Garden Club Projects

Dey Mansion

Dey Mansion

199 Totowa Road, Wayne, NJ  

 The Dey Mansion, built ca. 1770, was the home to Theunis and Hester Dey and served as General George Washington’s headquarters in 1780.  Various private owners possessed the mansion and surrounding acreage until it was acquired by the Passaic County Park Commission in 1930.  The Dey Mansion was opened to the public on October 8, 1934.  In 1970 the Dey Mansion was entered on the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places.

  The Riverview Garden Club planted the Knot Garden in April 1991.  The garden is authentic to the Revolutionary War period and uses a variety of green and varigated plant materials.

Preakness Library


1006 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ

The Preakness Library  is  located on Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne NJ. The entrance to the Preakness Library was landscaped in 1979.  The many plants include rhododendron, iris, barberry shrubs, Pieris shrub, a Japanese maple tree,  and a cherry tree.

The garden has been designed, maintained, and improved by the Riverview Garden Club. 

Schuyler-Colfax House


2343 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 

The Schuyler-Colfax House is a Revolutionary War era home that was acquired by the township of Wayne in 1994.  It was completed as a one-room farmhouse in 1695 by Arent Schuyler.  The Dutch Colonial style addition to the original brick and field-stone building was added by Colfax in 1783.  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 3, 1973.

 Club members designed and maintain the gardens surrounding the home.

Van Riper-Hopper House


533 Berdan Ave, Wayne, NJ

Van Riper-Hopper House Museum is a fieldstone Dutch colonial farmhouse built around 1786 by Uriah Van Riper for his bride Maria (Polly) Berdan.  The house was placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places because of its unique construction and design in criterion C.  This Dutch Colonial house offers a rare walk back in time and also houses a public historical museum. 

Club members maintain a quadrant garden at the site.

Random Acts Of Beauty


Established in 2008, Random Acts of Beauty recognizes community members for their efforts to beautify the environment.

The Riverview Garden Club awards one commercial and one residential award for outstanding gardens or landscapes in Wayne, NJ or the surrounding area.  Residential recipients must maintain their own gardens.