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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

Fri Jul 1, 2016

All Day Throughout the Month

In Our Gallery – July

See It: Don’t Just Look At It

Photographer Kam Ko believes that every picture should tell a story. His use of macro photography makes his botanical photos come alive. A chemist by profession, Mr. Ko has been photographing for over 35 years.

Cost: Free

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

Sat Jul 30, 2016

9:00a - 1:00p
and
Sun Jul 31 1:00p - 5:00p

Open Gates Weekend

Morris County is home to an astounding variety of Community Gardens. Their histories, planting paradigms, vegetables and gardeners create a green tapestry across our map.

You can view many of these gardens at their mid-summer height and speak with the gardeners at these special places during the Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend.

This weekend long event is funded by The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum with the proceeds of a recent 5% Day at Whole Foods of Morristown. Its goal is to showcase the beauty and diversity of Community Gardens by opening their usually “closed to the public” gates.

From gardening demonstrations and vegetable tastings, to Community Food Pantry connections, you will enjoy discovering what is growing in Community Gardens across our county. Morris County Rutgers Master Gardeners will be on hand with their timely information sheets and lots of practical advice for growing your own food. Whole Foods of Morristown will provide light refreshments.

If you are a practiced vegetable grower, this is your field day for getting out and seeing what your comrades have achieved. If you are a beginner, come and learn from real gardeners. And, if you and your family are just beginning to think about growing your own food, Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend is the perfect initiation into the rewarding world of vegetable gardening.

Plan your trip to multiple gardens by using our website. Click the description image for full details of all the gardens. Click the map image for locations of the gardens. The tour is FREE and no registration is required.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Aug 1, 2016

1:00p

Garden Lovers Book Club

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:

  • August 1 — TBD

We meet at the Arboretum at 1 PM. Must be a member to attend.

Cost: Free (members only)

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

Fri Aug 5, 2016

7:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: The Art of Pressing Flowers, by Doris Cunniff.

Mum Topic: How to Apply B9, Pesticides and Fungicides; What insects to expect and how to control them.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Aug 7, 2016

Noon - 1:00p

The Potting Shed

Join Horticultural Education Assistant Lily Mehl as she demonstrates the art of Kokedama. By wrapping a plant in a layer of bonsai materials and moss and tying it up with various strings, an artistic whole is formed that is a lot more than the sum of its parts! Get busy with all your little plantlings and make some Kokedama!

No reservations are required. Rain cancels the program.

Cost: $5 to make one, free to watch (exact change please)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Aug 9, 2016

7:00p - 10:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

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

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Aug 13, 2016

1:00p - 4:00p

Bead Weaving Workshop: Chevron Poppy Bracelet

Janet Palumbo and Reem Iversen have been teaching bead weaving for many years with a devoted following and rave reviews. They also teach workshops at Bead Fest Philadelphia, the biggest bead event on the east coast. Their original designs have been published in various beadwork magazines here in the U.S. as well as internationally.

Using the tools and materials provided, workshop participants will complete this dainty bracelet, while learning the basics of bead weaving. A flower button clasp, with a Swarovski crystal center, adds the finishing touch to this garden trellis for your wrist. Learn both flat and circular chevron stitch. Topics will include: tools, materials, and resources; bead colors and finishes; understanding beading patterns and terminology; and making creative decisions. Class is suitable for beginner and intermediate beaders.

Register by August 6

Cost: $55 members / $60 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Sun Aug 14, 2016

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking the Books: Summer Fruits

Drams, gills, pecks – measurements are not the only things that have changed in the kitchen over the past 300 years! Explore recipes of the past from the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection. Begin with a talk by Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education, about the burgeoning culture of fruit breeding in the 1700’s and enjoy the selected botanical art.

Then, Chef Cynthia Triolo, Horticultural Program Specialist, demonstrates preparation of some summer fruit recipes, explaining the unusual ingredients and cooking techniques updated for modern-day cooks.

Finally, we’ll all enjoy sampling a variety of dishes.

Register by August 7

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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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

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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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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

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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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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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Sun Oct 2, 2016

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Annual show and plant sale

Cost: Free

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