Friends of the Garden

Friends of the Garden & Outdoor Education

Our BGC Garden & Outdoor Education Programming at the Spruce and Centre Street Clubs educates Club Kids on the importance of sustainability and healthy eating.


Over the last year

  • The BGC Garden Program has helped to address the food desert in Trenton, faced by close to 90% of Club Kids.

  • The Club has provided over 175,000 meals/snacks including fresh fruits and vegetables grown in our gardens.

  • Over 800 youth have attended events in the gardens, including the Gourmet in the Garden which brought out talented experts to enhance the student's experience and exhibit different ways they can use the plants they are growing


View Our Gourmet in The Garden Video:


By donating and becoming a Friend of the Garden you are supporting maintenance and capital repairs made to the Garden as well as the purchase of new plants and flowers, and the annual cost to operate the Garden & Outdoor Education Program.


As a Friend of the Garden, you will be invited to various events and workshops throughout the year. A portion of all Friends of the Garden donations are placed in an endowment fund to ensure that Trenton-area youth can enjoy the BGC Garden for generations to come.



Become a Friend of the BGC Mercer Garden online 


Become a Friend of the BGC Mercer Garden & Outdoor Education Center at one of the four giving levels:

Perennial- Make an annual donation of $1,000 or more

Cultivator- Make an annual donation of $500 or more

Sunflower- Make an annual donation of $250 or more

Seedling- Make and annual donation of $125 or more


or send a check payable to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County

Friends of the Garden

212 Centre Street

Trenton, NJ 08611

Thank You to Our Current Friends of the Garden!


A very special thanks to:








  • Perennial







    David & Stacey Anderson

    Robert Hartman & Tarry Truitt

Garden and Outdoor Education Videos

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