NOTICE: The Tour and Tea has been moved to June 1st. 

Location: Central Baptist Church, 37 South Jackson Street, Woodbury, NJ

Dates: Held on the 3rd Tuesday of month from 7:00 PM – 9:00 pm

Contact Information
Judi Bates, President:  856-986-8516 e-mail: [email protected]
Vice President: Shirley Robinson

Scholarships are available for all Gloucester County high school graduates who meet the criteria. For further details, contact Mary Fisher, Scholarship Committee Chair, at [email protected].

For information on membership, contact Tina DuTill, Membership Chair, at [email protected].

Activities

  • Members Exhibit Cut Flowers from their Gardens at May and September Meetings which are Judged by Nationally Accredited Judge
  • Scholarships awarded to students from all Gloucester County High Schools. For information, contact Mary Fisher, [email protected]
  • Garden Visits (e.g., Morris Arboretum, Grounds for Sculpture)
  • May Day Flower Baskets
  • June Plant Exchange

Membership Information

  • Over 50 members; ages from 20s to 70s; male and female
  • Woodbury and neighboring towns
  • New members welcome as guests for a meeting
  • Membership Dues: $20 payable each November; dues are pro-rated

Upcoming Meetings
7:00 PM at Central Baptist Church, 37 South Jackson Street, Woodbury NJ, unless otherwise noted – Guests are welcome to attend one meeting as a non-member.

DATE EVENT
March 19, 2019 Program: Leona Davis, Founder
Forget Me Knot Flowers
April 16, 2019 Program: Gail Russo, private garden owner
Topic: The Shade Garden Diary
May 21, 2019 Program: Kokebama Demonstration
June 18, 2019 Club Picnic and Plant Exchange – Members Only
Location – TBD
July 16, 2019 Program: Jeffrey Cochran
Topic: Weed control and summer gardening problems
August No Meeting Scheduled
September 17, 2019 Program: Jessica Ferguson, Homesteader
Topic: Winter Gardening
October 15, 2019 Program: Sebastian Endicott Home Garden
Topic: HUGELKULTURE, Ancient European Gardening Technique
November 19, 2019 Program: Holiday Craft – TBA
Members Only
December 17, 2019 Club Christmas Dinner – 6:30
Members Only

About the Club

The Greater Woodbury Garden Club was founded in March 2000 by Shirley Robinson with 12 Master Gardeners and friends. The club now has members who meet monthly to enjoy a variety of lectures and hands-on projects, and to organize its many activities scheduled throughout the year. Its members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but share the love of plants and gardening.   In addition, the club sponsors the Garden Tour and Tea every June, a Standard Flower Show and The Holiday House Tour every other December. Also, trips to garden-related destinations are planned during the year. Finally, the proceeds from our Garden Tour and Tea and Holiday House Tour provide the funds for scholarships to area high school graduates and supports our many community projects.  The club received a GCNJ award for its continued efforts in maintaining the baskets in downtown Woodbury through the purchase of a golf cart with a water tank, pump, and sprayer. The group also received an award for the club with the fastest growing membership. Each year the club’s flower show, judged by nationally accredited judges, has received numerous state and national awards. In 2001 and 2002, the club decorated a Fairmount Park house for the Philadelphia Yuletide tour and in 2003 , 2004 and 2009 the club decorated Drumthwacket, the New Jersey Governor’s Mansion for the Christmas Holidays. In 2003 and 2009 the club won first place for their design and decorations. Judging was done by accredited judges from the Garden Club of New Jersey, affiliated with National Garden Clubs, Inc. In 2005 and 2007, the club also decorated the Olde Stone House Village in Washington Township for Christmas.

Awards

The club has received over 25 State and National awards as well as winning first place for their interpretation of “Scandinavia” while decorating Drumthwacket, the New Jersey Governor’s Mansion for Christmas, and also The Suburban Greening Award, from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, for the hanging baskets on Broad St.

Affiliations and Favorite Links

Affiliated with National Garden Clubs, Inc. and The Garden Club of NJ, Inc.

Certification for Flower Show Judges, Landscape Design Consultants, Gardening Study, and Environmental Studies

Last Revision 3-5-19

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