Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7:00 pm. Horticultural Society of South Jersey Presents
Our Next Meeting
Our Next Meeting is Tuesday
Apr 10, 2018, 7:00 P.M.
This Month's Event
Plants and Insect Hotels that Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Garden
JEWELS OF THE GARDEN STATE: TODAY, AND TOMORROW! HSSJ TRIP, JUNE 9, 2018
With its vast research resources, NEW JERSEY, the most densely populated state, has the unique and
vital role in the study of the environment and in urgent sustainability education of the public. Join us as
we travel to central NJ to continue our ongoing interest in stewardship of the land in our urban world -
visiting two iconic horticultural venues: First: DUKE Gardens Farms, Hillsborough, and its beautiful
setting on the Raritan River. At one time, it was the largest tract of privately-held land in NJ, with 2400
acres, founded by tobacco and electric power magnate, J.B. Duke, and later overseen by his daughter,
Doris Duke. Duke named it “Central Park” of Somerset County, ( larger than that in NYC). On a
preserved tract, today, of 1,000 acres, the Duke Farms Foundation now inspires the public to enjoy
home gardening, many of the state’s oldest trees, native plants, orchid greenhouses, horticultural
studies, waterfalls, meadows of native flowers, solar energy, and organic farming. We will have a
welcome orientation and various self-guided tours. Lunch is on your own at their café or by brown bag.
Our magic HSSJ bus will take us on to famed RUTGERS GARDENS, New Brunswick : where our state
university enjoys world-wide acclaim in ornamental horticulture, landscape architecture, botanical and
organic research, and agriculture- resulting in new plants ( think RUTGERS Tomato!) We will have
guided tours of the 175 acres dedicated to perennials, blooming shrubs, exotic trees, home agriculture,
native plants, and the famed bamboo forest.
Please remember your camera, binoculars, and some cash for the fun en route of a 50/50 raffle. Please
only dry snacks and water on the bus, no peanut products.
Questions: call Karin, 856-979-8620.
Departure: Cherry Hill Municipal Bldng., Mercer St., 8:00 AM, return late afternoon, early evening.
Cost: Member $50, Non-member $60. Deposits non-refundable. Deposits: $20 p.p., due MARCH
30, 2018, Balance: Due APRIL 30, 2018.
Please mail Registration Form and deposits to HSSJ,
PO Box 8331, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Checks payable to HSSJ.
Horticultural Society of South Jersey