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
March 2, 2017
 "Spring is Here!"

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


March 2, 7:30 P.M. -- Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers University Gardens will present “Curb Appeal: Design Tips for the Front Yard” through properly enhancing the architecture of the house while also making your visitor feel welcome.

Bruce has wowed the garden club with numerous informative and entertaining presentations and we are delighted to have him back with this return engagement!  

How often is the front yard of a home reduced to a jumble of plants along the foundation with an unwelcoming walkway to the front door, and garage doors that are architecturally more prominent than the front door? Crawford will focus on how to give a home that great sense of "curb appeal" through properly enhancing the architecture of the house with plants, trees and bushes, while also making your visitors feel welcome. Bruce is a graduate of Bucknell University and studied landscape architecture and horticulture at Cook College, Rutgers University. Bruce had his own design / build garden business for nearly 25 years, specializing in plantings for year-round interest. His gardens were featured in "Fine Gardening Magazine."

The program will be followed by a "Q & A" session and refreshments.

The Garden Club welcomes all gardeners, active and armchair, from all towns. There is no fee. For additional information, contact GCHP President Gerri Gibney at 201-768-2615, email or visit

Hostesses for the Evening:  JANET MAHONEY & PAT CARROLL

February 25, 2017 – Mini Field Trip to N. J. Flower & Garden Show, Edison New Jersey.  Carpool - Depart Library Parking Lot 9:00 A.M. Luncheon to Follow – Fee - Please contact Gerri Gibney at 201 768-2615 or email;

April 6th, 7:30 P.M. - Terrence McGarty, Author, and Owner of Telmarc Gardens, will present “Daylilies."

Saturday, April 29th, 9:00 A.M. – Noon  – Our Annual Fundraising Garden Club Plant Sale to be held in the Library Parking Lot!  Start checking your garden for plants to pot up for our "Homegrown Table" and what you will be bringing to add to the "Garden Treasures" table!

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
Bruce is an adjunct professor in landscape architecture at Rutgers University. His position as Director of Rutgers Gardens, the botanical garden for Rutgers University, involves the management of the 180 acre facility, which includes designed gardens, woodlands and fields. Open 365 days a year with over 20,000 visitors a year, the emphasis is increasingly focused upon interesting plant combinations that can be experienced throughout the changing seasons. 

A long time proponent of unusual and fun plants, Bruce has yet to find a plant that he doesn't like. Bruce lectures frequently to horticultural organizations and at continuing education programs. You will also find him quoted regularly in the New York Times "House & Garden" section. 

"Curb Appeal:  Design Tips for the Front Yard"
Bruce Crawford