Garden Club
of
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 "2023-2024 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
34th ANNIVERSARY IN 2024 !!!

Garden Club Affiliations

Garden Club of America
​Garden Club of New Jersey

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UPCOMING EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

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

March 7, 2024 - 7:30 P.M. - Library

Guest Speaker:  Mary Jo Sichak
Topic:  Garden Gems of The Garden State

Get ready for spring by touring Garden State gardens!  Take a photographic exploration of selected, must see Gardens and Arboretums in New Jersey. Mary Jo will touch on the history and highlights of each of the gardens, including any special collections they feature and the suggested best times to visit.

​April 4, 2024 - 7:30 P.M. - Library

​Guest Speaker: Christopher Raimondi
Topic: What’s New in 2024!

Chris Raimondi brings his knowledge and expertise, and his engaging personality to the Garden Club of Harrington Park once again this April. As we enter into spring, gardeners are always looking for the new and different, and Chris Raimondi will help to satisfy their need to know in his presentation “What’s New in 2024!” Lots of new begonias on the market, calibrachoa, phlox, even new caladium!


Chris got his start in Horticulture at the age of 12, after becoming the top salesman for a local plant nursery during a Boy Scout troop fundraiser. By the time he was a sophomore in high school, he had turned his love of the outdoors into his first business, Raimondi Landscape, which he continued to manage while he completed his studies in Ornamental Horticulture at State University of New York at Farmingdale. Over the next 20 years, the business expanded into Raimondi Horticultural Group, a full-service Horticultural company with an eye toward environmentally friendly interior and exterior landscape designs.
Chris now shares his over 40 years of horticultural knowledge with clients, as well as his students at The New York Botanical Garden and Bergen Community College, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Horticulture. He has held numerous volunteer industry positions, including serving as a Board Member, at National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). He has also served as a spokesperson for plant health and environmental sustainability at numerous industry events and for various publications, local radio shows, and national television programs. For his educational and professional efforts, he earned the coveted NALP Trailblazer Status, designating him as a credible source for horticultural advising. In the last year, he was a founding member of Pinnacle V, and international peer group of plantscape professionals who share best practices and progressive business strategy.
Chris is proud to serve his professional and local community as well, by holding a position on the Green Plants for Green Buildings (GPGB) Board of Directors and a Nationally Certified Trainer for Continuing Education to the Design Community. Additionally, he is a Shade Tree Commissioner for the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. He is a past Chief of the Ho-Ho-Kus Fire Department as well as an officer of the Ridgewood Fire Department, both in New Jersey, and continues his commitment to these organizations today.










Visit Willowwood Arboretum on the web - a great garden, and a wonderful newsletter!  Just click below.


"The love of gardening is a seed
that once sown never dies."
Gertrude Jekyll
Willowwood Arboretum
Monthly Meeting Floral Contests
Themes by Month
FLORAL CONTESTS
2023 - 2024
GARDEN CLUB OF HARRINGTON PARK

September 7, 2023 – Last of Summer…

October 5, 2023 – Falling Leaves

November 2, 2023 – We Give Thanks

December 7, 2023 – Holiday Whimsy

January 4, 2024 – Happy New Year!

February 1, 2024 – Hearts and Flowers

March 7, 2024 – Erin Go Brach

April 4, 2024 – Spring is Here!

May 2, 2024 – Bloom Time!

June 8, 2024 – 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!


Garden Club
of
Harrington Park

Mary Jo Sichak

Mary Jo is a Master Gardener, Naturalist, and Photographer with extensive teaching and speaking experience. Her garden has been listed in The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Directory and has been featured by the Ringwood, and Oakland Area Garden Clubs. She has a love of nature and an interest in capturing what she sees through photography, using it as a means of preserving the beauty of the moment and allowing it to be shared with others. It is the combination of nature, art and education that prompted her to create a series of talks focused on the natural beauty that exists in northern New Jersey, allowing her to share it with audiences across the state.