Teaching Garden at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

The Teaching Garden is a vegetable growing demonstration garden located behind the Walther House at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ.


Summer Gardening Workshops
in collaboration with the Adult School Department of the Montclair Public Library

Registration opens June 26. Please visit www.adultschool.org and choose the Home and Garden section to register. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County are offering 3 workshops:

Intro to Gardening July 13, 10:30am-12:30pm: An introduction for would be and beginner gardeners to the wonderful world of gardening. This class will get you stated on the right track to get your garden going. Topics include site planning, soil amending and fertilization, garden design & planning, planting perennials, annuals and vegetables as well as insect and critter control. You will also be introduced to the basics of building raised beds and installing a drip irrigation system. Tuition: $25.00/Location: Montclair, MPL – Main

Best Practices for Your Organic Vegetable Gardening: Feeding, Treating, and Harvesting July 20, 9-11am: Learn how to provide essential nutrients to your plants and soil, troubleshoot for pests and diseases, identify the good and bad of insects and how to manage them, and how to harvest to maximize your yields. Join us for a “hands on” lecture in the Rutgers Master Gardeners Teaching Garden. Tuition: $25.00/Location: Upr Montclair, Presby Iris Garden – Teaching Garden

The Container Vegetable Garden and Drip Irrigation Practical Workshop July 27, 9-11am: An introduction to the basics required to grow a variety of vegetables in containers regardless of space constraints. The class will cover: container types;soil for containers; light and water requirements; plant selection and care; fertilization and pest management. The concepts and equipment for drip irrigation for containers will be explained. The class will include a hands-on demonstration of both container vegetable gardening and drip irrigation. Tuition: $25.00/Location: Upr Montclair, Presby Iris Garden – Teaching Garden*

*NOTE: Students will be charged a $15 material fee upon registration. Each attendee will receive the materials (and assemble during class) a 5 gallon “self watering” container appropriate for growing various vegetables. Soil and vegetable seeds and/or plant seedlings will also be provided.