Gardens Party



Beer Garden


On September 28, 2017 friends of the Gardens gathered in a beer garden to honor Jeff Jabco, director of grounds at Swarthmore College and coordinator of horticulture at the Scott Arboretum, with the Hamilton Award. The award recognizes “an unsung hero, a quiet leader, or patient mentor in the field of horticulture,” and was named for and inspired by former Rutgers professor and Gardens director Bruce “Doc” Hamilton.

Guests at the party also came together to support the Gardens Internship.  The evenings Fund an Intern auction raised over $40,000 for the program. The Gardens internship provides hands-on training and instruction as well as educational credits for accompanying coursework for 14-16 Rutgers students each year.

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Rutgers Gardens Director, Bruce Crawford,
Chairman Rutgers Gardens Advisory Board, Bob Lyons and Jeff Jabco

Alumni Pavilion
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Fund an Intern
Former Gardens Interns Jordan Foreman, 2012-2014
Dominic Mondi, 1997-2000
Rutgers Gardens Interns











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