Horticultural Society of South Jersey


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 worldwide 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.

Alert: Saturday's Nature Walk has been postponed due to weather. The new date for the nature walk will be 23 June 2018, 12:00 PM.

​Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 7:00 pm. 
Horticultural Society of South Jersey Presents:

Tips on Keeping Your Cut Roses Fresh, and More!

Member Flower Show

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Tips on Keeping Your Cut Roses Fresh, and More!

By Micciche's Floral Studio

Join us on Tuesday night, June 12, 2018, as John Micciche, proprietor of Micciche's Floral Studio, discusses the intricacies of floral arrangements. The rose is his favorite flower - and he will share his tips on how to keep your cut garden roses fresh longer.

John has always loved horticulture and art and has combined the two over the years. Early on, he and his Dad began a landscaping business - J & P Landscaping. John was also an art major at the Academy of Fine Arts. John then turned his talents towards floral arrangements and apprenticed at Cook's Florist in Runnemede. He opened his own studio 40 years ago working with dried flowers and plants, and for the last 38 years has worked with fresh flowers in his well-respected business. 

Flower Show in Cherry Hill

Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00
You are cordially invited to enjoy Delightful Miniature and Themed Flower Arrangements, House and Outdoor Potted Plants, Garden Specimens grown by your neighbors, and Beautiful Horticultural-themed Photographs. Ribbons will be awarded in 42 categories.
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: FREE and Open to the Public at 7:00
Place: 820 Mercer Street Carmen Tilelli Community Center at Cherry Hill Municipal Building
Judges: Art Wolk, Michael Bruce, and Diane Kae
For additional information about the Flower Show, please contact Twyla Bevilacqua, HSSJ President, at 856-325-7401 or Peggy Wysocki, Chairman of Flower Show, at cherryhillfriends@gmail.com.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7 PM 

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Jun 12, 2018, 7:00 P.M. 

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Member Flower Show


Tips on Keeping Your Cut Roses Fresh, and More!