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Wed Jul 1, 2015

9:00a - 3:30p

Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt (2239) Edit

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. July’s theme is “Seeing Red”; August’s is “I’m So Bored”; and the theme for September is “Back to School”. What a great way to explore the arboretum and to get the family outside in the fresh air.

Date: Everyday 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 Haggerty Center

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Sep 1, 2015

All Day

In Our Gallery - September (2255) Edit

Nature’s Summer Colors

The members of the New Jersey Photography Forum’s stunning exhibit showcases a variety of techniques and styles used when photographing in a natural environment. The Forum is dedicated to furthering the interests of professional and serious photographers living or working in the New Jersey area. Under the direction of well-known area artist Nancy Ori, this 20 year old organization, based at the Visual Arts Center of NJ in Summit, has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Sep 3, 2015

8:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (2241) Edit

General Meeting

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Sep 4, 2015

7:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society (2249) Edit

“Rain Gardens...A Plethora of Benefits” by Master Gardener Ingrid Witty followed by a Group discussion on what insects to expect and how to control them: how do Judges determine awards at the Chrysanthemum Show.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 6, 2015


& Sun Oct 4th
Noon - 1:00p

The Potting Shed - Sept/Oct (2222) Edit

Join the Horticultural Education staff every month for an informal look at some do-it-yourself garden projects.

Floral Arranging Tips & Techniques

On September 6th, join Professional Floral Designer Marge Hulstrunk for floral arranging tips and techniques. Marge will use flowers grown in the Cutting Garden here at the arboretum to put together some beautiful fall arrangements.

So Long to Summer Succulents!

October 4th - Don’t miss the last Potting Shed of the season. Our Scherer Garden winter hardy succulents exhibit will stay, but a boatload of sempervirens will be sailing off to new homes today. Three boatloads to be exact—come share the bounty of the SS Climate Change as we disassemble this exhibit. Learn how to propagate these tidy, textural and easy to grow plants.

Reservations are not required. Rain cancels the program.

Cost: Free to observe or a small fee (cash) to participate.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 6, 2015

2:00p

Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum (2257) Edit

On the first Sunday of the month, from April through October, meet us in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a 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.

Dates: Sunday(s), July 5, August 2, September 6 and October 4

Cost: $3 per person - pay at Haggerty Center

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Sep 8, 2015

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (2245) Edit

Bonsai educational meetings – Beginners welcome, bring a tree, bring a friend!

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Sep 9, 2015

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (2240) Edit

General Meeting

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Fri Sep 11, 2015

7:00p - 8:30p

Movie Night – Numen: The Healing Power of Plants (2237) Edit

Numen is a visually stunning documentary film focusing on the healing power of plants. It counterpoints beautiful imagery of medicinal plants with thought-provoking interviews with noted doctors and herbalists. The word “numen” means the presiding spirit or divinity of a place and the film is intended for herbalists, gardeners, medical practitioners, plant lovers – and everyone concerned about human and environmental health.

The history of humanity is the history of man’s relationship with plants and Numen will inspire you to deepen your relationship with the natural world and will remind you of the healing made possible by re-embracing our place in the wider web of life.

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

Register by September 4.

Cost: $5

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Sep 13, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Pears without Peers (2232) Edit

Pears are so versatile and delicious. We will make two desserts, a salad, a sandwich and even pickle a few in this cooking demonstration.

Register by September 6.

Class filled - call office for waiting list.

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Sep 16, 2015

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat: Melons (2225) Edit

From Spade to Spatula

Go from spade to spatula each month with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo. The series focuses on a different garden vegetable every month during the growing season and offers growing suggestions, planting tips, information on pests and diseases, new varieties and recipes.

Melons are the focus for September. We’ll have seeds, recipes and a tasting sample to get you motivated to get out in the garden and plant.

Each session in this series is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

If you like to eat as much as you like to garden and want to learn more about new and different varieties of vegetables, sign up today:

  • September 16 – Melons
  • October 21 – Kale and Collards
  • November 18 – Winter Squash

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Sep 19, 2015

10:00a

The Tristate African Violet Council (2252) Edit

Program to be announced.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 20, 2015

1:30p - 4:30p

Ruth Clausen and Essential Perennials (2226) Edit

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A good gardener’s library is sure to include Ms. Clausen’s first book, Perennials for American Gardens. Now, 25 years later, Ruth has written another soon-to-be classic recently published by Timber Press – Essential Perennials! Anyone who loves perennials will benefit from attending this talk.

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Trained in the UK, Ms. Clausen lectures widely and was Horticulture Editor at Country Living Gardener for many years. This program is part of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s year-long Focus on England, but the plants Ruth highlights are all perfect for New Jersey gardens!

This program is eligible for 3.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by September 13.

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$15.00

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Mon Sep 21, 2015

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club (2276) Edit

The Garden Lovers Book Club meets monthly in the Haggerty Center and focuses on a different theme each month. One member will be in charge of the subject and will act as the commentator. The other members are encouraged to read books from the Frelinghuysen Arboretum's Library and to participate in the meeting's discussion.

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • September 21 — Children's Garden Books — Vivian
  • October 5 — Favorite Garden / Plant Books — All
  • November 2 — Art in the Garden — Marnie
  • December 21 — Holiday Lunch
  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 27, 2015

1:30p - 4:30p

Table Dressings: A Unique Vision (2236) Edit

How do designers choose objects, fabrics and plants to create a mood for both indoor and outdoor dining? Artist, designer, and antique specialist, Linda Pastorino, demonstrates how she and her favorite designers have developed their distinct design vernaculars. Linda demonstrates how a single object can be the jumping off point to create a menu, mood and ambiance.

Linda highlights the work of Bunny Williams, Carolyn Roehm, Dries Van Noten and other top international designers. Whether it is flower arranging, table settings, interior design or fashion, the common thread amongst these top designers is their love of gardens. A show and tell of fabulous table settings will be exhibited with an extensive source list. Be inspired – you can create your own signature style!

Register by September 20.

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Wed Sep 30, 2015

6:30p - 8:00p

7th Annual Herbal Vinegar Workshop (2233) Edit

Herb gardens are at their peak in quantity and quality – so, it’s the perfect time to make herbal vinegars. We provide herbs, bottles, labels, and trendy raffia ties. You learn how to make a perfect salad accompaniment, grilling and basting blend, or dessert finisher! Some popular blends of the past have included La Mer with white wine vinegar, Hunter’s Blend, with robust herbs like tri-color sage, and Thyme in a Bottle with three kinds of thyme.

Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education has taught hundreds of people how to make their own herbal vinegars and bring the bounty of their gardens to their tables all year long.

Register by September 23.

Note: registration includes 3 bottles of vinegar and all materials.

Cost: $36 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Thu Oct 1, 2015

All Day

In Our Gallery - October (2318) Edit

Nature in the Lens by The Wednesday Photo Club

The Wednesday Photo Club has spent a year preparing for this special show. The members have different techniques and demonstrate multiple perspectives in capturing nature in a way that is sure to delight your eyes.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 3, 2015

and Sun Oct 4

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (2242) Edit

Northeast Regional Gesneriad Show – show and plant sale sponsored by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society, Greater New York Gesneriad Society and the Long Island Gesneriad Society. For further information contact: Karyn Cichocki, kdc05@ptd.net.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 3, 2015


Sat/Sun in Oct/Nov
Any time between 9am and 3:30pm

Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt (2301) Edit

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. October’s theme is “Leaf Me Alone”; and November’s is “The Last Gasp”. What a great way to explore the arboretum and to get the family outside in the fresh air.

Cost: $10 per family at Haggerty Center

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 3, 2015

1:30p - 4:30p
& Sun Oct 4 11:00a - 3:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (2305) Edit

Northeast Regional Gesneriad Show – hosted by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, the Greater New York and the Long Island Gesneriad Societies. Judged show and plant sale of Gesneriads, the exotic cousins of African Violets. There will be plant experts on hand to answer all your growing questions during Q & A sessions held at 1:00 pm.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Sun Oct 4, 2015

2:00p

Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum (2258) Edit

On the first Sunday of the month, from April through October, meet us in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a 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.

Dates: Sunday(s), July 5, August 2, September 6 and October 4

Cost: $3 per person - pay at Haggerty Center

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 4, 2015

Noon - 1pm

The Potting Shed - So Long to Summer Succulents! (2283) Edit

Don’t miss the last Potting Shed of the season. Our Scherer Garden winter hardy succulents exhibit will stay, but a boatload of sempervirens will be sailing off to new homes today. Three boatloads to be exact – come share the bounty of the SS Climate Change as we disassemble this exhibit. Learn how to propagate these tidy, textural and easy to grow plants.

Take several home for $5. (Cash only, please.)

Free to watch.

These programs are eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Oct 4, 2015

2:00p

Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum (2286) Edit

Meet us in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a 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 at Haggerty

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Oct 5, 2015

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club (2277) Edit

The Garden Lovers Book Club meets monthly in the Haggerty Center and focuses on a different theme each month. One member will be in charge of the subject and will act as the commentator. The other members are encouraged to read books from the Frelinghuysen Arboretum's Library and to participate in the meeting's discussion.

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • October 5 — Favorite Garden / Plant Books — All
  • November 2 — Art in the Garden — Marnie
  • December 21 — Holiday Lunch
  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Oct 5, 2015

through Mon Nov 23
10am - 11am

Seedlings (Ages 3 – 4) (2297) Edit

Plant the seeds for a love of nature in Seedlings. In this program, preschoolers and their adult caregivers will discover the wonders of nature every Monday morning. Each week features a different theme based on what is growing in the gardens. We begin with story time under the Story Tree and complete the class with a 5-senses outdoor exploration of the arboretum. This program runs Monday, October 5 through Monday, November 23, rain or shine. There is no class on Monday, October 12.

Register by September 28

Cost: $75 per child for 7 classes and includes Family Membership in The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. If you are already a Family Member, the fee is $40.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$40.00

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$75.00

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Tue Oct 6, 2015

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association (2312) Edit

Speaker Ken Witkowski presents “Butterflies of the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge”.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NABA

Wed Oct 7, 2015

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (2303) Edit

Streptocarpus – this gesneriad cousin of the African Violets grows in the same part of Africa were African Violets (Saintpaulia) species grow. Learn about their cultural needs and propagation methods.

Affiliate programs are are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Sat Oct 10, 2015

Noon - 4:30pm
& Sun Oct 11 10:00a - 4:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society (2310) Edit

Annual Show and Sale

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NJCS

Tue Oct 13, 2015

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (2307) Edit

Bonsai Education Lecture

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: GSBS

Thu Oct 15, 2015

Bus Leaves Arboretum at 9am SHARP
Returns approximately 3:30pm

Fall Garden and Gallery Tour at Wave Hill (2238) Edit

Join the Friends for a relaxing fall day overlooking magnificent autumnal views of the Hudson River from the fabulous Gardens at Wave Hill. One of New York’s treasures, Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the great Italian composer Arturo Toscanini were just some of the famous people who once resided there. Focusing on seasonal highlights, an experienced Garden Guide will give us a one-hour tour of the gardens which include rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, rolling lawns and a beautiful pergola overlooking the river.

Also included will be a one-hour guided tour of the Glyndor House Gallery. Showcasing the work of both emerging and established artists in a unique environ- ment, these exhibitions explore the dynamic relationships between nature, culture and site.

In between tours, we will enjoy sweeping views of the Hudson River and Palisades while eating lunch on the Terrace. Lunch will include salads, fruit, dessert, beverages and your sandwich choice. Registrants will be emailed lunch options for their selection.

Time to shop with the added bonus of a 10% discount is also included. Wave Hill’s fabulous gift shop features a unique selection of nature inspired gifts from local artisans: soaps, ceramics, glass, jewelry, seasonal plants, and even honey from Wave Hill’s own hives!

Register by September 28.

Cost: $75 members / $85 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$75.00

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$85.00

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Sat Oct 17, 2015

10:00a - Noon

Exceptional Fall Trees and Shrubs (2287) Edit

Marc Zukovich, President of Sterling Horticultural Services presents some of the best trees and shrubs for fall and winter interest in this informative and entertaining lecture. Learn how to choose the best plants for your site, how to incorporate them into your landscape and perhaps most importantly, how to take care of them for years of enjoyment. Weather permitting, we take a walk outside to see the beautiful specimens on the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Marc is also an adjunct professor at County College of Morris and teaches at the New York Botanical Garden.

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

Register by October 10

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 18, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Fabulous Figs (2289) Edit

This cooking demonstration is all about figs. Learn both sweet and savory recipes and yes, we’ll make our own version of fig newtons, too.

Register by October 11

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 18, 2015

1:00p - 2:00p

Boo in the Bog! (Ages 8 & Up) (2298) Edit

What kind of a plant eats flesh? The carnivorous kind! Cait Flavin raises “carnies” in her greenhouses and designs bog gardens for indoors and outdoors. She will help us build our own mini bog garden and install several “carnies” in it. This tabletop bog garden will last long after all the trick or treat candies are gone.

Register by October 11

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Oct 18, 2015

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter (2314) Edit

Joyce Fingerut, North American Rock Garden Society, “Spring in the Mountains of Central Asia”

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NARG

Wed Oct 21, 2015

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat: Kale and Collards (2284) Edit

From Spade to Spatula

Go from spade to spatula each month with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo. The series focuses on a different garden vegetable every month during the growing season and offers growing suggestions, planting tips, pests and diseases, new varieties and recipes. Our last two programs for the season are listed below. We’ll have seeds, recipes and a tasting sample to get you motivated to get out in the garden.

Each session in this series is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

  • Wednesday, October 21 – Kale and Collards
  • Wednesday, November 18 – Winter Squash

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Oct 24, 2015

10:00a - Noon

A Garlic Primer (2288) Edit

If you love the rich taste of garlic, then you’ll want to grow your own! Learn the tricks to successfully grow, harvest and cure garlic, its fascinating history and some fabulous garlic recipes. Sample some tasty garlicky treats and purchase unusual garlic cultivars that are just right for us here in North-Central New Jersey. Superintendent Lesley Parness brings the best selections from the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival right here to The Frelinghuysen.

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

Register by October 17

(gourmet garlic cloves will be sold for $1.00 each, please bring a check or cash.)

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sat Oct 24, 2015

10:30a

Tri-State Hosta Society (2317) Edit

Program to be announced

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: TSH

Sun Oct 25, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

Richard Hartlage – “Designing the Gardens at Chihuly Gardens and Glass” (2282) Edit

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Chihuly Garden and Glass is one of Seattle, Washington’s top tourist attractions. Its beautiful glass exhibits are complemented by gardens and plants arranged to highlight renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work. Landscape designer Richard Hartlage, designed the gardens working closely with Chihuly to achieve a spectacular display of color and texture. Mr. Hartlage is President and CEO of Land Morphology, a Seattle Washington-based Landscape Design firm. His award-winning, innovative designs are renowned as emotive, immersive spaces that incorporate sophisticated horticulture, artful detailing, and historical knowledge that heighten the human experience of the natural world. His passion for horticulture has been cultivated over 15 years working in public gardens and estates. In fact, Richard was Manager of Horticulture right here at the Morris County Park Commission from 1993 to 1996.

His designs have been featured in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, At Home, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Traditional Home, Pacific Horticulture, Garden Design, and The Seattle Times, in addition to other publications in the United States, Japan, and Europe. Richard has given over 350 lectures worldwide, has written over 60 articles on gardening and landscape design for national and international publications. He has contributed to five books on horticulture and design, including Bold Visions for the Garden, a collection of his essays and photography.

Richard has worked on the Chihuly Garden and Glass project continuously since 2007, and he was part of the planning and design process. He collaborated closely with Chihuly Studios to develop the garden for the largest display of Chihuly glass Dale has exhibited to date. Over 500,000 people a year tour the exhibition and the garden continues to evolve. Over 350 different kinds of plants and 42,000 bulbs have been planted in the garden, there are three planted roofs, arbors, green walls and trellises and significant container plantings. A full palette of trees, shrubs, grasses, ferns, perennials and annuals are used in the garden to achieve twelve months of blooms for the visiting public. Come hear the story of this amazing project, transforming an asphalt parking lot into one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in America. Light refreshments will be served following the talk.

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

Register by October 18

Cost: $45 members / $55 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Nov 1, 2015

All Day

In Our Gallery - November (2319) Edit

Nature’s Beauty

The artists, all friends, work in their own personal styles and media using either oils, pastels or pencils and focus on different aspects of botanicals and landscapes. And yet, all pieces mesh together to create a beautiful exhibit for you to enjoy.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Nov 2, 2015

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club (2278) Edit

The Garden Lovers Book Club meets monthly in the Haggerty Center and focuses on a different theme each month. One member will be in charge of the subject and will act as the commentator. The other members are encouraged to read books from the Frelinghuysen Arboretum's Library and to participate in the meeting's discussion.

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • November 2 — Art in the Garden — Marnie
  • December 21 — Holiday Lunch
  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Nov 5, 2015

9am - 3pm

ArTboretum Mini-Camp (Grades 4 – 5) (2299) Edit

Children spend their day exploring the multi-cultural aspects of the art of gardening at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Through various media, kids will discover the beauty and science of nature. Activities include creating a bonsai, a bog garden, a Victorian fern planting and a Japanese kokedama hanging plant in this one-day mini-camp. Sessions will be both inside and outside so dress for the weather. Bring a bagged lunch that does not require refrigeration.

Register by October 29

Cost: $70 members / $80 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Thu Nov 5, 2015

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (2306) Edit

General Gesneriad Culture – growing media, light require- ments, watering methods and fertilizers will be discussed.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Nov 7, 2015

10:00a - 11:30a

Gingerbread Tips and Techniques (2296) Edit

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: FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Nov 7, 2015

1:30p-4:30p& Sun Nov 8
10:30a - 3:00p

Tri-State African Violet Council (2316) Edit

The Tristate African Violet Council will present its 57th annual African Violet show and plant sale. The theme is “Into the Woods with Violets”. The sale will include plants in bloom, plantlets, leaves and other gesneriads. All are welcome.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Sun Nov 8, 2015

10:00a - Noon

Herbal Soapmaking (2290) Edit

Master herbalist Elizabeth Scholl will talk about the history of soapmaking as well as a variety of herbs, clays and essential oils, and their benefits for different skin types. We will make, melt, and pour soap from an all-natural base. Everyone will have an opportunity to make and take home two 3 ounce bars of soap, personalized with a choice of organic and natural ingredients. We will then use natural, seasonal materials to create reusable packaging, making a perfect holiday gift.

Register by October 31

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Nov 8, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

Handcrafted Herbal Skin Care (2291) Edit

Explore beneficial plant based ingredients for skin care and discuss skin care solutions for a variety of skin types with Master herbalist, Elizabeth Scholl. We will then create handcrafted herbal skin care products that are perfect for holiday or any occasion gift giving for women and men – these will include herbal moisturizers, beneficial salt and sugar based body scrubs and botanical bath salts. Finally, we will craft packaging using natural, reusable and seasonal gift wrap materials.

Register by October 31

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Tue Nov 10, 2015

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (2308) Edit

Bonsai Education Lecture

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: GSBS

Thu Nov 12, 2015

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County (2304) Edit

African Violet Propagation Workshop – learn how to propagate African Violets. RSVP to Karyn Cichocki, kdc05@ptd.net by

Affiliate programs are are free and open to the public

11/8/15. (Due to Veterans Day the meeting is on Thursday instead of Wednesday).

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Sat Nov 14, 2015

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter (2315) Edit

Donald Leopold, Author of “Native Plants of the Northeast”

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NARG

Tue Nov 17, 2015

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association (2313) Edit

Members Night. This is the one meeting every year that allows any members or guests to show their own interesting natural history photos.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Nov 18, 2015

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat: Winter Squash (2285) Edit

From Spade to Spatula

Go from spade to spatula each month with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo. The series focuses on a different garden vegetable every month during the growing season and offers growing suggestions, planting tips, pests and diseases, new varieties and recipes. Our last two programs for the season are listed below. We’ll have seeds, recipes and a tasting sample to get you motivated to get out in the garden.

Each session in this series is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

  • Wednesday, November 18 – Winter Squash

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Wed Nov 18, 2015

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown (2311) Edit

General Meeting

1:00 pm – “Ornamental Grasses” Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens, will present a talk on designing with grasses focusing on choosing the right grasses for your New Jersey garden. Learn how these great (deer resistant!) plants can add movement and variety to your garden and plan ahead for next year. This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: HGC

Fri Nov 20, 2015

10:00a - Noon

Holiday Swag Workshop with Sue and Steve George (2292) Edit

Got swag? You will after Sue and Steve get through with you! Get a jump on your holiday decorating by making your own outdoor swag under the expert tutelage of the Georges, former owners of Old Brookside Greenhouses and Nurseries in Mendham Township. All materials are provided, but please bring your own pruners and a box in which to carry home your creation.

Register by November 13

Cost: $35 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Nov 22, 2015

1:00p - 2:00p

Kindle the Lights Thanksgiving Centerpiece (Ages 8 & Up) (2300) Edit

Using fresh flowers, greens, a specially decorated candle and their creativity, young designers will craft a Williamsburg-style Thanksgiving centerpiece perfect for the holiday table or buffet.

Register by November 14

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Thu Dec 3, 2015

6:30p - 8:00p

Gingerbread Wonderland Preview Party (2294) Edit

For members only

A sneak peek. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Register by November 29

Cost: FREE, but registration is required.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Fri Dec 4, 2015

through Sun Dec 13
Times at right.

24th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland (2293) Edit

To Enter:

For almost a quarter of a century, children of all ages have delighted in this holiday tradition. This year we invite your family to take part by creating a gingerbread. Complete instructions will be available October 1st at arboretumfriends.org or call 973-326-7603 and request an application.

To Visit:

Guests, young and old, marvel at the creativity, skill and sense of optimism that characterizes this charming and ecumenical exhibit of hundreds of edible structures.

Groups of 8 or more must make a reservation to visit by calling 973-326-7601.

Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm daily, Fridays until 7:30 pm

Cost: $2 per person (at door), children under 2 FREE.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 5, 2015

& Sun. Dec. 6th
Plus Sat. Dec. 12 & Sun. Dec. 13
10a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show 2015 (2146) Edit

SAVE THE DATE

The Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show is open to all artists who design, handcraft, and exhibit their own work.

Interested artists may email kmuccillo@morrisparks.net with a photograph and description of their work. No applications will be sent without this information. The sale of food items are not acceptable.

Come be part of the tradition at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Cost: See flyer.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 5, 2015

& Sun Dec 6
Sat Dec 12 & Sun Dec 13
10am - 4:30pm

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show (2295) Edit

Holiday shopping is easy at our Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, now in its sixth year. You’ll find local crafters offering beautiful hand-made and affordable gifts perfect for yourself or that special person on your list.

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

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Dec 21, 2015

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club (2279) Edit

The Garden Lovers Book Club meets monthly in the Haggerty Center and focuses on a different theme each month. One member will be in charge of the subject and will act as the commentator. The other members are encouraged to read books from the Frelinghuysen Arboretum's Library and to participate in the meeting's discussion.

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • December 21 — Holiday Lunch
  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Dec 22, 2015

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (2309) Edit

Club Auction and Christmas Party

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: GSBS

Sat Dec 26, 2015

through Sun Jan 3
Any time betwoon 9am and 3:30pm

A Special Holiday Scavenger Hunt (2302) Edit

Head over to the arboretum for this special scavenger hunt: “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”. Bring your camera or cell phone as well as a good set of observant eyes. Find most of the items on the list and take home a prize for the entire family. There’s a lot going on out in the gardens during the winter. You just have to look for it. Please note that the arboretum is closed on January 1.

Cost: $10 per family at Haggerty Center

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Jan 4, 2016

10:30a

Garden Lovers Book Club (2280) Edit

The Garden Lovers Book Club meets monthly in the Haggerty Center and focuses on a different theme each month. One member will be in charge of the subject and will act as the commentator. The other members are encouraged to read books from the Frelinghuysen Arboretum's Library and to participate in the meeting's discussion.

Read more about the Book Club on our Library page.

Upcoming meetings, with their themes and commentators, are:

  • January 4 — Frelinghuysen trip to UK Gardens — tbd

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends