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Mon Jul 1, 2019

All Day

In Our Gallery - July

Rockaway Garden Club - Photographs of flowers that bloom in The Tourne

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Mon Jul 1, 2019

and Mondays through Aug 19
1:00p - 3:00p

Munchy Mondays

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $95 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Mon Jul 1, 2019

Call for info

Branching Out!

Gardening programs for children ages 5 – 8, 9 – 12 and 12 – 14

Plant your own individual gardens in this 8-week summer gardening program beginning July 1. Enjoy gardening, cooking, crafts, and games.

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: Call for info.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Mon Jul 1, 2019

Every day through Sep 30
9:00a - 3:00p

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt.

Dates: Every day in July, August, and September Time: Families welcome to participate any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family at front desk

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Jul 2, 2019

and Tues through Aug 20
1:00p - 3:00p

Arboretum Inspiration - Ages 8 – 12

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $80 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Jul 3, 2019

and Wednesdays through Aug 21
1:00p - 3:00p

Create By Nature - Ages 5 – 8

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $80 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jul 7, 2019

and Sundays Aug 4 & Sep 1
2:00p

First Sunday Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Garden Tours at the Park Commission’s Horticultural Sites

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of these exceptional horticultural sites with a knowledgeable tour guide. Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Terrain can be grassy and uneven in places.

Dates: Sundays Jul 7, Aug 4 & Sep 1

Cost: $3 (exact change please)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Jul 11, 2019

And Thursdays 7/25, 8/15 and 9/19
7:00p-8:00p

Make & Take Workshops

Botanical Pressing Series: Part 1

Press flowers and botanicals. Explore botanical framing, whole flower, cutwork, and Pennsylvania Dutch designs.

Date: Thursday, July 11 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person

A Colorful Handkerchief Using Natural Dyes

Explore the entire process of natural dyeing from harvest to a finished product. Tour the gardens to discover the plants used.

Date: Thursday, July 25 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $30 per person

Botanical Pressing Series: Part 2

Design and create a framed floral piece of art. Discover how flowers, stems and leaves can be used for sizing and color contrast.

Date: Thursday, August 15 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person

Fall Container Garden

Create a container garden with all the rich colors of the season. Explore how to add gourds and pumpkins to your arrangement for a display that will last throughout the fall.

Date: Thursday, September 19 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Fri Jul 12, 2019

and Fridays through Aug 16
9:30a - 10:30a

Garden Buds - Ages 4 – 5 with an adult

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $50 per child with an adult

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jul 14, 2019

and Sundays Aug 11 & Sep 8
2:00p

Second Sunday Tours of Willowwood Arboretum

Garden Tours at the Park Commission’s Horticultural Sites

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of these exceptional horticultural sites with a knowledgeable tour guide. Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Terrain can be grassy and uneven in places.

Dates: Sundays Jul 14, Aug 11 & Sep 8

Cost: $3 (exact change please)

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Jul 17, 2019

7:00p - 8:30p

Reviving "Fairview"

My Journey Restoring a Gilded Age Home and Landscape Using Permaculture Techniques for Flower Farming

A lover of all things that grow in the soil, Samantha Rothman is the owner of Fairview Farm and Flowers, a boutique cut flower farm and floral design studio situated on a historic gilded age estate in Morristown. Besides fantastic floral design, Sam has a ‘flower farm share’ where customers pick up her home-grown flowers every week.

In this talk she will discuss how to grow flowers organically, the permaculture techniques used to restore the landscape and the design strategies employed to complement the existing landscape using flowers and other plant material.

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

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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$20.00



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$25.00



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Sat Jul 20, 2019

10:00a

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

10:00a - Educational program

12:00N - Orchid Judging - anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Jul 21, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Melons in All Shapes and Sizes

We are seeing more and more melons being grown in New Jersey than the typical cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon. Chef Cynthia Triolo shows you how to use them to their best advantage in this cooking demonstration.

Taste some new varieties, learn to cook with them and enjoy the bounty of the summer season.

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Jul 21, 2019

9:00a - 3:00p

TriState African Violet Council and the New Jersey Council of African Violet Judges

Joint meeting of the two groups. Anyone interested in African Violets is welcome to attend.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Jul 21, 2019

and Sundays Aug 18 & Sep 15
2:00p

Third Sunday Tours of Bamboo Brook

Garden Tours at the Park Commission’s Horticultural Sites

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of these exceptional horticultural sites with a knowledgeable tour guide. Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Terrain can be grassy and uneven in places.

Dates: Sundays Jul 21, Aug 18 & Sep 15

Cost: $3 (exact change please)

Location: Bamboo Brook

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jul 28, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

Herbalism for Your Health

As we sip an herbal infusion, Shannon Mayernik will talk about how your backyard weeds can be turned into plant medicine that you and your family can enjoy year-round.

As an herbalist, she utilizes what is around her home. She will bring in plants you may not be familiar with, but can almost promise you have growing in your neighborhood. You will be able to touch, smell and taste the plants as well as try a tincture or two of her homemade plant medicines. She will discuss the different techniques for making plant medicine.

The open conversation will invite questions, so bring a notebook and pen and get ready to learn all about plant medicine.

Please note: This is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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$12.00



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$15.00



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Thu Aug 1, 2019

All Day

In Our Gallery - August

Artist Rita Feeney - Pastels and watercolors

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Aug 3, 2019

10:00a - 11:30a

Renovating Your Lawn - Tips from the Experts

Jim Murphy, Rutgers Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Management, will explain the major grass species used for lawns in New Jersey as well as the range of adaptation for those grasses. The adaptation of a grass species dictates the niche within a property where each grass should be used for renovation. Lawn management is more successful when the property niches are matched with the best adapted grass species.

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

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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$12.00



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$15.00



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Sun Aug 4, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

First Annual Ice Cream Social at Bamboo Brook

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $8 per person

Location: Bamboo Brook

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Aug 11, 2019

1:00p - 2:30p

Extending the Vegetable Season

Learn how to increase your garden harvest by extending the growing season through the Fall and Winter. Over the past seven years, Matt Mayernik has been able to harvest kale, carrots, parsnips, beets, greens and other plants well into November and sometimes as late as December. Learn about the techniques he implemented and what plants he has found to be the most successful.

The class will include a recommended schedule for seedling germination in the summer to prepare for the Fall. Matt will share his experience of how his homemade greenhouse changed his methodology and provide some insights on how hoop tunnels can be used to increase late season harvests.

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

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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$12.00



Non-members

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$15.00



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Tue Aug 13, 2019

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

To receive our free newsletter for updates and events, please email club president, John Michalski at huonia@aol.com.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Aug 17, 2019

10:00a

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

10:00a - Educational program

12:00N - Orchid Judging - anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Sep 1, 2019

All Day

In Our Gallery - September

Bill Glasshofer - Photographs and pastels of nature and travel

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Sep 3, 2019

7:00p

North American Butterfly Association

Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Sep 5, 2019

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Show preparation meeting.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Sep 6, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: Flower Arranging with Chuck Turner. Chuck will create a dramatic arrangement and critique arrangements as attendees work on their take-home creations. Please bring a vase and some flowers and greens from your garden. Some flowers and floral materials will be provided.

Mum Topic: Grooming blooms, sprays and garden varieties for the Show. How do judges determine awards

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Sep 10, 2019

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

To receive our free newsletter for updates and events, please email club president, John Michalski at huonia@aol.com.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Sep 11, 2019

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Sep 14, 2019

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Hardy Northeast Rock Garden Plants presented by Elizabeth Zanders.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Sep 15, 2019

12N - 4:00p

Expressions of Nature

Stroll through the gardens and meet local artists recreating the beautiful scenery through their art. Learn about their techniques, motivations, and styles. Artists display many of their works for viewing and purchase.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Sep 18, 2019

10:00a - 11:00a OR 1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts: Butterfly Garden - Ages 2 – 4 with an adult

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 19, 2019

4:00p - 5:00p

Flower Power: Kids Centerpiece Class - Ages 8 – 12

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $15 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Sep 21, 2019

10:00a

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

10:00a - Educational program

12:00N - Orchid Judging - anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Sep 22, 2019

12N - 4:00p

Willowwood Open House

Enjoy autumn’s splendor at Willowwood Arboretum.

Take a guided tour of the gardens or stroll the grounds using your cell phone to guide you. The Tubbs house will be open for a rare peek at the home life of botanizing brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Willowwood Foundation.

Cost: $5 per car

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Sep 25, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sprouts: Green Grass Grows - Ages 2 – 4 with an adult

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 26, 2019

7:00p - 8:00p

Color Your Home with Pumpkins & Gourds

See how to put together arrangements of pumpkins and gourds in this fall demonstration. Discover how to keep critters away so they can be enjoyed throughout the season.

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Sep 29, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Preserving Your Harvest

Learn some great small batch preserving recipes for pickles, jams, relishes and more with Chef Cynthia Triolo.

The bounty of the summer and fall harvest can be yours all winter long.

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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$25.00



Non-members

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$30.00



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Sun Oct 6, 2019

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Annual show and plant sale featuring African violets and their cousins. Horticulture and Design Exhibits as well as Educational Culture Information will all be on display. The sales table will have African Violets and other Gesneriads as well as supplies for sale.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Oct 12, 2019

To Be Announced

Pressed Botanicals with Artist Beth Murphy

Save the Date!

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.

Beth’s beautiful botanical collages will be on exhibit in our gallery during the month of October.

Cost: To be Announced

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Nov 9, 2019

10:00a - 3:00p

2019 Tree Symposium

Save the Date!

  • 10:00 am Frank Goodhart on Great Tree Men and Women of America
  • 11:00 am Adam Wheeler on New and Unique Maples for Gardeners in the Northeast
  • 1:00 pm Mike Aucott on Bringing Back the American Chestnut
  • 2:00 pm Tom Molnar on Dogwood & Hazelnut Breeding at Rutgers

Cost: To be Announced

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Dec 7, 2019

& Sun Dec 8 and Sat/Sun Dec 14 & 15
10a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Craft Show

Save the Dates!

The 28th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show is scheduled this year for the first two weekends in December:

  • December 7 & 8
  • December 14 & 15

Cost: $2 per person at the door gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland.

NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS

The 2019 Gingerbread Festival Craft Show tables have all been committed to...and there is a significant Wait List.

We appreciate your interest and suggest you contact us after January 15, 2020 with regard to 2020 table availability.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA