Karen Nash Memorial Butterfly Garden

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."

- Gertrude Jekyll

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The Karen Nash Memorial Butterfly Garden & Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat

The Karen Nash Memorial Butterfly Garden & Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat

Karen Nash Memorial Butterfly Garden
Karen Nash Memorial Butterfly Garden
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The Black Swallowtail Butterfly

New Jersey’s Official State Butterfly

The Black Swallowtail

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Mission Statement

The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. provides education, resources and opportunities for adults and youth members to expand the love of gardening and floral design and encourages active participation in civic, environmental and historic preservation projects to protect the past for the future.

Adopted
March 31, 2003
Board of Directors
New Brunswick, New Jersey

New Jersey – The Garden State – has over 100 garden clubs

The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. (GCNJ), founded in 1925, is a federation of individual local garden clubs throughout the state. GCNJ has over 4,000 members, age 6-adult. The Garden Club of New Jersey is the state affiliate and a charter member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., (NGC), a non-profit educational organization. The membership of NGC is composed of nearly 200,000 members, 6,000 member garden clubs, 70 national affiliates and 300 international affiliates around the globe. NGC is the largest volunteer organization of its type in the world.
Jeannie Geremia

2019-2021 GCNJ President, Jeannie Geremia

My President’s Theme “Paths to Discovery through Outdoor Learning Centers”

The first year of my presidency has been quite a roller coaster ride as our lives have been impacted by a naturally occurring pandemic that has been raging globally and that shows no signs of abating in the foreseeable future. The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc.’s member clubs and our GCNJ Board have had to adapt to this new reality. And, as optimistic gardeners, we are meeting the challenge and creating new “Paths to Discovery” by establishing this interactive website that is designed to be informative, inspirational and inclusive, as we reach out to people of all ages and all walks of life.

CLICK HERE for the complete President’s Message.

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