The Mission of the Bridgewater Garden Club is to promote interest in all aspects of gardening, and to beautify, protect, and preserve the environment.
Recent topics have included Floral Design and Flower Arranging, Planting and Maintaining Terrariums, Proper Pruning Techniques, Worm Composting, Creative Landscape Design, Vegetable Gardening in Containers, Herb Gardening, and Growing Cacti and Succulents.
In keeping with our mission statement, our members participate in a number of community projects. At the Bridgewater Branch of the Somerset County Library, we plant and help maintain the plantings in the inner courtyard and the perennial garden at the entrance, provide horticultural displays for the customer service desk and wildlife displays for the children’s room, and conduct Saturday children’s programs and workshops. We participate in Bridgewater Township roadside clean up, provide floral arrangements for the Lyons VA Hospital, and decorate the Wellness Community Center for the Holidays.
Our Monthly Meetings
Most meetings are held at 9:30 am on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Somerset County Library, North Bridge St. & Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ. For more information, go to our Calendar of Events.
Holiday decorating isn’t complete without a festive Bridgewater Garden Club Boxwood Tree set on a table or mantel. Each tree is individually fashioned by members with boxwood sprigs, enhanced by pinecones, colorful glass balls and cheery ribbon. Long-lasting, trees will remain bright and green for weeks with very little care. This is the major fundraiser which supports the club’s activities.
Perfect as gifts, each tree is $40.00 and must be preordered by November 25. To order please call 908-707-9416 between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm, clearly stating your name and telephone number; a member will return your call within a day. Payment is either by cash or local bank check made out to “Bridgewater Garden Club” at the time of pick-up. Pick-up dates are Wednesday, December 4 (9:00 to 8:00), Thursday, December 5 (noon to 8:00), and Friday, December 6 (9:00 to 12:00) at the Bridgewater Public Library, Vogt Drive, Bridgewater. Trees not claimed by noon December 6 will be placed into open sales.