October 2023 Monday, October 2, at 7:30 PM Subject: Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and FruitSpeaker: Teri Dunn Chace   Based on her Timber Press title of the same name, Teri Dunn Chace’s presentation will explain how “every seed tells a story.”  Though small and often not noticed or examined carefully, seeds […]

“PLANT TREES: NATURE’S UNSUNG HEROES” SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 10 AM THE SKATE HOUSE ON OAKVIEW ROAD IN MEMORIAL PARK This was the theme of Cecelia Millea’s tenure as the 2021- 2023 President of the Garden Club of New Jersey, and it is the title of the $1,000 Grant awarded to MGC for a project, […]

November 2023 Monday, November 6, at 7:30 PM Subject: Herbs from Around the WorldSpeaker: Patrick McDuffee Well-Sweep Herb Farm in Port Murray, New Jersey, is home to one of the largest collections of potted herbs in the world, along with a collection of their unique cultural stories and uses.  Patrick McDuffee, the third generation of the Well-Sweep […]

December 2023 Monday, December 4, at 7:30 PM Subject:  Seasonal Floral SculpturesSpeaker:  Valerie Rojas Braverman Local shop owner Valerie Braverman of Brave Floral will create winter floral arrangements and discuss different techniques and floral design principles. Valerie’s work evokes the feeling of freshly gathered florals balanced with modern and classical design forms.  Artistic Design Exhibits — Please […]

January 2024 Monday, January 8, at 7:30 PM Subject:  New Jersey Wine Country: Past, Present and FutureSpeaker: Devon Segel Perry Explore New Jersey Wine Country with the Garden State Wine Growers Association, representing all wineries and vineyards in the state.   Along with information about local wineries and vineyards, you’ll learn why New Jersey is quickly establishing itself […]

February 2024 Monday, February 5, at 7:30 PM Subject:  Bloodroot, Bluebells, and Butterflies: Spring Beauties for Biodiversity Speaker: Deb Ellis When we garden, we can support biodiversity through the plants we choose.  In this workshop, you will learn how to grow our charming spring wildflowers and how they sustain native bees and butterflies early in the season.  […]

March 2024 Monday, March 4, at 7:30 PM Subject:  Replacing the Green Desert: Native Plant Alternatives to TurfSpeaker: Kim Eierman   The great American love affair with the Green Desert (aka lawn) has a long tradition with a very high ecological cost. Exotic grass lawns are virtual wastelands in our local ecosystems, providing little to our native […]

April 2024 Monday, April 1, at 7:30 PM Subject:  Saving Water for Your Garden & Home Speaker: Amy Rowe Learn about how using water wisely in your home, garden, and yard can ensure that we have clean, fresh water for generations to come.  Water conservation can save you money and can protect this limited natural resource.    […]

  May 2024 Monday, May 6, at 7:30 PM Subject:   87th Annual Plant SaleSpeakers: Plant Sale Committee Members Get some behind-the-scenes glimpses of New Jersey’s “Big Momma of Plant Sales” and learn what makes the sale so popular and so much fun.  We’ll also preview some of the many (many!) perennials, annuals, herbs and other special […]