Meetings and Events

Mater Gardeners of Bergen County Meetings & Lectures
Rutgers Cooperative Extension offices, 1 Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey 07601
Meetings are generally on the fourth Tuesdays and start with refreshments at 7:00 PM.

Students and Guest are Welcome! Here are the upcoming dates:

 2017:  Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar28, April 25, May 23, No Summer Meetings, Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 28

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Bergen County


Garden Clubs and Society Meetings
Sept. 7 7:30 pm, Harrington Park Garden Club, upstairs in the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring St. Speaker: Marie Hayes. Topic: The golden age of gardening (Victorian era) illustrated by great historical estates, such as the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, and the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz.

Sept. 11 11:30 am, Tenafly Garden Club, Davis Johnson Park and Gardens, Speaker: Bruce Crawford. Topic: Wildflowers in NJ gardens.

Sept. 13 7 pm, Wyckoff Area Garden Club, Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave. Refreshments prior to the 7:30 pm meeting. Topic: The good, the bad, and the ugly - adventures and misadventures in the garden. Members will compare notes on things that worked and things that disappointed in the garden through “show and tell” photos and plants.

Sept. 13 7:30 pm, Garden Club of Oakland, Oakland Senior Center, 20 Lawlor Drive. Speaker: Tom Bender. Topic: Techniques of shrub and tree pruning.

Sept. 16 1:30 pm, American Rhododendron Society, Tappan Zee Chapter, 13 Berthoud St., Park Ridge. Speaker: Arnie Friedman. Topic: Historic roots of design.

Sept. 19 7 pm, Backyard Garden Club, Friends of the River Vale Free Public Library, 412 Rivervale Road. Speaker: Edith Wallace. Topic: Trees in bloom February to November.

Sept. 25 7:30 pm, Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club, Community Church, 400 Warren Ave. at Sycamore Avenue; entrance on Sycamore. Speaker: Arlene Madan, Wyckoff Area Garden Club. Topic: Chelsea flower show.

Sept. 28 6:30 pm, Leonia Public Library, 227 Fort Lee Road. Speaker: Dail Reid. Topic: 10 most common garden mistakes.

Contact Lucy Malka at or 201-791-3562 to supply information for the Garden Club Grapevine. Publication deadline is no later than the 25th of the prior month.

Contact Catie Farahat at to submit information for the Plant Society Grapevine. Publication deadline is no later than the 25th of the prior month./strong>