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Sat Jan 3, 2015

Sat/Sun Jan to Mar
9:00a - 3:30p

Winter Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunt (2095) 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 change every month.

  • January’s theme is “January Thaw”
  • February’s is “Brrr! It’s Cold”
  • the theme for March is “Teeny Tiny Signs of Spring”.

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

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

Cost: $10 per family payable at the Haggerty

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Feb 1, 2015

All Day throughout the month

In Our Gallery - February (2097) Edit

Space Flowers

February will not seem dreary as you enjoy the bright, exciting and innovative work of artist John Darvie. His cheerful show, “Space Flowers” will certainly warm and delight you.

Mr. Darvie has painted in oil and acrylics for the last 20 years. He teaches acrylic painting workshops and his work has been shown in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Mar 1, 2015

All Day throughout the month

In Our Gallery - March (2098) Edit

Plants of the Water and the Sun

Treat yourself to the stunning photography of Morristown High School’s Karel Raska, who developed his love of photography when he received his first camera at age 9.

His favorite subjects include open landscapes, sunsets, wildlife, architecture and plant life, and highlight his love of the world around him.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Mar 2, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Giants in the Garden (2091) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Who or what is the biggest in the garden? Trees, of course. Young explorers will use a bit of math to discover just how old the trees can be.

Learn more about the Garden Sprouts and other Children's Programs at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum on our Children's Page.

Cost: $7 per child for members / $10 for non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Mar 3, 2015

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association (2114) Edit

“Spring at Springdale” by Tom Halliwell

Tuesday, March 3 – 7:30 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NABA

Thu Mar 5, 2015

BUS LEAVES 10:00a SHARP

Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show (2080) Edit

“Lights, Cameras, Bloom” is the theme for the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show, paying homage to the silver screen. A dazzling entry garden, complete with a red carpet, leads you into an Art Deco movie palace. The world of movies and flowers will merge to capture some of movies greatest moments in lush landscapes.

The largest flower show in the Northeast offers something for everyone: awe inspiring gardens, a chance to see the newest plants that will be available at nurseries this Spring, stunning floral arrangements, lectures, shopping and hope that winter will end and the garden will come alive.

A full refund will be given to participants who cancel at least 14 days in advance of the trip. There will be no refund otherwise.

Register by February 19

Bus leaves from the arboretum parking lot at 10am sharp and is expected to return at 8:30p.

Cost: $80 members / $90 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$80.00

Non-members

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$90.00

Your confirmation email from PayPal is your ticket!

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Thu Mar 5, 2015

8:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society (2106) Edit

Propagation Workshop – Learn how gesneriads can be propagated by leaves, cuttings, rhizomes, tubers and seeds. RSVP required to Karyn Cichocki, kdc05@ptd.net or 973-579-7914 by March 1.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Other

Sat Mar 7, 2015

9:00a - 4:30p

Annual Community Garden Conference (2085) Edit

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension are teaming up again to present their fifth Annual Community Garden Conference.

This year’s keynote speaker is the renowned botanical explorer and food plant ecologist, Joseph Simcox. Joseph has spent decades traveling the globe, documenting and tasting thousands of edibles. He has traversed wildernesses with indigenous peoples, interviewed thousands of villagers and searched the markets from the Arctic to the tip of Africa. His passion is to bring little known foods to the table and preserve species and varieties that are in danger of extinction. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds carries a line of seeds based on Joseph’s explorations which they are generously donating to each attendee along with their beautiful catalog.

This year’s sessions include:

  • Crop Rotation and Succession Planting – how to grow four crops in succession, how to extend the season and the best way to rotate crops in a small space.
  • Growing Asian Vegetables – from leafy greens to fruits, expand your edible vocabulary. Early spring greens seeds provided.
  • Successful Seed Saving – gain knowledge in the best way to save seeds from your favorite vegetables.
  • Beneficial Insects – learn how to introduce “good bugs” to combat insect pests.
  • Preserving Your Harvest – learn the techniques to best preserve vegetables, how to grow enough to preserve in a small space and how some community gardens use the preserves to fundraise.
  • Coordinator’s Roundtable Discussion – garden managers and coordinators come together to find solutions to problems and learn about best management practices.
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Complete details may be found in the brochure at right.

On-line registration, including choice of your sessions and payment via PayPal, is available here by clicking the button below. Lunch is provided and the snow date for this conference is Sunday, March 8.

This program is eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Please bring a donation for the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County.

*** PROGRAM FILLED ***

Cost: $50 per person before Feb. 1, $60 pp on or after Feb.1

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Mar 9, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Whose Garden Is It? (2092) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Spring is on its way and there are all kinds of life to be found in the garden. Little gardeners will learn just who shares the garden and how to find them.

Learn more about the Garden Sprouts and other Children's Programs at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum on our Children's Page.

Cost: $7 per child for members / $10 for non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Mar 10, 2015

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society (2109) Edit

Bonsai education programs:

  • Tuesday, March 10 – 7:00 pm

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

Fri Mar 13, 2015

7:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society (2111) Edit

Speaker Barbara Katz lectures on “Water Music”. Learn how to use fountains, waterfalls and ponds.

RESCHEDULED from March 6th to March 13th.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NJCS

Sun Mar 15, 2015

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter (2116) Edit

Paul Trader – Former Director of Rockland County Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, and instructor for New York Botanical Garden – Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Organic Pesticides.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: NARG

Mon Mar 16, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Yo, Buddy! (2093) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Buds are everywhere on all kinds of plants but what is inside? Pick buds, open them up and discover what kind of blooms and leaves are just around the corner.

Learn more about the Garden Sprouts and other Children's Programs at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum on our Children's Page.

Cost: $7 per child for members / $10 for non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Mar 16, 2015

10:30a - Noon

Garden Lovers Book Club (2131) 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 5 — Books by or about Christopher Lloyd — Ilona Ontscherenki
  • February 2 — Books by or about Ken Druse — Sue Acheson
  • March 16 — Gardens to visit in one day from Morristown — Pam Kern
  • April 20 — Irises — Adrianne Bendich
  • May 18 — Children’s garden books —

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Mar 18, 2015

7:00p - 8:30p

Grow, Cook, Eat (2084) Edit

Perennial Vegetables: Asparagus and Rhubarb

Go from spade to spatula with Horticultural Program Specialists Gwen Montgomery and Cynthia Triolo as they team up again to offer their popular garden series that focuses on a different vegetable each month during the growing season.

Perennial vegetables are the topic for March with an in-depth look at asparagus and rhubarb. Get great growing suggestions, planting tips and pest and disease prevention ideas for those tried and true varieties. Learn about some new and unusual ones, too. Seeds or plants, recipes and a tasting of a prepared dish using the featured vegetable are all on the menu.

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

Register by March 4

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Members

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$15.00

Non-members

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$20.00

Your confirmation email from PayPal is your ticket!

Be sure to bring it with you.

Mon Mar 23, 2015

11:00a

Garden Sprouts: Salad Daze (2094) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Spring is just around the corner and it’s not too early to start planning that early spring salad garden.

Learn more about the Garden Sprouts and other Children's Programs at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum on our Children's Page.

Cost: $7 per child for members / $10 for non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Mar 25, 2015

1:00p

Save the Date! - The Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Tea (1992) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

The Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Tea: Speaker: Randolph Scott Little on “Birdsongs in Your Garden”.

Cost: Details later.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Mar 25, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Tea (2079) Edit

This delightful afternoon tea honors Dr. Benjamin Blackburn, professor, botanist, and author who lived at Willowwood Arboretum from 1946 until his death in 1987. His legacy of beauty and excellence in horticulture lives on there.

Ornithologist Randolph Scott Little treats us to his talk on “Bird Songs in Your Garden” based on a book he helped produce with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Mr. Little has served on the board of the New Jersey Audubon Society, authored a book called “For the Birds” and for the past twenty-seven years has taught workshops in advanced field recording techniques. Little was recently elected Life Member of the American Ornithologists’ Union.

Proceeds from the tea fund the Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a deserving student of Horticulture at County College of Morris. Read more about the Blackburn Scholarship by clicking here.

Register by March 17

Cost: $50 members / $55 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Register with PayPal

Members

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$50.00

Non-members

(not a member?
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$55.00

Your confirmation email from PayPal is your ticket!

Be sure to bring it with you.

Sat Mar 28, 2015

12:30p

Tri-State Hosta Society (2118) Edit

Annual Plant Sale, non-members may “buy” a membership at the door for $10.00.

Cost: (see above)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Mar 29, 2015

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Tea Time (2100) Edit

In conjunction with our Focus On England programs, this cooking demonstration will show you how to prepare a proper British Tea. We’ll make scones, dainty tea sandwiches, a bakewell tart and shortbreads.

Pinkies up, please.

Register by March 15

Program filled. Call the office to be added to the waiting list.

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Apr 12, 2015

Noon - 1:00p

The Potting Shed – Compost Happens (2157) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Join us every month for an informal look at some DIY garden projects.

  • April 12 – Compost Happens. Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps, garden waste and autumn leaves into compost. Purchase worms to start your own worm bin at home.
  • May 3 – Tomato Growing 101. Learn all you need to know to grow your own and purchase some heirlooms to plant.
  • June 7 – As Fair as An English Rose. Learn the history of the modern day rose and get an overview on their care. Then, we’ll trot along to see the Frelinghuysen’s roses and you’ll get to take a cutting home to grow forevermore at your castle.

It’s free to watch the demonstrations, and a small fee (paid in cash, please) to join in.

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

Cost: Free or small fee ($5 in cash) to join in

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Apr 18, 2015

10:00a - Noon

Plant Sale Preview Talk (2136) Edit

20 Years of Great Plant Picks

Want to find out what’s new and exciting at this year’s 20th Annual Plant Sale? “Plantaholic” Sue Acheson presents a program highlighting a long list of fabulous plant picks for gardens large and small. Attendees will be able to pre-purchase certain featured plants using cash, checks or credit cards.

Register by April 4

Cost: Free, but registration is required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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on-line

Mon Apr 20, 2015

10:30a - Noon

Garden Lovers Book Club (2132) 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 5 — Books by or about Christopher Lloyd — Ilona Ontscherenki
  • February 2 — Books by or about Ken Druse — Sue Acheson
  • March 16 — Gardens to visit in one day from Morristown — Pam Kern
  • April 20 — Irises — Adrianne Bendich
  • May 18 — Children’s garden books —

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri May 1, 2015

4:00p - 7:00p

Members Only Preview Plant Sale (2149) Edit

Join us Friday evening for first choice of the amazing variety of plants we have for sale.

We specialize in color, texture and fragrance for your garden. A fine selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and herbs will inspire you to take them home for your garden. Plant Advisors will be on hand to answer questions about new plants and recommend plants to enhance your garden. You must be a member to attend. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Register by April 17.

Cost: Free, but registration is a must

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Click the button to register
on-line

Sat May 2, 2015

& Sun May 3
9:00a - 3:00p

20th Annual Plant Sale in the Tent (2137) Edit

THIS IS OUR PLANT SALE'S 20th ANNIVERSARY, CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF GREAT PLANT PICKS!

Members and the public are always awed by the variety of plants and best prices we will have to offer but, not to worry, we will have Plant Advisors there to help you decide on the best plant for your needs.

Check the Plant Sale Page to see the On-Line Plant List and lots more information about this wonderful event.

Plant Sale proceeds benefit Horticultural Education at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun May 3, 2015

Noon - 1:00p

The Potting Shed – Tomato Growing 101 (2156) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Join us every month for an informal look at some DIY garden projects.

  • April 12 – Compost Happens. Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps, garden waste and autumn leaves into compost. Purchase worms to start your own worm bin at home.
  • May 3 – Tomato Growing 101. Learn all you need to know to grow your own and purchase some heirlooms to plant.
  • June 7 – As Fair as An English Rose. Learn the history of the modern day rose and get an overview on their care. Then, we’ll trot along to see the Frelinghuysen’s roses and you’ll get to take a cutting home to grow forevermore at your castle.

It’s free to watch the demonstrations, and a small fee (paid in cash, please) to join in.

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

Cost: Free or small fee ($5 in cash) to join in

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon May 18, 2015

10:30a - Noon

Garden Lovers Book Club (2133) 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 5 — Books by or about Christopher Lloyd — Ilona Ontscherenki
  • February 2 — Books by or about Ken Druse — Sue Acheson
  • March 16 — Gardens to visit in one day from Morristown — Pam Kern
  • April 20 — Irises — Adrianne Bendich
  • May 18 — Children’s garden books —

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Jun 2, 2015

8:30a SHARP
Returns Wed June 3
approx. 7:30p - 8:00p

South Fork Saunter (2138) Edit

A Bus Trip Sponsored by the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Dig-It! Magazine

Escape to Long Island on an overnight South Fork Saunter on June 2 - 3, 2015. We’ll enjoy guided tours at four fabulous gardens, dining in three interesting towns, a stay at the Hyatt, and shopping at a stellar nursery.

Brief itinerary:

  • Begin with a guided tour of the sculpture gardens at the Nassau County Museum of Art, the former Gold Coast estate of US Steel Corporation’s co-founder Henry Clay Frick.
  • Lunch on own in the village of Oyster Bay
  • Then on to Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park, former Gold Coast estate, for a one-and-a-half-hour tour of formal gardens, greenhouses and plant collections
  • Overnight at the Hyatt Place East End in Riverhead
  • Wake to a delicious, hot and cold, full breakfast buffet in the hotel.
  • Tour the 16 acres of gardens and sculpture at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.
  • Lunch on our own in the tony Village of Bridgehampton.
  • Spend the afternoon touring The Madoo Conservancy, former estate of eccentric artist, writer and gardener Robert Dash, in the nearby village of Sagaponack.

Full details are in the flyer attached (click on image above).

Tuesday, June 2 & Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Bus leaves Frelinghuysen Arboretum Tuesday at 8:30am SHARP and returns approximately 7:30-8:00pm on Wednesday.

TICKET COST: $350 per person which includes bus, hotel, full breakfast, all garden admissions and guided tours. Price is the same per person whether or not you share a room. See Cancellation / Refund Policy on attached flyer.

Cost: $350 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Register with PayPal

Members

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$350.00

Non-members

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$350.00

Your confirmation email from PayPal is your ticket!

Be sure to bring it with you.

Sun Jun 7, 2015

Noon - 1:00p

The Potting Shed – As Fair as An English Rose (2158) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Join us every month for an informal look at some DIY garden projects.

  • April 12 – Compost Happens. Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps, garden waste and autumn leaves into compost. Purchase worms to start your own worm bin at home.
  • May 3 – Tomato Growing 101. Learn all you need to know to grow your own and purchase some heirlooms to plant.
  • June 7 – As Fair as An English Rose. Learn the history of the modern day rose and get an overview on their care. Then, we’ll trot along to see the Frelinghuysen’s roses and you’ll get to take a cutting home to grow forevermore at your castle.

It’s free to watch the demonstrations, and a small fee (paid in cash, please) to join in.

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

Cost: Free or small fee ($5 in cash) to join in

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Jun 13, 2015

10:00a - Noon

Backyard Foraging with Ellen Zachos (2154) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

You don’t need to trek into the forest to forage edible plants. You’ll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles! You will learn tips on where certain plants are likely to be found, how to avoid pollution and pesticides, and how to recognize the plants you should never harvest. This award-winning speaker makes foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

Ellen Zachos is a professional gardener and proprietor of Acme Plant Stuff, a garden and houseplant maintenance company. She is also the author of several books, including Backyard Foraging, Tempting Tropicals, Orchid Growing for Wimps, and Down & Dirty.

A book signing will follow the program.

Register by June 1.

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Members

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$25.00

Non-members

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$30.00

Your confirmation email from PayPal is your ticket!

Be sure to bring it with you.

Sun Jun 14, 2015

1:00p

Friends Annual Meeting (2155) Edit

UNPUBLISHED

Rare Wildlife in New Jersey

Explore the unparalleled array of imperiled wildlife species that call New Jersey home – and learn why the Garden State offers unmatched biodiversity, wildlife habitats, and opportunities for outdoor nature adventures!

David Wheeler is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Mr. Wheeler has worked on environmental issues in New Jersey and beyond for more than a decade. He is the author of the 2011 book Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State, and a contributor to the 2014 book, Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands and Beyond. Mr. Wheeler earned his M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his B.A. from American University in Washington DC.

The Annual Meeting provides a chance to meet the new Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Board of Trustees and to thank the Board’s departing members for their service.

This year, enjoy an excellent presentation, “Rare Wildlife in New Jersey” by David Wheeler, Executive Director of the non-profit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Following the presentation, Hospitality Chair, Patti Millar, welcomes you to enjoy a variety of light refreshments.

Please register early by calling 973.326.7603 or by doing so using the button below to reserve your seat.

Register by May 29.

Cost: FREE, but registration is a must

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Click the button to register
on-line

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