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Sat Apr 1, 2017

Sat & Sun in Apr, May & June
9:00a - 3:00p

Spring 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.

  • April’s theme is “Mellow Yellow”;
  • May’s is “That’s Cool”; and
  • the theme for June is “Mid-Summer’s Dream”.

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 3:00 pm

Cost: $10 per family, exact change, please.

Cost: $10/family at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon May 1, 2017

All Month

In Our Gallery - May

Beautiful Nature through Varied Eyes

Come and enjoy the magnificent photography of the members of The New Jersey Photography Forum. It has become the largest and most recognized group of ne art exhibiting photographers in the state.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed May 31, 2017

7:00p - 8:00p

What’s So Great About...Growing Potatoes

You will be amazed at how easy it is to grow potatoes in a variety of containers you probably already have at home. Garbage cans, burlap sacks, plastic barrels – all work well for all types of potatoes. Dress for the weather and bring gloves so you can help us get growing.

A new monthly seasonal garden series taking an informal look at a specific aspect of the gardens of the Arboretum. These will be outdoor programs as much as possible so dress for the weather.

Each program in the series is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by May 24

Cost: $5 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Thu Jun 1, 2017

All Month

In Our Gallery - June

Nature is Beautiful

Working in oils and pastels, artist Alexadru Gagiu creates a variety of beautiful landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and sketches. Mr. Gagiu was born in Romania and studied and taught art there.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Jun 2, 2017

1:00p

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

1:00 pm Meeting: Guest speaker Terry McGarty on Growing & Hybridizing Daylilies

Dr. Terrence McGarty will speak to the NJSCS on Friday, June 2, 2017 on growing and hybridizing daylilies. McGarty has been growing daylilies since 1986 when he received his first few from Bob Seawright in Carlisle Mass.

Terry completed his studies in Botany and Horticulture at the NYBG in the early 1990s and has been actively hybridizing since. His focus is on bringing many of the traits of the original species into the plants he works on.

Terry has a collection of most of the Species plants and many of the early Stout Hybrids. The Garden allows the viewer to see how daylilies have progressed over the past century.

Terry has written a book on Hemerocallis and its Genetics which is available free on line.

Terry's plants are at Telmarc Gardens which can be found at www.telmarcgardens.com

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NJCS

Sat Jun 3, 2017

10:00a - 11:30a

Heritage Roses with Shauna Moore

June is a magnificent time to feature heritage roses as many of these beauties only bloom during this month.

Shauna Moore provides us with an exploration of this multifaceted group that is the predecessor of today’s roses. Shauna is an expert rosarian who works as the Horticulture Supervisor for the Somerset County Park Commission.

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

Register by May 28

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Jun 3, 2017

2:00p - 3:00p

Family Nature Crafts: Fairy Doors

Ages 6 and up

If you build it, Fairies will come! Fairy doors are portals to the magical part of the garden and in this workshop, crafty builders will design and decorate a door through which to welcome visitors to their own gardens.

Register by May 26

$10 per door

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Jun 4, 2017

1st Sundays through October
2:00p

First Sunday Garden Tours Return

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 and each month, gain a different perspective that changes with the seasons and the tour guide.

Sundays, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3 and October 1

$3 per person at the Haggerty (exact change is appreciated)

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Jun 4, 2017

10:00a - 3:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Annual Bonsai Open House – See the incredible display of bonsai trees and vote for your favorite one. Demonstrations throughout the day.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Jun 6, 2017

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Programs to be announced

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Jun 10, 2017

10:00a - 12N

Woody Plant Propagation Workshop at Willowwood Arboretum

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to expand your plant inventory with Barrett Wilson, Plant Curator and Propagator for the Morris County Park Commission.

Barrett demonstrates how to propagate trees and shrubs by taking softwood cuttings and gives an overview of other vegetative propagation methods for trees. In this workshop, he’ll also demonstrate layering, air-layering, and grafting.

This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s and will be held at Willowwood Arboretum.

Register by June 3

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Jun 11, 2017

1:00p

Gardening with Passion, Conscience, and Good Sense by Regina Carlson

Accomplished, gardener, speaker and environmentalist Regina Carlson returns as guest speaker for the Friends Annual Meeting.

Her talk, Gardening with Passion, Conscience, and Good Sense, will focus on how-to practices that are sparing of effort, time, money, the environment, and gardeners’ bodies. Not only will Regina’s lecture cover design, construction, and maintenance, but she’ll include techniques and tools as well. Her Summit garden is designated as an example of outstanding design and horticultural practice by the national Garden Conservancy and has been included in its Open Garden Days Program several times.

Light refreshments will be served following Regina’s talk.

Register by June 4

FREE to members only, but registration is a must

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Mon Jun 12, 2017

& Mondays Jul 10, Aug 21 and Sept 18
2:00p - 4:00p

Flowers Galore Tour and Tea

Step onto the beautiful grounds for a leisurely one-hour tour focusing on seasonal blooms. Enjoy a delicious tea, prepared by classically trained German baker, Christina Renfer, at the charming Matilda’s Café.

A sumptuous selection of scones, traditional tea sandwiches, baked from scratch pastries, and teas from around the world are offered. Please wear comfortable walking shoes!

Tour, tea, gratuities and tax are included. Tea will follow the tour at approximately 3 pm.

Cost: $35 per person.* Please call Christina at 973.394.1100 to register.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Jun 13, 2017

returning Sat June 24

The Majestic Gardens of the Southwest of England

Mark your calendars for June 2017 when the Friends will be traveling to gardens in the Southwest of England. As we traverse the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, we will visit an outstanding mix of both public and private gardens; including historic estates, cottage gardens and amazing subtropical and clifftop gardens. There is nothing quite like the Cornish coast!

This trip is currently filled. If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please mail a completed registration form to Friends, PO Box 1295, Morristown, NJ 07962-1295, Attention: Diana Propper or drop off to the reception desk.You may also contact Margery Ennist at mennist@morrisparks.net.

We have lots more information, including a detailed itinerary and pricing here: Majestic Gardens of the Southwest of England page.

Cost: Click flyer for full details.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Jun 17, 2017

10:00a

Tri-State African Violet Council

10:00 am - Meeting with the New Jersey Council of Judges

11:00 am – Program to be determined. Anyone interested in African violets is welcome to attend.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Jun 21, 2017

7:00p - 8:00p

What’s So Great About...Herb Gardens

Tour our herb garden and discover unusual herbs like germander and chervil growing alongside some great varieties of old favorites. Discuss how to grow them, when to harvest them, and how to store them.

A new monthly seasonal garden series taking an informal look at a specific aspect of the gardens of the Arboretum. These will be outdoor programs as much as possible so dress for the weather.

Each program in the series is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by June 14

Cost: $5 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Wed Jun 21, 2017

11:30a

The Home Garden Club of Morristown

11:30 am - Monthly meeting

12:30 pm – Lecture, “Water in the Garden” by Bruce Crawford of Rutgers Gardens. This program will feature numerous methods, both large and small, for designing this age old feature into the garden.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU”S.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Jun 24, 2017

10:00a - 11:30a

Grow Your Groceries: Garlic Scapes

Jeanne will focus on growing techniques, which varieties of garlic produce scapes, what function they perform and when and how to harvest them. Once harvested, Cynthia prepares a few dishes using the scapes for you to taste, focusing on storage and cooking methods. Recipes and breath mints accompany the talk.

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

Register by June 17

Jeanne Lardino, Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener and Chef and Master Gardener Cynthia Triolo team up to present new programs focusing on the Barkman Vegetable Garden. We look at vegetables at their peak in the garden and discuss their requirements for optimal growth. We have tips on harvesting, recipes to share and storage information.

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Jun 25, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstrations: Summertime Blues

New Jersey blueberries are just starting to make an appearance so it is only tting to take advantage of the harvest. We’ll make muf ns, a cornmeal coffee cake, scones and even a salsa.

Register by June 18

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Jun 25, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

Fairy Day

This is a day for fairies, magic, and wishes to come true.

For one day, put aside the cynicism of the modern world, embrace the possibilities of the unknown, and believe in fairies. For centuries, fairies have been an important part of culture and legend, and in many ancient legends, these beings are described as intelligent, mischievous, and magical. We mortals don’t often see fairies but creating special fairy houses can bring them here.

Families are invited to Sylvan Terrace to build homes for these visitors. All supplies – bark, branches, lichens, mosses, feathers,stones and leaves – will be provided, or bring your own as long as they are natural – fairies shun man-made materials.

We’ll summon the fairies with music and fairy snacks and learn which plants and trees attract fairies. All fairy houses will be on display through the end of July. To see photos of previous Fairy Houses or to get ideas for your own house visit arboretumfriends.org/fairy-day-2014.

Register by June 14

Cost: Cost: $30 per house

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Jul 22, 2017

10:00a - 11:30a

Grow Your Groceries: Early Summer Vegetables

Jeanne Lardino, Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener and Cynthia Triolo, Chef and Master Gardener team up to present programs focusing on the Barkman Vegetable Garden. We look at vegetables at their peak in the garden and discuss their requirements for optimal growth. They will have tips on harvesting, recipes to share and storage information.

Each program in this series is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

These include green tomatoes, onions, garlic, radishes, carrots and more. We focus on growing techniques, best varieties, pest and disease management and how to harvest. Cynthia prepares a few dishes using the veggies for you to taste, focusing on storage and cooking methods. Recipes accompany the talk.

Register by July 15

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Aug 19, 2017

10:00a - 11:30a

Grow Your Groceries: Culinary Herbs

Jeanne Lardino, Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener and Chef and Master Gardener Cynthia Triolo team up to present new programs focusing on the Barkman Vegetable Garden. We look at vegetables at their peak in the garden and discuss their requirements for optimal growth. We have tips on harvesting, recipes to share and storage information.

Each program in this series is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Jeanne discusses the many useful herbs growing in the Vegetable Garden, including some unusual ones that you may not have tried before. We’ll make drinks and pestos, oils and ice cubes for you to sample.

Register by August 12

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Sep 23, 2017

10:00a - 11:30a

Grow Your Groceries: Preserve the Harvest

Jeanne Lardino, Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener and Cynthia Triolo, Chef and Master Gardener team up to present programs focusing on the Barkman Vegetable Garden. We look at vegetables at their peak in the garden and discuss their requirements for optimal growth. They will have tips on harvesting, recipes to share and storage information.

Each program in this series is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

The season is winding down and you need to know what to do with all the veggies still growing in the garden, especially before first frost. We cover several techniques for preserving your harvest so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor into the winter months.

Register by September 16

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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