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Mon Dec 18, 2017

4:30p - 5:30p

Always Evergreen (Grades 1 – 5)

Using a variety of fresh-cut greens and fresh flowers, young people will create a seasonal centerpiece perfect for the holiday table. All supplies provided.

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Cost: $15/person members / $20/person non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Dec 20, 2017

4:30p - 6:30p

It’s Only Natural Seasonal Centerpiece Workshop (Grades 6 – 12)

Using freshly cut seasonal greens, decorations, and a natural container, design and construct a centerpiece perfect for the table or mantelpiece and a second smaller arrangement perfect for gift giving.

Register by December 13

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Tue Dec 26, 2017

10:00a - 11:00a

Winter Garden Family Walk (Ages 5 and Up)

Get outside and explore the arboretum gardens after the long, busy, holiday weekend. There’s plenty going on and there might even be things in bloom!

Cost: $2 per person

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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

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Mon Jan 1, 2018

All day

In Our Gallery – January

Spring is Coming by Lisa Brown

Start your year on a hopeful note with Ms. Brown’s garden collages that use brilliant colors and textures. She mixes tissue papers, home-made papers, acrylics and beads to create majestic flowers and scenes from nature.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Tue Jan 2, 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

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Sun Jan 7, 2018

Noon - 4:00p

Basket Weaving Workshop: Mail Call

Pamela Wilson, former Senior Horticultural Specialist and Plant Records Curator and Propagator with the Morris County Park Commission and expert basket weaver, leads this beginner level workshop.

This “Mail Call” basket is perfect for hanging by your door for keys, cell phones, or outgoing mail. It is made of reed, seagrass, and shaker tape and all the materials are supplied. The size is 9” l x 2 3⁄4” w x 8” h.

The snow date for this workshop is Sunday, January 28.

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Cost: $35 members / $40 non-members

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Tue Jan 9, 2018

4:00p - 5:30p

Art at the Arboretum (Ages 8-12)

Winter Watercolors

Children learn watercolor techniques and build painting and composition skills while creating a masterpiece capturing the peaceful winter landscape to take home.

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

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Tue Jan 9, 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

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Wed Jan 10, 2018

10:00a

Sprouts

Sprouts: Snowy Days

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

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Wed Jan 10, 2018

1:00p

Seedlings

Seedlings: Winter Wonderland

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

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Wed Jan 10, 2018

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

2017 AVSA Convention slide program of the annual flower show in Orlando, Florida.

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Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Jan 13, 2018

1:00p - 2:00p

Bringing Some Color In: Bulb Forcing for Kids - Ages 6-10

Winter may be outside the window, but it’s easy to bring color inside. Discover how in this hands-on planting workshop which combines both garden art and plant science. Bring a box to take home two different kinds of planted bulbs.

Cost: $10 per child

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Sun Jan 14, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Member’s Only New Year’s Party

The Victorians: How They Forever Changed The Garden -- Lecture by Barbara Melera

Barbara Melera is advisor to Harvesting History, a new horticultural company founded in 2016 to provide its customers with the finest quality horticultural and agricultural products available today.

For 13 years, Ms. Melera was president and CEO of The D. Landreth Seed Company, the oldest seedhouse in America, established in 1784 and the fourth oldest US corporation.

Barbara’s talk provides an overview with some interesting vignettes about one of the most exciting periods in the history of horticulture and agriculture. The Victorians used flowers as a non-verbal language and transformed the garden from a symmetric, formal regiment into a frothy disarray of cottage informality. They were mesmerized by the exotic plant material being discovered in the far away jungles of Africa, the dashingly remote valleys of the Himalayan highlands, the plains of the Amazonian rainforest and the arid plateaus of Australia and the Andean Mountains. When it comes to widespread impact on gardening practices, it can be argued that of all the cultures, civilizations, and historic periods, none rivals the 90-year span known as The Victorian Era.

Following Barbara’s talk, please join us for refreshments and make your reservation early, as seats are limited!

Register by January 7. Snow Date Sunday, January 21

Cost: Free to members, but registration is required

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Sun Jan 21, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Suds and Bubbles: Soapmaking for Kids - Ages 6-10

Children discover the soap making process long ago and today. Then use natural and herbal ingredients to design and create their own simple bar soaps to take home. Preregistration recommended; walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

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Wed Jan 24, 2018

10:00a

Sprouts

Sprouts: Shh! We’re sleeping!

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

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Wed Jan 24, 2018

1:00p

Seedlings

Seedlings: Winter Quiet

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

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Sun Jan 28, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Chocolate Decadence

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn some new techniques for working with chocolate to impress that special someone in your life. Major brownie points guaranteed!

Register by January 22

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

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Thu Feb 1, 2018

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

2017 Gesneriad Society Convention – slide show from the 2017 Gesneriad Society annual convention flower show in Omaha, NE.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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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: Friends

Sat Feb 3, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Lecture -- Ken Druse

The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change

Since 1979, The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum have supported horticultural education through a scholarship named for Dr. Benjamin Blackburn. This year’s Benjamin Blackburn Lecture speaker is Ken Druse. His talk The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change plumbs the depths of shade once again – 20 years after the publication of his best seller, The Natural Shade Garden.

This time, it’s to tackle the challenges that have arisen due to our changing climate. The low-stress environment of shade (cooler temperatures, fewer water demands, carbon sequestration) is extremely beneficial for our plants, our planet, and us. Ken details new ways of looking at all aspects of the gardening process, in topics such as designing your garden, choosing and planting trees, soil conservation, critter issues, and discovering the vast array of owers and foliage – all within the trials of a warming planet, shrinking resources, and new weather patterns. Ken knows that the best defense is to create a verdant retreat – he says, “The garden of the future will be in the shade.”

The presentation will include moving images, vivid color photos, as well as his own experiences with suffering from and adapting to the new world’s garden.

Dr. Blackburn was a professor of Botany at Drew University. His involvement with the Morris County Park Commission began with his friendship with Henry and Robert Tubbs, whose property Willowwood, eventually became the Willowwood Arboretum. Dr. Blackburn published many articles and wrote a number of books on gardening as well as being the host of a very popular radio gardening program. He generously shared his vast knowledge and deep love for horticulture with many staff members in the Horticulture Division and with his countless fans – members of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and area garden clubs.

Currently, the scholarship is offered to students in the Landscape Technology Program at County College of Morris. This scholarship allows interested students the opportunity to explore the different horticultural, environmental, and design studies offered through the accredited CCM programs. The increased knowledge the students acquire in the classroom and through hands-on programs at CCM will benefit them as they enter their chosen field in horticulture and landscape design. A book signing and light refreshments follow the talk.

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

Register by January 28 Snow Date Sunday, February 4

Cost: $30 members / $35 non-member

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Tue Feb 6, 2018

7:00p

North American Butterfly Association

Tom Halliwell’s “2017 Year in Review”

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Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Feb 7, 2018

10:00a

Sprouts

Sprouts: Be mine

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

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Wed Feb 7, 2018

1:00p

Seedlings

Seedlings: Language of Flowers

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

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Sat Feb 10, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Valentine’s Flower Arranging Workshop

Everyone with a big heart will want to join Floral Designer Marge Hulstrunk for this workshop to create your own special long-stemmed bouquet arranged in a vase. Handmade gifts speak volumes and this one will send a message loud and clear.

The snow date for this program is Tuesday, February 13 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Register by February 3

Cost: $65 members / $75 non-members

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Sat Feb 10, 2018

10:00a - Noon

Matilda’s Tea: Tally Ho!

Ages 6 & up with adult

In the 1890’s, when Matilda Frelinghuysen was a child, the mode of transportation was horses. Learn about horses, their care, and the carriages that are still on display at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum at this annual winter tea.

Begin the morning with the perfect winter brunch, enjoy an illustrated talk about the Frelinghuysen horses and carriages, make a fun hobby horse to ride and, best of all, take a real horse and carriage ride!

Cost: $35 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sun Feb 11, 2018

1:00p - 2:30p

Landscape Design: The Basics and Beyond with Susan Olinger

Learn the concepts and tools that landscape designers are trained in to provide horticulturally and environmentally correct gardens and landscapes for their clients.

Susan Olinger is a landscape and garden designer and since 1996, she has been creating custom landscape designs, and overseeing their installations. Susan was the 2012 president of the prestigious Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), an international organization. Susan also founded APLD’s NJ chapter and served on their International Board of Directors from 2008 through 2013.

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

Register by February 4

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

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Tue Feb 13, 2018

4:00p - 5:30p

Art at the Arboretum (Ages 8-12)

Psychedelic Prints

Discover how to create beautiful, unique marbled paper with household ingredients, and make your own botanically inspired prints to take home.

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

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Wed Feb 14, 2018

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Kinetic Design – Emilia Rykowski will talk about the different types of kinetic design and show how to create them.

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Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Feb 17, 2018

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Lisa Roper – Chanticleer Horticulturist – Gravel Gardening Saturday, February 17 10:00 am

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Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Feb 17, 2018

10:00a

Tristate African Violet Council

The NJ Council of African Violet Judges and the Tristate African Violet Council will have a joint meeting at 10:00 am followed by a program to be determined, a brown bag lunch, and the second meeting. Anyone interested in African Violets is welcome.

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Tue Feb 20, 2018

9:00a - 2:00p

Planting With the Presidents - Grades 1-3

Celebrate this Presidents Day (and day off from school) as we pay tribute to the Presidents’ green thumbs. Practice gardening skills, make a craft and a snack, and more. Every child will take home a Presidential Tree sapling for planting in their own garden.

Cost: $35 per person

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Wed Feb 21, 2018

10:00a

Sprouts

Sprouts: Sappy Sweet

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

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Wed Feb 21, 2018

1:00p

Seedlings

Seedlings: Maple Syrup Time

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

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Sat Feb 24, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

The Art of Growing English Sweet Peas with Matt Mattus

Matt Mattus’ lifelong passion for horticulture is evident in everything he chooses to do. He is presently a board member of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden and president of the North American Rock Garden Society. He is a member of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, the Alpine Garden Society (UK), the American Primrose Society (past editor), and founder of the New England Dahlia Society, to name a few. He also speaks frequently at botanic gardens and plant societies about his passions which include a wide range of topics ranging from South African Bulbs to nineteenth century conservatory plants to high-elevation alpines.

Matt’s long history and fascination with sweet peas, in some way, began before he was even born – as his parents and grandparents raised them in what is now his garden. His passion led to the development of this lecture and has garnered rave reviews nationwide.

Each attendee will receive a packet of sweet pea seeds to take home.

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

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Sat Feb 24, 2018

1:00p - 2:30p

How Sweet It Is - Families

Families can learn just how easy it is to tap a maple tree, collect sap, and make syrup. A walk around the arboretum demonstrates how to identify maple, walnut, and birch trees and whether they are ready to be tapped. Help tap a tree or two and taste some samples of syrup made from the arboretum’s own trees. Pre-registration is required.

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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

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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: Friends

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

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Location: Haggerty Center

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Apr 7, 2018

& Sun Apr 8

African Violet Club of Morris County

Save the Date – Annual show and sale April 7 & 8, 2018

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Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sun Apr 29, 2018

1:30p - 4:30p

Save the Date — Annual Tubbs Lecture at Willowwood Arboretum

Speaker: Dr. Allan Armitage

Topic: Tales from the Garden

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Location: Willowwood Stone Barn Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Event: Lecture, book signing, and walk about the gardens

Ticket Price: $30.00

Dr. Allan Armitage is well known as an award-winning writer, speaker, and researcher throughout the world. He is the top perennial plant expert in the country. In addition to 15 books, he’s written hundreds of academic and industry papers, as well as a unique monthly column for “Greenhouse Grower” for over 30 years.

Cost: Ticket Price: $30.00

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: Friends