The Garden Club of Long Valley was established in 1970. We are classified as a small club by GCNJ with our membership set at 45 members. Despite our small club status, we are very active! We also have a very active Youth Group, “The Sprouts of Long Valley” with 14 members.
Club objectives are to promote general interest in gardening in our community; to encourage civic beautification; to study and teach the fine art of horticulture; to aid in the conservation and protection of our natural resources, and to further the objectives recommended by the Garden Club of New Jersey We were privileged to participate in a joint project with Rutgers and the Raritan Highlands Compact to install a rain garden at the Washington Township Public Library.
We host the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in our downtown area in conjunction with the Long Valley Village Association every December. We also plan, plant and maintain municipal gardens throughout Long Valley all year long. Our programs, workshops and special events throughout the year provide our members with educational forums for discussion. We share our talents with our community in a number of ways including our Garden Therapy Committee’s work in spreading cheer to our town’s seniors, and with our May Day flower baskets delivered to families with members in our armed forces.
We work with our Historical Society to provide floral arrangements for their annual House Tour. We also find time for trips to such places as Wave Hill in New York, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia and New Jersey Flower Shows. We are proud of our talents and prize the work we do in our community.
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