Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
- Luther Burbank


The Rake and Hoe Garden Club
of Westfield

Our mission is to educate our members and the public in horticulture, floral design, nature and wildlife.  We host workshops, field trips and plant exchanges in addition to presenting informative monthly meetings.  Our talented members are more than willing to share their expertise with the group.  

Members are dedicated to the community and their work with the Lyons Hospital, Cerebral Palsy, Mobile Meals and gardens in Westfield.  Rake and Hoe is a member of the Central Atlantic Region of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

If you have an interest in joining the Club or would like additional information, please contact our membership chair, Sharon Shiraga.


Board meetings and General meetings are now being held in person with masks on.

Did you know that the Rake and Hoe Garden Club is holding their holiday house tour this December? Decorated houses, boutique and interesting programs....stay tuned for more information coming....

Photo Competitions, click here.

Officers of the Club

President, Beth Siano

Vice President, Sharon Shiraga

Treasurer, Kathryn Ciurczak

Assistant Treasurer, Betsy Chance

Recording Secretary, Irene Greenstein

Corresp. Secretary, Natalie Peitsinovski

Director, Jeanne Marie Ryan

Upcoming Meetings 


Held Noon at the Shady Rest Golf Course -

820 Jerusalem Road, Scotch Plains

Second Wednesday of the month


​Have a Happy Summer!

See you in September!

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We're spending our summer getting ready for you to come to our DECK the HALLS tour in December!! 

Can't wait for you to see what we've been up to! Lots of boutique hand-made items! Mistletoe Market coming in December!

Message from
the President

Save The Date!

Saturday, December 3, 2022


The two biggest events our garden club puts on are Flower Shows and House Tours. They are the fundraisers that enable us to support our many invaluable community services.

This year, as we do every four years, it is time for a Holiday House Tour, known affectionately as Deck The Halls. Homeowners of three private homes in Westfield will be opening their doors to the public for a one-day-only event.

A different team of RHGC members is transforming each home with a different theme: “Winter Fantasy,” “Trees Indeed,”and “Festival of Light.”Another popular feature our “Mistletoe Market,” a boutique of hand-crafted ornaments and holiday décor. 

I hope all of our friends, neighbors, and lovers of holiday magic will join us in December. Tickets will be available through this site in October.

I know where I will be on December 3rd. It’s going to be a fabulous event.

Beth Siano, President

The Rake and Hoe Garden Club

of Westfield, NJ

Remember, a flat dish of water on the ground on these hot days will be welcomed by all the little critters in the garden. Even chipmunks can reach a dish! 

Stay cool and hydrated this summer!

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* Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank (March 7, 1849 – April 11, 1926) was an American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-tear career. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables.