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GCNJ Announcements

The GCNJ State Flower Show
“Kaleidoscope”

INFORMATION UPDATES: effective immediately: The “Kaleidoscope” show hours are Thursday 2/23, 1 pm to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday 2/24 and 2/25, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday 2/26, 10 am to 6 pm.

Admission at the door is Adult, $20, Senior $15. Child $10. Discount prices are available for online purchase only. Senior discount is good Thursday and Friday only.

Select or go to Conferences/Events/Announcements, GCNJ  Flower Shows for NEWS on the 2017 State Flower Show
Click Here for the final version (updated 12/14/16) of  the GCNJ Flower Show Schedule


NEW AWARD! The GCNJ
Available for the Current Award Year

The Garden Club of New Jersey is offering a new award in conjunction with its newest Butterflies and BeeGap Project.  The project is ‘Creating Pollinator Centers’ and is designed to help garden clubs educate the public about the need for pollinator friendly plants by partnering with garden centers/nurseries, public/private gardens and other organizations through the use of pollinator signage created by the GCNJ Butterflies and BeeGap Committee.

A new award entitled the ‘Creating Pollinator Centers Award’ will be offered for a period of two years commencing this year.  The first award will be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting. The award will be given to the garden club that most clearly demonstrates fulfillment of the goals of this new initiative. The recipient will receive and retain a beautiful Boehm porcelain plate depicting bees, butterflies and flora.

The GCNJ award application procedure for this award is identical to that of other GCNJ awards.  The GCNJ award application is completed and submitted to the GCNJ Awards Chair.  The deadline for application submission, for this award only, has been extended to April 15 during the current award year and will revert to February 15 during the 2017/2018 award year.  For further information, contact the GCNJ Awards Chairman, Cecelia Millea.   Email address:  cmillea@msn.com


NEW!  The Garden Club of New Jersey
Youth Awards
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The Garden Club of New Jersey will award three (3) monetary awards of $200.00 each at the 2017 Annual Meeting to 3 Garden Clubs that create new projects involving youth.
The age groups may be pre-school, elementary, middle school or high school or a combination of age groups.
Garden Clubs should fill out the application that is attached and send to the State Awards Chairman by February 15, 2017.

CLICK here for access to the form.


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“Creating Pollinator Centers”

Let’s partner with our local garden centers/nurseries/public gardens or others in educating the public on our very important pollinators by setting up “Pollinator Signs” in public venues.  Six signs were created and each sign indicates specific hosts/nectar/seed/fruit/nesting site requirements for butterflies, bees and birds.

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Click Here  to place an order for the pollinator signs!

Go to: Club Projects, Butterflies & Beegap, Creating Pollinator Centers Project for more detailed information and for pictures of the signs.

New Jersey – The Garden State – has over 120 garden clubs and more than 5,000 members working in a variety of environments.

The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. (GCNJ), founded in 1925, is a federation of individual local garden clubs throughout the state. GCNJ has over 5,000 members, age 6-adult.

The Garden Club of New Jersey is the state affiliate and a charter member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., (NGC), a non-profit educational organization.

The membership of NGC is composed of nearly 200,000 members, 6,000 member garden clubs, 70 national affiliates and 300 international affiliates around the globe.

NGC is the largest volunteer organization of its type in the world.

 

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JOIN US!

Friday, March 3, 2017
10:00am – Noon
The Greenhouse at Rutgers Gardens

“SEEDS AND SPORES”
A ‘DIGGING IT’ AT RUTGERS GARDENS WORKSHOP

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Spring is the time when seeds are most frequently marketed to gardeners in anticipation of a bounty of color and food in the season to come!   Explore the botany of seeds and spores and learn the ease of propagating annuals, vegetables and perennials in this inexpensive way.

 Click here to access the registration form

 

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STATEMENT OF GCNJ POLICIES

The EMBLEM of The Garden Club of New Jersey may not be used or copied in any way; by any club, individual, or for any purpose other than official application by the Executive Board of GCNJ. The EMBLEM of The Garden Club of New Jersey shall be used only on awards, publications, programs, etc. authorized by the Executive Board of GCNJ.

The NAME of The Garden Club of New Jersey shall not be used to endorse a candidate for office, product, lecture, tour or organization except as ordered by the Executive Board of GCNJ.
The list of Executive Board members, Garden Clubs, their officers and members is not available for distribution to others except by special vote of the Executive Board of GCNJ.

(Do not post the Directory or its information on open websites.)