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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

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

Sponsor: Friends

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

Sponsor: Friends

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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

Sponsor: Friends

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

Sponsor: Friends

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

Sponsor: Friends

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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

Sponsor: Friends

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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

Sponsor: Friends

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

Sponsor: Friends

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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

Sponsor: Friends

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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

Sponsor: Friends

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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

Sponsor: Friends

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

Sponsor: Friends

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

Sponsor: Friends

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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

Sponsor: Friends

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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.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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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!


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ENTER YOUR GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND CREATION

Enter your edible structure in one of six categories: Adult, Family, Children, School, Scout and Special Needs.

Be a part of this Morris County holiday tradition this year by entering and then visiting the show. Here are all the materials you need to enter your own creation in this year's Gingerbread Wonderland (click on each to open in a separate window):

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

Sponsor: Friends

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

Location: Haggerty Center

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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

Location: Haggerty Center

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