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Thu Sep 1, 2016

All Day Throughout the Month

In Our Gallery – September (2518) Edit

Watercolors by the Musconetcong Watercolor Group

The spectacular watercolors by the Musconetcong Watercolor Group are on display this month. The 21 members of the group, under the direction of artist Doris Ettlinger, meet in a 19th century gristmill overlooking the Musconetcong River, from which they draw much inspiration.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 4, 2016

Sun Sept 4
and
Sun Oct 2
2:00p

Fall Garden Walking Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum (2501) Edit

On the first Sundays of September and October, meet us in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a 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.

Cost: $3 at door (exact change please)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 1, 2016

10:00a - Noon

Ferns and Their Shady Friends (2514) Edit

Marc Zukovich presents this talk which will focus on ferns and their place in your garden. Both common and uncommon types will be discussed and shown in a slide presentation. Fern life cycles, propagation and companion plants will be covered as well. A tour of the Eger Fern Garden on site will follow the lecture.

Marc is a frequent and well known lecturer here at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. He is the President of Sterling Horticultural Services and an Adjunct Professor at County College of Morris.

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

Register by September 23

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 1, 2016

10:00a - Noon

Ferns and Their Shady Friends (5338) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Marc Zukovich presents this talk focusing on ferns and their place in your garden. Both common and uncommon types will be discussed and shown in a slide presentation. Fern life cycles, propagation and companion plants will be covered as well. A tour of the Arboretum’s Eger Fern Garden will follow the lecture.

Marc is a frequent and well known lecturer at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. He is the President of Sterling Horticultural Services and an Adjunct Professor at County College of Morris.

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

Register by September 24

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 1, 2016

All Day

In Our Gallery — October (5345) Edit

Nature in Watercolors by Cindi Hersh

Cindi Hersh’s stunning watercolors show the softness and beauty of nature. She has a wonderful eye for the world around her and the ability to share it with you in her paintings.

Ms. Hersh graduated from the Rutgers College of Pharmacy and served as a hospital pharmacist for 35 years. Now that she has retired, she devotes full time to her true love, painting in watercolors.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 1, 2016

Sat / Sun in Oct/Nov
Any time from 9am - 3:30p

Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt (5349) 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.

  • October’s theme is “Fly Away Home”;
  • November’s is “Secrets of Trees”.

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

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays in October and November

Time: Families welcome to participate any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

$10 per family, exact change please.

Cost: (see above)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 2, 2016

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (2521) Edit

Annual show and plant sale

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 2, 2016

Noon - 1:00p

The Potting Shed (5339) Edit

10 Tips on Getting Your Vegetable Garden Ready for Winter

The growing season is winding down and it may seem that putting the garden to bed is a huge task. Join Senior Horticulture Program Specialist Gwen Montgomery and learn ten easy steps to putting your garden to bed for the winter which can also be the beginning of next spring’s gearing up.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 2, 2016

2:00p

Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum (5343) Edit

Meet us in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for the season’s final 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.

Cost: $3 per person, exact change please

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 2, 2016

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (5356) Edit

This “Celebration of Gesneriads” show and sale of the beautiful, diminutive, exotic cousins of African Violets is a must see. There will be plant experts on hand to answer all your growing questions during a Q & A session from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Oct 4, 2016

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association (5365) Edit

Speaker Marge Barrett presents “The Butterflies of Ghana”.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Oct 6, 2016

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (5357) Edit

“What do with the plant I just bought” – general culture & re-potting of gesneriads (African Violets & their cousins) will be discussed & demonstrated.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 8, 2016

Noon - 4:30p &
Sun Oct 9 10:00a - 4:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society (5364) Edit

Annual Show and Sale

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Oct 11, 2016

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (5359) Edit

Bonsai Education Lectures

For Updates in topics and changes in dates and times visit: http://www.arboretumfriends.org/gsbonsai/

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Oct 12, 2016

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (5354) Edit

“Sharing My Methods of Propagating Gesneriads” – Mel Grice, Editor of Gleanings, the monthly newsletter of the Gesneriad Society, presents a program on the propagation methods used for African Violets and other Gesneriads. This will be followed by a African Violet propagation workshop. RSVP required to Karyn Cichocki, kdc05@ptd.net by 10/1/16.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Oct 14, 2016

7:00p - 8:30p

Movie Night: Symphony of the Soil (5344) Edit

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of that miraculous substance: soil.

By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time.

Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.

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

Register by October 7

Cost: FREE, but please register

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 16, 2016

8:00a - 10:00a

Poet’s Walk and Breakfast Buffet (5347) Edit

Autumn inspires us as we explore the connection between seasons and poetry. This silent early morning walk is punctuated only by the sounds of nature and our voices reading select verse.

Join Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education as we stop throughout the arboretum to pay tribute to fall by reading our favorite seasonal poems. Spiritually fortified we’ll then enjoy an autumn-inspired Full Breakfast Buffet prepared by Chef Cynthia Triolo.

Wear comfortable walking shoes, rain gear if necessary, and bring your appetite.

Register by October 9

Cost: $18 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$18.00



Non-members

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$25.00



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Sun Oct 16, 2016

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter (5367) Edit

Speaker Elaine Fogerty, Director of Laurelwood Arboretum, Wildlife Control in the Home Garden

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Oct 19, 2016

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown (5361) Edit

General Meeting - 11:30am

1:00 pm “Hardy Bamboo” – Steve Kristoph, Professor of Horticulture at Cook College and owner of Kristoph Nursery, will give a presentation on the uses, best choices and proper maintenance of bamboo in the landscape. Control methods for preventing and correcting the spread of bamboo will be discussed. This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 22, 2016

1:00p - 4:00p

Scary Plants, Scaredy Pants (5337) Edit

For ages 6 and up.

Voodoo lily? Bat flower? Some plants are simply wicked!

Celebrate HallowGReen at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. We’ll be teeming with scary, smelly plants from around the world. Explore a display of flesh eating greenery from Cait’s Carnivores and plant one to take home. Make a vampire proof necklace straight out of the Dark Ages. Step into our Food Laboratory and make cobweb cookies and spider cupcakes.

Using everyday craft supplies, create a scary plant of your own.

Cost: $8 per child for members / $10 non-members / FREE for adults

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Members

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$8.00



Non-members

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$10.00



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Sat Oct 29, 2016

10:00a - 11:30a

Gingerbread Tips and Techniques (5352) Edit

If you’ve always wanted to have an entry in our Gingerbread Wonderland Exhibit but don’t know where to begin, this is the class for you!

Learn some tips and techniques from a professional baker to get you on your way. It’s a great family, scout or school group activity and it is definitely not too early to get started.

Cost: FREE, but please register

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Oct 29, 2016

12:30p

Tri-State Hosta Society (5370) Edit

10:30 am – Regular meeting

12:30 pm – Noted hostaphile and hybridizer from Massachusetts, Rick Goodenough is the guest lecturer.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Nov 1, 2016

All Day

In Our Gallery — November (5346) Edit

Beautiful Nature by HUB Camera Club

Welcome back the HUB Camera Club as they return to treat us to a fantastic array of gorgeous photographs, many of them taken here at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Each member of the club displays his or her beautiful pieces and the result is always wonderful. HUB Camera Club was founded in 1998 to promote all levels of photography, from beginner to advanced.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Nov 3, 2016

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (5358) Edit

General meeting

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Nov 5, 2016

10:00a - Noon

A Garlic Primer (5340) Edit

If you love the rich taste of garlic, then you’ll want to grow your own! Learn the tricks to successfully grow, harvest and cure garlic, its fascinating history and some fabulous garlic recipes.

Sample some tasty garlicy treats and purchase unusual garlic cultivars that are just right for us here in North-Central New Jersey.

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

Register by October 29

(gourmet garlic cloves will be sold for $1.00 each, please bring a check or cash.)

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Members

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$12.00



Non-members

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$15.00



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Sat Nov 5, 2016

1:30p - 4:30p &
Sun Nov 6 10:30a - 3:00p

Tri-State African Violet Council (5369) Edit

The Tristate African Violet Council presents its 54th annual show. There will be horticultural and design exhibits, an educational display, and plant sale including saintpaulias and other gesneriads. All are welcome.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Nov 9, 2016

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (5355) Edit

“Growing African Violets the Decorative Way” & “Gesneriad Rhizomes” – Karyn Cichocki discusses decorative containers you can use to grow your African Violets. She will also talk about the rhizomatous gesneriads, how to grow and propagate them.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Nov 12, 2016

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter (5368) Edit

Annual Meeting, and Speaker Matt Mattus, President of North American Rock Garden Society, ‘Autumn and Winter Bulbs for Serious Plant Collectors’, followed by the Annual Luncheon.

This event is for members only. New members may join at the meeting.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Nov 13, 2016

1:30p

A Conifer Survey (5341) Edit

Yes, our garden’s flowers are gone. What’s left to admire? Conifers! Dwarf and miniature, fastigiate and prostrate, an extensive hand out of recommended conifers will be included in this illustrated talk by Frank Goodhart.

Frank became interested in landscape plants after visiting the former Watnong Nursery. This association led him to become active in the American Conifer Society. An ongoing interest in horticulture resulted in Certi cates of Merit in Ornamental Plants from Longwood Gardens. Frank is past President of the American Conifer Society and is the recipient of their 2008 Snyder Award for Dedicated Support.

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

Register by November 6

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$10.00



Non-members

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$15.00



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Tue Nov 15, 2016

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (5360) Edit

Bonsai Education Lectures

For Updates in topics and changes in dates and times visit: http://www.arboretumfriends.org/gsbonsai/

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Nov 15, 2016

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association (5366) Edit

Members Night. This is the one meeting every year that allows any members or guests to show their own interesting natural history photos.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Nov 16, 2016

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown (5362) Edit

General Meeting - 11:30am

1:00 pm “Gatsby and Beyond: Fabled Mansions of Long Island’s Gold Coast” Constance “CeCe” Haydock, landscape architect and officer of American Society of Landscape Architects, will give a fascinating talk on the history of famous gardens, past and present, located on Long Island.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public except as noted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Nov 20, 2016

1:30p

Native Sons and Daughters (5342) Edit

This class explores American authors in the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection.

From Cherokee medicine wheels, to North American Wild flowers, from ex-patriot Americans in Europe to patriots ascending Pike’s Peak, books by “Native Sons and Daughters” are well represented in our library.

Learn about them with Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education, and then view an exhibit of these beautiful and extraordinary books dating from the late 1770s through the early 20th century.

All proceeds from this class benefit conservation in the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection.

The fee for non-members includes a one year Individual Membership to The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Cost: $12 members / $37 non-members.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$12.00



Non-members

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$37.00



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Sun Nov 20, 2016

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Pumpkin: Just Not Pie (5348) Edit

This iconic holiday gourd has many uses in cooking besides the traditional pie. It can be sweet or savory and it’s always delicious.

Spend a Sunday afternoon learning some new ways to prepare this fall fruit and sample some delicious recipes to add to your repertoire.

Register by November 13

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$20.00



Non-members

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$25.00



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Fri Dec 2, 2016

through Sun Dec 11
10a-4:30p
Fri till 7:30p

Celebrating 25 Years of Wonder - Gingerbread Wonderland (5350) Edit

This December marks the 25th Anniversary of Gingerbread Wonderland. Guests, young and old, marvel at the creativity, skill and sense of optimism that characterizes this charming and ecumenical exhibit of hundreds of edible structures.

Vote for your personal favorite in The People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Shop Rite of Morristown. An award will be given to the first place winners in each of the six categories: Adult, Family, Children, School, Scout and Special Needs.

Groups of 8 or more must make a reservation to visit by calling 973-326-7601.

$2 per person (at door), children under 2 FREE.

Exhibit Your Gingerbread Creation

Join in the fun this year by exhibiting your very own gingerbread creation.

We welcome individuals, young and old, families, scout troops, school groups and special needs individuals and groups. Learn more and enter soon to guarantee a place by downloading the form at right.

Cost: (see above)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Dec 2, 2016

5:30p - 7:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland - MEMBERS NIGHT (5353) Edit

Members of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum are invited to attend an exclusive viewing of the Gingerbread Wonderland exhibit before it is open to the holiday crowds.

Just show your Membership card at the Admission Desk and your hand will be stamped. After viewing the exhibit, please come to the lower level for complimentary refreshments! Please register for this evening event online, or by mail.

Admission is Free to Members.

Cost: (see above)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Dec 3, 2016

& Sun Dec 4
Plus Sat Dec 10 & Sun Dec 11

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show - EXHIBITORS (2536) Edit

CALL FOR CRAFT SHOW EXHIBITORS

The Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show is open to all artists who design, handcraft, and exhibit 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 are not acceptable.

Come be part of the tradition at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 3, 2016

Sun Dec 4 &
Sat Dec 10 / Sun Dec 11
10a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show (5351) Edit

Holiday shopping is easy at our Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, now in its seventh year.

Our “handmade only” show features local crafters offering beautiful, affordable and completely handmade gifts perfect for yourself or that special person on your list.

$2 per person (at door) gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland.

Cost: (see above)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends