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 "2015-2016 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
September 10, 2015
"Almost Fall..."

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


September 10, 2015, 7:30 P.M., Harrington Park Library - "Designing the Mixed Border"

The Garden Club of Harrington Park is pleased to welcome back Guest Speaker Marc E. Zukovich on Thursday, September 10th, at 7:30 P.M., at the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street, Harrington Park. Last year Zukovich wowed the garden club with a program on "Gardening with Deer."  This time, Marc's lecture will examine how to design the mixed border. 

Why design at all? Why not just plump down your favorite annuals and perennials and see what happens? Your end result would most likely be Chaos!  

Marc will share design tips used by the pros to create a garden bed that provides multi-season color and interest. According to Marc; "the ‘mixed border’ should contain shrubs, perennials, grasses, bulbs, annuals, and sometimes small ornamental trees."  

Also covered in Marc's presentation will be planting and maintenance tips to ensure that the garden is successful and remains healthy. Examples of mixed borders and the plants best to use in them will be shown in a slide presentation. Handouts with information will be distributed.

Special Events at the Garden Club of Harrington Park:

November 7, 2015 - 10:00 A.M. - Beautification of Downtown Harrington Park - Join Garden Club members and friends as we cleanout the barrels and green them up with Alberta Spruce for the fall and winter display.  Bring garden gloves, kneeler, and trowel.  Great fun and friendship!

November 22, 2015 (Sunday) - 2:00 P.M. Make-It & Take-It Thanksgiving Workshop
conducted by Gerri Gibney - Create a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece to use on your
bountiful table, or give as a dynamite hostess gift for the holiday.  All material is supplied.
Fee, and reservations are a must.  Always a fun event to let your creative juices flow and
enjoy a pleasant afternoon with friends, and to make new ones!

December 11, 2015 - 7:00 P.M. "Nibbles & Sweets"
a holiday party for members and their guests at the Gibney household.
Members bring appetizers and desserts.

Willowwood Arboretum

Visit Willowwood Arboretum on the web - a great garden, and a wonderful newsletter!  Just click below.
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 !!!
September 10, 2015
Marc E. Zukovich

"Designing the
Mixed Border"

Marc has been teaching classes in horticulture since 1989 as an adjunct professor at The County College of Morris, where he was recognized with the NISOD national award for teaching excellence. He also teaches Community Courses for several Adult Schools and frequently lectures for garden clubs, libraries, and community groups throughout New Jersey. He offers on-site consultation as "The Garden Coach” ™ to homeowners.  

  Zukovich holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Botany from Drew University, and certificates from Harvard Graduate School of Design and the New York Botanical Garden. He is the President and founder of Sterling Horticultural Services. He has managed a 38-acre private estate in Alpine, NJ, the grounds of Honeywell Inc. World Headquarters in Morristown, and has provided exceptional landscape care to residential properties.  

Photos of Previous Thanksgiving Workshops