Borough of Fair Haven
Town Plantings and holiday decorations at Borough Hall, Memorial Park, Police Station, and McCarter gates.
Prepare flower tray arrangements for Mobile Meals participants.
Harding Bird Sanctuary
Maintain the site and signage. New native planting area added in 2007.
Sponsor and support a junior club, including plantings, nature walks, & environmental awareness.
Our annual fund-raiser and source of horticultural information for the public.
Random Acts of Beauty Awards
In conjunction with the Borough of Fair Haven, club members select residences, community garden plots and businesses exemplifying (self-maintained) horticultural excellence to receive proclamations from the Mayor and Council.
Awarded annually to one or more qualified students who intend to or are pursuing horticultural/environmental science studies.
Each term, the club President spearheads a civic project to benefit and beautify the Borough of Fair Haven or to support National Garden Club standards. Past projects include replacing the fence at the Bird Sanctuary, landscaping an area at the Borough’s Memorial Park, presenting Garden Education Forums, and sponsoring Standard Flower Shows. In 2010, using club funds, GCFH designed and landscaped the plantings and seating area at the front of the Borough of Fair Haven’s Municipal Building. In 2013 & 2014, GCFH spearheaded dune restoration and beautification projects in the Super Storm Sandy-ravaged Borough of Sea Bright, NJ.
In 2018, we contributed funds and continue in an advisory capacity to an ongoing gardening project at Viola L. Sickles elementary school in Fair Haven. In 2018 through 2019 we designed, paid for and installed the landscaping and front fencing for a Habitat for Humanity home in Rumson. Also in 2019, GCFH participated in Clean Ocean Action’s “Rally for the River Eco Fest” with a hands-on Earthworm activity table for children.