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Tue Apr 1, 2014

All Day

In Our Gallery – April (1863) Edit

From the Artist’s Eye

Welcome spring with the magnificent art of David John Rush, internationally known professional artist. His gorgeous pictures of nature, created in both oils and watercolors are a delight to view.

Mr. Rush graduated from The Famous Artists School in Westport, CT and earned a BFA from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art in Newark, NJ. He studied under Norman Rockwell and Hannes Beckmann.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Apr 5, 2014

Sat & Sun through the month
9:00a - 3:30p

Spring Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt – April (1886) Edit

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:

  • April’s theme is “Mellow Yellow”;
  • May’s is “Mother May I”; and
  • June's theme is “Follow Your Nose”.

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

Date: Saturdays and Sundays in April, May and June

Time: Families welcome to participate any time between 9 am and 3:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family at the Haggerty

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Apr 6, 2014

2:00p

Walking Tours Are Back! (1847) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a free tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Click on the flyer for more details.

First Sunday of every month, starting April 6th and continuing through October 5th.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Apr 6, 2014

Fri, Sat & Sun through October

MATILDA'S CAFE -- Open through October (1917) Edit

April starts with a bang! On Sunday April 6 MATILDA'S CAFE opens at 1pm. Offering a selection of sandwiches, pastries, chocolates and beverages, the cafe will be open from April through October on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Please stop by to sample the delicious food and take in the charming surroundings in this historic cottage.

Cost: Prices at the Café

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Apr 16, 2014

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat -- Brassicas (1876) Edit

A Spade to Spatula Garden Series

Go from spade to spatula each month with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo. The series focuses on a different garden vegeta- ble every month during the growing season and offers growing suggestions, planting tips, pests and diseases, new varieties and recipes.

April’s focus is on Brassicas, in May we’ll be discussing heirloom tomatoes and June is all about peppers. We’ll have seeds, recipes and a tasting sample to get you motivated to get out in the garden and plant. Each session in this series is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

If you like to eat as much as you like to garden and want to learn more about new and different varieties of vegetables, sign up today.

  • April 16 – Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage and Cauliflower
  • May 21 – Heirloom TomatoesMay 21 – Heirloom Tomatoes
  • June 18 – Peppers: Hot or Not
  • July 16 – Beets and Kohlrabi
  • August 20 – Not Your Ordinary Salad Greens: Wild Arugula, Tatsoi and more
  • September 17 – Tomato Redux October 15 – Potatoes
  • November 19 – Winter Roots: Turnips, Rutabagas, Parsnips

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

1:00p - 3:00p

Changing Climates, Changing Gardens: Protecting Plants in the 21st Century (1896) Edit

New pests and diseases are on the rise, and our favorite garden plants are the targets. Biological disruptions are happening in our environment due to changes in our global economy and climate.

Plant pathologist and author, Margery Daughtrey, shares her perspective and insights on how gardeners will need to deal with threats such as rose rosette virus, impatiens downy mildew, boxwood blight, and Asian long-horned beetle. Margery is the Senior Extension Associate with the Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University. She has conducted a research and extension program on the management of diseases of ornamental plants since 1978, at Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Riverhead, NY.

This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by April 10

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$15.00

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Hey, Buddy! (1882) Edit

Buds are bursting out all over. Young explorers will look at and take apart all kinds of buds to discover what’s inside.

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

Cost: $5 per child for members / $7 for non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$5.00

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$7.00

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

10:30a - Noon

Garden Lovers Book Club (1907) Edit

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:

  • March 17 — Gardens of Japan — Sally Hemsen
  • April 21 — European gardens — Patti Millar
  • May 9 — Mansions in May — Please let Sue Acheson know if you plan to go – tickets are $40.00 apiece and payable to Sue
  • June 16 — Slides of Australian and Japanese Gardens — Adrianne Bendich and Sally Hemsen
  • July 14 — Medicinal garden plants — Anita Wang

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Apr 27, 2014

1:00p - 3:00p

Wildflower Walk at The Tourne (1893) Edit

Have you visited the Tourne in the spring? Over 200 varieties of wildflowers thrive along its trail because of the unique habitat found there. Late April is the perfect time to encounter native plants like trout lilies, blue bells, trilliums, violets, blood root, wild azalea, jack in the pulpit, and bleeding hearts.

Lee Gaitskill of the Rockaway Valley Garden Club, which sponsors and maintains the Emilie K. Hammond Wildflower Trail at the Tourne County Park, takes us on a tour and shares her unique perspective. Meet at the Pavilion off of McCaffrey Lane near the ball field.

Register by April 20

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members

Location: Tourne Pavillion

Sponsor: Friends

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$5.00

Non-members

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$10.00

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Tue Apr 29, 2014

tbd

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (1901) Edit

Guest lecturer

Bonsai artist, Suthin

Tuesday, April 29 – time tbd

Affiliate Member Programs

All are free and open to the public (except as noted)

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: GSBS

Thu May 1, 2014

All Day

In Our Gallery – May (1864) Edit

Spring Into Life

Magnificent landscapes by Medy Bozkurtian will be your treat this May. Her beautiful works in oils and watercolors capture the essence of her subjects with expressive realism and a touch of impressionism. Her art is influenced by her world travels and reflects her love of people, music and nature.

Medy is past President of the Essex Watercolor Club, New Jersey’s oldest watercolor organization, and a signature member of the Garden State Watercolor Society. Her award winning paintings have been shown in National and International juried shows and art galleries.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri May 2, 2014

4:00p - 7:00p

Members Only Plant Shopping (1861) Edit

Join us Friday evening, May 2nd for first choice of the amazing variety of plants we have for sale. We specialize in color, texture and fragrance for your garden and offer a fine selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and herbs that will inspire you to take them home for your garden.

Plant Advisors will be on hand to answer questions about new plants and recommend plants to enhance your garden. You must be a Member to attend. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

Register by April 26

Cost: Free, but registration is a must

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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on-line

Sat May 3, 2014

& Sun May 4
9:00a - 3:00p

19th Annual Plant Sale - Main Event (1843) Edit

Members and the public will be awed by the variety of plants and great prices at our 19th Annual Plant Sale but, not to worry, we will have Plant Advisors there to help you decide on the best plant for your needs.

The best plant sale ever is even better this year, with thousands of great plants to beautify your garden. Our Plant Sale Page contains a number of articles about our favorite plants while the On-Line Plant List lists all the plants ordered so far together with horticultural information. Use these resources to plan your visit to the 19th Annual Plant Sale. Plant Sale proceeds benefit Horticultural Education at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

Additionally, the Junior Master Gardeners will be selling tomatoes and peppers they started from seed and nursed along to sell. The cultivars being sold this year on Friday and Saturday are from around the world. They have chosen varieties such as Aunt Ruby’s German Green, Speckled Roman and Japanese Trifle Black tomatoes and California Wonder, Chinese Giant and Hungarian Wax peppers. The proceeds from these sales are donated to a charity selected by the young gardeners. Cash or check only for the JMG tomatoes and peppers, please.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat May 3, 2014

Sat & Sun through the month
9:00a - 3:30p

Spring Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt – May (1887) Edit

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:

  • April’s theme is “Mellow Yellow”;
  • May’s is “Mother May I”; and
  • June's theme is “Follow Your Nose”.

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

Date: Saturdays and Sundays in April, May and June

Time: Families welcome to participate any time between 9 am and 3:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family at the Haggerty

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun May 4, 2014

Noon - 2:00p

The Potting Shed – May (1870) Edit

Join the Horticultural Education staff every month for an informal look at some do-it-yourself garden projects:

  • In April, simply marvelous urns are fashioned from chicken wire. Lined with moss and planted, they’ll bring anyone’s garden up a notch.
  • May features trellis making as various trellis are constructed using a variety of knots and materials.
  • June brings our herb garden into focus – we’ll be making some tasty herbal tisanes with cuttings of some of our favorites!

It’s free to watch the demonstrations, and a small fee (paid in cash, please) to join in.

Cost: Free to watch; $5 cash to join in.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun May 4, 2014

2:00p

Garden Tours Return – May (1891) Edit

On the first Sunday of the month, from April through October, meet us in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a free tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide.

If you are interested in becoming a tour guide, give Marge a call at 973.631.5049 or email her at mhulstrunk@morrisparks.net

Dates: Sunday(s), April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7 and October 5

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun May 4, 2014

9:00a - 3:00p

19th Annual Plant Sale - Main Event (1930) Edit

The Plant Sale continues through Sunday, May 4th.

Full details are shown above.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun May 4, 2014

9:00a - 3:00p

19th Annual Plant Sale - Main Event (1931) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Members and the public will be awed by the variety of plants and great prices at our 19th Annual Plant Sale but, not to worry, we will have Plant Advisors there to help you decide on the best plant for your needs.

The best plant sale ever is even better this year, with thousands of great plants to beautify your garden. Our Plant Sale Page contains a number of articles about our favorite plants while the On-Line Plant List lists all the plants ordered so far together with horticultural information. Use these resources to plan your visit to the 19th Annual Plant Sale. Plant Sale proceeds benefit Horticultural Education at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

Additionally, the Junior Master Gardeners will be selling tomatoes and peppers they started from seed and nursed along to sell. The cultivars being sold this year on Friday and Saturday are from around the world. They have chosen varieties such as Aunt Ruby’s German Green, Speckled Roman and Japanese Trifle Black tomatoes and California Wonder, Chinese Giant and Hungarian Wax peppers. The proceeds from these sales are donated to a charity selected by the young gardeners. Cash or check only for the JMG tomatoes and peppers, please.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon May 5, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Are You My Mother? (1883) Edit

Think the easiest way to make new plants is by planting seeds? Think again. Young gardeners will create new plants using simple propagation taking pieces from the mother plant!

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

Cost: $5 per child for members / $7 for non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Register with PayPal

Members

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$5.00

Non-members

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$7.00

Your confirmation email from PayPal is your ticket!

Be sure to bring it with you.

Fri May 9, 2014

10:00a - 11:30a

Culinary Herb Strawberry Jar – Morning (1873) Edit

Plant a strawberry jar filled with choice culinary herbs at this popular hands-on workshop led by Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education.

These classic terra cotta containers often frustrate gardeners as they can be difficult to maintain. You will learn the professional’s secret tricks for successful strawberry jars and your jar will flourish all summer. Be rewarded with cuttings of fresh sage, oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary, all the herbs you need to create memorable summertime meals.

Fee includes all materials and a terra cotta strawberry jar which can be re-planted next year.

Register by May 2

NOTE: THIS IS THE MORNING SESSION. If you want the evening session, look below.

Cost: $35 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$35.00

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$40.00

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Fri May 9, 2014

6:30p - 8:00p

Culinary Herb Strawberry Jar – Evening (1874) Edit

Plant a strawberry jar filled with choice culinary herbs at this popular hands-on workshop led by Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education.

These classic terra cotta containers often frustrate gardeners as they can be difficult to maintain. You will learn the professional’s secret tricks for successful strawberry jars and your jar will flourish all summer. Be rewarded with cuttings of fresh sage, oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary, all the herbs you need to create memorable summertime meals.

Fee includes all materials and a terra cotta strawberry jar which can be re-planted next year.

Register by May 2

NOTE: THIS IS THE EVENING SESSION. If you want the morning session, look above.

Cost: $35 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$35.00

Non-members

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$40.00

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Fri May 9, 2014

10:30a - Noon

Garden Lovers Book Club (1908) Edit

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:

  • March 17 — Gardens of Japan — Sally Hemsen
  • April 21 — European gardens — Patti Millar
  • May 9 — Mansions in May — Please let Sue Acheson know if you plan to go – tickets are $40.00 apiece and payable to Sue
  • June 16 — Slides of Australian and Japanese Gardens — Adrianne Bendich and Sally Hemsen
  • July 14 — Medicinal garden plants — Anita Wang

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon May 12, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Planting a Rainbow (1884) Edit

Flowers come in all sorts of colors. We’ll look for all the colors of the rainbow outside and then young gardeners will plant seeds for a rainbow of flowers to take home.

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

Cost: $5 per child for members / $7 for non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Register with PayPal

Members

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$5.00

Non-members

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$7.00

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Tue May 13, 2014

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (1902) Edit

Bonsai Education Lecture

Tuesday, May 13 - 7:00 pm

Affiliate Member Programs

All are free and open to the public (except as noted)

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: GSBS

Wed May 14, 2014

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (1899) Edit

“Sinningia”

A cousin of African Violets (Saintpaulia) and a member of the Gesneriad family. Ginny Heatter will discuss cultural needs, propagation and show the different sizes of these tuberous plants.

Affiliate Member Programs

All are free and open to the public (except as noted)

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Sat May 17, 2014

10:00a - 11:30a

A Gardener’s Guide to Hydrangeas (1875) Edit

Peegees, lacecaps, mopheads, oakleaf, climbing...so many hydrangeas and so little time! Known, grown and loved worldwide, the sheer number of hydrangeas can be somewhat overwhelming.

Marc Zukovich, President of Sterling Horticultural Services, explains all of the different categories, their cultural requirements in order to get the best bloom, pests, diseases and the best pruning practices for each type.

This program is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by May 10

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$15.00

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$20.00

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Sun May 18, 2014

1:00p - 3:00p

Of Cabbages and Kings (1895) Edit

Join Chef and Horticultural Program Specialist Cynthia Triolo for a cooking demonstration.

The cabbage family of plants (Brassicaceae) has many members. Broccoli, broccoli rabe, cauliflower, turnips, kohlrabi, kale, horseradish, bok choy and tatsoi, to name just a few, are all related to what we think of as the “common” cabbage. Let’s elevate them to their rightful culinary place in your own kitchen.

Register by May 11

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$20.00

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$25.00

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Mon May 19, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Dogs and Cats (1885) Edit

Dogwood and Catmint! Discover what other kinds of plants are named after animals and why. Go on a plant and animal safari and see what you can find.

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

Cost: $5 per child for members / $7 for non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Register with PayPal

Members

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$5.00

Non-members

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$7.00

Your confirmation email from PayPal is your ticket!

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Wed May 21, 2014

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat -- Heirloom Tomatoes (1877) Edit

A Spade to Spatula Garden Series

Go from spade to spatula each month with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo. The series focuses on a different garden vegeta- ble every month during the growing season and offers growing suggestions, planting tips, pests and diseases, new varieties and recipes.

April’s focus is on Brassicas, in May we’ll be discussing heirloom tomatoes and June is all about peppers. We’ll have seeds, recipes and a tasting sample to get you motivated to get out in the garden and plant. Each session in this series is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

If you like to eat as much as you like to garden and want to learn more about new and different varieties of vegetables, sign up today.

  • April 16 – Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage and Cauliflower
  • May 21 – Heirloom TomatoesMay 21 – Heirloom Tomatoes
  • June 18 – Peppers: Hot or Not
  • July 16 – Beets and Kohlrabi
  • August 20 – Not Your Ordinary Salad Greens: Wild Arugula, Tatsoi and more
  • September 17 – Tomato Redux October 15 – Potatoes
  • November 19 – Winter Roots: Turnips, Rutabagas, Parsnips

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Register with PayPal

Members

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$15.00

Non-members

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$20.00

Your confirmation email from PayPal is your ticket!

Be sure to bring it with you.

Sun Jun 1, 2014

All Day

In Our Gallery – June (1865) Edit

Nature Studies of Laurie Harden and Pam Hasegawa

These spectacular nature studies in oil, pastel and photography are not to be missed.

Laurie is a noted illustrator, painter and art teacher who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has appeared in Harper-Collins, McGraw-Hill, Redbook, The NY Times as well as many other publications.

Pam is an area photographer whose beautiful pictures showing scenes around Morristown include The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and reflect her love of nature and people.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Jun 1, 2014

Noon - 2:00p

The Potting Shed – June (1871) Edit

Join the Horticultural Education staff every month for an informal look at some do-it-yourself garden projects:

  • In April, simply marvelous urns are fashioned from chicken wire. Lined with moss and planted, they’ll bring anyone’s garden up a notch.
  • May features trellis making as various trellis are constructed using a variety of knots and materials.
  • June brings our herb garden into focus – we’ll be making some tasty herbal tisanes with cuttings of some of our favorites!

It’s free to watch the demonstrations, and a small fee (paid in cash, please) to join in.

Cost: Free to watch; $5 cash to join in.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Jun 1, 2014

Noon - 2:00p

Pop-Up Shops - June (1872) Edit

Throughout the summer several of our retail partners will be featured in Pop-Up Shops on the grounds of the Arboretum. Back to Nature of Basking Ridge is here on June 1 selling herbaceous plants, garden tools and accessories as well as summertime hostess gifts for those upcoming barbeques. The company began as a landscape design firm and just recently opened a retail garden center focusing on organic growing practices and native plant species.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Jun 1, 2014

Sat & Sun through the month
9:00a - 3:30p

Spring Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt – June (1888) Edit

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:

  • April’s theme is “Mellow Yellow”;
  • May’s is “Mother May I”; and
  • June's theme is “Follow Your Nose”.

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

Date: Saturdays and Sundays in April, May and June

Time: Families welcome to participate any time between 9 am and 3:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family at the Haggerty

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Jun 1, 2014

2:00p

Garden Tours Return – June (1892) Edit

On the first Sunday of the month, from April through October, meet us in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a free tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide.

If you are interested in becoming a tour guide, give Marge a call at 973.631.5049 or email her at mhulstrunk@morrisparks.net

Dates: Sunday(s), April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7 and October 5

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Jun 1, 2014

9:00 - 4:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (1903) Edit

Annual Bonsai Open House

Sunday, June 1 - 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Affiliate Member Programs

All are free and open to the public (except as noted)

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: GSBS

Sun Jun 15, 2014

1:00p

Friends Annual Meeting (1866) Edit

Our exciting guest speaker this year is John Danzer, Garden Visionary and Principle, Munder-Skiles, Inc. Winner of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, John has gained international recognition as “America’s First Exterior Decorator.” His company, Munder-Skiles has created some of the most beautiful garden furniture in the world.

His talk brings the history of garden furniture alive. Read more about this extraordinary artist at http://gardenglamour-duchessdesigns.blogspot.

Note this program and meeting is for Members Only -- look for your invitation in the mail.

Cost: Free for Members Only, but registration is a must

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Click the button to register
on-line

Mon Jun 16, 2014

10:30a - Noon

Garden Lovers Book Club (1909) Edit

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:

  • March 17 — Gardens of Japan — Sally Hemsen
  • April 21 — European gardens — Patti Millar
  • May 9 — Mansions in May — Please let Sue Acheson know if you plan to go – tickets are $40.00 apiece and payable to Sue
  • June 16 — Slides of Australian and Japanese Gardens — Adrianne Bendich and Sally Hemsen
  • July 14 — Medicinal garden plants — Anita Wang

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Jun 18, 2014

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat -- Peppers: Hot or Not (1878) Edit

A Spade to Spatula Garden Series

Go from spade to spatula each month with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo. The series focuses on a different garden vegeta- ble every month during the growing season and offers growing suggestions, planting tips, pests and diseases, new varieties and recipes.

April’s focus is on Brassicas, in May we’ll be discussing heirloom tomatoes and June is all about peppers. We’ll have seeds, recipes and a tasting sample to get you motivated to get out in the garden and plant. Each session in this series is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

If you like to eat as much as you like to garden and want to learn more about new and different varieties of vegetables, sign up today.

  • April 16 – Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage and Cauliflower
  • May 21 – Heirloom TomatoesMay 21 – Heirloom Tomatoes
  • June 18 – Peppers: Hot or Not
  • July 16 – Beets and Kohlrabi
  • August 20 – Not Your Ordinary Salad Greens: Wild Arugula, Tatsoi and more
  • September 17 – Tomato Redux October 15 – Potatoes
  • November 19 – Winter Roots: Turnips, Rutabagas, Parsnips

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Jun 21, 2014

10:00a - 3:00p

Tri-State African Violet Council (1904) Edit

Joint spring meeting

Joint meeting: Tristate African Violet Council and the NJ Council of African Violet Judges.

Affiliate Member Programs

All are free and open to the public (except as noted)

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Sun Jun 22, 2014

1:00p

Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life (1867) Edit

by Marta McDowell

When we think of Beatrix Potter, we imagine blue-jacketed bunnies and other fuzzy fauna. But Beatrix Potter, an intriguing character in her own right, was also quite interested in plants and gardens. This lecture explores Potter’s botanical art, the flora and horticulture that appear in her “little books” and Potter’s own garden in England’s Lake District.

Marta McDowell is a garden consultant, writer, lecturer and resident of Morris County. She teaches landscape history and gardening at the New York Botanical Garden and Drew University. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the pen and the trowel – authors who garden. She is also the author of Emily Dickinson’s Gardens.

A book signing follows the lecture.

Register by June 15

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

Bus Leaves 8:30am SHARP
Returns approx. 6:00pm Wed

Berkshire Blast: Overnight Bus Trip (1916) Edit

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and DIG IT! take you on a very special garden experience. Leave the driving to us on this overnight garden-intensive Berkshire Blast!

This trip is in the Berkshire Mountains, a part of the Appalachian Mountain Range. All properties have rolling terrain with varying materials to walk on such as stone steps, loose gravel, mulch, soil, bark chips and rolling lawn. You must wear sturdy, secure shoes. DO NOT WEAR SANDALS OR HEELS. Nothing is handicapped accessible. This trip is recommended for those who are able to do a great deal of walking and climbing.

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Enjoy guided tours at three National Historic Landmarks with fabulous gardens, the Berkshire Botanical Garden, an overnight stay in Great Barrington and some passion quenching shopping at a discount! Bus seats are limited!

Read all the details in the attached flyer (click on image at right) and sign up using the buttons below.

If that isn't enough, here are links to YouTube videos about two of the wonderful gardens, Naumkeg and The Mount.

Bus leaves Arboretum Tuesday at 8:30 SHARP and returns approximately 6:00 pm on Wednesday. Please be advised: the bus will not wait for latecomers – please plan for traffic.

COST: $375 includes bus, hotel, 1 full breakfast, 2 lunches and all garden admissions and guided tours.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

1:30p - 3:30p

Biblical Botany Walking Tour (1879) Edit

View The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s plant collections through the lens of the Old Testament. Biologist, agronomist, Bible scholar and most articulate plant geek, Dr. Jon Greenberg, returns to The Frelinghuysen to once again walk us thru more than 5000 years of history.

Touring the gardens at their mid-summer peak with Jon is a multi-faceted pleasure. His knowledge of botany and the Talmud combine to make a fascinating walk, even for experienced horticulturists. Learn something new from a very old source!

This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by June 22

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

1:00p - 3:00p

Fairy Day (1889) Edit

Fairy Day is a day for fairies, magic, and wishes to come true. For one day, put aside the cynicism of the modern world and embrace the possibilities of the unknown, and believe in fairies. For centuries, fairies have been an important part of culture and legend, and in all of the ancient legends, these mythological creatures are described as intelligent, mischievous, and magical.

Mortals don’t often see fairies because of the division between our world and theirs but creating special fairy houses can draw them into our world. Families are invited to the Sylvan Terrace to build homes for these visitors. All supplies – bark, branches, lichens, mosses, feathers, stones and leaves – will be provided, or bring your own as long as it’s natural. Fairies shun man-made materials. Summon the fairies with music and fairy snacks and learn which plants and trees will attract fairies to your own backyard.

You never know when you might stumble across something magical!

All the fairy houses will be on display through the end of July. To see photos of previous Fairy Houses or to get ideas for your own house visit our photo gallery and scroll down to last June.

Register by June 22

Cost: $30 per house

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

10:30a - Noon

Garden Lovers Book Club (1910) Edit

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:

  • March 17 — Gardens of Japan — Sally Hemsen
  • April 21 — European gardens — Patti Millar
  • May 9 — Mansions in May — Please let Sue Acheson know if you plan to go – tickets are $40.00 apiece and payable to Sue
  • June 16 — Slides of Australian and Japanese Gardens — Adrianne Bendich and Sally Hemsen
  • July 14 — Medicinal garden plants — Anita Wang

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Aug 17, 2014

1:00p

Quelle Livres: The Books of France (1868) Edit

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Viva La France – especially in the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection! Explore the collection’s many books of French origin or French parentage with Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education. From perfumes to compost, the French had strong opinions. Enjoy a powerpoint presentation and then some facetime with the books in the Library.

This program is open to Friends Members only. You should have taken the “Archetypes of the Rare Book Collection” class in order to better understand the collection itself. All proceeds benefit the conservation of books in the collection.

Cost: $15 Members Only ($40 for non-members includes membership)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Dec 6, 2014

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

2014 Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show (1912) Edit

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

Interested artists may email kmuccillo@morrisparks.net with a photograph and description of their work. No applications will be sent without this information.

The sale of food items is not acceptable.

Cost: Part of Gingerbread Wonderland admission

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends