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Once upon a time, this group of talented women didn't have a name. They simply gathered together to create floral arrangements out of roadside weeds and cattails, because they enjoyed each other's company and the joy of creating beautiful natural displays. The arrangements they sold benefited the newly-formed Naperville Heritage Society, an all-volunteer group with ambitious plans to create a museum village near downtown Naperville. Because they focused on the flora that others considered weeds, the group soon became known as the Weed Ladies.
The Weed Ladies originally sold their arrangements at the Naperville Heritage Society's annual antiques show. Their charming country store was always the hit of the show, and people thronged to purchase one-of-a-kind arrangements nestled in unique antique and collectible containers. Eventually, the Weed Ladies found a permanent home in the Daniels House at Naper Settlement, which now houses their workshop and showroom. Adjacent to the Daniels House is their garden, where they grow flowers and accent greens that are then dried and used in their floral displays. The Weed Ladies also design with silks in more contemporary containers.
See a sampling of their work!
at Naper Settlement is filled with a dazzling array of silk and dried floral arrangements. Peek into each nook and cranny, and you'll see designs that resemble works of art. This historic former physician's home receives its décor courtesy of a dedicated group of Naperville Heritage Society volunteers known as the Weed Ladies. Since 1969, they have been adding a touch of creative glamor to Naper Settlement with their arrangements using both silk and dried flowers. The best part is, everything that you see is for sale!
Sales & Volunteers
Floral design sales
are typically held in the spring, fall and early winter. Custom arrangements are available upon request and the Daniels House is also open for shopping or custom orders on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm,
April through October (please call to confirm hours)
. You may contact the Weed Ladies at 630.305.5289.
This dedicated team is also always looking for new volunteers. Whether you like to be a creative designer, search for unique or antique containers or enjoy growing and drying beautiful flowers, this organization is a devoted group of people who have fun, too! Call 630.305.5289 to lend your talents and make new friends.
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Purchasing a floral arrangement from the Weed Ladies benefits Naper Settlement's education and preservation programs.
523 S. Webster St., Naperville, IL 60540 • 630.420.6010 • Fax: 630.305.4044
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