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Fri Jul 1, 2016

Every Day in July & Aug
9:00a - 3:30p

Summertime Family 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:

  • The theme for July is “America, the Beautiful”,
  • August’s is “90 Degrees”.

 

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

Dates: Every day in July and August

Cost: $10 per family, exact change please.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Jul 3, 2016

Sun Aug 7
Sun Sept 4
and
Sun Oct 2
2:00p

Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

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 3, August 7, September 4 and October 2

Cost: $3 at door (exact change please)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Aug 1, 2016

All Day Throughout the Month

In Our Gallery – August

Millburn-Short Hills Art Center Member Show

The talented members of the Millburn-Short Hills Art Center are both professional and amateur artists working in a variety of media. Formed in 1940 this is the oldest art association in northern and central New Jersey. Its purpose is to encourage art education and appreciation.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Sep 1, 2016

All Day Throughout the Month

In Our Gallery – September

Watercolors by the Musconetcong Watercolor Group

The spectacular watercolors by the Musconetcong Watercolor Group are on display this month. The 21 members of the group, under the direction of artist Doris Ettlinger, meet in a 19th century gristmill overlooking the Musconetcong River, from which they draw much inspiration.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Sep 1, 2016

8:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Nematanthus – the wide variety of species and hybrids will be shown in this slide program given by Mauro Peixoto at the 2006 Gesneriad Society Convention

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Sep 2, 2016

7:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: This Old Yard – from Neglected to Beautiful by Master Gardener Veronica Dengler

Mum Topic: Grooming blooms, sprays and garden varieties for the show

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Sep 3, 2016

Sat/Sun in Sept
9:00a - 3:30p

September 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.

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.

Cost: $10 per family, exact change please.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Sep 6, 2016

7:00p

North American Butterfly Association

General Meeting

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Sep 10, 2016

10:00a - Noon

Lifting and Dividing Perennials at Bamboo Brook

When dividing perennials, timing and technique are important. Learn how to rejuvenate even the oldest residents of a garden by occasionally dividing them. The Gardeners at Bamboo Brook will show you how at this hands-on workshop on lifting and dividing perennials.

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

Register by September 3

Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members

Location: Bamboo Brook

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Sep 10, 2016

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Speaker Hilary Clayton presents a review and photos from the Annual Meeting in Colorado of North American Rock Garden Society.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Sep 11, 2016

2:00p - 4:00p

Presherbvation!

After months of absorbing sun and heat, our herbs are bursting with flavor. Now is the time to preserve them! Learn how to capture their rich tastes in vinegar, honey, sugar and salt.

You’ll take home bottles and jars filled with herbal goodness to use all winter long and, you’ll absorb all the knowledge you need to create these cooking staples from your own herb garden. Everyone makes 1 of each: herbal vinegar, infused honey, herbal salt and scented sugar!

Register by September 1

Cost: $25 members / $35 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$25.00

Non-members

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$35.00

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Wed Sep 14, 2016

11:00a

Flowers Galore Tour and Tea

What could be more pleasant than a leisurely stroll amidst the flowers of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum? This tour, followed by a delicious tea prepared by classically trained German baker Christina Renfer! In the cool of the morning, take a tour of our grounds under the expert tutelage of horticulture staff. Then, on to the charming Matilda’s Café located adjacent to the Haggerty Education Center, for a sumptuous selection of scones, traditional tea sandwiches, baked from scratch pastries and teas from around the world and from our own herb garden. Children, ages 13+ and gentlemen are most welcome!

Tour, tea, gratuities and tax are included. Tours start promptly at 11:00 am and meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center. Please wear comfortable walking shoes as we will be exploring the grounds. Tea will follow the tour at approximately 12 noon.

Cost: $35 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Sep 14, 2016

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

General Meeting

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: AVC

Thu Sep 15, 2016

6:30p - 8:30p

Archetypes of Botanic Literature

Prepare to be astonished as you explore the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection with Superintendent of Horticultural Education, Lesley Parness. Drawing on books dating from the 16th century, you will see examples of various types of botanic literature, including herbals, sylvas, monographs and diaries.

Gain an understanding of the role of botanic literature in the advancement of science and trade and also what your membership dollars help to support and conserve. Ours is a world-class collection and this program will not disappoint the historian, book lover, or artist.

This class is required prior to attending other programs about the Rare Book Collection, including the upcoming “Native Sons and Daughters: American Authors in the Rare Book Collection”.

Register by September 8

Cost: $15 Members Only (all proceeds benefit the conservation of the Rare Book Collection). NOTE: Non-members price includes a one-year individual membership.

Cost: see above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$15.00

Non-members

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$40.00

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Sat Sep 17, 2016

10:00a

The Tristate African Violet Council

Joint meeting of the Tristate African Violet Council and the New Jersey Council of African Violet Judges followed by a program at 11:00 am (program to be determined), then a brown bag lunch and a business meeting at which plans for the annual November show will be made.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Oct 1, 2016

10:00a - Noon

Ferns and Their Shady Friends

Marc Zukovich presents this talk which will focus on ferns and their place in your garden. Both common and uncommon types will be discussed and shown in a slide presentation. Fern life cycles, propagation and companion plants will be covered as well. A tour of the Eger Fern Garden on site will follow the lecture.

Marc is a frequent and well known lecturer here at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. He is the President of Sterling Horticultural Services and an Adjunct Professor at County College of Morris.

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

Register by September 23

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$15.00

Non-members

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$20.00

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Sun Oct 2, 2016

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Annual show and plant sale

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Dec 2, 2016

through Sun Dec 11
10a-4:30p
Fri till 7:30p

Celebrating 25 Years of Wonder - Gingerbread Wonderland

This December marks the 25th Anniversary of Gingerbread Wonderland. 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.

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 the 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.

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

Exhibit Your Gingerbread Creation

Join in the fun this year by exhibiting your very own gingerbread creation.

We welcome individuals, young and old, families, scout troops, school groups and special needs individuals and groups. Learn more and enter soon to guarantee a place by downloading the form at right.

Cost: (see above)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 3, 2016

& Sun Dec 4
Plus Sat Dec 10 & Sun Dec 11

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show - EXHIBITORS

CALL FOR CRAFT SHOW EXHIBITORS

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: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends