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Master Class Videos

The Friends have recorded a number of events over the past couple of years which are available on our Pre-recorded Events page.

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  • A Biblical Botany Garden Walk with Dr. Jon Greenberg

    Sunday 07-14-24 10:00 am (Eastern)

    Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum grounds


    Jon Greenberg at Grapes at HaGafen Winery
    Jon Greenberg at Grapes at HaGafen Winery

    Come tour the beautiful gardens surrounding The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Haggerty Education Center with Biblical and Talmudic botanist Dr. Jon Greenberg.

    Dr. Greenberg will talk about the botanical basis of the Biblical symbolism and surprising history of familiar and exotic plants from onions and beets to jasmine, citrus, and mandrakes.

    Please bring a bottle of water and wear a hat and comfortable shoes.

    Meet at the entrance to the Haggerty Education Center.

    This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.

    For questions, contact or

    Fees: $20 / $25

  • Cooking Demonstration: Let’s Do Brunch! with Cynthia Triolo

    Saturday 09-14-24 01:00 pm (Eastern)

    Location: Haggerty Education Center


    Champagne Flute - mimosa
    Champagne Flute – mimosa

    Making brunch for friends is one of Cynthia’s favorite things to do. It will be yours too following this cooking demonstration.

    Join us for some inspiring new dishes to add to your own repertoire.

    This Cooking Demonstration is limited to 24 participants. Please register early.

    For questions, contact or

    Fees: $30 / $35

  • SAVE THE DATE – Distinguished Speaker Series

    Saturday 09-28-24 01:00 pm (Eastern)

    Location: Haggerty Education Center

    Anne 'Dede' Neal Petri
    Anne ‘Dede’ Neal Petri

    Anne ‘Dede’ Neal Petri holds a degree in American History and Literature from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. During the course of a varied and brilliant career, she served as First Vice President and then President of the Garden Club of America, and is now the President and CEO of the National Association of Olmsted Parks, the only national organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and restoring Olmsted parks and landscapes across the country. In April, Dede received the National Garden Club of America’s 2024 Distinguished Service Medal for her “tireless service on behalf of plants and the spaces created to showcase them”.

    More to follow regarding the topic of Ms. Petri’s lecture.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    For questions contact: or

    Fees: $30 / $40

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