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Sat Nov 1, 2014

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

Fall Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt - November (2012) 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 “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 (2016) Edit

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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

Thu Dec 4, 2014

6:30p - 8:00p

Gingerbread Wonderland! Members Preview Party (1994) Edit



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 (1993) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

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.

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!

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

Exhibitor entry forms will be online right here after October 1.

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

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Dec 5, 2014

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

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014 (2062) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

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

Fri Dec 5, 2014

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

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014 (2082) Edit

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 Entries Are Now Closed

Need some help with construction technique? Download our Gingerbread Construction Instructions 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 (1912) Edit

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 (1995) Edit

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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 (2053) Edit

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 (2054) Edit

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 (2063) Edit

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 (2055) Edit

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 (2056) Edit

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 (2057) Edit

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 (2058) Edit

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 (2059) Edit

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 (2060) Edit

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 (2064) Edit

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 (2061) Edit

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 (2065) Edit

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 (2075) 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:

  • 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 (2027) Edit

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 (2013) Edit

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

Sat Jan 3, 2015

Sat/Sun Jan to Mar
9:00a - 3:30p

Winter Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt (2095) Edit

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Edu- cation 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 “January Thaw”
  • February’s is “Brrr! It’s Cold”
  • the theme for March is “Teeny Tiny Signs of Spring”.

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

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

Cost: $10 per family payable at the Haggerty

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Jan 6, 2015

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association (2112) Edit

“2014 in Review” by Joe Burgiel

Tuesday, January 6 – 7:30 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NABA

Sat Jan 10, 2015

10:30a - 12:30p

Pteridomania: Fern Crazy (2081) Edit

Act like a Victorian and fall in love with ferns. Learn about the best ferns for New Jersey gardens, great ferns for growing indoors and the history of the Victorian’s fern craze. Then, decorate a pair of 3-inch clay pots and plant them with a duo of ferns suitable for your home. This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

The snow date for this program is Saturday, January 17.

Register by December 28

Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$25.00

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$35.00

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Sun Jan 11, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

Members Only New Year’s Party (2078) Edit

Welcome in the New Year with Friends, tasty refreshments and an excellent talk.

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Regina Carlson has visited over 400 English gardens and her presentation, “Through the Garden Gates of England,” features the best of them, some well-known and many private. The splendid accompanying images depict characteristic English garden design elements, including landscapes, hardscapes, plants and different garden types. What a lovely way to kick off “Focus on England,” our year-long look at the best of gardening in the British Isles.

Following Regina’s presentation, an assortment of comestibles and wines will be offered. A preview showing of Rare Books from the upcoming program, “Those Crazy Victorians: The Age of Plantsmanship in Great Britain: 1837 – 1901,” will also be exhibited.

Please take advantage of your Membership Benefits and celebrate 2015 with us! The snow date for this program is January 25.

Register by December 28

Cost: Free, but registration is required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Mon Jan 12, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Treats on Trees (2086) Edit

What do birds and animals eat all winter long? Explore the gardens of the arboretum and discover treats for all the feathered and furry friends.

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

Register with PayPal

Members

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$7.00

Non-members

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$10.00

Your confirmation email from PayPal is your ticket!

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Tue Jan 13, 2015

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (2107) Edit

Bonsai education programs:

  • Tuesday, January 13 – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 10 – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 10 – 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 Jan 14, 2015

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (2103) Edit

Slide show of the African Violet Society of America’s 2014 Convention in Nashville, TN.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Sun Jan 18, 2015

1:00p

Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation (2076) Edit

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In a unique re-telling of the creation of America, best-selling author and historian Andrea Wulf shows how plants, politics and personalities intertwined then as never before.

This beautifully illustrated talk looks at the lives of the founding fathers and how their attitude to plants, gardens, nature and agriculture shaped our nation. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison regarded themselves foremost as farmers and plantsmen and for them, gardening, agriculture and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating.

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

Register by January 4

Cost: $40 members / $50 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$40.00

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$50.00

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Wed Jan 21, 2015

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown (2110) Edit

  • 11:30 am – General Meeting
  • 1:00 pm – Speaker Chris Rubino of Monrovia Growers.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: HGC

Mon Jan 26, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Take Five (2087) Edit

Using the five senses children will look at various types of plants and discover why they have scent, why they have thorns or why they make fruit.

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

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Members

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$7.00

Non-members

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$11.00

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Sun Feb 1, 2015

All Day throughout the month

In Our Gallery - February (2097) Edit

Space Flowers

February will not seem dreary as you enjoy the bright, exciting and innovative work of artist John Darvie. His cheerful show, “Space Flowers” will certainly warm and delight you.

Mr. Darvie has painted in oil and acrylics for the last 20 years. He teaches acrylic painting workshops and his work has been shown in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Feb 2, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Forever Green (2088) Edit

A walk around the arboretum will reveal plants that are green all winter. Children will learn why plants stay green and how plants protect themselves all winter.

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

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Members

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$7.00

Non-members

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$10.00

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Tue Feb 3, 2015

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association (2113) Edit

“The Chattanooga Members’ Meeting, Part 2” by Chris Williams

Tuesday, February 3 – 7:30 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NABA

Wed Feb 4, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

A Heartfelt Valentine (2099) Edit

Marge Hulstrunk, Professional Floral Designer would like you to join her for a hands-on workshop to make a Valentine gift for yourself or for someone you love. Decorate a lovely heart-shaped grapevine wreath using a beautiful assortment of dried flowers, suitable for any room at any time of year.

All materials will be furnished. Please bring clippers appropriate for cutting fine material. The snow date for this program is Tuesday, February 10.

Register by January 20

Cost: $50 members / $55 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$50.00

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$55.00

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Thu Feb 5, 2015

8:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (2105) Edit

Slide show of the Gesneriad Society’s 2014 Convention in Nashville, TN.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Mon Feb 9, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Crazy Composters (2089) Edit

Worms are one of the gardener’s best friends. Learn why these critters are a good friend to have in your garden.

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

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$7.00

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$10.00

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Tue Feb 10, 2015

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (2108) Edit

Bonsai education programs:

  • Tuesday, February 10 – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 10 – 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 Feb 11, 2015

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (2104) Edit

Learn how to create underwater arrangements using African Violet flowers

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Sat Feb 14, 2015

3:30p

Fergus Garrett – Great Dixter: Past, Present & Future (2077) Edit

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Join us for this wonderful opportunity to hear famed horticulturist Fergus Garrett speak.

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Mr. Garrett is the head gardener at Great Dixter House and Gardens in Northiam, England. Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and garden writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles.

Now, under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a center of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturistsand garden lovers from across the world.

Light refreshments will be served.

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

Register by February 1

Cost: $40 members / $50 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$40.00

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Sat Feb 14, 2015

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter (2115) Edit

Judy Glattstein – Little Bulbs for Rock and Woodland Gardens.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NARG

Sun Feb 15, 2015

1:30p - 3:30p

Archetypes of Botanic Literature (2083) Edit

Prepare to be astonished as you explore the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection with Superintendent of Horticultural Education, Lesley Parness.

Drawing on books dating from the 16th century, you will see examples of various types of botanic literature, including herbals, sylvas, monographs and diaries. Gain an understanding of the role of botanic literature in the advancement of science and trade and also what your membership dollars help to support and conserve. Ours is a world-class collection and this program will not disappoint the historian, book lover, or artist.

This class is required prior to attending other programs about the Rare Book Collection, including “Those Crazy Victorians: The Age of Plantsmanship in Great Britain: 1837 – 1901,” scheduled for June, 2015.

Register by February 2

Please note that all proceeds benefit the conservation of the Rare Book Collection.

The snow date for this program is Sunday, February 27.

Cost: $15 Members Only; $40 Non-member incl. Membership

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$15.00

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$40.00

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Sat Feb 21, 2015

1:00p

12th Annual Matilda’s Tea Party (2096) Edit

Every year we celebrate Matilda Frelinghuysen by hosting a tea party in her honor. Join us for tea, great food and some age appropriate entertainment.

When Matilda was a child in the 1890’s, Hershey’s Kisses were invented and became very popular. Now, young people along with their favorite adults can learn the history of chocolate and partake in a spectacular chocolate feast. All young tea takers will make their own chocolate pizza to take home.

The snow date for this event is Saturday, February 28. Appropriate for children ages 6 and up.

Register by February 7

Cost: $35 per child / $25 per adult. Please use the $35 button for Children and the $25 button for Adults.

Cost: (see above)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$35.00

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$25.00

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Sat Feb 21, 2015

11:00a

Tri-State African Violet Council (2117) Edit

Joint meeting with the NJ Council of African Violet Judges. The program, not yet decided, will begin about 11:00 am with a brown bag lunch and a business meeting to follow.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Mon Feb 23, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Sappy and Sweet (2090) Edit

Yum! It’s that time again when the maple trees are waking up and sending their sap upwards. See how trees are tapped, taste a little sap and stay for the waffles and real maple syrup.

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

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Members

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$7.00

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$10.00

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Sun Mar 1, 2015

All Day throughout the month

In Our Gallery - March (2098) Edit

Plants of the Water and the Sun

Treat yourself to the stunning photography of Morristown High School’s Karel Raska, who developed his love of photography when he received his first camera at age 9.

His favorite subjects include open landscapes, sunsets, wildlife, architecture and plant life, and highlight his love of the world around him.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Mar 2, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Giants in the Garden (2091) Edit

Who or what is the biggest in the garden? Trees, of course. Young explorers will use a bit of math to discover just how old the trees can be.

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

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Tue Mar 3, 2015

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association (2114) Edit

“Spring at Springdale” by Tom Halliwell

Tuesday, March 3 – 7:30 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NABA

Thu Mar 5, 2015

BUS LEAVES 10:00a SHARP

Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show (2080) Edit

“Lights, Cameras, Bloom” is the theme for the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show, paying homage to the silver screen. A dazzling entry garden, complete with a red carpet, leads you into an Art Deco movie palace. The world of movies and flowers will merge to capture some of movies greatest moments in lush landscapes.

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, shopping and hope that winter will end and the garden will come alive.

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 19

Bus leaves from the arboretum parking lot at 10am sharp and is expected to return at 8:30p.

Cost: $80 members / $90 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Thu Mar 5, 2015

8:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (2106) Edit

Propagation Workshop – Learn how gesneriads can be propagated by leaves, cuttings, rhizomes, tubers and seeds. RSVP required to Karyn Cichocki, kdc05@ptd.net or 973-579-7914 by March 1.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Fri Mar 6, 2015

7:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society (2111) Edit

Speaker Barbara Katz lectures on “Water Music”. Learn how to use fountains, waterfalls and ponds.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NJCS

Sat Mar 7, 2015

9:00a - 4:30p

Annual Community Garden Conference (2085) Edit

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension are teaming up again to present their fifth Annual Community Garden Conference.

This year’s keynote speaker is the renowned botanical explorer and food plant ecologist, Joseph Simcox. Joseph has spent decades traveling the globe, documenting and tasting thousands of edibles. He has traversed wildernesses with indigenous peoples, interviewed thousands of villagers and searched the markets from the Arctic to the tip of Africa. His passion is to bring little known foods to the table and preserve species and varieties that are in danger of extinction. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds carries a line of seeds based on Joseph’s explorations which they are generously donating to each attendee along with their beautiful catalog.

This year’s sessions include:

  • Crop Rotation and Succession Planting – how to grow four crops in succession, how to extend the season and the best way to rotate crops in a small space.
  • Growing Asian Vegetables – from leafy greens to fruits, expand your edible vocabulary. Early spring greens seeds provided.
  • Successful Seed Saving – gain knowledge in the best way to save seeds from your favorite vegetables.
  • Beneficial Insects – learn how to introduce “good bugs” to combat insect pests.
  • Preserving Your Harvest – learn the techniques to best preserve vegetables, how to grow enough to preserve in a small space and how some community gardens use the preserves to fundraise.
  • Coordinator’s Roundtable Discussion – garden managers and coordinators come together to find solutions to problems and learn about best management practices.
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Complete details may be found in the brochure at right.

On-line registration, including choice of your sessions and payment via PayPal, is available here by clicking the button below. Lunch is provided and the snow date for this conference is Sunday, March 8.

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 9, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Whose Garden Is It? (2092) Edit

Spring is on its way and there are all kinds of life to be found in the garden. Little gardeners will learn just who shares the garden and how to find them.

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

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Tue Mar 10, 2015

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (2109) Edit

Bonsai education programs:

  • Tuesday, March 10 – 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

Sun Mar 15, 2015

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter (2116) Edit

Paul Trader – Former Director of Rockland County Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, and instructor for New York Botanical Garden – Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Organic Pesticides.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NARG

Mon Mar 16, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Yo, Buddy! (2093) Edit

Buds are everywhere on all kinds of plants but what is inside? Pick buds, open them up and discover what kind of blooms and leaves are just around the corner.

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

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Wed Mar 18, 2015

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat (2084) Edit

Perennial Vegetables: Asparagus and Rhubarb

Go from spade to spatula with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo as they team up again to offer their popular garden series that focuses on a different vegetable each month during the growing season.

Perennial vegetables are the topic for March with an in-depth look at asparagus and rhubarb. Get great growing suggestions, planting tips and pest and disease prevention ideas for those tried and true varieties. Learn about some new and unusual ones, too. Seeds or plants, recipes and a tasting of a prepared dish using the featured vegetable are all on the menu.

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

Register by March 4

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Mon Mar 23, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Salad Daze (2094) Edit

Spring is just around the corner and it’s not too early to start planning that early spring salad garden.

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

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Wed Mar 25, 2015

1:00p

Save the Date! - The Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Tea (1992) Edit

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

Cost: Details later.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Mar 25, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Tea (2079) Edit

This delightful afternoon tea honors Dr. Benjamin Blackburn, professor, botanist, and author who lived at Willowwood Arboretum from 1946 until his death in 1987. His legacy of beauty and excellence in horticulture lives on there.

Ornithologist Randolph Scott Little treats us to his talk on “Bird Songs in Your Garden” based on a book he helped produce with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Mr. Little has served on the board of the New Jersey Audubon Society, authored a book called “For the Birds” and for the past twenty-seven years has taught workshops in advanced field recording techniques. Little was recently elected Life Member of the American Ornithologists’ Union.

Proceeds from the tea fund the Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a deserving student of Horticulture at County College of Morris.

Register by March 17

Cost: $50 members / $55 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Mar 28, 2015

12:30p

Tri-State Hosta Society (2118) Edit

Annual Plant Sale, non-members may “buy” a membership at the door for $10.00.

Cost: (see above)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Mar 29, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Tea Time (2100) Edit

In conjunction with our Focus On England programs, this cooking demonstration will show you how to prepare a proper British Tea. We’ll make scones, dainty tea sandwiches, a bakewell tart and shortbreads.

Pinkies up, please.

Register by March 15

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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