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.  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 "2014-2015 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

Garden Club Affiliations

Garden Club of America
Garden Club of New Jersey

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Monthly Meeting Floral Contests
Themes by Month
May 2015
"Mom's Love"

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


The Garden Club of Harrington Park is pleased to welcome Chris Raimondi as their guest speaker on Thursday May 7th at 7:30 the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street, Harrington Park, NJ. Chris will present "Adding Tropical Color to Your Seasonal Plantings", a look at how color and structure can bring a festive tropical feel to your garden. 

In recent years we've seen more and more succulents and cacti used in planters. Chris will show how tropical plants can be incorporated into the garden landscape with their hot colors and their unusual shapes and textures. The exotic brightly colored flowers, large broad leaves, and lush green foliage of the these plants added to a patio pot can make for a stunning accent simply by growing one tropical flower per large container, and adding colorful annuals around the base. He'll explain designing with tropics along with caring for these beauties.  

The outdoor garden season is just beginning and Mr. Raimondi will be planting some new ideas gardeners can use to accomplish the look of one of the hot trends in gardening. 

Special Events at the Garden Club of Harrington Park:

May 7, 2015 – Plant Swap at the May meeting.  Bring a plant, get a plant!

May 16, 2015 – Barrel Planting - 10:00 A.M. - Beautification of Downtown Harrington Park.  Join Garden Club members and friends as we remove the Alberta Spruce that have done a yeomen's job over the late fall and winter.  We replace them with a beautiful display of white and silver annuals especially designed in celebration of our 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary.  Bring garden gloves, kneeler, and trowel.  Great fun and friendship!

June 6, 2015 – 10:00 A.M. - Tour of Members’ Gardens and Pot Luck Barbecue

June 20, 2015 – Annual Garden Club Field Trip & Luncheon - Rutgers Garden, New Brunswick, N. J. - We will be given a tour of the gardens by Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Garden - We will carpool and depart Library parking lot at 9:00 A.M. - $10-$12 Entrance Fee - Luncheon TBD

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YOU ASKED FOR IT!  Recipes that were served at past meetings are available by clicking on the "recipe" button to the left...  We've also listed our upcoming hosts and their responsibilities

"The love of gardening is a seed
that once sown never dies."
Gertrude Jekyll
 25th Anniversary Jubilee in 2015 !!!
MAY 7, 2015
Chris Raimondi
The Raimondi Group, Inc.


Chris heads The Raimondi Group, Inc., an Award-Winning Horticultural Company serving corporate and residential clients in the New York tri-state area. He received his degree in Horticulture from the State University of New York at Farmingdale.  

Raimondi teaches Horticultural courses as an Adjunct Professor at the New York Botanical Garden and the New Jersey Botanical Garden, and is a Professor at Bergen Community College, where he also serves on the horticultural Advisory Board. He has appeared on television and radio programs and has authored articles in the US and abroad.  

Raimondi has been a volunteer firefighter and officer for over 25 years. He serves as a Shade Tree Commissioner in the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus and is an active member of Ridgewood Project Pride, made up of a committee of Ridgewood residents who seek to preserve and beautify Ridgewood’s public area. Raimondi feels that “It has been both my privilege and pleasure to volunteer for organizations that are integral to the welfare of the community’’.