Our trip to the Cranberry Bog


November is Hummingbird Talk Time


PR Contact:  Joanne Mallon  ngcpublicity@gmail.com



On Tuesday, November 13th, the Navesink Garden Club will host a program titled “Creating a Hummingbird Habitat:” by speaker Ann Sherwood.  . Hummingbirds are masters of beauty and disguise and it is never too early to start planning on how to lure them into your yard next year.  By understanding a little bit about their unique biology, you can design your garden or window box to be more inviting to them. Ms. Sherwood will discuss choosing and positioning the plants they love so you can enjoy watching these fascinating creatures.

The public is invited to attend this program free of charge.  It begins at 1 p.m. at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, 40 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank.

The Navesink Garden Club invites people interested in horticulture and design to attend a regular meeting, enjoy a warm and friendly welcome and learn about what interesting projects the club offers.  Meetings are held at The Atrium on the second Tuesday of the month from 11a.m. to 2p.m. from September to June.

For additional information visit navesinkgardenclub.org or  contact Membership Chair, Terry, at cweed7@outlook.org.


“Wedding Bells” a Big Success


PR Contact:  Joanne Mallon    ngcpublicity@gmail.com

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The Navesink Garden Club began their new season with a   Small Standard Flower Show titled “Wedding Bells” held at the Atrium at Navesink Harbor in Red Bank. The yearly event was a again a big success enjoyed by many garden enthusiasts. The Horticulture Division titled “Down the Aisle” walked us through  a splendid and colorful array of entries with 78 ribbons being awarded. Taking top honors were Marina Kerber with an Arboreal Award and Award of Merit,  Bernice Maguire winning 4 Awards of Merit plus 6 additional ribbons, and Pat Wotton who captured the Grower’s Choice Award and 9 additional ribbons. Janine Voell received an Award of Merit.   

In the  Design Division, 12 entries were submitted based on the playful theme “Going to the Chapel”.  Marina Kerber received the Designer’s Choice Award for her “Destination Wedding” design, Judy Alberse received a Blue ribbon for her American traditional petite design, “A Gift for the Bridesmaids”, and Pam Sutton received a Blue ribbon for “Brunch for the Bride and Groom”, an informal functional table for two. Red ribbons were awarded to Ronnie Lander, Joanne Mallon and Diana Rueda for their designs. Chairperson, Marina Kerber, is a NGC Accredited Judge, Master Gardener and former President of the Navesink Garden Club.

The Navesink Garden Club invites people interested in horticulture and design to attend a meeting, enjoy a warm and friendly welcome and learn what interesting projects the club is engaged in. Meetings are held at the Atrium at Navesink Harbor, 40 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, on the second Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from September to June. Join the list for this site for information on current happenings or contact Membership Chair, Terry, at cweed7@outlook.com.

Cranberry Trip Information

Navesink Garden Club will be traveling to a wonderful area of New Jersey. Known for its unique views and agriculture, the Pine Barrens also has cranberry bogs. Yes, they are still working to produce wonderful crops. Enjoy a day out, lunch, and an education about this interesting and unique area.

Promising to be a great day, the trip is open to guests. Here is the information.



close up of strawberries

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Info for our SSFS on 9/11…

Good luck, everyone!

Navesink Garden Club
September 11, 2018
Horticulture Entries:

– Entry Cards will be available at the registration desk on day of show.

– Address labels may be used for exhibitor information. Use pencil or water-proof ink.

– Cut specimens should not have foliage below the water line except for Gladiolus.

– Foliage plants may flower, but should be exhibited as foliage if they are grown for their leaves.

– General Show Chairman and Horticulture Chairman are free to subdivide classes by color, form, size, variety or other distinguishing characteristics.

– The Scale of Points for Horticulture are listed on pages 298-299 of the Handbook for Flower Shows

– Plant specimens must be fresh plant material, grown by the exhibitor, and MUST be correctly named on entry card.

– Variety/cultivar, if known, should also be listed on Entry card. Common plant names may also be included.

– Containers for cut specimens will be provided by the Committee.

– Bubble wrap provided by Committee will be used to wedge the specimens.


PR CONTACT:  JOANNE MALLON   ngcpublicity@gmail.com

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On Tuesday September 11, the Navesink Garden Club will host a Small Standard Flower Show titled “Wedding Bells”.   The Design Division “Going to the Chapel”,  will include the following Classes:  “A Gift for the Bridesmaids” featuring an American traditional petite design, “Destination Wedding,” featuring a design of any type and “Brunch for the Bride and Groom,” displaying  an  informal or semi- formal functional table for two.  The Horticulture Division, “Down The Aisle” will contain thirty-seven Classes for competitors to enter.

The public is welcome free of charge to enjoy the show from 1-3 p.m. at the Atrium, 40 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank.  In addition, the Navesink Garden Club invites people interested in horticulture and design to attend a regular meeting, enjoy a warm and friendly gathering and learn what interesting projects the club offers.  Meetings are held at the Atrium on the second Tuesday of the month from 11 to 2 p.m. from September to June. For information on current happenings bookmark www.navesinkgardenclub.org or contact Membership Chair, Terry, by emailing cweed7@outlook.com.

The Navesink Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc., and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Small Standard Flower Show Scheduled

The official, current schedule for our upcoming flower and design show is available. If you need a copy, please contact Marina K. or Joanne M. for an e-copy. (Members only.)

This is a fun event, and open to the public for viewing. Please check our upcoming meetings page for information.

See you in September!

Art in Bloom @Monmouth Museum

The title of this exhibit is “Does it Match the Couch?” The idea is that the couch, its fabric, pattern, style, is complemented by paintings by local and visiting artists, as well as a unique original floral piece designed by our very own members.

Our Art In Bloom opening at the Monmouth Museum over the weekend was a big success. It started with a reception on Friday for the designers and ended on Monday with a “walk- through” describing the designs for “Friends of the Museum.”

The interpretations of artwork chosen by the designers was outstanding and definitely complimented the “Does it Match The Couch” settings.

Many thanks to Marina for chairing the event and to all the participating designers–Judy, Janine, Ronnie, Gotti , Yoko, Bernice, Pam, Marina and Joanne. Membership makes friendship, and friendship continues to grow membership.

Thank you also to members who were able to visit the exhibit.  Your support was very much appreciated.

Click on gallery to enjoy all the designs.

“Don’t sit this one out!!!”

Art in Bloom Set-up & Reception

This coming Friday, July 27th, several of our members will be participating in an ART IN BLOOM exhibit as part of Monmouth Museum’s “Does It Match The Couch”. There will be a reception Friday night from 5-7 p.m. free of admission for our club. During the rest of the weekend, admission will be charged. We hope many of you will be able to join the reception Friday. The exhibit “Does It Match the Couch” is intriguing with a touch of whimsey. The added aspect of seeing how our designers interpret their chosen artwork will make it even more enjoyable. As a club, we can be very proud of our members who have volunteered to participate in this adventure, so come and enjoy.

New Season to be Posted Soon

Please be patient while we await the news of our new year, beginning on September 11. We plan our annual Small Standard Flower Show at that time, after our first meeting of our year. So you can mark your calendar, and start looking around for typical horticultural specimens that are active at that time. More information to come.

Some of the design ideas were discussed at our Annual Meeting recently, but a full description will be published here.

Be sure to keep the wonderful photos and comments coming on FaceBook, and have a wonderful summer!

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