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.  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.  You can check out our activities and events for the Club year by clicking on the "2018-2019 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
25TH SILVER JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY IN 2015 - ON TO ANOTHER 25!

Garden Club Affiliations

Garden Club of America
Garden Club of New Jersey

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UPCOMING EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

February 7, 2019 - General Meeting - 7:30 P.M. at the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street

Guest Speaker:  Kathleen Sullivan, Master Gardener, Site Coordinator at the Hermitage  
Topic: “Plants from the 18th Century to WW1; Creating Historical Gardens”

Kathleen's presentation will focus on how herbs were used, especially at The Hermitage, from the Revolutionary War Era to World War I. For example, did you know that bee balm (bergamot) was used by the American colonists as a substitute for tea after the Boston Tea Party?    She will have samples of some of her favorite herbs for the audience.

February 23, 2019 – Mini Field Trip to Connecticut Flower Show – Depart Library Parking Lot 8:00 A.M. Luncheon to Follow – Fee

March 7, 2019
Speaker: Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers University Gardens
Topic: “Mixed Borders – Thoughts on Blending Shrubs and Perennials”

April 4, 2019 
Speaker: Donna Dorsey, Owner/Operator Goffle Brook Farm, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Topic: “What’s New & Exciting & My Trade Secrets”

April 27, 2019 – Garden Club Plant Sale (Many Homegrown Plants) – Annual Fundraiser held at the Library Parking Lot – 9:00 A.M. – Noon








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"The love of gardening is a seed
that once sown never dies."
Gertrude Jekyll

Kathleen is a career journalist (Bergen Record, Bloomberg News and other places) who started gardening in earnest when she bought her first house in New Jersey in 1981. Because she never let a new fact go without exploring it, she has collected lots of stories about plants and history during her 10 years volunteering at The Hermitage as a master gardener. 
She is a graduate of Simmons College, Boston, and has a master’s degree in business (MBA) from New York University.



Monthly Meeting Floral Contests
Theme by Month

February 7, 2019
"Is It Spring Yet?"
Let your imagination fly! Create a floral masterpiece and bring to our meeting - we love them all! - Fresh Flowers Only!
Kathleen Sullivan