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Sun Jun 4, 2017

1st Sundays through October
2:00p

First Sunday Garden Tours Return (6311) Edit

On the first Sunday of the month, from April through October, meet us in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide and each month, gain a different perspective that changes with the seasons and the tour guide.

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

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

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Jun 12, 2017

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

Flowers Galore Tour and Tea (6361) Edit

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

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

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

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

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Jul 1, 2017

All Month

In Our Gallery -- July (6903) Edit

Nature through the Camera Lens

Enjoy beauty in its many forms through the stunning photography of Bill Glasofer. His perceptive eye presents a modern view of the wonderful sphere of nature.

Mr. Glasofer uses varied techniques to enhance and emphasize the beautiful aspects of the world as he sees it and shares it with you in this eye-catching show.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Jul 1, 2017

All day, every day in July/Aug plus Sat/Sun in Sept

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt (6918) Edit

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. The themes are:

  • July: “America, the Beautiful”,
  • August: “90 Degrees” and
  • September: “Cool Off”.

 

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

Dates: Every day in July and August, Saturdays and Sundays in September

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

Cost: $10 per family at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Jul 11, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p
Dates at right.

Art in the Garden Ages 9-13 (6913) Edit

Young artists will explore different art media to capture the beauty of the natural world, and create masterpieces to take home in this six-week series.

Date: Tuesdays, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15

Cost: $60 Call 973.631.5004 to register

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Jul 26, 2017

7:00p

What’s So Great About: Shade Gardens (6909) Edit

Shade gardens can be a real challenge to many home- owners but there are actually many beautiful owering plants that can brighten up a shady spot. Tour the shade gardens at the arboretum and be inspired to install some of these plants in your own garden.

A new monthly seasonal garden series taking an informal look at a specific aspect of the gardens of the Arboretum. These will be outdoor programs as much as possible so dress for the weather. Each program in the series is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. They begin at 7:00 pm and cost $5 per person.

Cost: $5 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Aug 1, 2017

All Month

In Our Gallery -- August (6904) Edit

The New Jersey Art Association Loves Nature

Delight in the spectacular display of this varied member show.

Using many different media like oils, acrylics, and photography. Each artist works in a personal style, combining all to create a show that is exciting and beautiful.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Aug 5, 2017

1:00p - 3:30p

Flower Arranging Workshops with Marge Hulstrunk (6894) Edit

Intermediate – Part 1

Aimed at those who have some oral arranging experience but would like to hone their skills.

Several designs will be demonstrated and each participant will make a one-sided fan shaped arrangement to take home.

Register by July 30

Cost: $65 members / $75 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Aug 6, 2017

1:00p - 4:00p

Zucchini-palooza (6906) Edit

For All Ages

In honor of National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day, come celebrate this versatile vegetable with an afternoon of zucchini related fun time.

Confronted with an abundance of squash? Join us for the following activities designed to creatively deal with our surplus summer squash: Zucchini Races, Squash Toss, and kitchen hints are just some of the ways to celebrate this maligned garden producer.

Bring your extra zucchini and it will be donated to the local food pantry.

Cost: $2 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Aug 12, 2017

2:00p - 3:00p

Family I-Spy Walks (6920) Edit

Explore the arboretum gardens using a different kind of tool each month and discover new ways of looking at owers, trees, and other living things. You might never look at the garden the same way again. Each program costs $2 per person and is suitable for ages 5 and up. No registration is required. The programs are held from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on the following Saturdays:

August 12 - Tour the vegetable gardens and learn to use a scale to measure weight and volume.

September 16 - Break out your phone and learn to use your compass app or borrow one for the tour.

Cost: $2 at door, no registration required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Aug 16, 2017

7:00p

What’s So Great About: Cottage Gardens (6910) Edit

This time of year the cottage garden at The Freling- huysen Arboretum looks its best. It’s freewheeling, not formal; generous, not stingy. Its abundance may be what you notice rst but it is a distinct style that uses informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. Tour the cottage garden and nd ideas for what you can do at your own home.

A new monthly seasonal garden series taking an informal look at a specific aspect of the gardens of the Arboretum. These will be outdoor programs as much as possible so dress for the weather. Each program in the series is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. They begin at 7:00 pm and cost $5 per person.

Cost: $5 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Aug 19, 2017

10:00a - 11:30a

Grow Your Groceries: Culinary Herbs (6301) Edit

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

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

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

Register by August 12

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Aug 19, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

North Jersey Dahlia Society - Annual Show (7911) Edit

See a dazzling display of hundreds of dahlias in all shapes, sizes and colors.

Dahlia growers come from all over the tri-state region and beyond to display their stunning blooms.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Aug 20, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Epic Tomatoes (6899) Edit

We take advantage of New Jersey’s Tomato harvest by showcasing them to their best advantage, either raw or cooked.

Is there really anything that can top a fresh tomato sandwich with mayo and salt? Find out in this cooking demonstration.

Register by August 13

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Aug 24, 2017

9:00a - 12N

You Say Tomato Ages 6-10 (6914) Edit

Harvest, taste, create and play games all morning with the garden favorite, the Jersey Tomato.

Registration is required

Cost: $8 per child,

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Aug 26, 2017

1:00p - 3:30p

Flower Arranging Workshops with Marge Hulstrunk (6895) Edit

Intermediate - Part 2

More designs will be demonstrated and each participant will make a topiary design arrangement to take home.

Register by August 19

Cost: $65 members / $75 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Tue Aug 29, 2017

9:30a - 11:00a

Habitat Hike Ages 6-12 (6915) Edit

Young hikers take to the trails and hike to the different habitats throughout the arboretum.

Cost: $2 at door, no registration required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Sep 1, 2017

All Month

In Our Gallery -- September (6905) Edit

The Simplicity and Serenity of Nature

Treat yourself to the magnificent photography of Kevin Pang.

His stunning landscapes bring a wonderful peace to the viewer. He often prints on handmade textured paper to add dimension and surreal imagery to his subject matter.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Sep 5, 2017

7:00p

North American Butterfly Association (6928) Edit

“The Karen Nash Memorial Butterfly Garden: 20 years of Community Butterfly Gardening,” presented by Tomás Gonzales.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Sep 9, 2017

2:00p - 3:00p

Family Nature Craft - Harvest Potatoes (6912) Edit

Ages 5 and up

Harvest potatoes and use them to make potato stamps. Then create a table runner perfect for the fall table top.

Register by September 2. Registration is required.

Cost: $10 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Sep 9, 2017

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter (6929) Edit

Speaker Bill Kolvek – Ornamental Grasses

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 10, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

Edible Flowers, a Global History (6907) Edit

Most of us like to look at owers, but why would anyone want to eat them? Author Constance Kirker’s new book written with her sister, Mary Newman is a comprehensive look at this fascinating subject.

Ms. Kirker discusses the long history of owers as a tasty ingredient in a variety of cuisines. The Greeks, Romans, Persians, Ottomans, Mayans, Chinese, and Indians have been cooking with them for centuries, and today contemporary chefs use them to add something special to their dishes.

Light refreshments and a book signing follow the lecture.

Register by September 3

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Tue Sep 12, 2017

6:30p - 9:30p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (6927) Edit

Bonsai educational meeting – Beginners welcome, bring a tree, bring a friend!

Please see our webpage at https://www.arboretumfriends.org/gsbonsai for more information or join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/greatswamp.bonsaisociety

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Sep 13, 2017

11:00a - 12N

Seedlings -- Fly Away Home (6916) Edit

It’s still warm enough for our flying friends to be busy in the garden. We will search for butter ies and insects and talk about what they are doing this time of year.

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Seedlings. In this program, preschoolers ages 3 – 4 and their adult caregivers will discover the wonders of nature. Each session features a different theme based on what is growing in the gardens. We begin with story time and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Wed Sep 13, 2017

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (6925) Edit

General African violet care. Wednesday, September 13 7:30 pm

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Sep 16, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

Herb Liberation (6908) Edit

by Karen Bussolini

Herbs are such beautiful plants, useful in the garden as well as kitchen, so why sequester them in the herb garden? Use herbs throughout the landscape, in ower gardens, in vegetable gardens (to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects), as ground covers, specimens, in containers. Liberate them from their traditional roles, use your imagination – and bring them into your daily life.

Karen Bussolini returns for a lively lecture on the topic of all things herb. Karen has been a gardener all her life and specializes in garden photography, writing, speaking and eco-friendly garden coaching/design. She is a NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association) Accredited Organic Land Care Professional. Her garden has been featured in many publications.

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

Register by September 9

Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Sep 16, 2017

2:00p - 3:00p

Family I-Spy Walks (6921) Edit

Explore the arboretum gardens using a different kind of tool each month and discover new ways of looking at owers, trees, and other living things. You might never look at the garden the same way again. Each program costs $2 per person and is suitable for ages 5 and up. No registration is required. The programs are held from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on the following Saturdays:

September 16 - Break out your phone and learn to use your compass app or borrow one for the tour.

Cost: $2 at door, no registration required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 17, 2017

12N - 4:00p

Willowwood Open House (6924) Edit

Enjoy autumn’s splendor at Willowwood Arboretum. Take a guided tour of the gardens or meadows, 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.

Talks about some of the decorative arts in the house, such as the fine collection of Willowware will be given throughout the day. Horticultural staff share tips on how to properly put your garden to bed and which trees, shrubs and flowers are fall-performers.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Willowwood Foundation.

Cost: $5 per car at door

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Sep 20, 2017

7:00p

What’s So Great About: Ornamental Grasses (6911) Edit

Ornamental grasses are beautiful perennial plants that add texture, color and movement to the garden. Ornamental grasses, like conifers and other evergreens, also provide interest in the fall and winter landscape, especially when backlit by morning or afternoon sun. Tour the collection at the arboretum to nd the varieties you want to plant in your own garden.

A new monthly seasonal garden series taking an informal look at a specific aspect of the gardens of the Arboretum. These will be outdoor programs as much as possible so dress for the weather. Each program in the series is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. They begin at 7:00 pm and cost $5 per person.

Cost: $5 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Sep 23, 2017

10:00a - 11:30a

Grow Your Groceries: Preserve the Harvest (6302) Edit

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

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

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

Register by September 16

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Wed Sep 27, 2017

11:00a - 12N

Seedlings -- The Grass is Always Greener (6917) Edit

Explore the garden to discover the many varieties of grass in the arboretum and learn some of the surprising ways grasses are used. Run around on the grass and plant some unusual grass to take home.

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Seedlings. In this program, preschoolers ages 3 – 4 and their adult caregivers will discover the wonders of nature. Each session features a different theme based on what is growing in the gardens. We begin with story time and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Thu Sep 28, 2017

Bus Departs 8:15a SHARP from Arboretum Parking Lot
Returns about 5:30p

Bus Trip to the Chihuly Exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden (6930) Edit

Join The Friends as we experience a guided tour of the breathtaking works of art created by world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly, currently on exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden.

Come and see the Garden’s dramatic vistas as they become living canvases for his work, some of which have been created specifically for NYBG. Three new works, reflecting the interplay and movement of color and light, will enliven the water features of the Native Plant Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s Tropical Pool.

The Exhibit will showcase more than 20 installations of his brilliantly colored, shapes, as well as drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career.

After the tour, explore any of the many other wonderful gardens this spectacular place has to offer such as the Rock Garden, Perennial Garden, Ladies Border and Seasonal Walk. You may also wish to visit the Home Gardening Center which includes a series of model gardens and display areas designed to demonstrate how to create a beautiful oasis in your own backyard. Included in the price is an optional narrated tram ride which offers an overview of the Gardens’ 250 acres and its history with nine stops that allow you to hop off and explore areas of your choice.

Enjoy lunch on your own at the Pine Tree Café or the Hudson Garden and Grille, and don’t forget to save time to visit the fabulous Garden Shop which offers plants, pots, books, botanical inspired jewelry, home accessories and more.

NO REFUNDS AFTER: September 5, 2017

Cost: $85 members / $95 non-members,

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 1, 2017

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (6926) Edit

Annual show and plant sale featuring African violets and their cousins.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 2, 2017

& Sun Dec 3 plus Sat Dec 9 & Sun Dec 10
10:00a - 4:30p

2017 Gingerbread Wonderland & Craft Show (6931) Edit

Save the Dates!

The 26th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show is scheduled this year for the first two weekends in December:

  • December 2 & 3
  • December 9 & 10

from 10:00a to 4:30p.

 

If you are interested in exhibiting your work, click on the image, below for how to apply.

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Cost: Details on application

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends