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
May 1st, 2014
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!
and, read our recent newsletter - click the button on the left...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
In recent years we have not had herbs for sale at our plant sale, but get ready – we’re offering some excellent culinary herbs including French tarragon, six different mints; peppermint, orange mint, spearmint, Kentucky Colonel Spearmint, apple mint, and chocolate mint; four different oregano including Sweet Marjoram, Italian, Greek, and Golden Oregano; and many types of Rosemary, Thyme, and Sage. You’ll also get free recipes and tips to use these special additions to your cuisine when you purchase.
In addition to clipping fresh herbs for cooking, why not use herbs in these ways:
• Make an herb and oil infusion to spread on bruschetta • Make an herbal tea
• Make a compound butter to spread on grilled vegetables *Make a Mohito or other cocktail with herbs
• Make herb filled ice cubes and plunk them into a cold summer drink • Make an herbal vinegar
May 1, 2014 - PLANT SWAP AT OUR MAY MEETING !!! - DIG UP YOUR PERENNIALS AND SWAP THEM AT OUR GC MEETING - GO HOME WITH SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT
May 17, 2014 – Barrel Planting - 10:00 A.M. - Beautification of Downtown H.P. - All are welcome! Bring your gloves and trowel - always lots of fun!
June 21, 2014 – Field Trip - "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
May 1 - "Dearest Mom"
June 7 - "Poinsettia; Dead or Alive"
Congratulations to Brigitha Tray - winner of the April Floral Contest!
"The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies."
May 1st Meeting
Speaker: Bill Kolvek,
Owner Bill Kolvek Nursery
Topic: “Native & Exotic Ornamental Grasses”
Photo: Courtesy of Bill Kolvek Nursery