Maplewood Garden Club's 25th Annual Garden Walk
The club kicks off the season with a walk through its beautiful gardens.
At the beginning of every season the Maplewood Garden Club hosts its annual garden walk for members and guests to inspire members to get creative in their own gardens over the year. This year was the 25th anniversary of the walk.
"It provides an opportunity for our member to socialize also," a spokesperson for the club, Nancy Schwartz, said.
The club doesn't just create these gardening arts for itself, it gives back to the community. The MapleFood garden, pictured, donated 600 pounds of food last year to a food pantry at the Lady of Sorrows in South Orange.
The club has an harb garden and a youth garden program. It also runs a Mother's Day plant sale from Thursday to Saturday before Mother's Day.
"It's a great opportunity for all ages," Schwartz said.
In September, after Labor Day, the oragnization holds monthly meetings on the first Monday of every month where more goes on than just gardening. The meetings features exhibits from its members and are judged.
The club brings in special speakers from a horticultural specialist to an expert on Japanese flower arranging, ikebana, for its meetings. There is also a raffle where gardening supplies are given away.
All meetings are open to the public, 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall in the library.