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GCNJ Announcements



2019 GCNJ and Rutgers Gardens FundraiserPaths to Discovery through Outdoor Learning Centers   

Clubs and individuals can purchase wreaths for $40 which will be hung around Rutgers Gardens from December 1st through January.  Let’s grow the gardens and donate to Rutgers Gardens Student Farm (which provides food to the food pantry for students).

DEADLINE December 31, thank you!

Mail checks to: T. Falcone,  9 Ashwood Trail,  Long Valley, NJ 07853  CLICK HERE for flyer!

The Holidays at Drumthwacket  

     It is a very special year to visit the New Jersey Governor’s Residence, Drumthwacket, during the holidays. The stately mansion was recently decorated by renowned decorator, Anthony Baratta. The new decor revitalizes this home while respecting its architecture and history. Once again, GCNJ garden clubs have been invited to decorate the residence, both inside and out, for the holidays.

     The garden clubs involved with decorating this year include Allentown Garden Club, Bernardsville Garden Club, The Garden Club of Essex Fells, Greater Woodbury Garden Club, Keyport Garden Club, Garden Club of Mountain Lakes, Seaweeders Garden Club, Warren Garden Club, and West Trenton Garden Club.

     Come share the holiday spirit and see Drumthwacket in all its holiday splendor. The 2019 Open House dates are Thurs., Dec. 5, Sat., Dec. 7, Sunday, Dec. 8, Tues., Dec. 17, Thurs., Dec. 19 and Sat., Dec 21. Tours take place each day at 10 am, 11 am and 12 noon. Drumthwacket is located at 354 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ 08540.

Please visit www.drumthwacket.org  to register and for visiting information.


2020 GCNJ 95th Annual Meeting 

June 4, 2020.  To be held at the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel.  

2019-2021 GCNJ President, Jeannie Geremia

My President’s Theme “Paths to Discovery through Outdoor Learning Centers”

Please accept my heartfelt thanks in bestowing this great honor of serving you as the 49thGarden Club of New Jersey President.  I will do my utmost to follow in my illustrious predecessors’ footsteps over the past 94 years, to galvanize our member clubs throughout this great state of New Jersey……. CLICK HERE for complete President’s Message.

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.




Click Here for more information on grants that are available to your garden club.


The Garden Club of New Jersey HQ

HollyHouse-030915Holly House – Rutgers University
126 Log Cabin Road
East Brunswick, NJ

Office Telephone: (732) 249-0947
(Office Manager hours-Monday am)
FAX: (732) 249-0947
Holly House Mailing Address:  126 Ryder’s Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-1331

Don’t hesitate to Contact Us if you would like to give us feedback or if you have any inquiries.  Thanks!

GCNJ Objectives

  • To coordinate the interests of the garden clubs within the state and to bring them into closer relationship by association, conference, and correspondence.
  • To aid in the protection and conservation of our natural resources.
  • To cooperate with other groups furthering the interests of conservation and horticulture.
  • To encourage civic beauty and roadside development.
  • To study and teach the arts of flower arranging and horticulture.
  • To raise funds to support educational, charitable, and scientific causes.








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