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
December 1, 2016
"Here Comes Santa"

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

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.

“Marvelous Greens” is the theme for the annual Garden Club of Harrington Park’s “Make-it & Take-It Workshop” to be conducted by Gerri Gibney on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. in the Harrington Park Library located at 10 Herring Street in Harrington Park, New Jersey.

Gerri will discuss the various greens you can use right from your own garden as well as several design themes you might use for your own creation. One ever-popular style is the "Colonial Williamsburg” theme, a particular favorite of Gerri’s. Abundant with fruit, vegetables, foliage, herbs and dried flowers, the charm of Williamsburg wreaths, swags, and centerpieces has delighted generations of Americans and Gerri will discuss how you can translate this style to your arrangement.

The Garden Club will furnish the basic supplies; plastic containers for centerpieces, fresh greens, floral foam and ribbon. If you have a favorite bowl or container you'd prefer to use, bring it along. If you wish to use fruits in your arrangement, bring them also, plus any personal adornments, do-dads, favorite ribbon, or extra greens from your garden you would like to use or share. You will also need your pruners and gardening gloves. Please note: if you plan to make a wreath, bring three coat hangers.

All are welcome to join in this fun “Make-It & Take-It” evening. There is no fee. Pre-registration is required to insure that there will be plenty of materials for everyone. To reserve your spot or for further information, call Gerri at 201-768-2615, email or visit and click on the "Contact Us" button, or visit us on Facebook.

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.
"Members' Night" has always been one of our most anticipated meetings -- it is an opportunity for you to share anything "garden" with your fellow GCHP members via slides, PowerPoint, etc.  

Wouldn't you like to show off your garden? Or a special project you have completed? How about clueing us in on a perennial, bush or tree that was exquisite beyond your expectations? Or conversely, a plant that was a disappointing flop? Or maybe take us on a "Slide Trip" to a beautiful or unique garden you have visited? You can do any of these at our upcoming "Members' Night".  

Esther Ross is busy putting together the line-up now, so if you would like to be a presenter, please contact her ASAP: phone - 201-768-3621 or email -  

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

Gerri Gibney
Holiday Make It & Take It
"Marvelous Greens"
Gerri Gibney is a life-long passionate gardener who loves everything garden. She translated her love of gardening into creating the Garden Club of Harrington Park of which she serves as president. She has lectured on various garden topics and led workshops for organizations and Garden Clubs in the area, and annually for the Garden Club of Harrington Park’s December meetings, creating beautiful unique arrangements and decorations. She is president of the Harrington Park Historical Society, an Advisory Board member of the Arts Council of Harrington Park, an antiques dealer, has a design service for small and container gardens, and writes a bi-weekly newspaper column entitled “In the Garden” for three local newspapers. In addition to lecturing on garden topics, she has recently added local historical topics to her repertoire of lectures.. 
Our hostesses for the November Meeting

The Garden Club of Harrington Park presented Matthew and Amanda Fichera with a plaque in appreciation of their tending the GC's barrels on the West side of the tracks on LaRoche Avenue. Due to their kindness and generosity, the GCHP had a reprieve from watering our barrels for the first summer in over 20 years.

L-R Bev Murray, Anne Hackett. Esther Ross, Ann-Ingrid Millikan, GC Pres. Gerri Gibney, Matthew Fichera co-owner HP Homemade, Irene Jackson, Carla Brajkovic, Dottie Durbec