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Patricia Dygulski –
NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB CELEBRATES 70th ANNIVERSARY
On December 18, the Navesink Garden Club celebrated 70 years of providing education, resources, and opportunities for members and others to expand their love of gardening and floral design through gardening programs, community beautification projects, horticulture and design programs for seniors, an annual flower show, and an annual scholarship award. A 70th Anniversary Tea was held at the home of President, Marina Kerber, in Elberon, NJ. Since 1947, members have been active in civic, environmental, and historic preservation projects to protect the past and beautify the present and future. Their sterling silver tea set, which the Club uses for special occasions, was used for this celebration.
As Luther Burbank said, “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.” The theme of the Club, “Growing in the Garden,” is to nurture the earth, nurture others, and nurture ourselves.
Since September, the Club has garnered several awards. On September 13, it held a small standard flower show, called “Going Platinum,” with 12 design entries and 89 horticultural entries, receiving 32 blue ribbons from the four National Garden Club (NGC) judges. On November 14, the “Tiger Patch” garden (created and run as a Junior Garden Club of the NGC) were first place, Blue Ribbon winners of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Gardening & Greening Contest. Ongoing projects include
Friends & Flowers at The Atrium in Red Bank
Poricy Park Herb Garden (April-October)
Red Bank Sidewalk Planters Maintenance (June-October)
Red Bank Primary School Garden Planting and Maintenance (Spring-Fall)
Rain Garden at Red Bank Public Library Presentations
The Betty Jean and Karl Meyer Art and Nature Trail at The Monmouth Museum-funding and maintenance
$1,000 Scholarship Award (granted in June)
On February 18, 1947, 16 women from Monmouth County met in the Navesink Library to form the Navesink Garden Club. Five months later, their membership grew to 50, and in the following 70 years, the Club has moved to several locations, increased and decreased in membership, and has evolved into 44 members who still meet, volunteer, and work together to better the area. Since 2010, the monthly meetings have been held at The Atrium in Red Bank,
The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club. Meet everyone and learn what other interesting projects the Club will be doing. Come to one or more of the monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of the month at The Atrium, located at 40 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, in September, October, November, January, March, April, and May from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 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. Members come from Atlantic Highlands, Belford, Brick, Chatham, Colts Neck, Eatontown, Elberon, Fair Haven, Highlands, Holmdel, Leonardo, Lincroft, Little Silver, Middletown, Neptune, Ocean, Rumson, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank.
For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and programs, contact the Membership Chair, Kathy Pojawa, at email@example.com. Visit the Navesink Garden Club
22 Dec 2016 Leave a comment
Looking forward and also looking back, we are
beginning to celebrate a monumental 70th anniversary. Founded in 1947, Navesink Garden Club continues to grow and thrive with the help of our members.
At a recent tea, we honored the club with gifts of friendship. Stay tuned for pics.
01 Nov 2016 Leave a comment
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“Tiger Patch” Garden Receives Blue Ribbon
Two members of the Navesink Garden Club, Laurie Brekke and Hope Hanlon, were recently awarded a Blue Ribbon in the 2016 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Gardening and Greening Contest for their creation of a children’s learning garden at Atlantic Highlands Elementary School. They were selected from over 300 entries and recognized for their commitment to enhance their neighborhood through their work in this garden.
The garden is called Tiger Patch. It got its name from a school-wide contest held by the student council about four years ago. It consists of 13 raised beds of various heights. The project includes planting seeds, watering the plants, and weeding. They planted flowers and vegetables and even tasted the vegetables in the classrooms.
31 Oct 2016 Leave a comment
Tomorrow the last post for a while.
11 Oct 2016 Leave a comment
Our October meeting featured using cactus and succulent specimens in a dish design, suitable for flower shows. [more to come…]
09 Oct 2016 Leave a comment
Here’s a link to more information on the invitation for us to join others in a special presentation next week, on October 18. Please check out the info below – just say who you are, and your admission is, well, admitted. Enjoy!
08 Oct 2016 Leave a comment
Our Project “Go Sprouts” was honored with the Blue Ribbon for this Award. More to come. Here is the article describing the item…
PHS Announces Gardening and Greening Winners
Individual gardeners and community groups receive awards
PHILADELPHIA (October 2016) – The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has chosen the Blue Ribbon and Gardens of Distinction winners of the “2016 PHS Gardening and Greening Contest.”
Gardeners in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties have long been celebrated by PHS. The “PHS Gardening and Greening Contest” recognizes individuals as well as groups for their contributions to their communities.
“PHS congratulates this year’s Gardening and Greening Contest participants. This competition is one of the most exciting ways we fulfill our mission to connect people with horticulture and engage them in gardening,” said Matt Rader, PHS President.
A reception for this year’s winners will be held at PHS headquarters on Monday, November 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Fifty panels of judges visited 300 gardens throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware in search of well-designed, well-maintained, inspiring gardens. Entries were judged on design and total visual effect, with extra points awarded for creativity and sustainable practices. Gardens were also judged on maintenance and horticultural practices, as well as the variety, color, and suitability of plantings.
Entries included home gardeners with in-ground or container gardens, community gardeners with vegetable and flower gardens, urban farms, rooftop gardens, environmental initiatives, garden blocks, public-space plantings, children’s gardens and parks. Businesses who beautified their properties, as well as municipalities that initiated environmental projects such as stormwater management, also entered.
The ten contest categories included: Children’s Garden; Combination Garden; Container Garden; Environmental Initiatives; Flower Garden; Garden Block; Public Space: Plantings/Parks; Rooftop Garden; Urban Farm; and Vegetable Garden.
All winners will receive a garden sign and two tickets to the 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Holland: Flowering the World,” March 11 to 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For a full list of the winners, click here.
04 Oct 2016 1 Comment
This is where you can find our President, Marina’s message for us as a club, and also as individuals. It is a chance to enjoy her writing, as well as reflect on what the club means to us as members and as gardeners.
01 Oct 2016 Leave a comment
Navesink Garden Club
The public is invited to attend free of charge.