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 "2016-2017 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
March 1, 2018
"It's Spring!"

Let your imagination fly!  Create a floral masterpiece and bring to our meeting - we love them all! - Fresh Flowers Only!
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February 24, 2018 – Mini Field Trip to Connecticut Flower Show – Depart Library Parking Lot 8:00 A.M. Luncheon to Follow – Fee

March 1, 2018
The Garden Club of Harrington Park will welcome back guest lecturer Bruce Crawford on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm, at the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street, Harrington Park. 

Crawford has wowed the Garden Club with numerous informative presentations. In this new program Bruce will focus on how plants provide shade, color, texture and even sound to the home landscape and is the 'tool' that gardeners enjoy working with best.

The challenge is weaving the plants into outdoor spaces with walkways, patios and other accessories that create environments people wish to interact with and enjoy! This program will highlight numerous techniques that will enhance your garden’s social appeal, making it a fun destination for yourself or a gathering for all your friends!  


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"The love of gardening is a seed
that once sown never dies."
Gertrude Jekyll
Bruce is a graduate of Bucknell University and studied landscape architecture and horticulture at Cook College, Rutgers University. Bruce had his own design / build garden business for nearly 25 years, specializing in plantings for year-round interest. His gardens were featured in "Fine Gardening Magazine."

Today Bruce is an adjunct professor in landscape architecture at Rutgers University. His position as Director of Rutgers Gardens, the botanical garden for Rutgers University, involves the management of the 180 acre facility, which includes designed gardens, woodlands and fields. Open 365 days a year with over 20,000 visitors a year, the emphasis is increasingly focused upon interesting plant combinations that can be experienced throughout the changing seasons.

A long time proponent of unusual and fun plants, Bruce has yet to find a plant that he doesn't like. Bruce lectures frequently to horticultural organizations and at continuing education programs. You will also find him quoted regularly in the New York Times "House & Garden" section.

Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers University Gardens

"Design Principles for Down to Earth Gardens"

Winning Entries for our February Floral Contest - "Cottage Fever Overcome"

Left:  Brigitha Tray     
Right:  Georgia Greiner
Photos Courtesy of Hedy Galow
Ellen Breger
February Meeting Hostess
Photo Courtesy of Pam Kern