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 "2013-2014 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!
Garden Club of Harrington Park Founded in May 1990
Garden Club Affiliations
Garden Club of America
Looking for a beautiful garden to visit in the Garden State? Go to www.gardenstategardens.org for more information on 19 gardens to explore!
Monthly Meeting Floral Contests
Themes by Month
April 3, 2014
"Spring is Here!"
Let your imagination fly! Create a floral masterpiece and bring to our meeting - we love them all! - Fresh Flowers Only!
UPCOMING EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!
April 3, 2014, 7:30 P.M., Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street - Bruce Crawford - Back by Popular Demand!
"Color Theory for the Garden" presented by Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens. Bruce Crawford oversees a 180 Acre outdoor teaching classroom, horticultural research facility and arboretum.
He is also adjunct professor in the Landscape Architecture Department, at Rutgers - School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the Director of Rutgers Gardens since 2005.
Mr. Crawford has addressed numerous horticultural organizations and regularly participates in the Rutgers – Continuing Education Program. His articles have been featured in Fine Gardening Magazine. Most of all he loves plants and gardens!
March 15, 2014, 9:00 A.M. - GC Mini Field Trip to "Springfest" - A garden show at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey. This is billed as a "gardeners' show." We will depart promptly at 9:00 A.M. from the Library parking lot and carpool to "Springfest," returning to Harrington Park at approximately 4:00 P.M. We go to luncheon (TBD) in a local restaurant, and there is an entry fee to the show. Please e-mail for more information.
April 23, 2014 - 10:00 A.M. - Wyckoff Area Garden Club Fundraiser - Kerry Ann Mendez will present "Design Tips for Easy Care Gardens" Tickets $20 in advance - $25 at door. Tickets and information call Deb Fisk, 201 560-1496 or email@example.com
FOR YOUR FUTURE PLANNING!
April 26, 2014 – Garden Club Plant Sale (Many Homegrown Plants) – Annual Fundraiser held at the Library Parking Lot – 9:00 A.M. – Noon - We will need volunteers to man the sale - lots of fun - hope you can join us to buy and to sell! Save your garden "treasures" to donate to the Garden Club, we will have a table of garden treasures!
June 21, 2014 – Field Trip - This is the first time our Garden Club will do an "overnighter," which is optional. If you can stay overnight, or go for the day, up to you. Right now, here are the details:
“Triple Header III: Hortulus Farm,” Wrightstown, Pa. + Two Other Gardens, and Luncheon
Overnight at B & B - optional
Depart Library Parking Lot at 9:00 A.M. - Carpool
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
Floral Themes for 2013-2014
April 3 - "Spring is Here!"
May 1 - "Dearest Mom"
June 7 - "Poinsettia; Dead or Alive"
Old Irish Blessing
“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
DIRECTOR RUTGERS GARDENS
The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies.