Ridgewood Public Library
Van Neste Square
Ruth Nicoll McDevitt, a past president, was instrumental in the basic design of the park. Members are continuing her legacy by planting out the beds along Ridgewood Avenue with perennials, shrubs and seasonal annuals. Dormant beds are also decorated for the holidays with colorfully wrapped presents.
This small garden beside the old Lester Stable was created for the pleasure of Village residents, as well as a butterfly garden for our Green Kids Program. It received the official National Wildlife Certificate that certifies that this garden provides food, water, shelter and a place to raise young.
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.
Ridgewood Public Library Flower Arrangements
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.
The Secret Gardens Tour
Every other year members organize a tour of private gardens in Ridgewood and the surrounding area. Proceeds from the tour directly support the organization’s ongoing projects in the Village.
A room at the Gatehouse in Habernickel Park opened in 2017 which houses Women Gardeners of Ridgewood (WGR) materials and other gardening resources. The Resource Room, located on the 2nd floor at 1057 Hillcrest Road in Ridgewood, is open to the public and other Village groups for consultation with WGR members. Please drop in during the designated hours with any of your gardening questions or concerns.
OCTOBER 10, 2017 Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM
NOVEMBER 14, 2017 Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM
DECEMBER 12, 2017 Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM
JANUARY 9, 2018 Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM
FEBRUARY 13, 2018 Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM
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.
Ridgewood High School Environmental Award