Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of an abundance of caution and concern all chapter social activities are cancelled for the future. Please check back to find out the great activities and speakers we will have.



NARGS Seed Package activity

Neckerman Insurance

6200 Mineral Point Road

Madison WI 53705

 2019-2020 NARGS SEEDEX 2nd Round Distribution


The Wisconsin-Illinois Chapter has volunteered to fill members orders for the 2nd round of the 2019-20 Seed Exchange this year. The seedlist will be available for ordering starting Sun March 1st. Many orders will be sent online to NARGS that first day so we are scheduling our workdays to start on Tuesday March 3rd.


Lois Kinlen has arranged for us to use the lower level of the Neckerman Insurance building at 6200 Mineral Point Road on the west side of Madison. We will have the seeds arranged and orders printed out so that volunteers can easily select the numbers requested to fill the orders. We need a group to help setup on Sat Feb 29th.


We expect around 220 orders total and we should be finished by the 3rd week of March. We have a busy schedule for the first week and will see how many sessions are required after that. We are asking members to sign up for as many sessions as they want, there should be a maximum of 4 volunteers for each session. Sign up by contacting Ed Glover via email or phone.

Volunteers will receive donor status for next year's Seed Exchange and get 35 packets of seed.


Sat Feb 29 9 am -12 noon   Setup


Tues Mar 3  9 am-noon


Thurs Mar 5  1-4 pm


Sat Mar 7 9 am-12 noon


Sat Mar 7 1-4 pm


Sun Mar 8 1-4 pm


Tues Mar 10  9 am -12 noon


 Thurs Mar 12  1-4 pm




April 11th noon

Flower Factory meeting & shopping

4062 County Rd. A


Stoughton, WI


This the annual April meeting at the beloved Flower Factory. The chapter will gather at noon for a short meeting and sack lunch. Afterwards we will be able to shop the greenhouses and purchase plants before they open operations the following week. This is a members only opportunity.


Please take note that this will be the final season of sales at the Flower Factory location. Dave and Nancy Nedveck have fantastic supporters of our chapter and THE source for alpine plants in our area. Thank you!



early May (2 talks)

NARGS Speaker - cancelled

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date, time, and location being arranged



September 19th, 1PM

Annual Members Plant Sale

location to be announced

This is an annual members only plant sale.

Members share plants from their own gardens. The plants are then purchased by other members as a donation to the chapter. Plants both common and very special will be available. Prices are always reasonable.


Members are encouraged to bring other things such as books or magazines to contribute as well.


Bring a a sack luncheon to eat while checking out the plants before the sale and the wonderful national award winning Rock Garden.


The following lots will be available for free parking: Crewhouse circle Lot# 35 north of the garden, Tripp Hall Lot# 34 to the east past the dorms and the Steenbock ramp across the street although you still have to pull a ticket to enter and leave.



October 17th, 1PM

Speaker Dave Collura

Topic: tba

West Madison Agricultural Research Center, Madison WI



November 21st  1PM

Annual Business Meeting + Officer elections

Pot Luck




Saturday TBD, 9AM to 4PM