Our meetings are held at the Meadowbrook School, 50 Piermont Road, Hillsdale, NJ
Meetings start at 7pm unless noted otherwise below.
Meeting Dates and Topics for September 2019 through June 2020
All meetings begin at 7pm and are held at Meadowbrook School (50 Piermont Road, Hillsdale) unless listed otherwise.
Monday, September 9, 2019 home of Peg Andro, (private invitation
sent by email)
Monday, Oct. 7 7pm “Gardening with Perennials”, Sonia Uyterhoeven, Head of Horticulture, Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ
Monday, Nov. 11 7pm “Deer Resistant Native Plants and Grasses” and “Winterizing the Garden for the Cold Season”, Thomas Bender, Curator of Plants at Thielke Arboretum and plant expert at Metropolitan Farm
Tuesday, Dec. 3 6:30pm Holiday Dinner
Jan. 2020 Winter break, no meeting
Monday, Feb 3, 2020 7pm ““A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper”, Lisa Skoglund, local beekeeper (Jersey Girl Apiary in Montvale)
Monday, Mar. 2 7pm community project
Monday, April 13 7pm “A Garden for the Senses: Sight, Taste, Touch, and Hearing”, Gerri Gibney, President, Garden Club of Harrington Park, newspaper columnist, garden design consultant
Monday, May 4 7pm “Rare and Unusual Perennials and Shrubs”, Janet Schulz, Master Gardener, Horticultural Lecturer, Past President of Wyckoff Garden Club
Saturday, May 9 Plant Sale at Hillsdale RR Station, 8am to 3pm
Monday, June 8: Picnic- Pot Luck dinner
Prior Year's Meeting Dates and Topics:
Monday, September 17
Organizational Meeting and Sharing of Gardening Successes and Challenges last season
Monday, Oct 22
“Putting Herbs to Work in Your Garden” Caren White, manager of the international culinary herb garden for the Herb Society, Garden Steward for the herb garden at Rutgers Gardens, and teacher at Home Gardener’s School (Rutgers)
Monday, November 12
“Images of China” Douglas Goodell, award winning nature photographer
Monday, December 3
Annual Holiday Party
Dinner at Dino’s Restaurant.
The Holiday Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Dino’s Restaurant, 12 Tappan Road, Harrington Park, NJ. We will gather for a festive evening in anticipation of the holiday season. Open to members and invited guests only.
January 2019 Happy New Year!!!
Winter break. No meeting this month.
Monday, February 4
“The Beauty of English Gardens” Bert Taylor, our very own member and master gardener will share his photographs and impressions of his recent tour of English country gardens and the Chelsea Flower Show
Monday, March 4
"African Violet Magic” Sharon Lynch, hands- on presentation of care and propagation of African violets
Monday, April 1
Monday, May 6
“From Gardener to Landscape Designer” Arnie Friedman, master gardener and landscape designer
Saturday, May 11
Annual Plant Sale at the Hillsdale Railroad Station
Rain or shine, Sundial’s Plant Sale will have for sale annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and the Members’ plants. Pollinator friendly and deer-resistant plants will be featured. The sale runs from 8 am to 3 pm on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. It is held rain or shine.
Monday, June 3
(all members are invited plus prospective members by invitation)
Make a favorite appetizer, main dish, or dessert for our evening picnic, our last meeting of the year. Bring a beverage for yourself and a casual flower arrangement to decorate the tables.
Food contributions should arrive before the 6 p.m. start time, if possible, in order to fill the buffet table.