Garden Club
Harrington Park
Harrington Park, New Jersey

The Garden Club of Harrington Park welcomes you to our website.  Please browse around the site - we've got lots of good information including our monthly newsletter, what to do monthly in your garden, and pictures of the barrels the Garden Club plants each year under the "Downtown Beautification" button.  

Just to tell you a little bit about us; the Garden Club of Harrington Park holds General Meetings the first Thursday of every month (except when otherwise noted) September through June in the Harrington Park Library (second floor).  The meetings begin at 7:30 P.M. and include a lecture by a guest speaker on various gardening topics.  Each meeting we have a floral contest, whereby members interpret a given theme (see below).  We have a Field Trip at the end of our Club year, along with a luncheon.  Our meetings are open to everyone who loves a garden and gardening.  Please check out our activities and events for the Club year by clicking on the "2022-2023 Calendar" button.  This is a tri-fold calendar listing our activities.  Please print it and keep it handy! 

To learn more about the Club, please click on the "About Us" where you will find information on membership and what we do as a Garden Club.  Mostly, we have a lot of fun as a group of folks who share a common interest -- the love of gardening!

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Garden Club of Harrington Park Founded in May 1990
30th ANNIVERSARY IN 2020 !!!

Garden Club Affiliations

Garden Club of America
Garden Club of New Jersey

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All general meetings are held at the Harrington Park Library
10 Herring Street, Harrington Park, NJ 07640
7:30 P.M. in the upstairs meeting room

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"The love of gardening is a seed
that once sown never dies."
Gertrude Jekyll
Monthly Meeting Floral Contests
Themes by Month
2022 - 2023

September 8, 2022 – Last of Summer…

October 6, 2022 – Falling Leaves

November 3, 2022 – We Give Thanks

December 1, 2022 – Holiday Whimsy

January 5, 2023 – Happy New Year!

February 2, 2023 – Hearts and Flowers

March 2, 2023 – Erin Go Brach

April 6, 2023 – Spring is Here!

May 4, 2023 – Bloom Time!

June 3, 2023– Dead or Alive Poinsettia Contest

Let your imagination fly! Create a floral masterpiece and bring to our meeting - we love them all! - Fresh Flowers Only!

​Of autumn's wine,
now drink your fill;
the frost's on the pumpkin,
and snow's on the hill.


General Meeting - November 3, 2022, 7:30 P.M., Harrington Park Library
Speaker:  Marc Gussen, Director Closter Nature Center
Topic:  “Hydroponics”

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7:30 P.M. the Garden Club of Harrington Park will host Marc Gussen, naturalist and director of the Closter Nature Center. Gussen will present an illustrated lecture entitled “Hydroponics - A Gardening Alternative to Dirt.” Hydroponics is a subset of hydro culture, which is the growing of plants in a soil less medium, or an aquatic based environment. Hydroponic growing uses mineral nutrient solutions to feed the plants in water, without soil.

The Garden Club welcomes all gardeners to their lectures free of charge, which are held at the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street, Harrington Park, New Jersey. After the lecture there will be a question and answer session followed by a reception. 
If you have questions, please contact Gerri Gibney at 201 768-2515. You can also visit the Club’s web site; www.gardenclubofharringtonpark.

"Thanksgiving Workshop" - Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 2:00 P.M.
Reservations Required - Fee - Bring Pruners - Centerpiece Make-It and Take-It
​Gerri Gibney, Instructor

Fee $22.00 Members, $27.00 Non-Members
Pre-Registration Required – contact or 201 768-2615 

General Meeting - December 1, 2022, 7:30 P.M., Harrington Park Library
Make It & Take-It Workshop – Create Tabletop Tree or Wreath - Bring Pruners and "Do-Dads" for Decoration
Gerri Gibney, Instructor

Marc Gussen

Marc Gussen has been living and working at the Closter Nature Center for more than twenty years. Having taught hundreds of children and adults, he is affectionately known as "Nature Marc."  The nonprofit nature center protects 136 acres of Closter wilderness.  
For his work he has received the Patricia F. Kane Environmental Education Award from New Jersey Audubon. “Mr. Gussen exemplifies New Jersey Audubonʼs mission to connect people with nature and steward the nature of today for the people of tomorrow.” After receiving the award, Gussen said that he was happy for being recognized. “How tickled I am to have a job that I would do for free, even though it is nice to get a pat on the back every now and then,” he said. “And since environmental education is on the fringe of the education system, it is nice that New Jersey Audubon is acknowledging the more non-traditional form of education.” Gussen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied ecology from Rutgers University. 

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Happy Thanksgiving!