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Wed Jul 1, 2015

9:00a - 3:30p

Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt

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. July’s theme is “Seeing Red”; August’s is “I’m So Bored”; and the theme for September is “Back to School”. What a great way to explore the arboretum and to get the family outside in the fresh air.

Date: Everyday in July and August, Saturdays and Sundays in September

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

Cost: $10 per family at Haggerty Center

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Aug 1, 2015

All Day

In Our Gallery - August

Landscapes Across Our Country

Treat yourself to a trek across America, from Alaska to Maine, through the spectacular photographs of Bill Glasofer. He shows that there is no place or season devoid of natural beauty. His varied flowers, trees, landscapes and animals from all over the country will certainly delight you and evoke beautiful thoughts of far-away states. Mr. Glasofer resides in Short Hills, NJ. He is the recipient of juried-show awards and has enjoyed success as the featured photographer in numerous exhibits.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Aug 7, 2015

7:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

“Flower Arrangement” by Doris Zurcher followed by a Group Discussion on how to apply pesticides, fungicides; how and when to shade your mums.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Aug 10, 2015

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club

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

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • August 10 — The Artist in the Garden — Ilona
  • September 21 — Children's Garden Books — Vivian
  • October 5 — Favorite Garden / Plant Books — All
  • November 2 — Art in the Garden — Marnie
  • December 21 — Holiday Lunch
  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Aug 11, 2015

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Bonsai educational meetings – Beginners welcome, bring a tree, bring a friend!

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Aug 19, 2015

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat: Cucumbers

From Spade to Spatula

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

To trellis or not to trellis is the question when we take a closer look at cucumbers in August and melons are the focus for September. 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:

  • August 19 – Cucumbers
  • September 16 – Melons
  • October 21 – Kale and Collards
  • November 18 – Winter Squash

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$20.00

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Fri Aug 21, 2015

7:00p - 8:30p

A Little Night Music

Evening is a lovely time in the Cottage Garden. Its bright colors and many textures take on a special glow as the sun fades. Enjoy this garden, the musical stylings of Alan Rigoletto, and a delicious dessert sampler from Matilda’s Café. To reserve your place on the Waterwise Deck, please call Christina Renfer at 973-394-1100. Seating for this very special evening event is limited.

This program is presented with the generous support of CIE Tours International.

Cost: $15 – please call 973-394-1100 to register.

Cost: $15

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Aug 22, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

New Jersey Dahlia Society

Annual Show – See a dazzling display of hundreds of dahlia’s in all shapes, sizes and colors. Dahlia growers come from all over the tri-state region and beyond to display their stunning blooms.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Sep 1, 2015

7:00p

North American Butterfly Association

Wade Wander presents: “Dr. Stangelep, or: How I learned to stop worrying and tolerate invasive plants – one butterflier’s perspective.”

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Sep 1, 2015

All Day

In Our Gallery - September

Nature’s Summer Colors

The members of the New Jersey Photography Forum’s stunning exhibit showcases a variety of techniques and styles used when photographing in a natural environment. The Forum is dedicated to furthering the interests of professional and serious photographers living or working in the New Jersey area. Under the direction of well-known area artist Nancy Ori, this 20 year old organization, based at the Visual Arts Center of NJ in Summit, has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Sep 3, 2015

8:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

General Meeting

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Sep 4, 2015

7:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

“Rain Gardens...A Plethora of Benefits” by Master Gardener Ingrid Witty followed by a Group discussion on what insects to expect and how to control them: how do Judges determine awards at the Chrysanthemum Show.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 6, 2015

Noon - 1:00p

The Potting Shed - September

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

On September 6th, Marge returns for a flower arranging demonstration showcasing seasonal fall arrangements.

Date: Sunday, September 6 – Reservations are not required. Rain cancels the program.

Cost: Free to observe the flower arranging.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 6, 2015

2:00p

Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

On the first Sunday of the month, from April through 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.

Dates: Sunday(s), July 5, August 2, September 6 and October 4

Cost: $3 per person - pay at Haggerty Center

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Sep 8, 2015

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Bonsai educational meetings – Beginners welcome, bring a tree, bring a friend!

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Sep 9, 2015

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

General Meeting

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Fri Sep 11, 2015

7:00p - 8:30p

Movie Night – Numen: The Healing Power of Plants

Numen is a visually stunning documentary film focusing on the healing power of plants. It counterpoints beautiful imagery of medicinal plants with thought-provoking interviews with noted doctors and herbalists. The word “numen” means the presiding spirit or divinity of a place and the film is intended for herbalists, gardeners, medical practitioners, plant lovers – and everyone concerned about human and environmental health.

The history of humanity is the history of man’s relationship with plants and Numen will inspire you to deepen your relationship with the natural world and will remind you of the healing made possible by re-embracing our place in the wider web of life.

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

Register by September 4.

Cost: $5

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$5.00

Non-members

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$5.00

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Sun Sep 13, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Pears without Peers

Pears are so versatile and delicious. We will make two desserts, a salad, a sandwich and even pickle a few in this cooking demonstration.

Register by September 6.

Class filled - call office for waiting list.

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Sep 16, 2015

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat: Melons

From Spade to Spatula

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

Melons are the focus for September. 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:

  • September 16 – Melons
  • October 21 – Kale and Collards
  • November 18 – Winter Squash

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Members

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$15.00

Non-members

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$20.00

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Sat Sep 19, 2015

10:00a

The Tristate African Violet Council

Program to be announced.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 20, 2015

1:30p - 4:30p

Ruth Clausen and Essential Perennials

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A good gardener’s library is sure to include Ms. Clausen’s first book, Perennials for American Gardens. Now, 25 years later, Ruth has written another soon-to-be classic recently published by Timber Press – Essential Perennials! Anyone who loves perennials will benefit from attending this talk.

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Trained in the UK, Ms. Clausen lectures widely and was Horticulture Editor at Country Living Gardener for many years. This program is part of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s year-long Focus on England, but the plants Ruth highlights are all perfect for New Jersey gardens!

This program is eligible for 3.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by September 13.

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Members

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$15.00

Non-members

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$20.00

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Mon Sep 21, 2015

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club

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

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • September 21 — Children's Garden Books — Vivian
  • October 5 — Favorite Garden / Plant Books — All
  • November 2 — Art in the Garden — Marnie
  • December 21 — Holiday Lunch
  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 27, 2015

1:30p - 4:30p

Table Dressings: A Unique Vision

How do designers choose objects, fabrics and plants to create a mood for both indoor and outdoor dining? Artist, designer, and antique specialist, Linda Pastorino, demonstrates how she and her favorite designers have developed their distinct design vernaculars. Linda demonstrates how a single object can be the jumping off point to create a menu, mood and ambiance.

Linda highlights the work of Bunny Williams, Carolyn Roehm, Dries Van Noten and other top international designers. Whether it is flower arranging, table settings, interior design or fashion, the common thread amongst these top designers is their love of gardens. A show and tell of fabulous table settings will be exhibited with an extensive source list. Be inspired – you can create your own signature style!

Register by September 20.

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$15.00

Non-members

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$20.00

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Wed Sep 30, 2015

6:30p - 8:00p

7th Annual Herbal Vinegar Workshop

Herb gardens are at their peak in quantity and quality – so, it’s the perfect time to make herbal vinegars. We provide herbs, bottles, labels, and trendy raffia ties. You learn how to make a perfect salad accompaniment, grilling and basting blend, or dessert finisher! Some popular blends of the past have included La Mer with white wine vinegar, Hunter’s Blend, with robust herbs like tri-color sage, and Thyme in a Bottle with three kinds of thyme.

Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education has taught hundreds of people how to make their own herbal vinegars and bring the bounty of their gardens to their tables all year long.

Register by September 23.

Note: registration includes 3 bottles of vinegar and all materials.

Cost: $36 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$36.00

Non-members

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$40.00

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Sat Oct 3, 2015

and Sun Oct 4

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Northeast Regional Gesneriad Show – show and plant sale sponsored by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society, Greater New York Gesneriad Society and the Long Island Gesneriad Society. For further information contact: Karyn Cichocki, kdc05@ptd.net.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 4, 2015

2:00p

Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

On the first Sunday of the month, from April through 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.

Dates: Sunday(s), July 5, August 2, September 6 and October 4

Cost: $3 per person - pay at Haggerty Center

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Oct 5, 2015

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club

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

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • October 5 — Favorite Garden / Plant Books — All
  • November 2 — Art in the Garden — Marnie
  • December 21 — Holiday Lunch
  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Oct 15, 2015

Bus Leaves Arboretum at 9am SHARP
Returns approximately 3:30pm

Fall Garden and Gallery Tour at Wave Hill

Join the Friends for a relaxing fall day overlooking magnificent autumnal views of the Hudson River from the fabulous Gardens at Wave Hill. One of New York’s treasures, Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the great Italian composer Arturo Toscanini were just some of the famous people who once resided there. Focusing on seasonal highlights, an experienced Garden Guide will give us a one-hour tour of the gardens which include rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, rolling lawns and a beautiful pergola overlooking the river.

Also included will be a one-hour guided tour of the Glyndor House Gallery. Showcasing the work of both emerging and established artists in a unique environ- ment, these exhibitions explore the dynamic relationships between nature, culture and site.

In between tours, we will enjoy sweeping views of the Hudson River and Palisades while eating lunch on the Terrace. Lunch will include salads, fruit, dessert, beverages and your sandwich choice. Registrants will be emailed lunch options for their selection.

Time to shop with the added bonus of a 10% discount is also included. Wave Hill’s fabulous gift shop features a unique selection of nature inspired gifts from local artisans: soaps, ceramics, glass, jewelry, seasonal plants, and even honey from Wave Hill’s own hives!

Register by September 28.

Cost: $75 members / $85 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$75.00

Non-members

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$85.00

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Mon Nov 2, 2015

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club

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

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • November 2 — Art in the Garden — Marnie
  • December 21 — Holiday Lunch
  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 5, 2015

& Sun. Dec. 6th
Plus Sat. Dec. 12 & Sun. Dec. 13
10a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show 2015

SAVE THE DATE

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: See flyer.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Dec 21, 2015

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club

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

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • December 21 — Holiday Lunch
  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Jan 4, 2016

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club

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

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends