Education & Design

EDUCATION

  • Monthly speakers provide fun and useful information to members and guests on a variety of topics

  • Environmental feature boards at our flower shows and plant sales

  • Sponsor the Junior Nature Club, a youth program for 3rd graders at Wildwood School

  • Participate in unique community outreach projects

  • Teach members and community about local plants and their requirements

FLORAL DESIGN

  • Host regular presentations by floral designers and review design techniques at monthly meetings

  • Offer floral design workshops

  • Present flower shows

  • Enter the Garden Club of New Jersey Flower Show

  • Participate and fund public floral design projects

HORTICULTURE

CONSERVATION

  • Speakers from Rutgers and other NJ State approved resources

  • Feature horticulture topics at monthly meetings

  • Present an annual plant sale with focus on noninvasive and native plants

  • Offer trips to local gardens and arboretums

  • Encourage use of native species and eradication of invasive plants

  • Raise awareness of local ordinances

  • Promote composting, recycling and conservation

NATIVE PLANTS

  • Planting native species helps preserve the natural character of our area

  • Native plants helps rebalance the ecosystem

  • Once established, native plants require less maintenance and are resistant to most pests & diseases

  • Helps create a healthy habitat for native birds and butterflies

  • For a complete list of native plants please visit The Native Plant Society of NJ

  • To see some of the best selections for our area, be sure to visit the Emilie Hammond Wildflower Trail at the Tourne County Park (maintained by the Rockaway Valley Garden Club)

  • Our annual plant sale offers a great selection of interesting native plants