About Us

At The Portable Garden we like to tell stories. We do it with flowers and with decor for all kinds of events, from intimate dinners, to bar and bat mitzvahs, to weddings and corporate affairs. Over the last 10 years we have grown to provide centerpieces and event décor for venues that include the Newark Museum, NJ Performing Arts Center, the Ryland Inn, Crystal Plaza, Tribeca Rooftop, on yachts and in private locations. From custom chargers, to flowers, to furniture...we handle the details so you can enjoy the event.


The Portable Garden has provided services to clients in New York and New Jersey, including Comedy Central, NJTV and Rutgers University, as well as for countless private affairs. We were also the exclusive provider of custom table arrangements for the 2013 Newark Museum Benefit luncheon and the South Orange Performing Arts Center 2014 Gala.


The company prides itself on its creativity and superior customer service, working with the client’s vision to match their narrative and budget. (Short of that, we will bring the inspiration with us!) Full service  event planning upon request.

About The Portable Garden About Betsy

Stewart’s channel on the satellite provider. She is a nationally recognized expert on lifestyle and consumer issues and has worked with dozens of the country’s top food and design sources. She also blogs her kitchen adventures on IAmNotARestaurant.com.


You can find Betsy Karetnick on Facebook, Twitter @betsykaretnick, IAmNotARestaurant.com, and ThePortableGarden1 on Instagram.

Betsy Karetnick, owner and chief designer, started The Portable Garden in 2004. Over the last 10 years, The Portable Garden has grown to become a premier source of special event flowers, event décor and landscape design.


Betsy is also an accomplished broadcaster and journalist, working exclusively for Martha Stewart Omnimedia as host of “Morning Living”, “Everyday Food” and other lifestyle shows on SiriusXM for the nearly 8 year duration of Martha

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