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
February 1, 2018
"Cottage Fever Overcome!"

Let your imagination fly!  Create a floral masterpiece and bring to our meeting - we love them all! - Fresh Flowers Only!
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February 1, 2018
Speaker:  Dr. Hubert Ling, guest lecturer, 7:30 P.M., at the Library, 10 Herring Street, Harrington Park - Topic:  : “Gardening in the Shade with Plants and Ferns”

Does your yard have shady areas where not much of anything grows? Well many native shade plants and spring ephemerals can fill the niche. Dr. Ling will discuss who they are, where to get them and why they are important. He will also discuss how to grow them and fill up your bare spots with color and interest! 

February 24, 2018 – Mini Field Trip to Connecticut Flower Show – Depart Library Parking Lot 8:00 A.M. Luncheon to Follow – Fee

March 1, 2018
Speaker: Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers University Gardens
Topic: “Design Principles for Down to Earth Gardens”

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

Hubert Ling has been excited about nature starting in his youth when he had to pass a test to go to a nature camp. His interest led him to a Ph.D. in Biology. He went on to work in industry and academia focusing on microbiology, mycology, botany and general biology with many publications.  
He has served on the board and as horticulturist for the NJ Native Plant Society almost since its inception and has written many articles for the newsletters. He is an avid native plant gardener. He has shared his expertise as consultant, speaker, and field trip leader for various organizations.  
He is now retired from academia but he serves on the board and is a counselor for Northrup Nature Camp, MA, is on the Bridgewater Shade Tree Commission, and is a monthly contributing writer for the “Gardener News."

Dr. Hubert Ling
"Gardening in the Shade with Plants and Ferns"