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Wed Feb 14, 2018

Sat / Sun in Apr / May / June
Any time between 9am - 3pm

Spring Weekend 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:

  • April’s theme is “In The Pink”;
  • May’s is “Magic In The Air”; and
  • the theme for June is “Hello Summer”.

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

 

Cost: $10 per family, exact change, please.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Apr 17, 2018

Tuesdays through June 12
1:00p - 1:45p

Garden Buds

Ages 4-5 with an adult

Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers and maybe even dust off your own green thumb in this 9-week hands-on gardening series. Beginning gardeners plant, harvest, and even taste vegetables straight from their gardens.

Cost: $60 per child, Call 973-326-7601 to register.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue May 1, 2018

Through May 31
All day

In Our Gallery - May

Abstract & Realism in Nature

Members of the Art League of the Chathams exhibit works in a variety of media like oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, collage, and photography.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun May 6, 2018

2:00p

First Sunday Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for the tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Sunday Garden Tours will begin in May at the Morris County Park Commission’s three horticultural sites.

All tours begin at 2:00 pm and cost $3 per person (exact change is appreciated).

Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Dates: Sunday(s), May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2 and October 7

Cost: $3 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun May 20, 2018

2:00p

Third Sunday Tours at Bamboo Brook

Meet in the parking area at the top of the stairs for a tour of the gardens at Bamboo Brook.

Sunday Garden Tours will begin in May at the Morris County Park Commission’s three horticultural sites.

All tours begin at 2:00 pm and cost $3 per person (exact change is appreciated).

Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Dates: Sunday(s), May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21

Cost: $3 per person

Location: Bamboo Brook

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed May 23, 2018

10:00a - 11:00a

Sprouts - Love Bugs - 10 am

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Hunt for bugs big and small on a garden walk and construct an adorable bug craft to take home.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 10 am program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed May 23, 2018

1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts - Love Bugs - 1 pm

Ages: 2-5 with an adult

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

Hunt for bugs big and small on a garden walk and construct an adorable bug craft to take home.

Programs are 10 am - 11 am OR 1 pm - 2 pm. This is the 1 pm program.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Fri Jun 1, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: “Majestic Gardens of Southwest England: the gardens vary in size from one and half to hundreds of acres, each wonderful in its own way! Judy’s fabulous photographs will make you think you were there!” Presented by Judy Snow.

Mum topic: How and when to transfer plants to nal growing location. When to debranch and disbud. When to shade. Why and how to apply B9.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Jun 1, 2018

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National Public Gardens Day Tours

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a tour at one of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional horticultural sites. Learn some of the fascinating history and view the beautiful gardens in these one-hour tours, conducted by a knowledgeable garden guide.

Please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Date: Friday, June 1

Time and Location(s):

  • Willowwood Arboretum – 10:00 am,
  • Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center – 11:30 am,
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 1:30 pm

 

Cost: Free

Location: See above

Sponsor: MCPC

Fri Jun 1, 2018

Through June 30
All day

In Our Gallery - June

My Art in Nature by Alexadru Gagiu

Mr. Gagiu’s oil and pastel paintings dance with beauty and emotion and show that art has the power to elevate the human spirit.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Jun 2, 2018

1:30p - 3:30p

Family Nature Crafts - Fairy Furniture

Ages 6 and up

If you build it, Fairies will come! Fairies are a magical part of every garden and in this workshop, crafty builders design and decorate several pieces of fairy furniture to welcome fairies to your fairy garden or to bring to Fairy Day on June 24.

Cost: $15 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Sun Jun 3, 2018

10:00a - 4:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Annual Bonsai Open House – See the incredible display of bonsai trees and vote for your favorite one. Demonstrations throughout the day.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Jun 5, 2018

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Programs to be announced

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Jun 6, 2018

7:00p - 8:00p

Deer Resistant Native Plants

While no plant is deer proof, Michael Van Clef, owner of Ecological Solutions, LLC and Project Director of the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team will speak about native plants that deer often leave alone.

His presentation will include plenty of photos that show the optimal planting conditions for a variety of native plant species. He will also offer ‘tricks and tips’ to effectively grow non-deer resistant native plants.

Mr. Van Clef has more than a quarter century of experience in white-tailed deer management as well as the stewardship of rare plant species, and forest and grassland restorations.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.

Register by June 1

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Jun 10, 2018

1:00p

Friends Members Only Annual Meeting

Empress Josephine: La Vie en Rose – A Lecture by Lesley Parness

French Empress Josephine’s fine taste informed 18th and 19th century style, from couture fashion to interior design. Likewise, she was influenced by her Caribbean heritage, her narrow escape from the guillotine, and her legendary love for flowers.

When divorced from her husband, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, this powerful style-maker and lifelong fashionista focused her energies on her estate, Malmaison. There, Josephine’s passion for plants grew and bloomed. Her legendary love of roses stopped a war, cost a fortune, set explorers to sail, and started a floral industry that endures today.

Lesley Parness retired as Superintendent of Horticultural Education at the MCPC in February, 2017. She lectures widely in the NY/NJ Metropolitan and Washington DC areas.

Light refreshments will be served following Lesley’s talk.

After the meeting, take a stroll to see the roses grown in the Arboretum’s rose garden behind the mansion. A large selection of gently used garden books will be available for sale at the annual meeting. Stay after the meeting to browse and pick up some great additions to your personal library. All proceeds go toward the conservation of the Arboretum’s Rare Book Collection.

Register by June 3

A couple of very important issues will be brought up at the Meeting which will require Members to vote on. Please go to https://www.arboretumfriends.org/annual-meeting-june-10-2018 to familiarize yourself with all the details and prepare yourself to vote on the issues.

Note that we would appreciate your proxy if you are unable to attend. Either fill out and return the mailed proxy card or print it out from the above page, fill it out and return it.

Please note, this program is for members only

Cost: FREE, but registration is required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Jun 10, 2018

2:00p

Second Sunday Tours at Willowwood Arboretum

Meet in the parking area for a tour of this beautiful garden.

Sunday Garden Tours will begin in May at the Morris County Park Commission’s three horticultural sites.

All tours begin at 2:00 pm and cost $3 per person (exact change is appreciated).

Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Dates: Sunday(s), June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9 and October 14

Cost: $3 per person

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Jun 16, 2018

10:00a

Tri-State African Violet Council

Meeting with the New Jersey Council of Judges Saturday, June 16 10:00 am

11:00 am – Program to be determined and includes a potluck luncheon. Anyone interested in African violets is welcome.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Jun 17, 2018

10:00a - 11:30a

Grow Your Groceries - Sensational Salads

Bring your Dad to this vegetable garden talk where Jeanne focuses on growing techniques, varieties she likes best, pests and diseases, and when and how to harvest. Once harvested, Cynthia prepares a few salads with some surprising ingredients from the garden that your Dad is sure to love. Recipes accompany the talk.

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 of these programs in is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by June 10

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Wed Jun 20, 2018

11:30a Meeting
1:00p Program

The Home Garden Club of Morristown

Monthly meeting - 11:30 am

Program - 1:00 pm – Lecture, Marc Zukovich, President of Sterling Horticultural Services and adjunct professor of County College of Morris, will speak about Rhododendron and Azaleas. This talk will cover how to purchase the right varieties for your garden, how to plant them correctly, and how to maintain their health and vigor. Slides will be shown of various cultivars of these beautiful plants.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Jun 21, 2018

6:30p - 7:30p

What’s So Great About...Native Perennials

A 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.

The ability of perennials to produce striking foliage and flowers repeatedly is what makes them so popular amongst gardeners. Our native perennials endure winter weather and return with vigor in spring or summer without much help from us.

Tour the Lindner Perennial Garden to see a great example of a well-tended perennial garden.

Each program in the series is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by June 14

Cost: $10 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Sat Jun 23, 2018

10:00a - Noon

Integrated Pest Management: To Spray or Not To Spray?

Join horticulturist Marc Zukovich for a talk focusing on the principles and practices of Integrated Pest Management or IPM. Learn the history of IPM, threshold determination for certain pests, and techniques for adopting these practices in your own landscape so that chemical use is the last resort.

Disease resistant plants, bio-rationals, systemics, nematodes and more are all part of the discussion.

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

Register by June 16

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Jun 24, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demons - Beets that Can’t Be Beat

Soup, salad, entree and even dessert. We make an entire meal based on this one versatile vegetable.

Register by June 18

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jun 24, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Fairy Day

This is a day for fairies, magic, and wishes to come true. For one day, put aside the cynicism of the modern world, embrace the possibilities of the unknown, and believe in fairies. For centuries, fairies have been an important part of culture and legend, and in many ancient legends, these beings are described as intelligent, mischievous, and magical. We mortals don’t often see fairies but creating special fairy houses can bring them here.

Families are invited to Sylvan Terrace to build homes for these visitors. All supplies – bark, branches, lichens, mosses, feathers, stones and leaves – will be provided, or bring your own as long as they are natural – fairies shun man-made materials.

We’ll summon the fairies with music and fairy snacks and learn which plants and trees attract fairies. All fairy houses will be on display through the end of July.

To see photos of previous Fairy Houses or to get ideas for your own house visit these pictures from 2014.

Register by June 14

Cost: Cost: $30 per house

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

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Fri Jun 29, 2018

2:00p - 3:30p

Native Plants for Cut Flower Gardening

Kathy Salisbury, Director of the Ambler Arboretum at Temple University and formerly President of the Native Plant Society of NJ returns for an in-depth, practical guide to the best native plants to grow for cut flowers.

Learn to cultivate, cut and condition native trees, shrubs and perennials to give you beautiful and natural arrangements all season long.

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

Register by June 22

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat Jul 14, 2018

Noon - 4:00p and
Sun Jul 15 10a - 1p

Tri-State Hosta Society

HOORAY FOR HOSTAS

Tri-State Hosta Society's non-judged summer hosta show, “HOORAY FOR HOSTAS”, will take place the weekend of July 13, 2018 at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

The show will be open to the public from noon to 4pm Saturday, July 14 and continue Sunday, July 15 from 10am to 1 pm.

To augment our show we have two confirmed vendors for Saturday, Viktoria Serafin from Glenbrook Farm, Fultonville, NY and Ran Lydell from Eagle Bay Gardens, Dunkirk, NY. The latter often sells rare and interesting plants not found anywhere.

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends