50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

Be a garden landlord

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., accomplished gardener and environmentalist Regina Carlson returns to the Maplewood Garden Club with her most recent garden talk: “Plants That Pay Their Rent and Plants That Should Be Evicted.” Based on her experience growing hundreds of kinds of […]

‘Birding for All Seasons in New Jersey’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Learn how birding leads to environmental stewardship on Monday, March 5, when Maplewood Garden Club hosts Tedor Whitman, executive director of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary in Short Hills, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. One of Whitman’s favorite topics is birds, birding and conservation; during […]

The lessons of bonsai with the MGC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Discover the fascinating history of bonsai on Monday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., when the Maplewood Garden Club presents “From Bench to Bed: What Bonsai Can Teach Gardeners.” Speaker Marc Montefusco applies what he has learned about bonsai every day in the gardens at the […]

Maplewood Garden Club presents ‘The Pen & the Trowel’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Explore the writing-gardening connection on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., Maplewood, when the Maplewood Garden Club hosts Marta McDowell. She teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and lectures widely. For years she has been interested in writers who garden […]

‘From Flowers to Fragrances’ with the MGC

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Get an insider’s look at the perfume industry on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., when the Maplewood Garden Club presents “From Flowers to Fragrance.” Speaker Bruno Leyssene was born into the fragrance business and has worked in the United States for almost 20 years […]

MGC presents presents ‘The New Shade Garden’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St., the Maplewood Garden Club hosts award-winning author and photographer Ken Druse, who will discuss “The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change.” Druse will explain new ways of looking at all aspects […]

Sustainable landscape lecture at the library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood, the Maplewood Garden Club presents “Early Street Community Garden, a Model of Sustainable Landscape.” Speaker Carolle Huber, vice president and cofounder of Grow It Green Morristown, will describe how sustainable practices — from native plantings to […]

Rent space in the Rahner Greenhouse

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Applications for rental space in the Rahner Greenhouse, administered by the Maplewood Garden Club, will be received in the Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley St., from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7; doors to the Town Hall Meeting Room open at 4 p.m. Allocation of spaces is in the order […]