Friday, February 7, 2014

New Jersey Flower & Garden Show Feb 13-16

12th Annual New Jersey Flower & Garden Show-2014
At the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show, expect rivers of color and fragrance in beautiful display gardens, sit in on seminars and shop ‘til you drop in the Great Garden Marketplace.

The New Jersey Flower Show attracts over 25,000 flower and garden enthusiasts annually, highlighting fabulous display gardens, a Standard Flower Show presented by the Garden Club of New Jersey, the Garden Marketplace, top-quality seminars and so much more!

America Blooms! Garden Style Coast to Coast

Special Guests at the 2014 NJ Flower Show

The Garden Club of New Jersey
Need your landscape designed & built but don't know where to turn?
On the show floor you can see how New Jersey's top companies handle typical backyard design problems. Talk to a professional at the show and get your project scheduled now, before spring demand peaks.

Check out Video of the Container Challenge
Check out the wildly popular Container Challenge The Container Challenge is a lively competition inspired by the popular Iron Chef cooking face-offs.

Plant Sale - Sunday, Feb. 16th!
Plant materials and garden accessories will be offered for sale from selected gardens on Sunday from 5 to 6 PM.

NJ's Showplace - Easy Access, Free Parking From All NJ/NY Points!
Easy access from all points in NJ, NY & PA, the NJ Convention Center can't be beat when it comes to accessibility. Not to mention the free parking!

The Garden Club of New Jersey
The Garden Club of New Jersey
presents a standard flower show

Flower shows are generally presented by garden clubs or plant societies. This flower show is presented by the state Garden Club of NJ where all the affiliated garden clubs in NJ can be represented. There are floral designs, plants, artistic crafts, photography and educational exhibits on display. Sometimes there will also be special exhibits on display to provide more enjoyment for the public to view. Many shows will include a youth section like the state show.

There will be 60! designs for viewing, including eight group designs. There will be 16 artistic crafts and a large youth section. All of the garden club districts will present displays of their activities and members will be on hand to answer your questions about joining a club.

The popular miniature settings experts from the Philadelphia Flower Show will have an exhibit of their work. Rutgers Gardens is participating and two commercial exhibits, one on tiny terrariums and the other which features artists who paint on water. Please see our presentation schedule to learn more.

Each show will select a theme and the entire show will be coordinated through that theme. This year is titled “From Sea to Shining Sea” and features not only theme titles regarding all forms of water but also how important water is to us and how we can conserve our natural resource. The designers will have this theme in mind as they create their designs.

Yes, the entire show is written way in advance so that members can volunteer to create a design or bring in plant materials. This written “list” is called the schedule for the show and includes all the rules that members must follow. Since the way we exhibit is standardized, it enables us to have judges evaluate our creations and then select which entry is the best in the competition. Click on this link for a PDF file of the Schedule.

The public may bring in plant material, that is, Horticulture on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Please see the schedule above and if you have a wonderful plant specimen, you can contact the horticulture chairman, Elizabeth Lilleston at elizabethlilleston@gmail.com who will provide directions for you.
If you would like to join a club, please look for the membership table directly near the entrance to the flower show. A garden club member will answer your questions for you!

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 5,000 members, age 6-adult. GCNJ is the state affiliate and a charter member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., a non-profit educational organization. The membership of NGC is composed of 6,218 member garden clubs with 198,595 members in the fifty states. In addition, there are 447 international affiliates, making NGC the largest volunteer organization in the world.
Please click here to link to our website. http://njclubs.esiteasp.com/gcnj/home.nxg

America Blooms! Garden Style Coast to Coast
Celebrate America the Beautiful with a survey of regional designs that reflect the rich diversity of our national landscapes. Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture, famously said that gardens should reflect “the genius of the place,” or the nature of their surroundings. The lush tropical gardens of south Florida, the wildflower meadows of the Great Plains, the cottage gardens of coastal Maine and the vine-covered patios of California wine country are good examples -- and the inspiration for display gardens at the 2014 New Jersey Flower & Garden Show. Spanning climates, ecosystems and plant palettes, it’s a cross-country garden tour without the hassle of plane tickets or luggage!

Garden Descriptions for 2014 will be posted by February 1, 2014

Vine Shaded Patio in Napa Valley (Livingston Park Nursery & Prestige Landscape Designing, Inc.)
Come enjoy a glass of wine on our vine shaded patio in wine country - Napa Valley. Prestige Landscape Designing, Inc. 1036 How Lane North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Phone:732-246-0460 Website: www.livingstonparknursery.com

Life's A Beach (Belgard Hardscapes)
Don’t forget your flip flops as you relive your favorite summertime memories at the “Life’s a Beach” garden. Come take a stroll along the boardwalk, play in the sand, or just take in the view of the windswept dune grasses

A Victorian Parlor (GROUNDS KEEPER, inc.)
The years between 1850 & 1890 are considered the height of the Victorian era, characterized by ornate decor & elaborate gardens. Victorian gardens were not simply beautiful outdoor spaces, they were considered outdoor parlors

Blooms and Beyond! (New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association)
This natural garden display will use the unsung hero's of the landscape to set the stage for a spring flower display. A rustic stone patio sets the stage and creates a space perfect relaxing. Ornamental grasses, evergreens

A Patriotic Escape (MPM Lawnscapes)
Come celebrate America in our backyard! The flag is flying high as you enjoy the beautiful blooms and berries. Unique ideas for water conservation are also presented. MPM Lawnscapes 44 South Elm Street Fords, NJ 08863

Mistery Mountain Garden (Lily Pad Ponds and Landscapes / RA Landscaping)
Description to follow. Lily Pad Ponds and Landscapes 26 Interhaven Avenue Watchung, NJ 07060 Phone: 908-822-9100 Website: www.lilypadponds.com RA Landscaping & Design, LLC 203 Sergeantsville Rd Flemington, NJ 08822

Atlock Farm
Atlock Farm 545 Weston Canal Road Somerset, NJ 08873 Phone: 732-356-3373 Website: www.atlockfarm.com Designed & Created by: The Atlock Farm Krewe In Cooperation With: Bacchus Year Established: 1987 Type of B

"Conservation Keeps America Blooming' (NJ Conservation Partnership)
A walk through history from the Dust Bowl to natural conservation practices of the future. This garden will highlight the work that has been done by the Conservation Districts of New Jersey to protect the natural resources of N... [More]

Amato's Garden Center
Amato's Garden Center 47 Deans Rhode Hall Road Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Phone: (732)297-6790 Website: www.amatosgardencenter.com Designed & Created by: Anthony & Peter Amato

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