Make Bergen

The Garden County!

About Us

The Sundial Garden Club meets in Hillsdale NJ.

Our History

The Sundial Garden Club began 90 years ago in Hillsdale NJ.  The club was organized with the intentions of stimulating interest in cooperative gardening, beautification of home towns, the advancement of gardening, protection of birds, and the conservation of trees, wildflowers, and forests to help "make Bergen the Garden County of the Garden State."

As we begin our 89th year, we honor our past members and their unique contributions.  Sundial is the oldest garden club in the Pascack Valley in continuous existence.

Our members are interested in

  • Landscaping

  • Watering/Irrigation

  • Lighting

  • Irrigation

  • Hardscape

  • Outdoor Structures​

  • Arrangements

Please join us at our monthly meetings listed on the Events Calendar.

Welcome to the Sundial Garden Club
Welcome to all new and returning members of the club and new visitors.  The Sundial  Garden Club is the primary garden club of Hillsdale, Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake, and surrounding towns.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in gardening.  Our meetings are open to the public.  We provide opportunities to hear lectures on gardening topics,  help support several public gardens, attend field trips, participate in community service projects, and share experiences with others of similar interests.  Feel free to join us at one of our listed programs.
We hope you find our web pages interesting and informative.  We have monthly meetings with guest speakers, discussions, or garden craft projects.  Our annual plant sale is a major event that is held every May.  Please join us and share your gardening expertise or learn from experienced gardeners.   Either way we are an active group of people with a shared interest and an opportunity to make lasting friendships.  We look forward to seeing you at our meetings. and events.
Donna Faustini

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Saturday May 7 is cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

Member Plant Sale will be rescheduled.


Upcoming Meetings and Events

Members please note:
Your dues for the next year are due now.  They are $16/person per year.  You can send a check payable to Sundial GC and mail it to Inge Langer,

59 Kinderkamack Road, Park Ridge, NJ. 07656

April 26 at 4:50pm Kerry Anne Mendez, award winning educator, author, and consultant, will present a lecture on Heavenly Plants for Tough Spots and Hellstrips.  It will be via Zoom, Meeting ID: 926 9258 8641 with password 692429.  Please join us.


May and June Sundial programs via Zoom

Monday, May 2 at 7:30 pm: Don Bayne, historian, environmental educator, and photographer will ​​​discuss the history of the development of Sterling Forest Gardens, a world-class ​​​botanical park that once thrived in a woodland setting near Tuxedo, NY.  His ​​​vivid photos will bring you back to the glory days of the gardens in the 60s and ​​​70s (zoom link coming)


Monday, June 5 at 7:30 pm: “Blues in the Garden”
Dorothy Smullen, ​​​nature and garden club speaker, retired science teacher, ​​​past President of the NJ Mycological Assn, and teacher and naturalist ​​at the NJ Audubon Society, will explore the variety of blue flowering ​​plants throughout the seasons.  She will also answer the questions: Why do ​​we see colors? and What plant pigments are important?

We wish everyone a happy gardening season.