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Sun Apr 6, 2014

2:00p

Walking Tours Are Back!

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

Click on the flyer for more details.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Apr 6, 2014

Fri, Sat & Sun through October

MATILDA'S CAFE -- Open through October

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

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

Click on the image for more information and to see their great current menus.

Cost: Prices at the Café

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Jul 6, 2014

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 free tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide.

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

Dates: Sundays: April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7 and October 5

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Jul 14, 2014

All Day Throughout the Summer

"How Sweet It Is" - 2014 Cellphone Tour

Our latest cellphone tour kicks off Monday, July 14th. “How Sweet It Is” tours the Frelinghuysen Arboretum's gardens stopping off at some of the major sources of sweet taste among our plants.

Click on the image to open a two-page flyer with lots more information about this great new cellphone tour.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Sep 1, 2014

9:00a - 3:30p
Sat & Sun in July, August & September

Summer Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt - September

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 “A to Z”;
  • August’s is “Crazy Days of Summer”; and
  • September’s is “Buggin’ Out”.

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

Cost: $10 per family

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Sep 1, 2014

All Day

Fashionably Late – The Autumn Gardens of England

Mark your calendars for September of 2015 when the Friends will be traveling to gardens in the south of England. Like our previous trips to Scotland and Ireland, we will see a mix of public and private gardens. Even if you’ve traveled to British gardens before I am betting that you haven’t seen them at the height of their Fall splendor. More information will be coming soon.

If you are interested in this trip please send an email to webmaster@arboretumfriends.org and we’ll let you know as plans develop. – Sue Acheson, Trip Co-coordinator

Cost: TBD

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Oct 1, 2014

All day throughout the month

In Our Gallery - October

– Landscapes Near and Away

Visit beautiful landscapes through the wonderful photography of well-known area artist Michal Barkai. Her scenes of spectacular places both in our area and in distant national parks are a delight to see.

Ms. Barkai was born and raised in Israel and has travelled extensively, taking her camera along to capture the beauty of every scene. She also depicts these stunning places in pastels and is a member of several art organizations such as the Pastel Society of New Jersey and the Livingston Arts Association.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 4, 2014

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

Fall Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt - October

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

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 5, 2014

1:00p - 3:00p

Out of Context: Flowers of the Aster Family and their Butterfly Visitors

Learn about the various ways flower heads of the Aster family can be arranged. With clues, the audience will have the opportunity to guess the name of the flowers depicted. Asters provide nectar for many butterflies and for each aster flower discussed there will be beautiful photos of their butterfly visitors.

Speaker Tom Halliwell is a retired chemistry and earth science teacher. He has been an avid birder and field botanist in the state for 40 years and co-authored “Birds of New Jersey”.

Register by September 27

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

Date: Sunday, October 5 – Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cost: $5

Cost: $5

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 5, 2014

2:00p

Free Tour of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide.

This is our last tour of the season.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 5, 2014

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

35th Annual Show and Plant Sale – The best known member of this plant family is the African Violet but there are many others. Come see a room full of these diminutive beauties. The theme for this year’s show is “Sailing with Gesneriads“. There will be plant experts on hand to answer all your growing questions and lovely plants for sale.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Mon Oct 6, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Here Comes Fall

The calendar says fall but the weather may say different. Young explorers will look for signs the seasons are changing.

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 Oct 7, 2014

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

“Butterflies, Moon Pies, and Lookout Mountain” – North American Butterfly Association trip to Tennessee & Alabama.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NABA

Wed Oct 8, 2014

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Program: “African Violet Culture” – general African Violet care and cultural needs.

Wednesday, October 8 – 7:30 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Sat Oct 11, 2014

Noon - 4:30p
and Sun Oct 12
10:00a - 4:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Annual Show and Sale

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NJCS

Tue Oct 14, 2014

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Bonsai Education Lecture

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 Oct 15, 2014

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat:

From Spade to Spatula – Potatoes

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. In July, Beets and Kohlrabi play a starring role, in August we’ll look at some unusual salad greens and in September you’ll learn how to save the seeds from your tomato harvest, how to preserve the fruit and what to do with all those green tomatoes. 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.

  • July 16 – Beets and Kohlrabi
  • August 20 – Not Your Ordinary Salad Greens: Wild Arugula, Tatsoi and more
  • September 17 – Tomato Redux
  • October 15 – Potatoes
  • November 19 – Winter Roots: Turnips, Rutabagas, Parsnips

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Wed Oct 15, 2014

11:00a

Home Garden Club of Morristown

General Meeting

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 18, 2014

10:00a - Noon

Ornamental Grasses

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about ornamental grasses will be covered in this lecture presented by Marc Zukovich, President of Sterling Horticultural Services. Learn how to prepare the soil, how to choose the right plant for your site, how to incorporate them into your landscape design and perhaps most importantly, how to care for them for many years of enjoyment. Weather permitting, we will take a walk outside to see the beautiful specimens on our grounds.

Marc is an adjunct professor at County College of Morris and teaches at the New York Botanical Gardens.

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

Register by October 11

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 19, 2014

1:00p - 4:00p

Scarecrows in the Garden

Few things say “Fall” like apples, pumpkins and scarecrows and all of those will be arriving at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Join in the fun and make a scarecrow to be “planted” on our lawn.

To make a scarecrow, bring your own clothing and accessories or use some of ours; we’ll have the forms and the hay on hand for stuffing. Scarecrow forms will be available for pick up during the week of October 7th for those families or groups that prefer to make them elsewhere. Deliver your scarecrow on October 19 between 1 pm and 4 pm.

Scarecrows aren’t the only things being “planted” that day. See Todd Pugsley, an expert pumpkin carver from Madison, New Jersey work his magic and we’ll “plant” his amazing pumpkins around the gardens, too. Participate in an apple tasting and vote on your favorite, make an apple craft, and join us for some delicious local cider and donuts to cap off these fun Fall festivities.

Scarecrows will be on display until November 2.

Register by October 12

Cost: $25 members /$30 non-members / Free to Family and Extended Family Members

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Cost: $25 members /$30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 19, 2014

1:00p - 4:00p

Scarecrows in the Garden

Few things say “Fall” like apples, pumpkins and scarecrows and all of those will be arriving at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Join in the fun and make a scarecrow to be “planted” on our lawn.

To make a scarecrow, bring your own clothing and accessories or use some of ours; we’ll have the forms and the hay on hand for stuffing. Scarecrow forms will be available for pick up during the week of October 7th for those families or groups that prefer to make them elsewhere. Deliver your scarecrow on October 19 between 1 pm and 4 pm.

Scarecrows aren’t the only things being “planted” that day. See Todd Pugsley, an expert pumpkin carver from Madison, New Jersey work his magic and we’ll “plant” his amazing pumpkins around the gardens, too. Participate in an apple tasting and vote on your favorite, make an apple craft, and join us for some delicious local cider and donuts to cap off these fun Fall festivities.

Scarecrows will be on display until November 2.

Register by October 12

Cost: $25 members /$30 non-members / Free to Family and Extended Family Members

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Cost: Free to Family and Extended Family Members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 19, 2014

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Vincent Simeone, Director of Planting Fields Arboretum, lectures on “Grow More with Less”.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NARG

Sun Oct 19, 2014

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Vincent Simeone, Director of Planting Fields Arboretum, lectures on “Grow More with Less”.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NARG

Mon Oct 20, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Go Away, Green!

Leaves change color in the fall and they change for a reason. Learn why and collect as many different colors as you can.

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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Sat Oct 25, 2014

11:00a - 12:30p

Grow Great Garlic-morning

Plant one clove, harvest one whole head! Learn how simple it is to grow great garlic with Superintendent of Horticultural Education, Lesley Parness. Practice by planting garlic in the Arboretum’s gardens. Sample gourmet varieties and buy some of these unusual garlic cultivars to plant in your own garden.

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

Register by October 18

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

There are TWO SESSIONS: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm or 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. This is the MORNING session.

Cost: $10 members / $12 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Oct 25, 2014

2:00p - 3:30p

Grow Great Garlic-afternoon

Plant one clove, harvest one whole head! Learn how simple it is to grow great garlic with Superintendent of Horticultural Education, Lesley Parness. Practice by planting garlic in the Arboretum’s gardens. Sample gourmet varieties and buy some of these unusual garlic cultivars to plant in your own garden.

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

Register by October 18

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

There are TWO SESSIONS: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm or 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. This is the AFTERNOON session.

The Afternoon session is cancelled. The Morning session is still open.

Cost: $10 members / $12 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 25, 2014

1:00p

Tri-State Hosta Society

Guest speaker Don Dean, President of the American Hosta Society, will discuss the creation of his garden in Minnesota and his hybridization efforts and the introduction of many outstanding blue-leaved hostas.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: TSH

Sun Oct 26, 2014

1:00p - 4:00p

The Living Landscape

Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

This three-part presentation by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, two of the most important voices in sustainability and horticulture, will explore in depth the topic of their new book of the same title, and will provide inspiration and practical advice for anyone interested in enriching the living layers in their own home habitat.

Rick Darke is a landscape design consultant, author, lecturer, and photographer based in Pennsylvania who blends art, ecology, and cultural geography in the creation and conservation of livable landscapes. Darke served on the staff of Longwood Gardens for twenty years, and in 1998 he received the Scientific Award of the American Horticultural Society.

Doug Tallamy is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, and other subjects. He won the Silver Medal from the Garden Writer’s Association for his book, Bringing Nature Home.

Looking at the Layered Landscape

The richness of life in any landscape is linked to the richness of its layers, and this is true for both people and wildlife. Rick Darke will open the program with an illustrated discussion of the living layers in local and regional land- scapes, both as they occur naturally and as they are often modified by human culture. This exploration will provide a basis for understanding the essential characteristics of healthy layers and how they can be conserved and enhanced in home gardens and shared landscapes.

Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships

Specialized relationships between animals and plants are the norm in nature rather than the exception. Plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere because introduced plants have not had time to develop the specialized relationships that sustain local species. Doug Tallamy will explain why this is so, why specialized food relationships determine the stability and complexity of the local food webs that support animal diversity, why it is important to restore biodiversity to our residential properties, and what we need to do to make our landscapes functioning ecosystems once again.

Designing and Maintaining the Living Landscape

Rick Darke will illustrate and discuss how an understanding of living layers and relational biodiversity can be put to practical use in the making and maintenance of residential gardens and community landscapes. Strategies for employing “organic architecture” in creating beautiful, conserving, highly functional layers will be presented in detail.

A book signing will follow with light refreshments.

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

Register by October 19

Cost: $75 members / $85 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Mon Oct 27, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Who’s Got The Pumpkin?

Did you know that pumpkins are a fruit? Learn about this fall fruit and other fall fruits we love – and eat – every autumn.

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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Sat Nov 1, 2014

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

Fall Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt - November

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

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Nov 1, 2014

All day throughout the month

In Our Gallery - November

Exit Zero

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

Sat Nov 1, 2014

1:30p - 4:30p & Sun Nov 2 10:30p - 3:00p

Tri-State African Violet Council

The Tristate African Violet Council will present its fifty-sixth annual African Violet show and plant sale.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Mon Nov 3, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Seeds, Seeds, Seeds

Plants are losing their seeds like crazy. Why do they drop now and how do they travel from place to place? Learn how and why then collect some seeds to plant and start your own forest.

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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Thu Nov 6, 2014

8:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

General Meeting – program to be announced

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Fri Nov 7, 2014

7:30p - 9:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: Selecting cultivars

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NJCS

Sat Nov 8, 2014

10:00a - 11:30a

Gingerbread Tips & Techniques



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.

Register by November 1

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Mon Nov 10, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Last One Standing

Leaves are hanging on the trees but soon they’ll all be gone. Walk around the gardens to discover what is still in bloom, what still has color and what might last long into 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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Wed Nov 12, 2014

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Program: “Chimera African Violets” – hybridizing and propagation of chimera African Violets

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Sun Nov 16, 2014

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Buche de Noel

Join Chef and Horticultural Program Specialist Cynthia Triolo and learn the techniques for making this traditional yule log for all your guests to enjoy in this cooking demonstration. Filled with a chestnut buttercream, finished in chocolate and decorated with marzipan holly leaves and mushrooms, it is the quintessential holiday dessert.

Register by November 10

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Mon Nov 17, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Nuts to You!

Squirrels love acorn and other tree seeds. Think like a squirrel and collect nuts then go nuts. Learn how both these seeds and the squirrels and other furry friends survive the winter.

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

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Location: Haggerty Center

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Tue Nov 18, 2014

1:00p - 3:00p

Beads For Peace – Natural Jewelry Making

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! Examples of Ms. Blooms’ designs will be on display at the Haggerty Education Center beginning August 1.

Register by November 11

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Tue Nov 18, 2014

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Bonsai Education Lecture

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

Tue Nov 18, 2014

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NABA

Wed Nov 19, 2014

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat:

From Spade to Spatula – Winter Roots: Turnips, Rutabagas, Parsnips

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. In July, Beets and Kohlrabi play a starring role, in August we’ll look at some unusual salad greens and in September you’ll learn how to save the seeds from your tomato harvest, how to preserve the fruit and what to do with all those green tomatoes. 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.

  • July 16 – Beets and Kohlrabi
  • August 20 – Not Your Ordinary Salad Greens: Wild Arugula, Tatsoi and more
  • September 17 – Tomato Redux
  • October 15 – Potatoes
  • November 19 – Winter Roots: Turnips, Rutabagas, Parsnips

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$15.00

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Wed Nov 19, 2014

11:00a

Home Garden Club of Morristown

General Meeting

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: HGC

Sat Nov 22, 2014

10:00a - Noon

Holiday Swag Workshop with Sue and Steve George

Got swag? You will after Sue and Steve get through with you! Get a jump on your holiday decorating by making your own outdoor swag under the expert tutelage of the Georges, former owners of Old Brookside Greenhouses and Nurseries in Mendham Township.

All materials are provided, but please bring your own pruners and a box in which to carry home your creation.

Register by November 15

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$30.00

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$40.00

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Mon Nov 24, 2014

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: I’m Cold!

Winter is on its way. Discover how plants survive during the cold months and look for signs they are still growing in spite of winter’s onset.

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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Mon Nov 24, 2014

7:00p - 9:00p

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Back by popular demand...here is one item you can cross-off your Thanksgiving to-do-list, because Marge Hulstrunk, Instructor and Professional Floral Designer will design an original centerpiece that you will be proud to display on your holiday table. With her guidance and expertise you will make a stunning low arrangement in an attractive container using a selection of autumn foliage, seasonal berries, pods, wheat, vegetables, and of course flowers. Register early as space is limited.

Bring your flower arranging clippers and a box to safely carry your creation home.

Register by November 10

Cost: $65 members / $75 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Thu Dec 4, 2014

6:30p - 8:00p

Gingerbread Wonderland! Members Preview Party



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

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

Sat Dec 6, 2014

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

2014 Gingerbread Craft Show Exhibitors

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

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

The sale of food items is not acceptable.

Cost: Part of Gingerbread Wonderland admission

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 6, 2014

& Sun Dec 7 and
Sat/Sun Dec 13/14
10:00a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show

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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

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

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

Mon Dec 8, 2014

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

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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 daily

Gingerbread Wonderland 2014

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 16, 2014

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

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

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

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$10.00

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Wed Mar 25, 2015

1:00p

Save the Date! - The Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Tea

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

Cost: Details later.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends