Meetings and Events

Master 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:

 2018:  Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27, April 23, May 22, No Summer Meetings, Sept 25, Oct 2, Nov 27
2019: Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 26, April 23, May 28, No Summer Meetings, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 26

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Bergen County

April 6, Ticks and Lyme Disease; Joel Flagler

April 13, Nuisance Wildlife IPM; Madeline Flahive-DiNardo, RCE Union County

April 20, Vegetable IPM and Culture; Pete Nitzsche, RCE Morris County

April 27, Urban Forestry and Street Trees; Nick Polanin, RCE Somerset County

May 4, Insects of Ornamentals; Joel Flagler

May 11, Bergen County Environmental Council spring planting, location TBD

May 18, Planting at Garretson Forge and Farm, 4-02 River Road, Fair Lawn

May 25, Water Quality; Amy Rowe, RCE Passaic County June 1, Storm Water Management: Rain Gardens; Joel Flagler

June 9, NJ Botanical Garden/Skylands; meet rain or shine at 10:30 am in parking lot A, 2 Morris Road, Ringwood; light hiking.

Garden Clubs and Society Meetings

April 5 7:30 pm, Garden Club of Harrington Park, Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring St., Harrington Park. Speaker: Jeffrey Van Pelt. Topic: Spring or fall - what’s the best time to clean and divide?

April 10 7 pm, Ramsey Area Garden Club, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 55 Wyckoff Ave., corner of Woodland Avenue, Ramsey. Speaker: Donna Dorsey. Topic: What’s new and exciting and my trade secrets.

April 11 7 pm (social), Wyckoff Area Garden Club, Wyckoff Public Library, Monroe Room, 200 Woodland Ave., Wyckoff. Meeting at 7:30. Speaker: Paul Sisko. Program: Starting landscaping and hardscaping from scratch.

April 12 7 pm, Teaneck Garden Club, Richard Rodda Center, Room 2B, 250 Colonial Court (enter from Palisade Avenue), Teaneck. Speaker: Arnie Friedman. Topic: Lawns - history and eco-replacements.

April 17 7 pm, Backyard Garden Club, River Vale Library, 412 Rivervale Road, River Vale. Speaker: Janet Schulz. Topic: A collector’s point of view, PowerPoint presentation featuring how rare and unusual plants, as well as some old favorites, look and perform in local gardens.

April 18 7:30 pm, Allendale Garden Club, Brighton Gardens, 5 Boroline Road, Saddle River. Speaker: Jim Wright. Topic: Celery Farm nature.

April 30 7:30 pm, Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club, Ho-Ho-Kus Community Church, 400 Warren Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus. Entrance on Sycamore. Speaker: Edith Wallace. Topic: Experiences with lilacs and knowledge gained through trial and error.

                        Deadline for the Horticulture Grapevine is the 25th of the prior month.

To submit information about garden club meetings, contact Josie Ko at

To submit information about plant society meetings, contact Catie Farahat at