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Tue Dec 26, 2017

through Sun Dec 31st

Sat / Sun in Jan, Feb & Mar
Any time from 9am - 3:30p

Winter Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt, and win a prize. Scavenger lists change every month:

  • December 26-31 theme: Walking in a Winter Wonderland
  • January’s theme is “It’s Alive,”
  • February’s is “It’s a Small World,”
  • and the theme for March is “Pop Up.”

 

Tues Dec. 26th to Sun. Dec. 31st
*** PLUS ***
Saturdays & Sundays in January, February, March

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

Cost: $10 per family at the Haggery Center

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Feb 1, 2018

All day

In Our Gallery – February

Arboreal/Nature by the HUB Camera Club

This exhibit reflects the creativity of the individual photogra- phers, each showing a di erent view and skill. HUB Camera Club, a member of the NJ Federation of Camera Clubs is dedicated to promoting photography as an enjoyable recreational endeavor and all skill levels are welcome to join.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Feb 14, 2018

Sat / Sun in Apr / May / June
Any time between 9am - 3pm

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 “In The Pink”;
  • May’s is “Magic In The Air”; and
  • the theme for June is “Hello Summer”.

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

 

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

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Feb 28, 2018

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown

Monthly Meeting - 11:30 am

Program – 1:00 pm: The Artistic History of Shell Crafting

Talk by Linda Pastorino on grottos, follies, floral baskets and created whimsies produced between the 18th / 19th centuries by architects, artists, and Victorian Woman.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Mar 1, 2018

8:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Propagation Workshop – learn how to propagate gesneriads from leaves, cuttings & rhizomes. RSVP for non-members required to Karyn Cichocki, kdc05@ptd.net

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Mar 1, 2018

All day

In Our Gallery – March

Art by the Morris County Art Association

Various artists display work using different media. The Morris County Art Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1935. It provides professional fine art instruction in oils, pastels, watercolors, mixed media and sculpture.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Mar 3, 2018

9:00a - 4:30p

8th Annual Community Garden Conference

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension are teaming up to present their Annual Community Garden Conference for the eighth year in a row.

This year’s keynote speaker is Charlie Monroe, President of the American Community Gardening Association. He will be speaking about the state of community gardens in the US. Mr. Monroe is a native of Bainbridge, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Biology and a Masters in Agriculture Leadership. He is a US Veteran, former University of Georgia Extension Agent, a Master Gardener, a Certi ed Arborist and an all- around “Nature-Geek”. He is currently the Natural Resource Manager for Cobb County Government (Metro-Atlanta) and was newly elected President of the American Community Gardening Association. He began his community outreach effort with the Boys & Girls Club over 25 years ago and has continued conducting Agriculture and Environmental Sciences programs for youth and adults alike. He is a die-hard Georgia Bulldawg Fan and a life-time 4-H’er.

The impressive list of session speakers, all experts in their fields, will cover topics both relevant and pertinent to community gardeners, garden managers, and those trying to establish a new community garden. The topics for the 2018 conference include:

  • Weedless Gardening with Lee Reich,
  • Seedy Business with Barbara Melera from Harvesting History,
  • A Seed Starting Workshop with Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener Jeanne Lardino,
  • Growing Strawberries with Peter Nitzsche of Rutgers Cooperative Extension,
  • A Community Garden Model of Sustainability with Carolle Huber of Grow It Green Morristown,
  • Pests and Diseases of Vegetable Crops with Kris Holmstrom of Rutgers Cooperative Extension and more.

It’s a full day of education, exhibitors, networking, and camaraderie. Lunch is provided, and the snow date for this conference is Sunday, March 4.

This program is eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. Please bring a donation for the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County.

Cost: $50 per person before February 1, $60 per person on or after February 1

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA+MCPC

Mon Mar 5, 2018

BUS LEAVES ARBORETUM PARKING LOT 10:30a
Returns about 8:30p

Bus Trip with the Friends to the Philadelphia Flower Show

Wonders of Water

Join the Friends on this always popular and highly anticipated annual trip.

This year, experience a sea of color and explore the extraordinary, essential, and life-giving beauty of water. Colorful water-loving plants, dancing fountains, waterfalls, and the Rainforest Central feature are sure to enchant. Check out this year’s new attraction, “America’s Backyard” which will offer smart ideas for outdoor living and tips for the home garden. Chat with garden experts and watch how-to gardening demonstrations in the Gardener’s Studio. Enjoy watching top floral designers in fun-filled competitions in the Designer’s Studio and shop acres of vendor booths brimming with merchandise in the Marketplace. Explore the hundreds of award-winning plants in the PHS Hamilton Horticourt and enjoy lunch and/or dinner on your own at the show or the Reading Terminal Market.

Register by February 15

No refunds after February 16, 2018.

Cost: $75 members / $85 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Mar 6, 2018

7:00p

North American Butterfly Association

Program to be determined.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Mar 7, 2018

10:00a

Sprouts

Sprouts: Bare Branches, Green Needles

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and ages 4-5 (Seedlings) and their adult caregivers will discover the wonders of nature. Each session features a different theme based on what is growing in the gardens. Each session includes a story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme, and an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather! Pre-registration preferred; walk-ins welcome.

This is Sprouts: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed Mar 7, 2018

1:00p

Seedlings

Seedlings: Forever Green

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and ages 4-5 (Seedlings) and their adult caregivers will discover the wonders of nature. Each session features a different theme based on what is growing in the gardens. Each session includes a story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme, and an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather! Pre-registration preferred; walk-ins welcome.

This is Seedlings: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Fri Mar 9, 2018

1:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Quebec Gardens: Gems in the North presented by Cindy Hedin Mum Topic: Evaluating Wintered-Over Mums and Preparing for the Growing Season

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Mar 11, 2018

1:00p - 2:30p

Grow Your Groceries: Starting with Seeds

Get your hands dirty and your vegetable garden off to the right start in this seed starting workshop led by Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener Jeanne Lardino and Horticultural Program Specialist Cynthia Triolo.

Some plants do best when their seeds are sown directly in the ground. Others don’t like to be transplanted while some don’t mind at all. Some prefer the cold and some like it hot. Some need a good soaking and some need to be scratched up to get going. Jeanne demystifies it all for you and Cynthia will whip up something good to eat using, you guessed it... seeds.

Seeds, soil, and planting trays are provided.

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

Register by March 4

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Sun Mar 11, 2018

1:00p - 2:30p

Rollin’ In Dough: Make Your Own Playdough - Ages 4-7

Create your own custom color and use natural scents to make your playdough smell like owers, herbs, or fruit. Bring home your creation and the recipe to make more another day! Preregistration recommended; walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Tue Mar 13, 2018

4:00p - 5:30p

Art at the Arboretum (Ages 8-12)

Paper Making

Children will learn the process of simple paper making, and create a few different styles of paper to take home, including a paper lled with real flowers.

Art at the Arboretum (Ages 8-12) is a series on select Tuesdays designed for creative young people with an interest in both art and nature. Each class will focus on using a different artistic medium to capture the beauty of the natural world. Budding artists will explore new techniques and bring home one-of-a-kind masterpieces!

Preregistration is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

Cost: $8 per child per class

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Tue Mar 13, 2018

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Bonsai education programs

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

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Mar 17, 2018

1:00p - 2:30p

When Gardens Don’t Heal: A Lecture by Dr. Robert Lyons

Although widely believed to be true in an anecdotal sense, there is also an abundance of research espousing the curative value of gardens and other green spaces. Patients heal faster when their hospital room windows overlook courtyards; working with plants has long been known to be therapeutic; and the reclamation and transformation of abandoned urban properties into productive gardens full of vegetables and owers provides emotional relief for those who face the daily stress and challenges of city life.

However, what happens when gardens are integral to the source of disappointment, stress, or even personal tragedy? Can we expect their reputed healing powers to live up to our own expectations for overcoming personal grief? This talk will highlight one man’s journey following personal loss and the serendipitous role of gardens in the recovery process. When seemingly disconnected from any healing, gardens can be profoundly influential following reconciliation with one’s new reality, and in fact, their impact can be triumphal. Eventually there is a welcome realization that restoration is not just limited to one’s gardens, but to one’s soul, as well.

Dr. Robert Lyons grew up in Morris Plains and is the former Director of the Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture and currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware. He received a B.A. in Biology from Rutgers University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticultural Science from the University of Minnesota. Previous positions include the JC Raulston Distinguished Faculty Chair and Directorship of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, and Professor of Horticulture and Co-Founder/Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech.

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

Register by March 10

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sun Mar 18, 2018

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Marta McDowell – Writer – All the President’s Gardens Sunday March 18 10:00 am

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Mar 20, 2018

6:30p - 8:30p

Introduction to Pressed Botanicals Workshop

Botanical Artist Beth Murphy demonstrates the process of pressing plant material like leaves, flower petals, and grasses and discusses basic collage design elements. Participants will work with pressed botanical materials supplied by the instructor to form a small collage on a card or bookmark to take home.

Register by March 13

Cost: $35 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Mar 21, 2018

10:00a

Sprouts

Sprouts: Spring Is Coming

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and ages 4-5 (Seedlings) and their adult caregivers will discover the wonders of nature. Each session features a different theme based on what is growing in the gardens. Each session includes a story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme, and an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather! Pre-registration preferred; walk-ins welcome.

This is Sprouts: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed Mar 21, 2018

1:00p

Seedlings

Seedlings: Wake Up!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and ages 4-5 (Seedlings) and their adult caregivers will discover the wonders of nature. Each session features a different theme based on what is growing in the gardens. Each session includes a story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme, and an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather! Pre-registration preferred; walk-ins welcome.

This is Seedlings: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed Mar 21, 2018

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown

Monthly Meeting - 11:30 am

Lecture – 1:00 pm: “Big Surprises from Small Trees” Brian Oleksak, Chairperson of the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Department at the County College of Morris, presents a program focused on the selection and use of small statured trees for use in gardens, small urban/suburban properties and in street tree planting. Emphasis is placed on the selection of trees that are generally pest resistant and with year round aesthetic appeal. Attendees will learn how small trees can be used in challenging design settings.

Eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Mar 24, 2018

10:00a - Noon

Pruning Workshop with the Gardeners at Willowwood Arboretum

The gardeners at Willowwood really know their stuff, and when it comes to pruning, no one does it better.

Learn the hows and whys from the experts, the science behind it all, and what tools to use. Then, practice your new skills on the trees and shrubs in the gardens. Dress for the weather and bring your garden gloves for this program at Willowwood Arboretum.

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

Register by March 17

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

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Sat Mar 24, 2018

12:30p

Tri-State Hosta Society

Annual Plant Sale – This is a members’ only event, but anyone wishing to attend may purchase a one-year membership at the door for $10.00. Your membership gains admittance to the annual plant sale, four issues of the Tri-State Hosta Society’s award-winning newsletter, admittance to two additional indoor meetings at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and at least three summer garden tours of member gardens.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Mar 24, 2018

through Sun Apr 8
9:00a - 3:00p

A Special Spring Break Photo Scavenger Hunt

Head over to the arboretum for this special spring break 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 in the gardens all year round – you just have to look for it.

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

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Mar 25, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Love and Lemons

Lemons remind us of the coming of spring and are as essential an ingredient for cooking as onions and garlic. Add some zing to your table and learn some new recipes, both sweet and savory, to brighten up your days.

Register by March 18

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Apr 1, 2018

Through April 30
All day

In Our Gallery - April

Nature’s Beauty by Charles T. Miller

Welcome Spring with a visit to the photography exhibit of well-known area artist Charles T. Miller. His outstanding talent delights your eyes with his spectacular scenes of nature.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Apr 3, 2018

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Programs to be announced

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Apr 4, 2018

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts - Spring Beginnings - 10 am

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Take a walk to search for signs of new spring growth, read a seed story, and explore different types of seeds together.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 10 am program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed Apr 4, 2018

1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts - Spring Beginnings - 1 pm

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Take a walk to search for signs of new spring growth, read a seed story, and explore different types of seeds together.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 1 pm program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Thu Apr 5, 2018

7:30p

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Program “Primulina” – a slide program and talk by Paul Susi, former president of the Gesneriad Society. These beautiful gems from southeast Asia have very interesting flowers, foliage and growth habits and can be grown in any home environment.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Apr 6, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: “Majestic Gardens of Southwest England: the gardens vary in size from one and half to hundreds of acres, each wonderful in its own way! Judy’s fabulous photographs will make you think you were there!” Presented by Judy Snow

Mum topic: Preparing soil and getting ready to receive new plants

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Apr 7, 2018

1:30p - 4:30p
& Sun Apr 8 11:00a - 3:00p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Annual Show and Sale – This is the 24th year for this popular flower show and sale. Marvel at a room full of these beautiful, diminutive houseplants. Learn growing tips, receive advice from the experts, and purchase a few of these lovely plants to take home. This year’s show theme is “MARVEL-OUS VIOLETS”.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Apr 11, 2018

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts - Helping Mrs. Robin - 10 am

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Robins and other birds are returning. Look for signs of the early bird and help them gather materials for their nests.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 10 am program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed Apr 11, 2018

1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts - Helping Mrs. Robin - 1 pm

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Robins and other birds are returning. Look for signs of the early bird and help them gather materials for their nests.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 1 pm program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Apr 11, 2018

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Program “Leaf Exchange” – bring an African Violet leaf, get an African Violet leaf

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Thu Apr 12, 2018

6:30p - 8:00p

Growing Small Fruit

Grow strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and other small fruit in your own backyard. Peter Nitzsche, the County Agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County and resident tomato and small fruit expert will show you how.

Learn which varieties grow best in our area, how to plant and maintain them and proper layout practices so you will enjoy the “fruits” of your labors for years to come. Participants will receive Rutgers Scarlet strawberry plants to plant at home.

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

Register by March 29

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Apr 14, 2018

1:00p - 2:30p

Plant Sale Preview Talk

Our popular preview will cover a good portion of the hundreds of fabulous plant picks that we’ll have at our upcoming sale.

Attendees will be able to order a selection of plants featured that afternoon.

Register by April 7

Cost: Free, but registration is a must

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat Apr 14, 2018

10:00a - 11:30a

Grow Your Groceries - Transplant Your Seedlings

If you joined us for the Seed Starting Workshop or if you grow your own seedlings you won’t want to miss Jeanne’s talk on transplanting. Bring your seedlings if you have them or transplant some of ours so you’ll be ready to “grow your groceries”. Prepare to get your hands dirty as we transplant them into 4 inch pots.

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 of these programs in is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by April 7

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sun Apr 15, 2018

1:30p - 4:30p

New Jersey Mycological Association

Lecture on Lichens

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Apr 17, 2018

Tuesdays through June 12
1:00p - 1:45p

Garden Buds

Ages 4-5 with an adult

Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers and maybe even dust off your own green thumb in this 9-week hands-on gardening series. Beginning gardeners plant, harvest, and even taste vegetables straight from their gardens.

Cost: $60 per child, Call 973-326-7601 to register.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Apr 17, 2018

6:30p - 9:30p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Guest speaker will be Tony Tickle from Great Britain

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Apr 18, 2018

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts - Earth Day, Hooray! - 10 am

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Learn about ways to help take care of the earth, and take a walk to find ways the Earth takes care of us.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 10 am program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed Apr 18, 2018

1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts - Earth Day, Hooray! - 1 pm

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Learn about ways to help take care of the earth, and take a walk to find ways the Earth takes care of us.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 1 pm program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Thu Apr 19, 2018

6:00p - 7:00p

What’s So Great About...Hoop Houses

A 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.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener Andrei Dezso kicks off the What’s So Great About... monthly garden series with an informal talk on how the horticulture staff uses and maintains the hoop house.

This is a rare opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at how some of our plant material is over-wintered, how the tropical plants are cared for, and where some of the propagation takes place.

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

Register by April 12

Cost: $10 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Sat Apr 21, 2018

10:00a - 11:30a

PHS Gold Medal Plants

Chuck Hinkle, a member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Gold Medal Plant Committee and the Garden Supervisor at Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, speaks about his favorite plants. His talk focuses on the winners of this prestigious award, all of which you will want to plant in your own garden.

Each year, PHS awards Gold Medal status to plants, chosen and evaluated for aesthetic appeal, performance, and hardiness within growing Zones 5-7.

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

Register by April 14

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Apr 22, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demons - Serious Spinach

Cooked or raw, spinach is so nutritious and one of New Jerseys’ earliest spring crops. We make the most of the bounty with savory and delectable dishes.

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Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Apr 25, 2018

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts - Arbor Day, Hooray! - 10 am

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

What better place to celebrate trees than the Arboretum? Learn why trees are so important and help plant a tree too.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 10 am program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed Apr 25, 2018

1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts - Arbor Day, Hooray! - 1 pm

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

What better place to celebrate trees than the Arboretum? Learn why trees are so important and help plant a tree too.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 1 pm program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Sun Apr 29, 2018

1:30p - 4:30p

4th Annual Tubbs Lecture at Willowwood Arboretum

The Tubbs Lecture is presented annually at Willowwood Arboretum to honor the memory of Henry and Robert Tubbs.

This year’s guest speaker, Dr. Allan Armitage, is well known as an award-winning writer, speaker, and researcher throughout the world. Come for his lecture, “Tales from the Garden”, a book signing, and walk about the garden.

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

Cost: $30 per person, Call 973-326-7601 to register.

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: WW

Tue May 1, 2018

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Programs to be announced

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue May 1, 2018

Through May 31
All day

In Our Gallery - May

Abstract & Realism in Nature

Members of the Art League of the Chathams exhibit works in a variety of media like oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, collage, and photography.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed May 2, 2018

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts - Wonderful Weather - 10 am

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Plants need sunshine and raindrops to grow! Explore the gardens and find out how the spring weather is helping the plants grow.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 10 am program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed May 2, 2018

1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts - Wonderful Weather - 1 pm

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Plants need sunshine and raindrops to grow! Explore the gardens and find out how the spring weather is helping the plants grow.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 1 pm program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Thu May 3, 2018

7:30p

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

“Growing Smaller Rhizomatous Gesneriads – our Lesser-known Treasures” slide program by Dr. Jeremy Keene. Rhizomatous gesneriads come from Central and South America. Learn how to grow these interesting plants.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri May 4, 2018

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

23rd Annual Plant Sale - Members Only Shopping

As always, members will get first dibs on our plants, so the sale will open to all members at 4:00 pm on Friday.

We’ll again have an amazing selection of vegetables, herbs, annuals and tropicals, perennials, trees, and shrubs and lots of plant advisors on hand to answer questions and recommend which plants will work best in your garden.

Register by April 29

Plant Sale Volunteers Needed

Please help make our 2018 Plant Sale a success by volunteering for one of the many tasks that go into the Friend’s major fundraising event.

Sign up online on our Plant Sale Volunteer Signup Page. It’s easy, and takes a just a few minutes.

We need help with moving, labeling, pricing, watering, grooming, selling and more. Select the day, time and task that suits you best. Your selection will be confirmed with a subsequent email and a big thank you!

Cost: Free to members only, but registration is a must

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat May 5, 2018

& Sun May 6
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

23rd Annual Plant Sale - Public Sale

Saturday and Sunday Sale

Members are welcome to shop all weekend, of course, but the public sale opens Saturday morning and we’ll have plant advisors available throughout Saturday and Sunday to help shoppers select the best plants for their gardens.

Volunteers Needed!

Please help make our 2018 Plant Sale a success by volunteering for one of the many tasks that go into the Friend’s major fundraising event.

Sign up online on our Plant Sale Volunteer Signup Page. It’s easy, and takes a just a few minutes.

We need help with moving, labeling, pricing, watering, grooming, selling and more. Select the day, time and task that suits you best. Your selection will be confirmed with a subsequent email and a big thank you!

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun May 6, 2018

2:00p

First Sunday Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

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

Sunday Garden Tours will begin in May at the Morris County Park Commission’s three horticultural sites.

All tours begin at 2:00 pm and cost $3 per person (exact change is appreciated).

Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Dates: Sunday(s), May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2 and October 7

Cost: $3 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue May 8, 2018

6:30p - 9:30p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Bonsai Education Tuesday

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed May 9, 2018

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts - Mother Nature - 10 am

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Look for mother plants and mother animals on a walk, and create a gift to take home just for mom.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 10 am program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed May 9, 2018

1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts - Mother Nature - 1 pm

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Look for mother plants and mother animals on a walk, and create a gift to take home just for mom.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 1 pm program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed May 9, 2018

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Program “Growing and Showing African Violets” – slide program by Sandy Skalski

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri May 11, 2018

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National Public Gardens Day Tours

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a tour at one of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional horticultural sites. Learn some of the fascinating history and view the beautiful gardens in these one-hour tours, conducted by a knowledgeable garden guide.

Please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Time and Location(s):

  • Willowwood Arboretum – 10:00 am,
  • Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center – 11:30 am,
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 1:30 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun May 13, 2018

12N - 4:00p

Mother’s Day at Willowwood Arboretum

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a tour of the beautiful gardens at Willowwood Arboretum, including the extensive lilac collection.

Enjoy some light refreshments courtesy of the Willowwood Foundation and purchase some baby lilacs to plant at home or give to Mom.

Cost: $5 per car

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: WW

Wed May 16, 2018

All day

The Home Garden Club of Morristown

Wednesday, May 16 – Bus Trip Fundraiser

Enjoy a day touring Jenkins Arboretum, Chanticleer Garden and PHS Meadowbrook Farm. Lunch will be bring your own. Cost is $75. Send check to “Home Garden Club of Morristown” c/o Pam Venanzi, 539 Openaki Rd., Randolph, N.J. 07869.

For information call Pam at 973-713-6352.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu May 17, 2018

6:30p - 7:30p

What’s So Great About...Bulbs

A 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.

View the spectacular display of blooming, fall planted bulbs and learn about the varieties chosen by our Horticulture staff. Questions like how were they planted, why were they chosen, how were they deer-proofed, what pests and diseases to monitor for and more will all be answered.

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

Register by May 10

Cost: $10 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Sat May 19, 2018

10:00a - Noon

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: A slide presentation will illustrate the history of chrysanthemums and chrysanthemum culture. See photos of the magnificent 1,000 bloom plants and other very special mums.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun May 20, 2018

1:00p - 2:30p

The World of Peonies with Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Garden

Cricket Hill Garden (aka Peony Heaven) specializes in peonies with over 400 varieties. Owner Dan Furman’s lecture covers the botany and cultivation history of the various types of peonies in China, Japan, and the US.

Attendees will learn how to create a successful peony garden, including growing requirements for the east coast. Dan will be bringing some lovely peonies to sell.

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

Register by May 13

Date: Sunday, May 20 –

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun May 20, 2018

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Annual Lilac Party and Wine Tasting at Willowwood Arboretum

Enjoy the intoxicating fragrance of lilacs in bloom at the Willowwood Foundation’s annual garden fundraiser.

The Lilac Party and Wine Tasting feature artisan Spring wines. Stroll through spring gardens and taste tempting tidbits while listening to a cappella music provided by The Ten. Place your bids at the garden themed silent auction featuring unusual plants.

For more information and to RSVP email wwfoundation@willowwoodfoundation.com

Cost: $90 per person.

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: WW

Sun May 20, 2018

2:00p

Third Sunday Tours at Bamboo Brook

Meet in the parking area at the top of the stairs for a tour of the gardens at Bamboo Brook.

Sunday Garden Tours will begin in May at the Morris County Park Commission’s three horticultural sites.

All tours begin at 2:00 pm and cost $3 per person (exact change is appreciated).

Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Dates: Sunday(s), May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21

Cost: $3 per person

Location: Bamboo Brook

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed May 23, 2018

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts - Love Bugs - 10 am

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Hunt for bugs big and small on a garden walk and construct an adorable bug craft to take home.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 10 am program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed May 23, 2018

1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts - Love Bugs - 1 pm

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Hunt for bugs big and small on a garden walk and construct an adorable bug craft to take home.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 1 pm program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Fri Jun 1, 2018

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National Public Gardens Day Tours

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a tour at one of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional horticultural sites. Learn some of the fascinating history and view the beautiful gardens in these one-hour tours, conducted by a knowledgeable garden guide.

Please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Date: Friday, June 1

Time and Location(s):

  • Willowwood Arboretum – 10:00 am,
  • Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center – 11:30 am,
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 1:30 pm

Cost: Free

Location: See above

Sponsor: MCPC

Fri Jun 1, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

In our Mum school, conducted by experienced growers and show judges Doris Zurcher and Steve Avallone, get hands-on instruction on the handling, planting and care of the 6 mum cuttings that you will take home. If interested in signing up (fee-$15.00), please call or email Karen Mastromano (973-992-6197 Kmastx@aol.com )

Mum & geranium distribution 10:00 am-12:00 noon

Program: “Gardening is for the Birds” presented by Jenny Gaus-Myers, Assistant Director of Education and Interpretive Programs at the Morris County Commission. Nothing is more entertaining than watching birds enjoying your garden. Learn what plants and garden accessories appeal to our avian friends.

Mum topic: How and when to transfer plants to nal growing location. When to debranch and disbud. When to shade. Why and how to apply B9.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Jun 1, 2018

Through June 30
All day

In Our Gallery - June

My Art in Nature by Alexadru Gagiu

Mr. Gagiu’s oil and pastel paintings dance with beauty and emotion and show that art has the power to elevate the human spirit.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Jun 2, 2018

1:30p - 3:30p

Family Nature Crafts - Fairy Furniture

Ages 6 and up

If you build it, Fairies will come! Fairies are a magical part of every garden and in this workshop, crafty builders design and decorate several pieces of fairy furniture to welcome fairies to your fairy garden or to bring to Fairy Day on June 24.

Cost: $15 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Sun Jun 3, 2018

10:00a - 4:00p

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 all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Jun 5, 2018

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Programs to be announced

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Jun 6, 2018

7:00p - 8:00p

Deer Resistant Native Plants

While no plant is deer proof, Michael Van Clef, owner of Ecological Solutions, LLC and Project Director of the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team will speak about native plants that deer often leave alone.

His presentation will include plenty of photos that show the optimal planting conditions for a variety of native plant species. He will also offer ‘tricks and tips’ to effectively grow non-deer resistant native plants.

Mr. Van Clef has more than a quarter century of experience in white-tailed deer management as well as the stewardship of rare plant species, and forest and grassland restorations.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.

Register by June 1

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Jun 10, 2018

1:00p

Friends Members Only Annual Meeting

Empress Josephine: La Vie en Rose – A Lecture by Lesley Parness

French Empress Josephine’s fine taste informed 18th and 19th century style, from couture fashion to interior design. Likewise, she was influenced by her Caribbean heritage, her narrow escape from the guillotine, and her legendary love for flowers.

When divorced from her husband, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, this powerful style-maker and lifelong fashionista focused her energies on her estate, Malmaison. There, Josephine’s passion for plants grew and bloomed. Her legendary love of roses stopped a war, cost a fortune, set explorers to sail, and started a floral industry that endures today.

Lesley Parness retired as Superintendent of Horticultural Education at the MCPC in February, 2017. She lectures widely in the NY/NJ Metropolitan and Washington DC areas.

Light refreshments will be served following Lesley’s talk.

After the meeting, take a stroll to see the roses grown in the Arboretum’s rose garden behind the mansion. A large selection of gently used garden books will be available for sale at the annual meeting. Stay after the meeting to browse and pick up some great additions to your personal library. All proceeds go toward the conservation of the Arboretum’s Rare Book Collection.

Register by June 3

Please note, this program is for members only

Cost: FREE, but registration is required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Jun 10, 2018

2:00p

Second Sunday Tours at Willowwood Arboretum

Meet in the parking area for a tour of this beautiful garden.

Sunday Garden Tours will begin in May at the Morris County Park Commission’s three horticultural sites.

All tours begin at 2:00 pm and cost $3 per person (exact change is appreciated).

Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Dates: Sunday(s), June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9 and October 14

Cost: $3 per person

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Jun 16, 2018

10:00a

Tri-State African Violet Council

Meeting with the New Jersey Council of Judges Saturday, June 16 10:00 am

11:00 am – Program to be determined and includes a potluck luncheon. Anyone interested in African violets is welcome.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Jun 17, 2018

10:00a - 11:30a

Grow Your Groceries - Sensational Salads

Bring your Dad to this vegetable garden talk where Jeanne focuses on growing techniques, varieties she likes best, pests and diseases, and when and how to harvest. Once harvested, Cynthia prepares a few salads with some surprising ingredients from the garden that your Dad is sure to love. Recipes accompany the talk.

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 of these programs in is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by June 10

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed Jun 20, 2018

11:30a Meeting
1:00p Program

The Home Garden Club of Morristown

Monthly meeting - 11:30 am

Program - 1:00 pm – Lecture, Marc Zukovich, President of Sterling Horticultural Services and adjunct professor of County College of Morris, will speak about Rhododendron and Azaleas. This talk will cover how to purchase the right varieties for your garden, how to plant them correctly, and how to maintain their health and vigor. Slides will be shown of various cultivars of these beautiful plants.

Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Jun 21, 2018

6:30p - 7:30p

What’s So Great About...Native Perennials

A 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.

The ability of perennials to produce striking foliage and flowers repeatedly is what makes them so popular amongst gardeners. Our native perennials endure winter weather and return with vigor in spring or summer without much help from us.

Tour the Lindner Perennial Garden to see a great example of a well-tended perennial garden.

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

Register by June 14

Cost: $10 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Jun 23, 2018

10:00a - Noon

Integrated Pest Management: To Spray or Not To Spray?

Join horticulturist Marc Zukovich for a talk focusing on the principles and practices of Integrated Pest Management or IPM. Learn the history of IPM, threshold determination for certain pests, and techniques for adopting these practices in your own landscape so that chemical use is the last resort.

Disease resistant plants, bio-rationals, systemics, nematodes and more are all part of the discussion.

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

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Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sun Jun 24, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demons - Beets that Can’t Be Beat

Soup, salad, entree and even dessert. We make an entire meal based on this one versatile vegetable.

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Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sun Jun 24, 2018

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 these pictures from 2014.

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Cost: Cost: $30 per house

Location: Haggerty Center

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Fri Jun 29, 2018

2:00p - 3:30p

Native Plants for Cut Flower Gardening

Kathy Salisbury, Director of the Ambler Arboretum at Temple University and formerly President of the Native Plant Society of NJ returns for an in-depth, practical guide to the best native plants to grow for cut flowers.

Learn to cultivate, cut and condition native trees, shrubs and perennials to give you beautiful and natural arrangements all season long.

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

Register by June 22

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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