Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale
This Spring the Maplewood Garden Club held its 85th Annual Plant Sale at the Maplewood Community Pool on May 5, 6, and 7. MGC members braved the torrential downpours to provide the community yet another successful MGC Plant Sale.
The annual plant sale is the only fundraiser held by MGC each year, offering exceptional plant material, the unusual or rare plants and below market prices to the gardening community. The funds raised enable us to generate the resources that support the ongoing projects and activities donated to the Township, some of which include: Scholarships to Columbia High School Seniors, Rutgers University Students, and Township employees for continuing education programs at Rutgers University; the Dickens Village Conservatory; the Durand-Hedden herb garden; the Hilton Rain Garden; Maplewood Library book donations; Maplewood Township greenhouses; the Memorial Garden behind Town Hall; holiday decorations at the railroad station and on various municipal buildings; and numerous gardens around town.
The Club has long term relationships with some of the best growers in the country, under the guidance of expert and master gardeners, dedicated volunteers begin potting-up bare root perennials in mid-winter, nurturing them in the MGC nursery garden cold frames and municipal greenhouses.
Rain, Rain, Rain, …
This year’s sale saw a gorgeous opening day on Thursday May 5th followed by two days of solid rain on Friday and Saturday. Often times the rain coming down in sheets. But our members persevered and our community showed up making it another successful and fun event.
Did we mention ‘Rain’?