Projects

Donations

  • National Garden Clubs, Inc., CARE
  • National Garden Clubs, Inc., World Gardening and National Disasters
  • Nature Conservancy
  • The Garden Conservancy
  • Ridgewood Public Library Entry Garden, Maple Avenue Garden and Courtyard Planters
  • Skylands Botanical Garden

Scholarships

  • Ridgewood High School Environmental Award
  • NJ Conservation Foundation
  • Conservation School Scholarship for Garden Club of New Jersey, To-Train-A-Teacher
  • Rutgers University Harriet Hird Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Garden Club of New Jersey Scholarship Program

Projects

Ridgewood Public Library Flower Arrangements

On a regular basis members place a fresh flower arrangement at the reception desk at the Public Library. Four times a year several members create a seasonal hallway display at the Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ.

Gardens at the Ridgewood Public Library

We are involved in maintaining our entry gardens, Maple Ave. gardens, and planters at the Library. Our club adds perennials, which have been divided from our own gardens, and seasonal annuals. The permanent planters are further enhanced. Members from our club provide year round maintenance for both of these areas at the Library, 125 North Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ.

Project Pride

This town beautification committee plants, waters, and weeds the 163 tree wells, 75 street planters and 116 live hanging baskets throughout downtown Ridgewood. Our members include two past chairmen and several members of the committee, as well as volunteers who work on Project Pride Day and throughout the growing season.

Meals On Wheels

Our members participate in creating tray favors out of natural materials appropriate to the season for the residents who receive these meals.

Ridgewood Train Station

The Women Gardeners of Ridgewood annually embellish the station and its grounds for the holidays.

Ridgewood Library Programs

From time to time our members will present a garden program, open to the public free of charge, as part of the Library schedule of events.

Community Education

On years alternating with our “Secret Gardens” tours, our members arrange a gardening event for the community, with speakers and presenters who represent a variety of niches in the gardening world. Proceeds of the day allow us to fund the many outreach projects we have undertaken over the years.

Junior Program

The Junior Program, under the name “Green Kids” was started September 2007. It is a nature and gardening club for children Grades 3 through 6, which meets to explore and discover nature, science, gardening, art, birding, weather, recycling, environment and our senses.


New Projects

Irene Habernickel Family Park

The former horse farm has become a Village park.  Members of our Garden Club and the Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands have enhanced the entrance way with a new sign and landscaping.  Members have changed the mulch pathway into an arboretum using many native plants which borders the pond. It is planted with many flowers and shrubs that attract birds, bees and butterflies.

A room at the Gatehouse in Habernickel Park is is opening in 2017-2018 which will house WGR materials and other gardening resources.  The Resource Room will be open to the public and other Village groups for consultation with WGR members.

OCTOBER 10  Resource Room    Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

NOVEMBER 14  Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

DECEMBER 12  Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

Floral Arrangements

The underwriting and designing of floral decorations for charity fundraising group events has become another way The Women Gardeners of Ridgewood has contributed to the community.