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 "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
30th ANNIVERSARY IN 2020 !!!

Garden Club Affiliations

Garden Club of America
Garden Club of New Jersey

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November 2, 2019 - 10:00 A.M.
Barrel Greening in downtown Harrington Park.  We remove the annuals and replace them with Alberta Spruce for the fall and winter.  Please bring a trowel, gloves if you use them.

November 7, 2019
Speaker:  Lourdes Osorio
Topic:  "Going Native Without Feeding Bambi"

Gardening with deer is a love/hate relationship. We love living among and seeing wildlife, but, "stay out of my garden!” Why are deer such a problem to gardeners? Destruction of their natural habitat has led to their adaptation to our suburban environment; overpopulation results. Deer will eat anything when hungry enough.

When looking at deer resistant plant lists, there are no guarantees that they are deer proof - deer will eat anything if hungry enough. 
“Going Native Without Feeding Bambi” will address the problem of what to plant to discourage the deer in your garden!

November 24, 2019 - 2:00 P.M.
Thanksgiving Workshop - Make It and Take It Floral Arrangement
All materials supplied.  Fee and pre-registration required.

Visit Willowwood Arboretum on the web - a great garden, and a wonderful newsletter!  Just click below.

"The love of gardening is a seed
that once sown never dies."
Gertrude Jekyll
Monthly Meeting Floral Contests
Theme by Month
November 7, 2019
"Bountiful Blessings"

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

Lourdes enjoys gardening for beauty and to provide a sanctuary for butterflies and other pollinators. This love led her to growing native plants, a challenging task in areas of high deer pressure like her garden next to Garret Mountain Reservation. Lourdes is focused on improving the local ecology and will share her experience with native plants that deer tend to pass up and which are also beneficial to pollinators. 

 In order to encourage gardeners to use more native plants, Lourdes has created Native Plant Channel on YouTube. The channel features videos with tours of lovely native plant gardens as well as recommendations for deer-resistant natives. It's goal is to inspire gardeners to grow more native plants and provide information on how to do so. 

 Lourdes has been a Master Gardener for over 20 years, graduating in the first Master Gardener class held by Passaic County in 1996. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne, plus is the Project Coordinatior / Leader for the Master Gardener project at Garret Mountain Reservation, where she demonstrates plants that are deer resistant, particularly plants native to our area.




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