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Sat Nov 1, 2014

Sat & Sun Through November
9:00a - 3:30p

Fall Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt - November

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt. Visitors can pick up the list, head outside and shoot away. Take a picture of every item, return to the Education Center and pick up your prize.

Scavenger lists will change every month:

  • October’s theme is “Seedy Business” and
  • November’s is “Last One Standing”.

What a great way to explore the arboretum and to get the family outside in the fresh air.

When: Saturdays & Sundays in October and November, any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family payable at the Haggerty

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Nov 1, 2014

All day throughout the month

In Our Gallery - November

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Enjoy a beautiful trip to Cape May through the gorgeous oil paintings of popular area artist Gerry Heydt and the nine participants of her annual Outdoor Landscape Painting workshop. Participating artists are Sara Bass Aspe, Pat Flaherty, Katrin Helgadottir, Gail Driscoll, Ginger Johnson, Thaddea Kuchera, Stefanie Lalor, Karen Matte and Gerry Heydt.

Nocturnal harbor scenes, neighborhood streets, and beach areas are among the subjects included.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Nov 22, 2014

10:00a - Noon

Holiday Swag Workshop with Sue and Steve George

Got swag? You will after Sue and Steve get through with you! Get a jump on your holiday decorating by making your own outdoor swag under the expert tutelage of the Georges, former owners of Old Brookside Greenhouses and Nurseries in Mendham Township.

All materials are provided, but please bring your own pruners and a box in which to carry home your creation.

Register by November 15

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$30.00

Non-members

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$40.00

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Mon Nov 24, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: I’m Cold!

Winter is on its way. Discover how plants survive during the cold months and look for signs they are still growing in spite of winter’s onset.

Learn more about the Garden Sprouts and other Children's Programs at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum on our Children's Page.

Cost: $7 per child for members / $10 for non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Nov 24, 2014

7:00p - 9:00p

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Back by popular demand...here is one item you can cross-off your Thanksgiving to-do-list, because Marge Hulstrunk, Instructor and Professional Floral Designer will design an original centerpiece that you will be proud to display on your holiday table. With her guidance and expertise you will make a stunning low arrangement in an attractive container using a selection of autumn foliage, seasonal berries, pods, wheat, vegetables, and of course flowers. Register early as space is limited.

Bring your flower arranging clippers and a box to safely carry your creation home.

Register by November 10

Cost: $65 members / $75 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Members

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$65.00

Non-members

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$75.00

Your confirmation email from PayPal is your ticket!

Be sure to bring it with you.

Thu Dec 4, 2014

6:30p - 8:00p

Gingerbread Wonderland! Members Preview Party



One of the perks of being a Member of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is this sneak peek opportunity. Avoid the crowds and come see the Gingerbread Wonderland Exhibit before it opens to the public. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Register by November 30

Cost: FREE, but registration is required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Fri Dec 5, 2014

to Sun Dec 14
10:00a - 4:30p daily
until 7:30p Fri

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

This December marks the 23rd Annual Gingerbread Wonderland. What started as a small display of gingerbread houses has now become an incredible 10-day exhibit of hundreds of edible structures. We’ve seen everything from the Notre Dame Cathedral, grand pianos, Chinese pagodas, and Hanukah menorahs to Santa’s workshop, the Eiffel Tower and the Jersey Shore. Over 15,000 guests kick off their holiday celebrations with a visit to this charming and ecumenical exhibit.

Guests, young and old, marvel at the creativity, skill and sense of optimism that characterizes each entry. Groups of ten or more must make a reservation to visit by calling 973-326-7601. Download our Gingerbread Coloring Page by clicking the image at left.

Please note that because of the increasing cost of producing this show, we have moved from a donation to an admission fee this year. Member’s night however, is still FREE.

Volunteers Needed!

If you would like to volunteer to help out at this year's Gingerbread, then Click Here for our Volunteer Form.

Gingerbread Exhibitors!

*** ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 24 ***

Have you considered being part of the excitement and building a gingerbread structure to display in the exhibit?

Download Exhibitor Entry Forms by clicking image at right.

Need some help with construction technique? Download our by clicking here.

Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 free, payable at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 6, 2014

and Sun Dec 7 PLUS
Sat/Sun Dec 13/14
10:00a - 5:00p

2014 Gingerbread Craft Show Exhibitors

The Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show is open to all artists who design and handcraft their own work.

The craft show is now full and no longer accepting vendors. Interested artists may request an application for 2015 by emailing kmuccillo@morrisparks.net with photos, a description of their work and/or a link to their website.

The sale of food items is not acceptable.

Cost: Part of Gingerbread Wonderland admission

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 6, 2014

& Sun Dec 7 and
Sat/Sun Dec 13/14
10:00a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show

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Holiday shopping is easy at our Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, now in its fifth year. You’ll find local crafters offering beautiful hand-made, affordable gifts perfect for that special person on your list. It’s one-stop shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.

$2 per person gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland.

Cost: $2 per person for both Craft Show & Gingerbread at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 6, 2014

to Sun Dec 14
10:00a - 4:30p daily
until 7:30p Fri

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

Gingerbread Wonderland continues daily through Sunday, December 14th. Read about it above.

Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 free, payable at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Dec 7, 2014

to Sun Dec 14
10:00a - 4:30p daily
until 7:30p Fri

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

Gingerbread Wonderland continues daily through Sunday, December 14th. Read all about it in the entry above.

Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 free, payable at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Dec 7, 2014

& Sat/Sun Dec 13/14
10:00a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show continues today. Detail above.

Cost: $2 per person for both Craft Show & Gingerbread at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Dec 8, 2014

to Sun Dec 14
10:00a - 4:30p daily
until 7:30p Fri

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

Gingerbread Wonderland continues daily through Sunday, December 14th. Read all about it in the entry above.

Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 free, payable at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Dec 9, 2014

to Sun Dec 14
10:00a - 4:30p daily
until 7:30p Fri

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

Gingerbread Wonderland continues daily through Sunday, December 14th. Read all about it in the entry above.

Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 free, payable at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Dec 10, 2014

to Sun Dec 14
10:00a - 4:30p daily
until 7:30p Fri

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

Gingerbread Wonderland continues daily through Sunday, December 14th. Read all about it in the entry above.

Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 free, payable at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Dec 11, 2014

to Sun Dec 14
10:00a - 4:30p daily
until 7:30p Fri

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

Gingerbread Wonderland continues daily through Sunday, December 14th. Read all about it in the entry above.

Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 free, payable at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Dec 12, 2014

to Sun Dec 14
10:00a - 4:30p daily
until 7:30p Fri

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

Gingerbread Wonderland continues daily through Sunday, December 14th. Read all about it in the entry above.

Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 free, payable at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 13, 2014

to Sun Dec 14
10:00a - 4:30p daily
until 7:30p Fri

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

Gingerbread Wonderland continues daily through Sunday, December 14th. Read all about it in the entry above.

Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 free, payable at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 13, 2014

& Sun Dec 14
10:00a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show continues today. Read details above.

Cost: $2 per person for both Craft Show & Gingerbread at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Dec 14, 2014

10:00a - 4:30p daily

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

Gingerbread Wonderland continues daily through Sunday, December 14th. Read all about it in the entry above.

Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 free, payable at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Dec 14, 2014

10:00a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show continues today. Read details above.

Cost: $2 per person for both Craft Show & Gingerbread at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Dec 15, 2014

10:30a - Noon

Garden Lovers Book Club

The Garden Lovers Book Club meets monthly in the Haggerty Center and focuses on a different theme each month. One member will be in charge of the subject and will act as the commentator. The other members are encouraged to read books from the Frelinghuysen Arboretum's Library and to participate in the meeting's discussion.

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • July 14 — Herbal & Medicinal Plants — Anita Wang
  • August 11 — Gardens in Australia — Adrianne Bendich
  • September 15 — Autumn flowering plants with an emphasis on chrysanthemums — Judy Snow
  • October 20 — Gardens in Japan — Sally Hemsen
  • November 17 — tbd
  • December 15 — Holiday Luncheon

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Dec 16, 2014

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Club Auction and Christmas Party

For updates in topics and changes in dates and times please visit our webpage at: http://www.arboretumfriends.org/gsbonsai/

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: GSBS

Sat Dec 27, 2014

through Sun Jan 4
9:00a - 3:30p

A Special Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Head over to the arboretum for this special scavenger hunt designed to “Take it Outside.” Bring your camera or cell phone as well as a good set of observant eyes. Find most of the items on the list and take home a prize for the entire family. There’s a lot going on out in the gardens during the winter. You just have to look for it.

When: Saturday, December 27 through Sunday, January 4, any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family payable at the Haggerty

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Mar 25, 2015

1:00p

Save the Date! - The Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Tea

The Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Tea: Speaker: Randolph Scott Little on “Birdsongs in Your Garden”.

Cost: Details later.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends