August Activities

The gardens are taking on the late-summer greens. Volunteer Phil Dahlen notes the Arboretum "is still beautifully clothed in many flowers." See his latest update of What's in Bloom" here on the site.

Our latest email newsletter went out a few days ago (if you are not signed up for it, click here to find out how). Here are three of the highlighted events:

Adult Beginner's Flower Arranging Class

Tuesday, August 10th, 6pm - 8pm

Everyone should know the basics of a good flower arrangement. Even the simplest garden or cut flowers from your local market can be made into a charming arrangement. With a little knowledge, practice and the right container, you can make an artistic design. Have fun while learning!

Instructor Marge Hulstrunk has been a professional floral designer for over 20 years, and she will cover all the basics so you will have confidence in yourself as an arranger. You will have a new appreciation for flower arranging after this workshop. Please register early as class size is limited.

Friday Night Family Movies - WALL- E

Enjoy viewing this family classic on a big screen on the Arboretum's Great Lawn. Picnics are welcome. Bring a blanket or chairs. Date: Friday, August 27 - No advance registration needed. Time: 7:30 pm. Arboretum opens at 6pm

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Travel With the Friends to Scotland

The Friends start celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a fabulous trip to Scotland in May/June 2011, just in time for the Edinburgh Flower Show.

Join us Sunday afternoon, September 12th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm to learn all about the public and private gardens (and a wee bit of shopping) that travelers will enjoy at this informational talk complete with Scottish fare and accompanying bagpipers. Speakers include Susan Cloyd from C-I-E Tours International and Trip Co-Chairs Karen Curry and Ollie Acheson. Refreshments will be served.

Call us at (973) 326-7603 to reserve your place for this informative program.

Check out the new Scotland2011 section of the website for all the up-to-date information.