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Sat Jan 2, 2016

Sat/Sun through March
Any time between 9:00a - 3:30p

Winter Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt (2370) 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 change every month:

  • January’s theme is “Can you believe that?”,
  • February’s is “Whole lot of Love” and
  • the theme for March is “Popping Up All Over”.

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

Cost: $10 per family - pay at the Haggerty Center

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Feb 1, 2016

All Day

In Our Gallery - February (2372) Edit

Mandala

Carol Nussbaum uses colorful photography to transform flowers and other plant material into an ancient symbol called the Mandala. A mandala is traditionally used to signify a sacred space containing a circle with a center point that offers balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Feb 10, 2016

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (2375) Edit

“Show Preparation” panel discussion on final preparation of your plants for show. Methods of transporting the plants to show will also be discussed.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Feb 11, 2016

10:30a - 12:30p

Beads for Peace – Natural Jewelry Making (2365) Edit

Artist Maya Bloom leads this beading workshop using natural materials and dove beads symbolizing peace. Maya’s love of beads has led her around the world and her collection includes beads from Morocco, Israel, Africa and South America. Maya will demonstrate a variety of knots and simple beading techniques. She will provide all materials needed to create your unique necklace. Participants are welcome to bring their own beads to incorporate into the design. Beginners are welcome!

Register by January 28.

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Feb 13, 2016

1:00p - 3:00p

Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Lecture (2358) Edit

Since 1979, The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum have supported horticultural education through a scholarship named for Dr. Benjamin Blackburn. Dr. Blackburn was a professor of Botany at Drew University. His involvement with the Morris County Park Commission began with his friendship with Henry and Robert Tubbs, whose property Willowwood, eventually became the Willowwood Arboretum. Dr. Blackburn published many articles and wrote a number of books on gardening as well as being the host of a very popular radio gardening program. He generously shared his vast knowledge of and deep love for horticulture with many staff members in the Horticulture Division and with his countless fans – members of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and area garden clubs.

This year, what was the Blackburn Tea has evolved into the Blackburn Lecture. It will be held on February 13, 2016 at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Haggerty Education Center. As a “tea” the program was chaired for many years by Mrs. Paige L’Hommedieu. Her detailed and thoughtful planning produced decades of successful teas and, as a result, many scholarship recipients.

Currently, the scholarship is offered to students in the Landscape Technology Program at County College of Morris. Scholarship Chair Betsy Martone described its benefits – “This scholarship allows interested students the opportunity to explore the different horticultural, environmental, and design studies offered through the accredited CCM programs. The increased knowledge the students acquire in the classroom and through hands-on programs at CCM will benefit them as they enter their chosen field in horticulture and landscape design.”

This year’s Benjamin Blackburn Lecture speaker is William Bryant Logan. Mr. Logan is both a certified award- winning arborist and an award-winning author! Logan has won numerous Quill and Trowel Awards from the Garden Writers of America and won a 2012 Senior Scholar Award from the New York State chapter of the International Society of Arborists. He is on faculty at the New York Botanical Garden and is the author of three books: Air, Oak, and Dirt, the latter of which was made into an award-winning documentary.

He will speak about his book “Oak – The Frame of Civilization,” in which he deftly relates the delightful history of the reciprocal relationship between humans and oak trees since time immemorial. From the ink of Bach’s cantatas, to the first boat to reach the New World, to the wagon, the barrel, and the sword, oak trees have been a constant presence throughout our history. In fact, civilization prospered where oaks grew, and for centuries these supremely adaptable, generous trees have supported humankind in nearly every facet of life. Some of the praise for his books includes these reviews – “With an unabashed enthusiasm for his subject” (Carol Haggas, Booklist) Logan combines science, philosophy, spirituality, and history with a contagious curiosity about why the natural world works the way it does. At once humorous and reverent, “this splendid acknowledgment of a natural marvel” (Publishing News) reintroduces the oak tree so that we might see its vibrant presence throughout our history and our modern world.

For more information about this program and to register, please visit www.arboretumfriends.org. The snow date for this program is Sunday, February 14.

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Feb 13, 2016

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter (2384) Edit

Speaker Janet Schulz lectures on “A Collectors Point of View”

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NARG

Mon Feb 15, 2016

10:00a - 11:30a

Children Plant with the Presidents Grades 3 – 5 (2368) Edit

Did you know that Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were gardeners? Both found new ways to plant and invented new farm machines at their homes, Mt. Vernon and Monticello. Learn what Washington grew besides apples and how Jefferson brought French fries to America. Make an early American craft and sample some “Founding Father” snacks.

Register by February 1.

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Feb 20, 2016

1:00p - 3:00p

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener (2360) Edit

Rutgers professor and plant geneticist, Tom Orton, introduces the basics of plant breeding in a way that everyone can understand. Learn flower parts, cross- pollination and how plants inherit genes through their DNA. Gain knowledge of the breeding strategies for some common domestic plant species. You will be able to plan and execute your own backyard breeding program with the skills learned in this class. You may even develop and name your own plant variety! Dr. Orton earned his PhD in Genetics and Botany at Michigan State University and is currently a Professor and Extension Specialist at Rutgers University.

Register by February 13

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Tue Mar 1, 2016

All Day

In Our Gallery - March (2373) Edit

Butterflies, Birds, and Flowers: Mosaics in the Garden Eleanor Parr-DiLeo

Award winning mosaic artist exhibits her magnificent mixed media mosaics. She is well known for her wall art pieces using this unique art form, and has been a professional artist for over ten years. Her works are exhibited around the region and she has been the recipient of awards for her mosaics at several juried shows.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Mar 1, 2016

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association (2383) Edit

2015 in Review by Tom Halliwell

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NABA

Thu Mar 3, 2016

8:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (2378) Edit

Propagation Workshop – Learn how gesneriads can be propagated by leaves, cuttings, rhizomes, tubers and seeds. RSVP required to Karyn Cichocki, kdc05@ptd.net.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Sat Mar 5, 2016

9:00a - 4:30p

Sixth Annual Community Garden Conference (2356) Edit

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension are teaming up again to present their Annual Community Garden Conference. The keynote speaker this year is Karen Washington, “Urban Farming’s Grand Dame”, according to the New York Times article on September 19, 2014. Former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, Washington has served as trustee for Just Food, WhyHunger, and the New York Botanical Garden. She was named a Woman of Distinction by New York State for her role in creating a vibrant urban agriculture scene in NYC. Most recently, the James Beard Foundation awarded Washington its prestigious Leadership Award for her commitment to improving the lives of low-income residents in the Bronx by growing fresh, healthy food close to home.

The impressive list of session speakers, all experts in their field, will be covering topics both relevant and pertinent to community gardeners, garden managers and those trying to establish a new community garden. It’s a full day of education, networking and camaraderie.

For complete details, to register and choose your sessions please click on the flyer above. On-line registration is now available -- click the Registration button below. Lunch is provided and the snow date for this conference is Sunday, March 6.

This program is eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. Please bring a donation for the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County.

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Cost: $50 per person before Feb. 1, $60 pp on or after Feb.1

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Mar 7, 2016

1:00p

Garden Lovers Book Club (2399) 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 7 — English Garden photo presentation of nine gardens visited by the friends in September 2015
  • April 4 — Tips and Remedies for a successful Garden
  • May 2 — Women Landscape designers/Women garden writers
  • June 6 — Garden Fiction books
  • July 11 — Martha Brooks Hutchinson New Jersey garden designer
  • August 1 — TBD

We meet at the Arboretum at 1 PM. Must be a member to attend.

Cost: Free (members only)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Mar 8, 2016

10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Bus leaves from the arboretum parking lot.

Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show (2367) Edit

“Explore America – 100 Years of The National Park Service” is the theme for the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show. Celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service and explore the beauty and history of national parks through the eyes of the world’s greatest floral and garden designers. The largest flower show in the Northeast offers something for everyone: awe inspiring gardens, a chance to see the newest plants that will be available at nurseries this Spring, stunning floral arrangements, lectures and shopping. Enjoy lunch and/or dinner on your own at the show, in Chinatown or the Reading Terminal Market.

A full refund will be given to participants who cancel at least 14 days in advance of the trip. There will be no refund otherwise.

Register by February 23.

Cost: $70 members / $80 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Tue Mar 8, 2016

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (2379) Edit

Bonsai education program Tuesday, March 8 –7:00 pm

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

Wed Mar 9, 2016

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (2376) Edit

“Underwater Arrangements” Linda LoPresti will talk about how to create underwater flower arrangements with African violets. This will be followed by a workshop. Guests are welcome for the talk only.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Thu Mar 10, 2016

1:00p - 3:00p

Growing Iris in the Home Garden (2361) Edit

Suzanne Broullon, Communications & Donor Manager at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, NJ, will discuss bearded and beardless iris in the home garden. Topics include culture and care of iris and landscape design including planting companions. In addition to her “indoor” work, Suzanne curates the iris collection and can often be found weeding the beds. Suzanne is an Essex County Master Gardener who inherited her green thumb from her grandmother.

Register by March 3

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Mar 13, 2016

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking The Books (2364) Edit

18th Century Recipes for 21st Century Palates: Custards, Quaking Puddings and a Sillabub

Explore recipes of the past from cookbooks of the 18th and 19th centuries. The afternoon begins with a talk by Superintendent of Horticultural Education Lesley Parness about the selected book from the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection and some pertinent food history. Then, Chef and Horticultural Program Specialist Cynthia Triolo conducts a cooking demonstration based on these recipes but updated for today’s kitchens.

Register by March 6.

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Mar 13, 2016

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter (2385) Edit

Speaker David Culp lectures on “The Layered Garden”

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NARG

Wed Mar 16, 2016

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown (2380) Edit

11:30 am – Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, March 16

1:00 pm – “Paradise Gardens for Pollinators and Wildlife” – Master Gardener Gail DiDomenico will discuss how to create a mini Paradise in your yard to attract and support bees and other pollinators. Learn what you can do to sup- port the American Horticultural Society’s “Million Pollinator Garden Challenge”.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: HGC

Sat Mar 19, 2016

1:00p - 3:00p

Pruning Workshop with the Gardeners of Bamboo Brook (2362) Edit

The gardeners at Bamboo Brook really know their stuff and when it comes to pruning, no one does it better. Learn the how’s and why’s from the experts, the science behind it all and what tools to use. Then, practice your new skills on the trees and shrubs in the gardens. Dress for the weather and bring your garden gloves. This program is being held at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center.

Register by March 12

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Mar 19, 2016

1:00p - 2:30p

My Home is a Tree (2369) Edit

Grades 1 – 2

Many animals live in trees! Learn about all the tree- dwelling creatures in this program. Make a puppet craft and a nesting bag for your backyard birds. Then we’ll take a walk on the arboretum’s grounds to spot some winter tree dwellers.

Register by March 12.

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Tue Mar 22, 2016

7:00p - 8:30p

Plant Label Making Workshop (2366) Edit

Using vintage silver-plated silverware and letter stamps, make three plant labels for your vegetable and herb garden. Karen Muccillo, our resident craft enthusiast, and manager of the Annual Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show along with Cynthia Triolo, Horticultural Program Specialist team up for an evening of crafty fun. All materials will be supplied as well as some other great ideas for labelling your plants. Feel free to bring your own silverware bearing in mind that it must be silver-plated in order to stamp.

Register by March 14.

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Mon Apr 4, 2016

1:00p

Garden Lovers Book Club (2400) 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:

  • April 4 — Tips and Remedies for a successful Garden
  • May 2 — Women Landscape designers/Women garden writers
  • June 6 — Garden Fiction books
  • July 11 — Martha Brooks Hutchinson New Jersey garden designer
  • August 1 — TBD

We meet at the Arboretum at 1 PM. Must be a member to attend.

Cost: Free (members only)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Apr 9, 2016

12:30p

Tri-State Hosta Society (2386) Edit

Save the date for the Hosta Society’s Annual Plant Sale, though it is a “members only” sale, non-members may “buy” a one year membership at the door for $10.00 and thereby gain entry to the plant sale.

Cost: see above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: TSH

Mon May 2, 2016

1:00p

Garden Lovers Book Club (2401) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

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:

  • May 2 — Women Landscape designers/Women garden writers
  • June 6 — Garden Fiction books
  • July 11 — Martha Brooks Hutchinson New Jersey garden designer
  • August 1 — TBD

We meet at the Arboretum at 1 PM. Must be a member to attend.

Cost: Free (members only)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Jun 6, 2016

1:00p

Garden Lovers Book Club (2402) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

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:

  • June 6 — Garden Fiction books
  • July 11 — Martha Brooks Hutchinson New Jersey garden designer
  • August 1 — TBD

We meet at the Arboretum at 1 PM. Must be a member to attend.

Cost: Free (members only)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Jul 11, 2016

1:00p

Garden Lovers Book Club (2403) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

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 11 — Martha Brooks Hutchinson New Jersey garden designer
  • August 1 — TBD

We meet at the Arboretum at 1 PM. Must be a member to attend.

Cost: Free (members only)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Aug 1, 2016

1:00p

Garden Lovers Book Club (2404) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

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:

  • August 1 — TBD

We meet at the Arboretum at 1 PM. Must be a member to attend.

Cost: Free (members only)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends