walks and also offer in-class presentations about nature related topics common to the Barrington countryside. The Nature Walks may take place on school grounds or at a nearby Nature Center. Recent Classroom presentation topics include: Bats, Butterflies, Frogs, Fish, Sugar Maples and Snakes. In addition, a special class, about the Illinois Prairie, is presented to the third graders as part of their study of the state of Illinois. “Nature Ladies” accompany students on a visit to the Grigsby Prairie to see, touch, and experience the prairie. The Garden Club of Barrington provides funding support for this program and Club members volunteer their time.

Flowers for a Purpose

Creating floral arrangements for patients and staff at the Pepper Family Hospice Center, Journeycare's residential care center.

The Frances M. Peacock Lecture Series

Mrs. Robert C. Peacock, a long-standing member of The Garden Club of Barrington, made a bequest to fund a lecture series dedicated to topics of horticultural, flower arrangement or conservation merit. The Peacock Lecture is held traditionally held in the fall.