Kenilworth Clippers Garden Club

Who are The Kenilworth Clippers?​

Kenilworth Clippers was established in 1941. Our purpose is to promote, advance and encourage gardening in the Village of Kenilworth; to develop friendships and fellowship among members; to provide educational, social, and philanthropic opportunities; to aid in civic planting; and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment.

Our club meets as a group regularly throughout the year and welcomes residents of Kenilworth School District 38. Members take turns hosting or providing food at meetings. All active members are encouraged to participate in leadership roles and volunteer opportunities and are occasionally asked to host meetings in their home.

"Clippers are members for life" 

Once you are a Clipper, you are a Clipper for life. We maintain a memorial fund, and when a Clipper passes away, a tree is planted in the village in her honor. 



We currently have a limited number of openings for new members. Candidates must reside in Kenilworth School District 38, and be sponsored by a member. The annual dues are $75. New members also pay a one-time $50 initiation fee. For inquiries please contact Elleke Haggerty (President) via email at, or on her cell 224-436-1619, or Eileen Madigan (Membership Chair): via email at, or on her cell 847-414-5208.



We are passionate about education! You don’t need to be an experienced gardener to join Clippers – just have a love of learning. If you have an appreciation for beautiful gardens (and who doesn’t?), you will have numerous opportunities throughout the year to join us. 

· Lectures with guest speakers 

· Hands-on workshops 

· Facebook private group 


Multi-Generational Friendship 

We have members of all ages. Some have kids at Sears, and some members have grandkids at Sears. Clippers membership is a great way to interact with neighbors whom you might not otherwise meet. Once a year the four garden clubs of Kenilworth (that together make up Kenilworth Beautification) gather at the Kenilworth Union Church for a joint meeting. Each club takes turns hosting the meeting and inviting a guest speaker. This is one more way to expand your network of friends and neighbors!