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Welcome to the Rumson Garden Club

Over the past one hundred plus years, RGC’s purpose has been to promote the knowledge and love of gardening and nature. It has maintained a vital community presence ranging from informative lectures open to the public, promoting the planting and conservation of native trees, plants and wildflowers, designing and maintaining mini-gardens in Rumson and donating scholarships to graduating high school students who demonstrate an interest in environmental studies. RGC both supports the purpose and activities of the GCA activities, and keeps its members informed on governmental issues that pertain to natural resources.

Recent Activities

Governor's Island Trip


18 intrepid and energetic members ventured via two ferrys for a very enlightening tour of Governor's Island. which included a walking tour of the island led by Mollie McGinnis, the Manager of Stewardship & Sustainability.  She explained the Island’s horticulture, including New York’s newest sustainable space, The Hills, and the urban farm managed by GrowNYC. After a delicious lunch at Little Eva’s, Laurie Bratone, Director of Development (of Fair Haven!), lead us on a tour of the Harbor School and the Billion Oyster Project.    - Cathy Smith

October Speaker: Katie Bliss


Katie Bliss and her Blissful Gardening Crew are skilled horticulturalists who love to share their knowledge of garden design and plant care.  Their true love is ‘Re-Design’, a cost-effective way to return a landscape to its natural beauty by using and moving viable plant material on site and supplementing with new, carefully chosen specimens that complement the established plantings to achieve a beautiful and healthy landscape.