Garden Club of Westfield Explores Local Beauty
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 • 9:42pm
WESTFIELD, NJ—On September 11, at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, The Garden Club of Westfield hosted “Exploring Gardens in the Metropolitan Area” with Dr. Edith Wallace. Wallace is a former chair of the biology department at William Paterson University. Now retired, she studies, writes and lectures on plants with a focus on her garden in Glen Rock.
The Garden Club of Westfield is an arm of the New Jersey State Garden Club. As part of their continuing Town of Westfield Beautification Project, for over 17 years a dedicated group of active members has maintained and watered seven garden containers located at Elm and East Broad Street, planting seasonal flowers three times a year and decorating the trainers with greenery each winter.
Since 1947 the cub has displayed weekly flowers at the Westfield Memorial Library. The tradition began as a memorial to those who served in World War II. Flower arrangers over the July/August period are Rosemary Shire, Lecia DeHaven, Phyllis Cassetti, Rosemary Bauer, Ruth Paul, Fran Linn, Connie Muirhead, Teri Teglash, Jo Sheehan, Sally Brown, Elizabeth Hetherington, Betty Kopf and Lorraine Kolibas. September library flowers will be designed by Elaine Junguenet, Lecia DeHaven, Lorraine Kolibas and Debby Burslem.
Members also plant trees in Westfield to commemorate Arbor Day, maintain The Blue Star By-Way Garden at Tamaques Park and several gardens within Mindowaskin Park and decorate the Westfield Municipal Building with wreaths each December. The Garden Club of Westfield’s newest project is the installation of a perennial border at the Town of Westfield’s Reeve House, located on Mountain Avenue. This was accomplished with assistance from Craig Stock, owner of C.R. Stock Landscaping of Westfield.
The club is currently planning a 90th anniversary grand luncheon to be held on October 30 at Echo Lake Country Club. For more information about the club, call Co-President Jane Curtis at 908-232-5795.