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
November 3, 2016
"We Give Thanks"

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

Thursday, November 3rd, at 7:30 P.M.

Guest speaker Patricia O’Brien Libutti, a/k/a The Urban Herban, will present a pictorial lecture titled "Herbally Yours" in which she will discuss the history of many popular plus some little known herbs, their methods of propagation, and maybe even share some special herbal recipes and remedies. 

Pat says that "Being an Urban Herban fits right in with past lives as an educational psychologist, art teacher and librarian".

You can check out Pat's blog at:

The program will be followed by a "Q & A" session and refreshments.


November 3, 2016, 7:30 P.M. Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street, Harrington Park
Speaker: Patricia Libutti, Teaneck Garden Club - Topic: “Herbally Yours”

November 5, 2016 – Barrel “Greening” 10:00 A.M. – Downtown H.P. - Bring Your Gloves & Trowel

November 20, 2016 - 2:00 P.M. “Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop” 
Conducted by Gerri Gibney – Fee:  $17.00 members, $22.00 non-members
All material supplied, please bring pruners.  Harrington Park Library
Pre-Registration Required – contact
or call 201 768-2615.

December 1, 2016 - Hands on Workshop Conducted by Gerri Gibney –“Marvelous Greens” - Wreath and Holiday Arrangements, Make-It and Take-It, no fee.  Bring pruners, and do-dads to decorate your holiday creation, and three coat hangers if you are going to make a wreath.

December 9, 2016 - Garden Club Holiday Get-Together – Pot Luck “Nibbles and Sweets” at the Gibney’s – 7:00 P.M.

January 5, 2017 - “Members’ Night & Winners & Losers in the Garden” – A Fun Evening of Garden Club Members’ “Slide Show and Tell” of Their Own Gardens, Gardens Visited, or Anything Garden - 7:30 P.M. at the Library

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

Patricia O'Brien Libutti
"Herbally Yours"

​SPECIAL NOTE: Dottie Durbec, our Refreshment Chair, is seeking Refreshment Hostesses for our April & May 2017 meetings. Please phone Dottie at 201-768-4478 or email her at if you would like to help out!
Patricia is a Master Gardener and has presented workshops to many New Jersey and Pennsylvania Garden Clubs focusing on herb history, ethnobotany*, and culinary use. She is an “Herb Keeper” for a county park garden, raises her own herbs, and teaches courses to children and adults. In the summer she travels to gardens near and far to, as she puts it, ‘digitally gather as I may’ for winter presentations.