General Information

General Information

The Navesink Garden Club was chartered in 1947 in Navesink, New Jersey, and federated in 1948. We currently have 67 members in all membership categories, except provisional. Our provisionals  come into the Club in June, when we hold our annual luncheon.

We emphasize community service and a love of the natural world. We are also devoted to conservation and have dedicated our efforts this year to these issues. Please visit our Conservation Corner and Links page for further information.

Our meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month except for July, August and February at Trinity Episcopal Church on White Street in Red Bank, New Jersey. Our programs start at 12:45 p.m. and are listed separately.

Membership is open to all, whether you are interested in design, gardening or community service. You don’t have to be an expert gardener to attend or join – you just have to enjoy plants and our natural world. Join us in many of our ongoing Club projects, new and old.

Come to our next meeting – we always welcome newcomers!

To become a member, you must attend two meetings before you can submit your desire to become a member.

Jump to:   Club Projects

Club Projects:
Design Committee: Monmouth Museum Holiday Exhibition, Lincroft
Members creatively interpret assigned theme in decorating a Christmas Tree to be displayed throughout December.
Civic Committee: RiverCenter Sidewalk Planter Maintenance
in downtown Red Bank throughout the summer. Members prune and deadhead plants, clean out and rotate flower pots weekly.
Poricy Park Nature Center Butterfly Garden, Middletown
Members do spring and fall maintenance and add plants which become available.
Red Bank Middle School Fence Garden
Members do a spring and fall maintenance and add plants which become available.
Red Bank Primary School Butterfly Garden
Members do a spring and fall maintenance and add plants which become available.
Lunch Break
a Red Bank soup kitchen. Members developed site plan and advise on planting and maintenance.
Garden Therapy Committee: King James Care Center, Middletown
Club members assist residents with simple floral designs and planting their courtyard gardens with bulbs and annuals.
Horticulture Committee: Plant and See Exchange
at member homes each spring and fall. Members pot up plants and bag seeds from their own gardens to share with other members.
Junior Gardening Committee: Junior Gardeners, Navesink School
Monthly meetings held with 4th and 5th graders cover hands-on projects dealing with composting, recycling, design, horticulture, and conservation.
Students also act as Pen Pals for residents of King James Care Center.
Ways and Means Committee: Scholarship Fund Raiser
Members participate in events such as bus trips and tag sales to raise money for continuing scholarships through the state and local community college.
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60th Anniversary
An attempt to highlight the 60th Anniversary o the Club in 2007 throughout the 2006-2007 year. Activities will be planned to focus on the history, background, and contributions of the Navesink Garden Club
Helpful Horticultural Hints
An effort to increase members’ knowledge base in horticulture through diversified programs and writings.
High Five for the Holidays
Members develop a holiday arrangement, design or craft of a botanical or horticultural nature for various agencies in the local area.
National Garden Week
The first full week in June when Garden Clubs conduct activities focusing public attention on the role of garden clubs in promoting all phases of gardening.
Orientation for New Members
Session to help new and prospective members become acquainted with the Club’s programs and activities.