NUTLEY, NJ – The Nutley Family Service Bureau will present “The Garden Party” on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at The Mountsier-Hardie Garden.  The party promises to be an event to remember, featuring:  food from many top local restaurants, wine tasting, and an eclectic mix of jazz, classical, and contemporary music set in New Jersey’s premier private garden. Local musicians will include Rose & The Thorns.

The Nutley Family Service Bureau is a social service organization that has served the greater Nutley, New Jersey area for over 100 years.  Its mission is to strengthen the emotional and social well-being of individuals and families through affordable mental health counseling and social service programs, including an expanding Food Pantry.

The Mountsier-Hardie Garden was designed by famed landscape architect Richard Hartlage and owners Silas Mountsier and Graeme Hardie.  The two-plus acre space is not generally open to the public and has been featured in many publications including The New York Times.  The garden features grand views, areas of quiet contemplation, outdoor sculptures, and hundreds of rare and common plant and flower varieties.

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“We are grateful to Silas and Graeme for opening their spectacular garden to our community for what will be a truly special day and to Graeme and Dave Popkin for serving as co-chairs to make this party possible,” said Eileen Painter, Executive Director of the Nutley Family Service Bureau.  “In an increasingly stress-filled world, mental health services obviously are needed more than ever. Additionally, the demand for our food pantry services has more than doubled in the last year, going from 88 households to over 180.  One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit these programs.”

$50 early-bird tickets available online before September 10, admission is $60 thereafter.  Tickets and sponsorships are available now at