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Cancelled – Gardens Party – virtual event
October 4, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$150.00
Our annual Gardens Party on-site event has been cancelled for this year. Instead our Garden Party will be a virtual event. Details will be posted soon.
The Gardens Party is an evening for friends and fellow garden enthusiasts to gather in support of the Gardens and the internship programs. This year, in addition to raising much-needed funds for our student internships, we were pleased to celebrate Cook’s Market, our weekly farm market, now housed in its permanent green-roof structure. The evening featured many of our market vendors, with a selection of their local and Jersey-fresh produce and products.
Each year at the Gardens Party we present the Hamilton Award in honor of Dr. Bruce Hamilton, Director Emeritus of Rutgers Gardens. This national award recognizes an instructor or mentor, in the field of professional horticulture, who embodies the essence of educational selflessness by helping others to advance while placing personal ambition aside. To this end, the ideal nominee is not involved with horticulture for personal gain, but rather to share their passion of plants and the further advancement of those whose lives he or she graces.