The Greater Woodbury Garden Club
Location: Christ Episcopal Church, Parish House on New Street, 62 Delaware and New Sts., Woodbury, NJ
Parking in the County Building Lot across from Parish House
Dates: Held on the 3rd Tuesday of month from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- No meeting in January
- June meeting held in member’s garden (covered dish)
- Holiday party at December meeting
- Refreshments served
- Prospective Members Welcome as Guests
Coley Lyons, President: 856-384-1621 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Diane Suiter
Secretary, Nancy Warren
Treasurer: Joyce Connelly
Projects and Events
Garden Tour and Tea – The 14th annual Garden Tour and Tea “Beyond The Garden Gate” will be held on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. The Gardens will be open from 10 am to 4pm. Lunch will be served in the Tea Garden from 11 am to 3 pm. An elegant plate of tea sandwiches and desserts will be served along with your choice of a beverage.
Reservations are not required but tickets are limited. Lunch is included in the price of the ticket. Advance tickets can be purchased for $15.00 from any club member or by calling 856-848-4852 or 856-384-1621. You can also purchase tickets from Woodbury City Hall, Woodbury Library, Edwards Hair Styling, or Park Grove Hair Care in National Park. Day of tour tickets are $18.00 and will be sold on the corner of Delaware and New Street by the gardens of Christ Episcopal Church from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm.
Garden Club Youth Group
“The Best Buds” our youth group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, at Central Baptist Church on Centre & Jackson Sts. The group is open to children 5years of age and up. The Best Buds learn about Ecology, nature, the environment, and hands on gardening. In the past they have enjoyed growing topiaries, and making birdhouses. They have entered the garden club’s flower shows and also the Gingerbread House competition for the clubs annual Christmas House Tour. For information call Roxanne Long at 856-848-4693.
Christmas House Tour
The bi-annual Christmas House tour will be held in December, 2014.
- Community Garden Maintenance-Hendrickson (Evergreen & Cooper)
- Members Exhibit Cut Flowers from their Gardens at May and September Meetings which are Judged by Nationally Accredited Judge
- Scholarships awarded to students from five (5) area High Schools – Deptford, Gateway, Paulsboro, West Deptford and Woodbury. For information, contact Barbara Haase at 856-251-9028.
- Garden Visits (e.g., Hortulus Farm, White Flower Farm)
- May Day Flower Baskets
- Geranium Presentation at Memorial Day Parade to Individuals with Family in Active Military Service
- June Plant Exchange
- 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
7:00 PM at Christ Episcopal Church, 62 Delaware Street, Woodbury, unless otherwise noted – Guests are welcome to attend one meeting as a non-member.
Contact: Coley Lyons, President: 856-384-1621 e-mail: email@example.com
- January – no meeting
- February 19 – Discussing the year ahead
- March 19 - Brad Sennet, Topic to be announced
- April16 – To Be Announced
May 21 - Living Wreath Demonstration- Joan Almond
June 01 - Annual Tour & Tea
June 18 - Annual Club Picnic & Plant Exchange
July 16 - Program at James & Ann Whitall House & Gardens
August 20 - Design Ideas & “How to Execute” for a flower show
September 17 - Annual Club Flower Show
October 15 - ”Ladies in the Landscape” - Jenny Rose Carey, Ambler Arboretum
November 19 - A Holiday Craft
December 17 - GWGC Christmas Party
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 over 60 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. The Garden Club helps the city maintain Hendrickson Park at Cooper St. and Evergreen Ave. 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. In May 2001, the club affiliated with the Garden Club in NJ (GCNJ), an affiliate of National Garden Clubs, Inc. 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.
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: 3/12/13