The Junior section of the Rake & Hoe Garden Club of Westfield held their final meeting of the year at the Shadowlawn Pocket Park located at the corner of Shadowlawn and Rahway Avenue, Westfield, NJ.
The Juniors cleaned up the butterfly garden, planted herb seedlings they had grown themselves (parsley, fennel and dill) and annual flowers. In addition, they decorated plant identification markers and placed them in the garden.

The Club invites the community to visit this peaceful garden which is designed to provide a nurturing habitat for butterflies and other pollinators.

The Juniors, ranging from kindergarten through high school students, meet monthly, after school during the school year to work on projects focused on flower design, gardening and community service.  Earlier in the year, the Juniors competed in the Design Section of the Garden Club of New Jersey Annual Flower Show and won several Blue Ribbons.

The Rake and Hoe Garden Club is affiliated with the Garden Club of New Jersey and the National Garden Club, Inc.   The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 12:00 pm at the Scotch Hills Country Club. Membership is open to residents of Westfield and surrounding towns. For more information, call Jeanne Marie Ryan (908) 654-0271 or visit the club’s website, ( or Facebook page