th_IMG_1414The 2017 – 2018 Program Schedule

Moorestown Garden Club
2017-2018 Program & Meeting Schedule

October, March, and May will be EVENING MEETINGS with a 7:00 p.m. start time Oct. & March, 6:00 p.m. May

See below for details!


Fall Meeting and Luncheon
Tuesday, September 19
9:30 Coffee – 10:00 Busines Meeting
The Madison Cafe, Riverside

Program: Welcome Back! See what’s coming up in the new Garden Club season!


Regular Evening Meeting
Tuesday, October 17
7:00 Coffee 7:30 Business Meeting
Moorestown Community House Club Room

Program: “African Violets –The Ins and Outs of Growing and Hybridizing”

Danielle Lehr, Education Program Coordinator at Pennsbury Manor

Paula Bal will take you from simple forms to her hybridized violets using her extensive experience as the Garden State African Violet past president, and many experiences in this field to numerous to mention. Twenty-five years as a Physical Therapist is her profession but African Violets are her passion!


Joint Social Meeting
Monday, November 13

10:30 am, Lunch   Speaker to Follow
Joint meeting with Pinelands Garden Club and Haddonfield Garden Club
Hosted by: Pinelands Garden Club, Medford Leas Auditorium

Program: “All About Orchids”

Beth Davis, Third generation orchid grower from Waldor Orchids located in Linwood, NJ

Description: Learn basic growing information as well as see hands-on potting demonstration. You will get expert tips while observing the potting of plants, as well as have the opportunity to purchase an orchid to take home.


Gift to the Community
Tuesday, December 5
9:30 Coffee 10:00 Bundling Begins!
Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Main and Church Streets, Moorestown

Program: “The Greening of Moorestown: Holiday Wreath Making”

Description: Please be sure to join us as we work together creating beautiful wreaths of natural greens; no two are alike! The garden club has contributed wreaths to beautify Moorestown at holiday time for decades, and all recipients are most grateful. Come enjoy the fellowship of your Garden Club friends and some tasty treats while contributing to this worthy endeavor.

Program Chair: Jean Pollock
Please bring greens and clippers


Regular Meeting
Tuesday, January 16
9:30 Coffee 10:00 Business Meeting
Moorestown Community House Garden Room

Program: “Going Native”

Speaker: Diane Walker, former MGC club member and current owner/designer of Colorstone Gardens

Description: Diane will speak about the benefits and beauty of using native plants. She will expand our horizons in the field of horticulture and plants that feel at home in Moorestown. 

Diane’s lovely garden will be one of our featured homes on this June’s Garden Walk!



Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 20
9:30 Coffee 10:00 Business Meeting
Moorestown Community House Club Room

Program: “Garden Chic, the revived use of Succulents in our Gardens”

Speaker: Alicia Vacchiano, Master Gardener

Description: Alicia will pass on her tips and tales of how to use succulents to their best advantage in your garden. After the corporate life Ms. Vacchiano pursued her passion and brings the education she acquired to our local meeting.



Regular Evening Meeting
Tuesday, March 20
7:00 Coffee 7:30 Business Meeting
Moorestown Community House Club Room

Program: “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder”

Speaker: Jack Staub, owner with Renny Reynolds of Hortulus Farm in Bucks County,PA

Description: Each of us has a special place in our garden that is our oasis and pride. Let’s take a peek at some of these beautiful, personal Edens that aren’t on tour but just as wonderful.


Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 17
9:30 Coffee 10:00 Business Meeting
Moorestown Community House Club Room

Program: “Mushroom Mania”

Speaker: Dorothy Smullen, retired Biology Professor, and Past President of NJ Mycological Assn.

Description: View the groups of fleshy fungi. Learn about their importance, characteristics and craft applications. This program will give you insight into a world we don’t see under normal circumstances.


Year End Meeting and Cocktail Party
Tuesday, May 15
6:00 p.m
At the home of Gina Zegel

Program: Installation of Officers

Description: Join us as we recap the highlights of the year, wrap up any lingering business and install new officers. A great opportunity to relax with friends and wish then well for the summer!

Field Trips

Fall Trip

Chanticleer Gardens 

Thursday October 5th, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.* 


Book Club Trip

“The Signature of All Things” tour of Woodlands Mansion.

Thursday October 19th, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.*


Spring Tour

The Gardens of Morven

 The former home of theNew Jersey Governor in Princeton, NJ.

Thursday, May 10th –  9:00 a.m.*


*See yearbook for departure & return details for all trips


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