Announcements

Open day at Andrea Filippone's Jardin de Buis on 14th September!! See Visiting Gardens page. 

Philadelphia Flower Show 2020 Photography Classes. Enter beginning September 15.

Click here to see the class descriptions. Entry forms will be available on line here.

Our Photography Committee has released next year's program so that you have an opportunity to get inspired and start taking photos this spring. Details are on their Committee page.

Keep your eye on our Photo Albums for the latest pictures of the club's activities.

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"Am I doing enough?"

Click here to see some of the simple things that you can do to help protect our environment.

Upcoming Club Events

October 18, 2019

Elm Court Flower Arranging

October 28, 2019

Butterfly House Fall Clean-up

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Mission Statement: 

To increase interest and knowledge of gardening and conservation among its members and among the public at large; to promote gardening and conservation by instruction and example; to beautify the surrounding community and to undertake civic cultural and historical projects related to gardening and conservation.

Useful Links

A link for SBGC members to sign up for events online.

Information about and application forms for the Elly and Giorgio Petronio - Stony Brook Garden Club Environmental Award and the Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award

A list of contact details for state and local government officials.

The American Litloral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same.

Since 1961, the Society has cared for the coast through conservation, education and advocacy. The Society provides a voice for the coast and marine life, and gives concerned citizens the knowledge and tools needed to become active coastal stewards.

The Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration and Promotion Act aims to increase the botanical science capacity of the federal government. It allows federal agencies to act with the expertise required to preserve unique American landscapes and emphasizes the importance of protecting native plants and plant ecosystems.

 Clean Ocean Action is a leading national and regional voice working to protect waterways using science, law, research, education, and citizen action. It is a broad-based coalition of 125 active boating, business, community, conservation, diving, environmental, fishing, religious, service, student, surfing, and women's groups working together to clean up and protect the waters of the New York Bight. 

 ​D&R Greenway Land Trust is central New Jersey's nonprofit land preservation organization founded in 1989. Their vision of an organization dedicated to the preservation of our remaining natural areas led to the creation of this small grassroots organization that completed the first nonprofit acquisition using Green Acres funds in 1992. We permanently preserve watershed lands and large-scale landscapes, thereby preventing the loss of open space to development. D&R Greenway Land Trust has preserved 239 properties. The total acreage preserved as of November 2, 2011 is 15,096 acres...

Seventeen percent of New Jersey’s native flora, which comprises more than 2,100 species, is currently classified as endangered. In New Jersey, an endangered plant species is one whose survival within the State or nation is in jeopardy.  (2016 article from nj.gov)

June 2016 New Jersey List of Endangered Plant Species and Plant Species of Concern 

A link to the new GCA Website.

United States Department of Agriculture  document  2018 Farm Bill & Legislative Principles.

​Founded in 1969, The Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization devoted to acquiring open space for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining and extending trails and providing environmental education and working with other groups to support efforts to preserve and protect open space and the environment...

The Great Healthy Yard Project is an environmental non-profit organization working to improve and protect the quality of our drinking water in order to help our families lead healthier lives.

A list of New Jersey Native plants on the website of the The Native Plant Society of New Jersey.

New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey’s citizens; protects New Jersey’s birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey’s valuable natural habitats.

The Strike Team is a statewide cooperative effort to prevent the spread of emerging invasive species across the state of New Jersey made up of several hundred private individuals and public and private organizations representing all levels of government from federal to municipal, non-profit conservation groups and consulting foresters.

Invasive species threaten the future of our natural heritage as well as our economy. The Strike Team is working to address these threats and protect the future of our precious state. Click here for their complete list of invasive species and suggested means of control.

Guidelines for creating and maintaining a lawn from the Great Healthy Yard Project.

Also take a look at Pearl's Premium Lawn Seeds site. They claim that their patented deep-rooted seeds minimize the need for watering and chemical fertilizers.

Founded in 2013 by Edwina von Gal, the goal of the Perfect Earth Project is to raise consciousness about the dangers of synthetic lawn and garden chemicals to humans, animals, and the environment, and educate homeowners and professionals about natural, PRFCT (toxin-free) techniques that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture

Rutgers Gardens cultivates inquisitive minds, great plants, and inspired gardening through educational exploration and enjoyment. It is a self-sustaining operation and relies on public support for maintaining the Gardens, purchasing equipment and materials, supporting salaries, and providing public programs. It is one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge a visitor’s fee and is open 365 days a year.

A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers.

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

The Well Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust is a great source of information and is recommended to all provisionals.

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.

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