Garden Club
of
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 "2018-2019 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
25TH SILVER JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY IN 2015 - ON TO ANOTHER 25!

Garden Club Affiliations

Garden Club of America
Garden Club of New Jersey

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UPCOMING EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

December 6, 2018

Speaker: Gerri Gibney
Topic: Hands on Workshop - Wreath and Holiday Arrangements - Make-It and Take-It

It's that time of year again, and the Garden Club will be making holiday decorations to use in your home or to give as a gift.  Gerri will be demonstrating how to create a holiday arrangement, a wreath created from three coat hangers, and a tabletop evergreen tree along with ideas to make beautiful centerpieces for the upcoming holidays.

The Garden Club will furnish the basic supplies; plastic containers for centerpieces, fresh greens and floral foam.  If you wish to use any personal do-dads, favorite ribbon, or any extra greens from your garden if you have some you would like to use bring them along.  In addition bring pruners and garden gloves, and if you plan to make a wreath, bring three coat hangers to use as a base. 

All are welcome to join in this fun Make-it & Take-it Evening, so bring your friends. There is no fee, however, if you are a visitor we would appreciate a donation to help cover the cost of materials.  Pre-registration is required to insure that there will be plenty of materials for everyone. To reserve your spot or for further information, please phone Gerri at 201-768-2615, or email themerchantmouse@aol.com.











December 14, 2018
Garden Club Holiday Get-Together – Pot Luck “Nibbles and Sweets” at Gerri Gibney’s, 7:00 P.M.  Members bring appetizers and sweets.

January 3, 2019
“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!  Esther Ross is our chair for this annual fun evening of sharing!









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"The love of gardening is a seed
that once sown never dies."
Gertrude Jekyll

Gerri Gibney is a life-long passionate gardener and President of the Garden Club of Harrington Park. She has lectured on various garden topics and led workshops for numerous local organizations, and annually at the Garden Club of Harrington Park's Thanksgiving and December Holiday workshops, creating unique and beautiful arrangements and decorations. In addition to lecturing on garden topics, she has recently added local historical topics to her repertoire of lectures.

She is an avid gardener, an antique dealer, writer, founder and president of the Garden Club of Harrington Park, the Harrington Park Historical Society, the Arts Council, writes a bi-weekly column “In the Garden” for two local newspapers, and has a design service for small and container gardens.

A native of Bergen County, she grew up in Cresskill and lives in Harrington Park with her two cats; Elizabeth and G3.

Gerri has recently launched a web site www.themerchantmouse.com which is a journal filled with a few of her favorite things!



Monthly Meeting Floral Contests
Theme by Month

December 6, 2018
"Evergreen Fantasy"
Let your imagination fly! Create a floral masterpiece and bring to our meeting - we love them all! - Fresh Flowers Only!
Gerri Gibney
President,
Garden Club of Harrington Park
Photos of Previous Holiday Make-It & Take-It Workshops