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Beth shows her gardening passion and hometown pride through her contributions of public garden designs.  The designs have been created for such historic sites as The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, The Presbyterian Church of Madison, Drew University’s Mead Hall lawn, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, the Nathaniel Drake House (South Plainfield) and The Madison Public Library.  Beth also volunteers with the Garden Club of Madison, at many of the local pocket parks.

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Drake House
The Nathaniel Drake House, South Plainfield, NJ

Griffin Garden
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Madison, NJ

Beth donated her time and expertise to design a pocket garden featuring a 10griffin0-year-old terra cotta griffin statue outside this remarkable circa 1900 building. Using her knowledge of vintage gardens, Beth selected native Victorian favorites reminiscent of the building’s era: lady ferns, cranesbill, smooth aster, bugbane and cross vine, among others. Seasonal interest extends into fall and winter with Redtwig dogwoods and an evergreen collar of variegated boxwoods. Beth chose easy maintenance, deer-resistant plants for this public garden, arranged in graceful arched patterns that echo the museum’s arches. The Griffin Garden thrives today, treasured by museum visitors, along with butterflies and hummingbirds during the growing season.

Select the following links to browse publicity from its 2006 opening and visit The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts at metc.org.

Independent Press
Out & About
Morris Ledger Extra

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