News & Events - Museum Garden Club

Those interested in becoming a member of the Museum Garden Club may contact Roberta Shaw by email at gardener1@jthistoricalsociety.org for more information.  You do not have to be a member of the Jefferson Township Historical Society to join the Museum Garden Club.

 

Current Activities

Previous Activities

 

 

Current Activities
Annual Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson will have its annual plant sale on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Jefferson Township Museum, 315 Dover Milton Road, Jefferson Township, NJ. Locally grown perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, gift plants and garden decor will be available for purchase.

Plus, there will be super bargains on the Green Elephant Table offering gently used garden tools and decor.

Miss Elizabeth’s Gift Shoppe will be open with great gifts for Mother’s Day.

Click here to download the flyer for the plant sale.

For further information, contact gardener1@jthistoricalsociety.org .

 

 

Previous Activities

 

Annual Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson will have its annual plant sale on Saturday May 9, 2015 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Jefferson Township Museum, 315 Dover Milton Road, Jefferson Township, NJ. Locally grown perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, gift plants and garden decor will be available for purchase.

Plus, there will be super bargains on the Green Elephant Table offering gently used garden tools and decor.

Miss Elizabeth’s Gift Shoppe will be open with great gifts for Mother’s Day.

Click here to download the flyer for the plant sale.

For further information, contact gardener1@jthistoricalsociety.org .

 

 

Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson will have its annual plant sale on Saturday May 10, 2014 from 10:30 to 3 at the Jefferson Township Museum, 315 Dover Milton Road, Jefferson Township, NJ. Locally grown perennials, assorted annuals, herbs, vegetables, and gift plants and garden decor will be available for purchase. Members of the garden club, including NJ Master Gardeners, will be on site to assist shoppers. In addition, there will be a Green Elephant Table offering gently used garden related items. Miss Elizabeth’s Gift Shoppe will be open so that you can pick up a gift for Mother’s Day. Proceeds support the garden club's efforts to maintain Miss Elizabeth's garden on the grounds of the Jefferson Township Museum.

Click here to download the flyer for the plant sale.

For further information, contact gardener1@jthistoricalsociety.org .

 

Meeting
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
7:00 pm

The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson will meet on Wednesday, March 12 in the Riker Room of the Jefferson Township Library, Weldon Road, Jefferson, at 7:00 p.m. Gardeners of all skill levels are welcome to attend this meeting and to join the Garden Club. The Museum Garden Club’s main focus is to develop and maintain the gardens surrounding the Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House. Activities include an annual plant sale and decorating the Museum for Museum Christmas. Anyone interested in joining the organization is encouraged to attend this meeting.

For further information, contact gardener1@jthistoricalsociety.org or refer to the website www.jthistoricalsociety.org .

 

Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:30 am to 3 pm

The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson will have its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Jefferson Township Museum, 315 Dover Milton Road, Jefferson Township, NJ.  Locally grown perennials, assorted annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables will be available for purchase.  Members of the garden club, including NJ Master Gardeners, will be on site to assist shoppers.  In addition, Mother's Day gift items and gently used garden and garden themed items will be available for sale.  Proceeds support the garden club's efforts to maintain Miss Elizabeth's garden on the grounds of the Jefferson Township Museum.

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Decorating  the Museum for "A Woodland Christmas" is underway, so why not join in on the fun!  We will be using natural materials to transform the museum into a rustic lodge where Santa will be greeted by his woodland friends.  If you are interested in helping or for more info contact Roberta Shaw gardener1@jthistoricalsociety.org

Decorating Schedule - at the Museum

Mon.  11/12   7:00 -  we will be sorting through the decorations to see what can be used in each room.  We will be putting up the garland around the ceiling in the Parlor, and working on some ornaments, birdhouses, etc.   Please bring with you glue guns, scissors and any items you started working on.

Thurs  11/15  11:00 - 2:00  -  begin planning/decorating rooms

Saturday  11/17  -  11:00  -   Outside decorating, afterwards the museum will be open for anyone who wishes to work inside.

***We will be collecting live greens to use for decorating both outside and inside.  Please drop off greens  behind the  museum before Saturday

Mon.   11/26  10:30 - 4:00,  6:30 - 9:00

Tues.  11/27  10:30 - 4:00

Wed.   11/28  10:30 - 3:00,  6:30 - 9:00  We would like to have all rooms finished by Wed evening so that the museum can be cleaned for the event.

 

 

Gardens of Jefferson Tour
Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson is pleased to announce the 5th annual Gardens of Jefferson Tour to be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 10 am to 4 pm.

This year’s tour will feature a hydroponic vegetable garden with an ebb and flow seed starting greenhouse, a charming model train enthusiast’s garden, a garden designed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, an
amazing rock garden with winding paths of stonework and exotic plants, a beautifully landscaped lakefront garden, and more.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 by sending a check made out to, “JT Historical Society” and sent to the Jefferson Township Museum, 315 Dover-Milton Road, Jefferson Township, NJ 07438. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the JT Historical Society Table on Jefferson Day. Advance sale tickets and maps can be picked up at the Museum beginning at 10:00 am on July 21st. Please include your email or phone number for confirmation. Tickets can also be purchased for $15 at the door on July 21st, between 10 am and 2 pm. We are sorry we are unable to admit strollers or children under 12. Proceeds will go to the maintenance of “Miss Elizabeth’s Garden” at the Museum.

Miss Elizabeth’s Gift Shoppe, located in the original kitchen of the Museum, will be open during Garden Tour, featuring gently used garden and garden themed items available for sale. For more information contact Debby Zweig at 973-663-1033 or Roberta Shaw at 973-697-9176, Email jeffersongardentour@hotmail.com, or visit www.jthistoricalsociety.org.

Download flyer (pdf)

 

   

Looking For Gardens

Do you enjoy gardening and creating beauty in your own backyard? Would you like to share the results of your work with others to appreciate? The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson is looking for gardens and landscapes to be included in this year’s 5th annual “Gardens of Jefferson Tour” to be held on Saturday, July 21st.

In the past the tour has featured many different types of gardens from naturalist planting and water features to exotic plant species and pool area landscaping. Perhaps you have a greenhouse, rain garden, or interesting plantings you would like to showcase. If so, please consider being part of this year’s tour.

For more information on how you can showcase your garden in this year’s “Gardens of Jefferson Tour” contact Debby Zweig at 973-663-1033 or jeffersongardentour@hotmail.com. Please respond by June 16th, 2012.

 

Plant Sale
May 12th, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Jefferson Township Museum
315 Dover-Milton Road

Offered for sale:  locally grown perennials, assorted annuals, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, gift plants, garden décor.  We will also have a table of gently used garden items.

Garden Club members will be available to assist with choosing plants and to answer gardening questions.

Click here to download a copy of the flyer.

 

Butterflies, Birds and Blooms
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 7:00 PM

Pollinator Garden is gaining more interest. Ethereal butterflies and song birds have always been a beautiful addition to a flower garden. Just by growing the right plants, we can attract butterflies, caterpillars, and birds and encourage them to propagate themselves, as well as plants, and flourish within our gardens. Barbara Katz is a certified Master Gardener of Morris County with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Please join us for a fun and informative evening. The talk is approximately 45 minutes long with Q&A afterwards.

Jefferson Township Library, Riker Room
1031 Weldon Road, Jefferson Township
For More Info, Call: 973 697-9176 or
Email:  gardener1@jthistoricalsociety.org

Click here to download a copy of the program flyer.

 

Museum Garden Club of Jefferson Meeting
March 5, 2012 / 7:00 pm

Jefferson Library

 

New members welcome.

 

Gardens of Jefferson Tour
Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson will sponsor its fourth annual “Gardens of Jefferson Tour” on Saturday, July 16 from 10:00-4:00. The tour features unique and special gardens within the township.

Looking for a great, “stay-cation,” idea this summer?  Come enjoy the beauty of Jefferson Township on the drive-yourself 4th Annual Gardens of Jefferson Tour to be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, July 16th 2011 from 10 am -4 pm.

Private homeowners will share the beauty of their own gardens, so come get a peek behind the fences and into the backyards of some fabulous gardens.  This year’s tour will feature an endless waterfall, an exotic Asian style rock garden, three beautifully landscaped lakeside gardens and more.

The garden tour is a fantastic way to learn about what plantings and landscape ideas would work well in your own garden or, the garden you hope to have someday. Be sure to bring a camera and a notebook.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 by sending a check made out to, ”JT Historical Society” and sent to the Jefferson Township Museum 315 Dover-Milton Road, Jefferson Township N.J. 07438. Advance sale tickets and maps can be picked up at the Museum beginning at 10:00 am. Please include your email or phone number for confirmation.  Tickets can also be purchased for $15 at the door on July 16 between 10 am and 3 pm.  We are sorry we are unable to admit strollers or children under 12. Proceeds will go to the maintenance of “Miss Elizabeth’s Garden” at the Museum. For more information contact Debby Zweig 973-663-1033 or Roberta Shaw 973-697-9176 or Email jeffersongardentour@hotmail.com.

 

Rain Barrel Workshop
Thursday, May 12th,  7:30 pm

Camp Jefferson Main Lodge
Cost  $60  Registration is required

When April showers bring May flowers, how will you water them in June, July and August?
By using a rain barrel, of course!

Presented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County.  Our program begins with a lecture on water resources, and followed by the building of your own rain barrel.  Rain barrels are 55 gallon drums, with hardware included.  They are mostly pre-built, and are easy to assemble.

Registration is required, with payment, in advance by May 1st.

Make checks payable to Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

To register, mail check along with your name, phone # and email address to:

 Museum Garden Club - JT Historical Society
Attn:  Rain Barrel Workshop
315 Dover-Milton Rd.
Oak Ridge, NJ  07438

For more information contact Megan 973 208-8722 or Roberta 973 697-9176 or email  gardener1@jthistoricalsociety.org

 

Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 7, 2011,   11-3PM

The Museum Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant Sale at the Jefferson Museum. Potted perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs will be sold. Gift items such hanging baskets and decorative potted plants will also be available. Members of the garden club including NJ Master Gardeners will be on site to assist shoppers.

For more information, contact Roberta Shaw (973-697-9176) at gardener1@jthistoricalsociety.org

 

"Holiday Arrangements"
November 17, 2010 / 7:30 pm

Holiday Floral Arranging Program
The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson will be sponsoring a floral arranging program at Camp Jefferson, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:30 PM.  Sheryl, owner of Oak Ridge Florist, along with garden club members will present a "how to arrange flowers for the holidays" program. This will include fresh flowers and dried and silk floral designs.  Ideas for table decorating and home décor will be demonstrated.  Floral pieces will be available for sale at the end of the evening. Most appropriate for adults.  Membership to the Garden Club is open to gardeners of all abilities. Admission is free.  For more information contact Roberta Shaw, robertashaw@optonline.net

 

Gardens of Jefferson Tour
Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson will sponsor its third annual “Gardens of Jefferson Tour” on Saturday, July 24 from 10:00-4:00. The tour features unique and special gardens within the township. These juried gardens reflect the passion of their owners. They highlight naturalist planting and water features. One garden, which has become the tour’s featured garden, has exotic plant species from around the world.

Tickets and maps are to be picked up the day of the tour at the Jefferson Township Museum, 315 Dover-Milton Road. All tickets are $15.00 at the door with advance purchase at $12.00.  Order tickets by sending a check payable to the JT Historical Society and sent to the Jefferson Township Museum, 315 Dover-Milton Road, Jefferson Township, NJ 07438. Please include your name and email address.

We are unable to admit children under 12 or strollers.

Proceeds will go to the maintenance of “Miss Elizabeth’s Garden” at the Jefferson Township Museum.

If more information is required, you may contact Roberta Shaw 973-697-9176 or Christine Williams 973-697-8675.

 

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Garden Club May Plant Sale
Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Museum Garden Club of Jefferson will hold its annual plant sale Saturday, May 8,2010. The sale will be held at the Jefferson Township Museum from 11-3 PM. The Museum is located at 315 Dover-Milton Road, Jefferson Township, NJ. Certified master gardeners will be on site to assist in selecting plants and to answer questions. The plant sale will offer locally grown perennials (many from the Museum's Victorian gardens) vegetables and herbs. Also available for sale will be unique gift plants, hand painted pots, birdhouses and a variety of gift items all perfect for Mother's Day or any day.

For more information please contact Megan Goldstein at 973-208-8722
or email
info@jthistoricalsociety.org

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