The Haddonfield Garden Club was founded in 1906, and became a charter member of the New Jersey Garden Club in 1927.
For more than 110 years, HGC has been involved in community projects, and in the education of its members relating to gardening, design, horticulture and the environment. The total number of members is 86. There are 51 active members and 35 inactive members.
Most of our meetings are open to the general public. Announcements of meetings are posted in local newspapers, and also on this website. (Please see calendar page.)
Interested in becoming a member?
Our talents and interest vary from flower arranging to horticulture to decorating to the environment. There is something for everyone. Come join us. (For more information, please contact us.)
Our Mission Statement
“The object of the Haddonfield Garden Club is to encourage an interest in all aspects of gardening, horticulture and artistic use of plant material; to promote the study of nature and the environment; and to participate in related community projects.” (From our Bylaws)
CLUB OFFICERS 2016 – 2017
Vice President………………Christine Courtney
Recording Secretary……….Jo Pecorelli
Corresponding Secretary…..Glenna Huls
Did last year go by as fast I think it did? Apparently so. For me it was a memorable, busy and productive year, especially as we marked our 110th year. I am very proud indeed to be part of the oldest garden club in New Jersey! It also was very exciting to welcome six new members to our group.
Many wonderful challenges await us this coming year. We will begin our work in Hopkins Pond. Early in the history of the Haddonfield Garden Club, the beautification of the park surrounding Hopkins Pond was our first civic project, which continued on and off over the decades. Our focus will be removing invasive species, which eventually will allow the renewal of native species to this important local environmental treasure.
We again will have an entry in the Philadelphia Flower Show – always a rewarding venture for our club that will be enjoyed by thousands of people.
We will redesign, renew (and somewhat expand) the Bette Powell Memorial Garden at the Interfaith Caregivers building behind the Haddonfield Borough Hall, which will include a new irrigation system, thanks to a generous grant from the Haddonfield Foundation.
Throughout this past year, I was especially struck by the great amount of hard work, dedication and unlimited artistic talents of our many members. I can’t thank everyone individually – the list would be endless – but you have my sincere thanks. It has been a honor to serve as your president. I look forward to another wonderful year with our ongoing and new projects and engaging programs and the genuine camaraderie we share