Garden Club
of
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
25TH SILVER JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY IN 2015 - ON TO ANOTHER 25!

Garden Club Affiliations

Garden Club of America
Garden Club of New Jersey

Looking for a beautiful garden to visit in the Garden State?  Click
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UPCOMING EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

General Meeting - November 1, 2018 - 7:30 P.M., Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street
Speaker: Wiebke Hinsch, Master Gardener, Docent at New York Botanical Garden
Topic: “Gardening with Bulbs”

Here's Wiebke's comments on her lecture:  "Bulbs are the easiest perennials to garden with. They contain inside the embryonic map of their beauty surrounded by layers of food and moisture.  We put them in the soil in fall, and as soon as the snow recedes and the sun gets warmer they are the first to color the ground when we are most longing for it.
Here's Wiebke's comments on her lecture:  "Bulbs are the easiest perennials to garden with. They contain inside the embryonic map of their beauty surrounded by layers of food and moisture.  We put them in the soil in fall, and as soon as the snow recedes and the sun gets warmer they are the first to color the ground when we are most longing for it.
I’d like to invite you to a stroll through our garden from the first snowdrops to the last dahlias, spanning 10 months of flowering."

November 3, 2018 – Barrel “Greening” 10:00 A.M. – Downtown Harrington Park
Bring Your Gloves & Trowel  - A Note from our Beautification Chair, Carla Jacobelli;
"A great big thanks to all the people who watered and cared for the barrels during the spring and summer - they looked outstanding!  I'll be calling you to find out how our Alberta Spruces faired over the summer months, and if we need to replace any of them.  See you on the 3rd - always a lot of fun!"  

November 18, 2018 - 2:00 P.M. “Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop” – Conducted by Gerri Gibney – Fee
Library, Pre-Registration Required – contact themerchantmouse@aol.com or 201 768-2615 

December 6, 2018
Speaker: Gerri Gibney
Topic: Hands on Workshop - Wreath and Holiday Arrangements - Make-It and Take-It

December 14, 2018
Garden Club Holiday Get-Together – Pot Luck “Nibbles and Sweets” at Gerri Gibney’s,
7:00 P.M.








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

Wiebke Hinsch

In Wiebke's own words, here is her journey on becoming a passionate gardener!

When I moved from an apartment to a house 28 years ago I was equally 
enthusiastic as ill prepared to take care of the neglected garden with
a few old trees, shrubs and weeds. For a start I read books on 
gardening and made friends with neighbors who were dedicated gardeners.
 I was on my way of becoming a passionate gardener. Today my garden is my joy and pride and a source of deep satisfaction.

Much I owe to the New York Botanical Garden for teaching a course
in preparation of becoming a volunteer docent (tour guide) at the NYBG.
 The wonderful teacher, Ursula Joachim, kindled my enthusiasm for plants, gardening and botany in general.

In 2000 I took part in the Master Gardener program at Rutgers University 
extension and divided my time between volunteer hours for Bergen County 
Parks and my own backyard.

For several years I took part in the Open Days program of the Garden Conservancy
 and opened my garden to the public for one day. Since 2012 I have been a member 
of the Woodcliff Lake Shade Tree Committee, which endeavors to preserve the old 
tree canopy (now 60 % of the area) and to plant new trees for future generations.
Monthly Meeting Floral Contests
Theme by Month

November 1, 2018
"Bountiful Blessings!"
Let your imagination fly! Create a floral masterpiece and bring to our meeting - we love them all! - Fresh Flowers Only!
Hedy Galow's Beautiful Design - Previous Floral Contest Winner