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Sat Jul 1, 2017

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

Family 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. 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

Fri Sep 1, 2017

All Month

In Our Gallery -- September

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

Wed Sep 20, 2017

6:30p

What’s So Great About: Ornamental Grasses

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 6:30 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

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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Sun Sep 24, 2017

10:00a - 4:30p

New Jersey Mycological Association

Annual Fungus Fest: Explore the Magical World of Fungi and Lichens. Participants are welcome to bring in mushrooms they find in their yards to be identified by our experts. Many different interests are showcased at this event including: mushroom identification, toxicology, mushroom dyes for wool, paper making with fungus, mushroom cultivation, medicinal uses, and the ever popular cooking demonstration with exotic mushrooms from Phillips Mushroom Farm in Kennett Square.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Sep 27, 2017

11:00a - 12N

Seedlings -- The Grass is Always Greener

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

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

Sun Oct 1, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

Tea for Two

Marc Zukovich and Cynthia Triolo join forces for this fascinating program on all things tea, both traditional and herbal. Learn how tea is grown, how and when it is harvested, and how to prepare infusions and tisanes. Enjoy a sampling of all the teas discussed accompanied by delicious scones.

Marc is a frequent and well known lecturer at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. He is the President of Sterling Horticultural Services and an Adjunct Professor at County College of Morris. Cynthia is our resident chef and Master Gardener and the Senior Horticultural Program Specialist for the Morris County Park Commission.

Register by September 24

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 1, 2017

2:00p

1st Sunday Tour of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Meet us in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for the season’s final 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.

Cost: $3 per person, exact change please

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 1, 2017

All day

In Our Gallery – October

Beautiful Nature

Enjoy the beauty of New Jersey and other areas through the spectacular photography of Mary Shadbolt who specializes in floral, landscape, and travel photography.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 1, 2017

Through Dec. 31
Sat & Sun
Any time Between 9:00a and 3:30p

Fall Weekend Scavenger Hunts

Find each item on the list and win a prize!

 

  • October 1-20 – Theme: Red, Yellow, Orange, Oh My!
  • October 21-November 17 – Theme: Scarecrows
  • November 18 & 19, 25 & 26 – Theme: Wide Open Spaces
  • December 26-31 – Theme: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

 

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

Cost: $10 per family at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 1, 2017

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

This “Gesneriads in History” show and sale of the beautiful, diminutive, exotic cousins of African Violets is a must see. There will be plant experts on hand to answer all your growing questions during a Q & A session from 1:00-2:00 pm.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Oct 3, 2017

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

How the North American Butterfly Association is Saving Our Butterflies, and How You Can Help presented by Jeffrey Glassberg.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Oct 4, 2017

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts: Fall Flower Power

Summer is over but some flowers are still in bloom. Let’s take a garden walk to find flowers and learn all about them.

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Wed Oct 4, 2017

1:00p - 2:00p

Seedlings: Fabulous Fall Flowers

Summer is over but some flowers are still in bloom. Let’s take a garden walk to find flowers and learn all about them.

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Fri Oct 6, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Regular Meeting – Discuss upcoming Annual NJSCS Mum Show, confirm duties, review preparation needed to submit entries to the show. Non-members are welcome to this meeting and will also be able to submit entries for the show on October 13, 2017.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 7, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

The Liberated Landscape: A Lecture by Larry Weaner

All too often in our gardens and landscapes we think of static compositions of carefully placed and managed plants. But our approach can be more dynamic – and arguably more rewarding – than that by taking advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate.

Learn how designer Larry Weaner combines design with the reproductive abilities of plants as well as ecological processes to create compelling, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature. Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Mr. Weaner shows how partnering with nature can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities.

Larry recently authored Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change with Tom Christopher (Timber Press, 2016). Their book received a 2017 Book Award from the American Horticultural Society.

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

Register by October 1

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 8, 2017

2:00p

2nd Sunday Tour of Willowwood Arboretum

Meet us by the Directory in the parking area for a tour of the beautiful grounds of Willowwood Arboretum.

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Cost: $3 per person, exact change please

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 8, 2017

10:00a - 3:00p

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 their work for viewing and purchase.

Rain date: Sunday October 15

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 8, 2017

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Kim Eierman, ‘Ecobeneficial Gardening 101: Boosting the Ecosystem in your own Yard’.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Oct 11, 2017

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts: Crunchy, Juicy, Tart, and Sweet!

We will use our five senses to learn about this delicious fall fruit, the apple. We might even taste a few – YUM!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Wed Oct 11, 2017

1:00p - 2:00p

Seedlings: An Apple A Day!

We will use our five senses to learn about this delicious fall fruit. We might even taste a few – YUM!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Oct 11, 2017

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Propagating African Violets – cultural requirements of African Violets will be discussed as well as the different methods of propagation.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Oct 13, 2017

4:00p - 9:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Show Setup – Prepare Auditorium for show. Accept member entries and perform classification for blooms and plants. Non member entries are permitted. Forms and classification review will be required.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 14, 2017

Noon - 4:30p
& Sun Oct 15 11:00a - 4:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Annual Show – Hundreds of judged entries on display. Potted mums and arrangements on sale to benefit Rutgers Scholarship Fund. Open to the public. Admission Free.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 15, 2017

2:00p

3rd Sunday Tour of the Gardens at Bamboo Brook

Meet us in the upper parking area at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center for a tour of the Gardens at Bamboo Brook.

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Cost: $3 per person, exact change please

Location: Bambrook Brook

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Oct 18, 2017

7:00p - 8:00p

What’s So Great About: Cold Frames

Learn to extend the growing season in both directions and to grow winter hardy greens like spinach, mache, and claytonia. Serious gardeners wouldn’t be without one, and neither should you.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by October 11

Cost: $5 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Wed Oct 18, 2017

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts: Scaredy Crows!

Learn how plants protect themselves and how we use scarecrows to protect our plants.

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Oct 18, 2017

1:00p - 2:00p

Seedlings: Scarecrows Don’t Scare Me!

Learn how plants protect themselves and how we use scarecrows to protect our plants.

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Oct 18, 2017

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown

11:30 am - General Meeting

1:00p - Dan Furman, owner of Cricket Hill Gardens presents a talk on the botany and cultivation of Peonies in the U.S., China & Japan.

Eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardeners CEU’s.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Oct 19, 2017

7:00p - 8:30p

Herbal Lip Balm Workshop

Make your own herbal lip balm using beeswax and shea butter. It’s fun, easy, and makes a great gift. Each partici- pant makes 3 differently scented balms.

Register by October 12

Cost: $10 members / $12 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Oct 21, 2017

10:00a - 11:30p

Gingerbread Tips and Techniques

If you’ve always wanted to have an entry in our Gingerbread Wonderland Exhibit but don’t know where to begin, this is the class for you!

Learn some tips and techniques from a professional baker to get you on your way. It’s a great family, scout or school group activity and it is definitely not too early to get started.

Cost: $5 per house

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Oct 21, 2017

1:00p - 2:30p

Glorious Shade: A Lecture by Jenny Rose Carey

Jenny Rose Carey is a renowned educator, historian, author, and the senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown, PA.

Her new book Glorious Shade is a stunning look at the world of shade gardens including techniques, design and maintenance tips to turn a shady yard into a sumptuous garden. A book signing follows the lecture.

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

Register by October 14

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sun Oct 22, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Apples

Sample some of the best apples that New Jersey has to offer while the harvest is in full swing. Crepes, brown betty, soup and salad are on the menu.

Register by October 13

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Mon Oct 23, 2017

2:00p - 4:00p

Flowers Galore Tea & Tour - October

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: Matilda's Café

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Tue Oct 24, 2017

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Bonsai Education Lecture

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

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Oct 25, 2017

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts: Pumpkins Pumpkins!

Visit our resident pumpkins and learn more about how they grow. How many seeds are in a pumpkin? We will work together to find out!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Oct 25, 2017

1:00p - 2:00p

Seedlings: Pumpkin Party

Visit our resident pumpkins and learn more about how they grow. How many seeds are in a pumpkin? We will work together to find out!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Oct 28, 2017

12:30p

Tri-State Hosta Society

Lecture by Dave Wanninger, the Head Horticulturist at the Boerner Botanical Garden in Milwaukee.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sun Oct 29, 2017

1:00p - 4:00p

Scaredy Plants (Ages 6 and up)

Voodoo lily? Bat flower? Some plants are simply wicked!

Celebrate Halloween with scary, smelly plants from around the world. Explore a display of esh-eating plants and even take one home. Step into our Food Laboratory and decorate a Halloween treat, go on a creepy plant scavenger hunt, and create a spooky craft.

Register by October 22

Cost: $15 per family

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Nov 1, 2017

All day

In Our Gallery – November

Paintings Inspired by Nature’s Gift

Spectacular oil paintings by the mother-daughter team of Nancy and Lisa Quatrocchi who specialize in still life, landscape, portraits and painting en plein air.

See more of the artists' work at their website: https://www.lqnqfineart.com

 

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Nov 1, 2017

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts: Leaf Dance

The leaves are falling off the trees. Let’s observe and collect them, and talk about how and why they are falling!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Nov 1, 2017

1:00p - 2:00p

Seedlings: We All Fall Down

The leaves are falling off the trees. Let’s observe and collect them, and talk about how and why they are falling!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Thu Nov 2, 2017

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

General meeting

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Nov 3, 2017

9:00a - 11:00a

Pests and Diseases of Ornamental Woody Plants

Rich Buckley and Sabrina Tirpak of Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab bring their considerable knowledge and expertise to give insight into diagnostic procedures, best management practices and timing of treatment.

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

Register by October 25

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Fri Nov 3, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Regular Meeting – Program is the “Members Show”. Entries not mature enough for Annual Show in October are entered and will be judged in a member-to-member competition. Mum Topic will be “How to select mums for next year” with success and failure stories.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Nov 4, 2017

1:30p - 4:30p
& Sun Nov 5 10:30a - 2:00p

Tri-State African Violet Council

55th Annual Show and Sale – The theme of this year’s show is “Violets in the Kitchen.” African violets and other gesneriads will be on sale at the show. African violets and gesneriads will be displayed in both horticulture and design classes, and judged by African Violet judges.

TriState members will be available to answer questions and to dialogue with visitors at the show. Admission is free! Come see many of the various African violet and gesneriad species and hybrids!

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Nov 8, 2017

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts: Up and Down in the Dirt

It’s time to plant bulbs in the garden. Let’s find out why we’re planting them now, and when they will bloom!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Nov 8, 2017

1:00p - 2:00p

Seedlings: Plant In A Package

It’s time to plant bulbs in the garden. Let’s find out why we’re planting them now, and when they will bloom!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Nov 8, 2017

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Streptocarpus – learn how to grow and propagate these cousins of African Violets

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Nov 10, 2017

9:00a - 4:00p

Plant-stravaganza! (Grades 1 – 4)

View plant cells through a microscope, make a silly ‘grass head’ to take home, and take a hike to find as many leaf shapes as you can.

Dress for the weather, and bring a nut- free lunch.

Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.

Cost: $50 per child. Call 973.631.5004 to register.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Nov 14, 2017

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Bonsai Education Lecture

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

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Nov 14, 2017

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Members Night – Members will show their favorite photos from the 2017 butterfly season.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Nov 15, 2017

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts: Counting Soup

People around the world are celebrating the harvest. We will have our own celebration  by making a harvest soup with plants from our garden!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Wed Nov 15, 2017

1:00p - 2:00p

Seedlings: Harvest Is Here

People around the world are celebrating the harvest. We will have our own celebration  by making a harvest soup with plants from our garden!

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Sprouts or Seedlings. In these programs, preschoolers ages 2-3 (Sprouts) and

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.

We begin with story time, a hands-on activity based on the theme and complete the class with an outdoor exploration of the arboretum. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.

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Location: Haggerty Center

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Wed Nov 15, 2017

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown

11:30 am - General Meeting

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Nov 18, 2017

10:00a - Noon

In the Dooryard: Essential Weeds at Our Feet

Lecture and Salve Making Workshop

Rachel Mackow, owner of Wild Ridge Plants, shares her wealth of knowledge as she weaves together the ecology of common native and non-native plants with their modern and historical uses as food and medicinal remedies.

The presentation is followed by a salve-making workshop using those “essential weeds at our feet” that participants will bring home.

Register by November 11

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Nov 18, 2017

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Ernie Cavallo, ‘Galanthophilia, A Good Kind of Love’

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sun Nov 19, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Genius Ginger

We go beyond gingerbread and work with ginger in its many forms. Candied, fresh, and powdered ginger are used in dishes both sweet and savory.

Register by November 12

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Tue Nov 21, 2017

4:30p - 5:30p

Thanks for Thanksgiving (Grades 1 – 5)

Young designers will create a Thanksgiving-themed centerpiece perfect for the holiday table or buffet using fresh and dried natural materials.

Register by November 14

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

Location: Haggerty Center

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Sat Nov 25, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

Holiday Swag Workshop

Get a jump on your holiday decorating by making your own outdoor swag under the expert tutelage of Marge Hulstrunk and Russell Gatzke.

All materials are provided, but please bring your own pruners and a box in which to carry home your creation.

Register by November 15

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

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Thu Nov 30, 2017

3:30p - 7:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Preview Party

Members are invited to attend the 26th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland, free of charge on Thursday, November 30 from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

After viewing the exhibit, come to the lower level for live music, complementary food tastings provided by local restaurants, an ugly sweater contest, exhibits and more!

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Fri Dec 1, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland 2017

Celebrating 26 Years of Wonder! December 1–10

In 1991, staff and Board Members of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum thought that having a display of gingerbread houses would bring guests to our lovely gardens at a usually quiet time of year. They were right. That first year, there were under a dozen exhibits and a few hundred guests. Recent shows have featured over 200 displays and attracted over 13,000 guests!

Be a part of this Morris County holiday tradition this year by entering and then visiting the show. Complete rules are available on our website on October 1, along with a link to lots of images from shows over the years.

The magic of Gingerbread is hard to describe. “Gingerbreads” are not only houses, but also landmarks, trains, planes, and animals and include every theme from favorite show tunes to commercials, from family vacations to superheroes. It’s a collaborative thing of joy that celebrates our diversity and our commonality. Start your holiday by sharing your talents, points of view and memories at the 2017

Vote for your personal favorite in The People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Shop Rite of Morristown. An award will be given to the first place winners in each of six categories: Adult, Family, Children, School, Scout and Special Needs. Groups of 8 or more must make a reservation to visit by calling 973-326-7601.

Dates: Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 10 Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily, Fridays until 7:30 pm

Volunteers Needed!

As always, the success of the Gingerbread Wonderland depends on our wonderful volunteers.

Please sign up using our on-line Volunteer Form. Beth Feldman, the Volunteer Coordinator at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will respond confirming your schedule.

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Gingerbread Tips & Techniques

Don't miss our Tips & Techniques Class on Saturday Oct. 21st - click the image at right for more information and signup.

Cost: $2 per person at the door, children under 2 FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 2, 2017

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

Gingerbread Craft Show

Holiday shopping is easy at our Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, now in its eighth year.

Our “handmade only” show features local crafters offering beautiful, affordable and completely handmade gifts perfect for yourself or that special person on your list.

Dates: Saturday, December 2, Sunday, December 3, Saturday, December 9, Sunday, December 10 -- Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

$2 per person admission gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland

Cost: see above

Location: Haggerty Center

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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.

Register by December 11

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

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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

Cost: $20/person members / $25/person non-members

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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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