Garden Contest Deadline Extended!

Calling all Ewing Gardeners!

There’s still time to enter our 2017 Garden Contest.  We have extended the submission deadline to August 15th so now’s the time to take your garden photos and get your submission in.  Check out our 2017 Garden Contest page for information on rules, eligibility, and the entry form.

The 2017 Garden Contest is sponsored by the Ewing Green Team, the West Trenton Garden Club and Ewing Girl Scout Troop #70138  and we hope that you will want to show off all the fruits of your labors This contest is for amateur gardeners only, so don’t be put off, give it a try!

The contest is being run in conjunction with our Fall 2017 Garden Tour.   It is separate from the tour and you don’t have to participate in the tour to enter the contest, but we would love it if you would!  We realize that not every gardener is confident or experienced enough to showcase their garden on a garden tour. So, to encourage more homeowners to join in our beautification efforts we are running the Garden Contest.

Important Dates

Entry deadlineTues, Aug 1  Tuesday, August 15th
Finalist Notification – Fri, Sept 1
Judges visit gardens – Week of Sept 5
2017 Through the Garden Gate Tour – Winners announced Sat/Sun, Sept 16 & 17
Winners will also be announced at Ewing’s Community Fest celebration on Sat, Sept 23rd

We believe that growing gardens grows community! We invite you to grow a greener Ewing along with us and show off all the beauty you have labored so hard to create. This contest is for amateur gardeners only, so don’t be put off, give it a try!

For additional contest details such as eligibility, judging and how to enter, check out our 2017 Garden Contest page.

Prizes

There will be prizes! We have a rain barrel for each winner and gift certificates from local nurseries. More information will be coming soon!

2017 Garden Contest

Calling all Ewing Gardeners!

It’s summer time and we love to be out in the garden at this time of the year, getting our hands in the dirt. From digging in the dirt of our garden beds and planters, to laboring in community garden plots, we are all engaging yet again in that most fulfilling pastime of growing our food and beautiful landscapes, all while growing a more beautiful community!  The Ewing Green Team, the West Trenton Garden Club and Ewing Girl Scout Troop #70138 hope that you will want to show off all the fruits of your labors and enter our first ever Ewing 2017 Garden Contest!   Please enter and show off all the beauty that you have labored so hard to create.  This contest is for amateur gardeners only, so don’t be put off, give it a try!

The contest is being run in conjunction with our Fall 2017 Garden Tour.  It is separate from the tour and you don’t have to participate in the tour to enter the contest.  We realize that not every gardener is confident or experienced enough to showcase their garden on a garden tour.  So, to encourage more homeowners to join in our beautification efforts we are running the Garden Contest.  

Important Dates

Entry deadline – Tues, Aug 1
Finalist Notification – Fri, Sept 1
Judges visit gardens – Week of Sept 5
2017 Through the Garden Gate Tour – Winners announced Sat/Sun, Sept 16 & 17
Winners will also be announced at Ewing’s Community Fest celebration on Sat, Sept 23rd

We believe that growing gardens grows community!  We invite you to grow a greener Ewing along with us and show off all the beauty you have labored so hard to create.   This contest is for amateur gardeners only, so don’t be put off, give it a try!

For additional contest details such as eligibility, judging and how to enter, check out our 2017 Garden Contest page.

Prizes

There will be prizes! We have a rain barrel for each winner and gift certificates from local nurseries.  More information will be coming soon!

2016 Garden Tour

Saturday, June 11th was a beautiful day for a tour of some of Ewing’s noteworthy gardens.  We hope that all of you who attended enjoyed it. We would love your comments. What did you enjoy most about our tour? What did you learn? What will you do as a result of our tour? Will you go home and plant more and display your garden next year? We want to know!

Through the Garden Gate Tour

The Ewing Green Team, the West Trenton Garden Club, and Girl Scout Troop 70138 invite you on Saturday, June 11th to join us a our Through the Garden Gate Tour in which we are showcasing noteworthy Ewing Gardens!   You can visit any of 13 interesting “gardens” — from the traditional, with lovely flowers and plants, to the unique with a collection of cherished memorabilia.   Concepts such as “upcycling”, composting, naturalizing, and urbanizing are demonstrated throughout the gardens. Also, the approaches of ensuring pesticide and chemical free organic living spaces for our critical pollinators are essential as we hope to leave our world a better place for us and the future generations. We are in this “new place right here” together – no need to leave our Garden State we love!!!.

This is a self-directed driving tour and will be held RAIN OR SHINE.  We have included a map with this brochure.   Please pay / begin the tour at

Garden #1
Ewing Historic Preservation Society
27 Federal City Rd (Drake Farm Park), Ewing.

Here you will purchase this brochure, which serves as your ticket.

The tour is being held to promote our mutual causes of beautification, sustainability, and youth development. We believe that showcasing some of Ewing’s gardens is a great way to engage more people in beautifying Ewing. It all begins with one garden at a time.  We hope that next year you will join us to show off yours!

Look for a pretty paper flower out front at each garden, created by our girl scouts. Thank you for your support.

Date: Saturday, June 11th
Time: 10 – 5
Location: Startup at the Ewing Twp. Historic Preservation Society, 27 Federal City Road, Ewing (maps will be provided)
Cost: $10

For more information go to our Tour page.