Bridgewater Garden Club
The Mission of the Bridgewater Garden Club is to promote interest in all aspects of gardening, and to beautify, protect, and preserve the environment.
Our programs reflect the varied interests of our members.
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.
Our Community Service Projects
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.
BOXWOOD TREE SALE
The Bridgewater Garden Club Boxwood Tree sale opens in early December, a holiday tradition for many delighted community members who have purchased trees for their own decorations and as gifts. Club members hand-fashion the 12 inch boxwood trees with festive glass balls, pinecones and ribbon of many colors and patterns. On sale at the Bridgewater Public Library for $40.00, the trees are in high demand but limited in number due to the time-consuming nature of creating them. A pre-sale order list is available at the library’s information desk from Nov 28 to Dec 1.
Pre-ordered trees will be ready for pick-up Wednesday, Dec 6 from 10:00 to 8:00; Thursday, Dec. 7, 10:00 to 8:00; Friday, Dec 8, 10:00 to noon. Open sale of trees will be Friday, Dec 8, 12:00 to 5:00 or until the supply of trees runs out. Trees not retrieved by Friday noon will be placed into open sales. Payment is by cash or local bank check.
Proceeds from the sale are directed toward the Garden Club’s many charitable donations including workshops, seasonal decorating at the Cancer Support Community, Pluckemin, caring for the library’s gardens, and the achievement award given to a graduating senior from the Somerset County Vocational-Technical High School’s horticulture program
FROM: Margaret Esposito, 908-685-3190