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The Garden Club of Westfield, founded in 1922, is celebrating its 80th anniversary, this year. It is federated with the Garden Club of New Jersey and with the National Council of State Garden Clubs. Its objectives are to stimulate an intelligent interest in gardening and flower arranging; to encourage the preservation of our trees, birds and wild flowers, to encourage civic beautification; and to study in all its aspects the fine art of gardening and the arranging of flowers.
Among our projects for Town Beautification:
- We plant and maintain seasonal flowers in the eight tubs at the corners of Broad and Elm.
- Decorate evergreen wreaths for Westfields public buildings
- Each active member provides flower arrangements for the town library for one week during the year. This service was started in 1947 as a tribute to townspeople who served in World War II.
- Plant a bed of flowers at Tamaques Park Entrance
- Maintain beds of daffodils and viburnum at Mindowaskin
- Plant trees each year, in conjunction with the Rake and Hoe Garden club, at one of the local parks to celebrate Arbor Day.
Other projects include arranging bouquets for patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System in Lyons, NJ., fund raising projects for the Gene Oneal Scholarship fund, the New Jersey Audubon Society, the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the World Gardening Fund and the "Train a Teacher to teach a Child" fund.
We have 75 members and currently have a waiting list for active membership. Recommendation by an active member is required for membership.
The club will sponsor a tour of five local gardens on Saturday, May 31, 2003. For information about tickets, call 908-233-7572.
Please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Webspace donated by Darryl Walker of Westfield, NJ.