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Mon Apr 1, 2019

All day

In Our Gallery – April

Artist Karen Collins exhibits her pastels of landscapes and florals.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Mon Apr 1, 2019

Any time between 9am + 3:30pm

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:

  • April’s theme is “Water, Water Everywhere”;
  • May’s is “Big, Bigger, Biggest”; and
  • the theme for June is “What Smells?”.

Cost: $10 per family at front desk

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Apr 16, 2019

& Tuesdays through June 18
1:00 - 1:45p

Garden Buds (Ages 4-5 with an adult)

Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers in this 10-week hands-on gardening series. Little gardeners with their adult helpers plant, harvest, and even taste vegetables straight from their gardens.

Cost: $70 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Apr 24, 2019

10-11 am OR 1-2 pm

Sprouts (Ages 2-4 with an adult): Sounds of Spring

Use your ears and discover an entirely new side of plants. We’ll also look around to see who is making all that springtime racket.

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather.

Cost: $5 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Apr 25, 2019

6:00p - 7:00p

A Tour of Flowering Trees and Shrubs at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Walk the grounds of the Arboretum for an hour with Mark Inzano, Manager of Horticulture. He’ll point out some familiar favorites among the Arboretum’s collections of flowering trees and shrubs, as well as some unusual ones you may not know.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Cost: $8 members / $10 non-members

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Apr 25, 2019

7:00p - 8:00p

Make and Take Workshops - Herb Container Garden

Presented by Catherine Allison, MCPC Horticulture Program Specialist

Discover the wonderful world of herbs and their many uses for culinary, medicinal and pest repellant purposes. Make your own herb garden and take it home to enjoy throughout the season.

Cost: $30 per person

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Apr 27, 2019

11:00a - Noon

Great Plantings for Small Gardens

Steve Kristoph, Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University and owner of an eponymous specialty nursery in central New Jersey, returns with a fun and informative talk about small trees and shrubs, both native and non-native, that will be well-behaved and dazzle throughout the seasons in your garden. Many of the plants he recommends will be available at the plant sale the following weekend.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Apr 28, 2019

1:00p - 3:30p

5th Annual Tubbs Lecture: Vincent Simeone on Versatile Viburnums

The Tubbs Lecture at Willowwood Arboretum honors the memory of Henry and Robert Tubbs.

This year’s guest speaker, Vincent Simeone, is a renowned horticulturist, lecturer and author. He will share his expertise in planting and caring for viburnums and give a guided walk through the viburnum collection at Willowwood Arboretum.

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

Cost: $30 per person, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Apr 28, 2019

1:00p - 4:00p

Arbor Day Celebration

Celebrate Arbor Day with New Jersey’s largest living things – trees. Learn how to plant, identify, and appreciate our local trees. Take a tour of the Arboretum’s Big Trees, do a tree craft, and take home some seedlings to grow in your own yard.

Cost: Suggested donation $5/family, call 973.326.7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed May 1, 2019

10-11 am OR 1-2 pm

Sprouts (Ages 2-4 with an adult): Let There Be Light

Sunny days are here! Discover how plants put sunlight to work and what happens when plants grow in shade.

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather.

Cost: $5 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed May 1, 2019

All day

In Our Gallery – May

The NJ Photography Forum and Paul Donahoe, Curator exhibit “Flower Power – Bold, Dramatic and Beautiful Portraits of Flowers”.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu May 2, 2019

4:00p - 5:00p

Arboretum Artists (Ages 8-12) - Beautiful Bouquets

Paint, cut, and build your own mixed media bouquet fit for framing!

Cost: $10 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Fri May 3, 2019

4:00p - 7:00p

24th Annual Plant Sale

Members Only Shopping

You’re Invited to the 24th Annual Friends’ Plant Sale. As always, members get first dibs on all the plants, beginning at 4:00 pm on Friday.

Register for this free Members-only Event using the On-Line Registration button, below.

Plant Sale Volunteers Needed

Please help make our 2019 Plant Sale a success by volunteering for one of the many tasks that go into the Friend’s major fundraising event. Click here to sign up to volunteer on our Plant Sale Volunteer Signup Page. It’s easy, and takes a just a few minutes.

There will be an amazing selection of vegetables, herbs, annuals and tropicals, perennials, trees, and shrubs and lots of plant advisors on hand to answer questions and recommend which plants will work best in your garden.

Cost: Free to Members -- Register using the button below.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat May 4, 2019

& Sun May 5
9:00a - 4:00p

24th Annual Plant Sale

Saturday - Sunday Public Sale

You’re Invited to the 24th Annual Friends’ Plant Sale

Members are welcome to shop all weekend, of course, but the public sale opens Saturday morning and we’ll have plant advisors available throughout Saturday and Sunday to help shoppers select the best plants for their gardens.

PLANT SALE PAGE

Our Plant Sale Page is active. Check regularly for news and links about events and plants at the 2019 Plant Sale.

Plant Sale Volunteers Needed

Please help make our 2019 Plant Sale a success by volunteering for one of the many tasks that go into the Friend’s major fundraising event.

Sign up online on our Plant Sale Volunteer Signup Page. It’s easy, and takes a just a few minutes.

We need help with moving, labeling, pricing, watering, grooming, selling and more. Select the day, time and task that suits you best. Your selection will be confirmed with a subsequent email and a big thank you!

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun May 5, 2019

2:00p

First Sunday Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

The Sunday Garden tours begin at 2:00 pm and cost $3 per person (exact change is appreciated). Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for the tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue May 7, 2019

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Juanita Hummel, an avid nature lover and citizen scientist will give a presentation on Butterflies and Butterflying in the NJ Sourland Mountains of Hunterdon County.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed May 8, 2019

10-11 am OR 1-2 pm

Sprouts (Ages 2-4 with an adult): Plant Zoo

Dogwood, Pig Squeak, and Pussy Willow...why do some plants have such strange names? Take a walk to search for the plants that look like animals and guess their names.

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather.

Cost: $5 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed May 8, 2019

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Program: To be determined Wednesday,

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu May 9, 2019

4:00p - 5:00p

A Bouquet for Mom Ages 6-10

Young arrangers will create a beautiful floral masterpiece and learn how to take care of it just in time for Mothers’ Day.

Cost: $15 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun May 12, 2019

Noon - 4:00p

Mother’s Day at Willowwood Arboretum

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a tour of the beautiful gardens at Willowwood Arboretum, including the extensive lilac collection.

Enjoy some light refreshments courtesy of the Willowwood Foundation and purchase some baby lilacs to plant at home or give to Mom. Enjoy activities for the whole family.

Cost: $5 per car

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun May 12, 2019

through Sun May 19
Any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

National Public Gardens Week Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate this event with a special free scavenger hunt all week long. Discover the beauty of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and its gardens.

Cost: FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue May 14, 2019

6:30p - 9:30p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Phoenix/Approach Graft Workshop/Repotting Workshop. Learn how to graft live “whips” onto dramatic deadwood, to create stunning bonsai material. (Repotting Workshop may be moved to March depending on local conditions (that is, temperature!)

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed May 15, 2019

10-11 am OR 1-2 pm

Sprouts (Ages 2-4 with an adult): Are You My Mother?

Discover how plants make new plants, and search the gardens for baby plants using a magnifying glass.

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather.

Cost: $5 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed May 15, 2019

1:00p

The Home Garden Club of Morristown

11:00 am - Regular Monthly Meeting Wednesday

1:00 pm Program: “Unfussy Native Plants for Your Garden” Michael Hagen, Curator of the Native Plant Garden and the Rock Garden at NYBG will focus on beautiful but un-demanding shrubs and perennials that will easily fit into an established garden.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu May 16, 2019

7:00p - 8:00p

Make and Take Workshops - Edible Container Garden

Presented by Catherine Allison, MCPC Horticulture Program Specialist

Create your own edible container garden. Get tips on how to plant and get the most from this small space. Bring your garden home and harvest your crops all season long.

Cost: $30 per person

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu May 16, 2019

7:30p

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Collecting, Cultivating and Researching Old World Gesneriaceae. Speaker Sadie Barber is a horticulturist from the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is an expert in collecting, growing, tending and displaying of Old World gesneriads. Sadie is responsible for one of the world’s most important and extensive cultivated collections of Streptocarpus, the Cape Primrose, and grows several other Old World genera from the family Gesneriaceae. She will share a horticulturist’s perspective of the research undertaken by Edinburgh’s Gesneriaceae scientists and explain the techniques used for propagating and growing the collections. Sadie will also share her adventures in plant hunting, having collected gesneriads from Africa and Asia.

RSVP required – Karyn Cichocki (kdc05@ptd.net or 973-579-7914).

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu May 16, 2019

8:15 am sharp departure, returning at about 5:30 pm

Harbingers of Spring

Bus Trip to the Mt. Cuba Center

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a bus trip to Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware. Renowned for its spectacular displays of wildflowers and native plant research, Mt. Cuba Center will be in its peak spring bloom just in time for our visit. Rejoice in their extensive trillium collection, dogwood paths, lilac allees, slopes of wild columbine and other spring ephemerals. Our knowledgeable tour guides will help us understand the pivotal role native plants play in our environment. Get ready to be wowed by one of the most fabulous displays of wild flowers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

We’ll also visit an excellent nearby nursery for some fun plant shopping.

Eat a good breakfast, pack your lunch, and we will provide drinks. Enjoy your lunch in a room reserved just for us.

Please wear closed shoes, suitable for uneven and muddy terrain.

Register by Thursday, April 25. Please note: No refunds after Friday, April 26.

Meet in The Frelinghuysen Arboretum parking lot

Cost: $60 members / $70 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Non-members

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Fri May 17, 2019

2:00p - 5:00p

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Distribution of mum cuttings & geraniums.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat May 18, 2019

10:00a - Noon

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Mum school conducted by Doris Zurcher, Steve Avallone and Cindy Hedin. Learn the details of chrysanthemum cultivation: how to obtain plants; potting up; care and feeding for maximum bloom; grooming your plants for exhibition.

Saturday, May 18 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Mum & geranium distribution

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: F

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat May 18, 2019

Anytime between 1:00 pm and 4:00pm

National Public Gardens Week Family Seed Starting Ages 5 and up

Plant spring flower seeds in honor of National Public Gardens Week.

Cost: FREE, registration not required.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun May 19, 2019

4:30p - 7:00p

Annual Lilac Party and Wine Tasting at Willowwood Arboretum

Enjoy the intoxicating fragrance of lilacs in bloom at the Willowwood Foundation’s annual garden fund- raiser. The Lilac Party and Wine Tasting feature artisan Spring wines. Stroll through spring gardens and taste tempting tidbits while listening to a cappella music provided by The Ten. Place your bids at the garden themed silent auction featuring unusual plants.

For more information and to RSVP email: wwfoundation@willowwoodfoundation.com

Cost: $90 per person, reservations are required.

Cost: See above.

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun May 19, 2019

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National Public Gardens Week Tours

Celebrate National Public Gardens Week with a tour at one of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional horticultural sites. Please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Time and Locations:

  • Willowwood Arboretum – 10:00 am
  • Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center – 11:30 am
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 1:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: Various

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed May 22, 2019

10-11 am OR 1-2 pm

Sprouts (Ages 2-4 with an adult): Going Buggy

There are insects all over the garden! Go on a bug hunt around the Arboretum and find out which bugs are helpful or harmful for the plants.

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather.

Cost: $5 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed May 22, 2019

7:00p - 8:30p

Pots with Pizzazz

Jazzy containers are the jewelry of a garden, elevating it from good to great! Learn how to brighten shady spots with pops of color, create focal points for vistas and welcoming entry gardens with stunning container groupings. Ranging from whimsical to grand, these pots with pizzazz from private and public gardens will inspire and teach you to design your own potted masterpieces!

Presented by Jana Milbocker, author and principal of Enchanted Gardens.

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

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu May 23, 2019

7:00p - 8:00p

Make and Take Workshops - Hummingbird and Butterfly Container Garden

Presented by Catherine Allison, MCPC Horticulture Program Specialist

Plant a beautiful planter that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Discover ways to entice them to your yard by planting the plants they love. Bring your planter home and watch for these amazing creatures.

The cost for this workshop is $35 per person

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun May 26, 2019

10 days

Travel to the Wonderful Gardens of Wales

There is nothing quite like the scenic beauty of Wales. A country known for its majestic mountains, lakes, forests and stunning coastlines, it is also home to some of the finest gardens within the British Isles.

Join the Friends starting May 26, 2019 through June 6, 2019 as we travel from the mountains of Snowdonia to the seaside coast and beyond, visiting an outstanding mix of public and private gardens both large and small. The gardens chosen for our itinerary represent an extensive array of historical garden designs and include features such as herbaceous borders, parterres, terraces, cascades, champion trees, laburnum arches and much more.

Learn more about this exciting trip by visiting our Wales Trip page for a much more detailed description of the trip as well as reservation information.

THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL.

If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please email your request to Friends Administrative Assistant, Margery Ennist at mennist@morrisparks.net.

Cost: To be advised.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed May 29, 2019

10-11 am OR 1-2 pm

Sprouts (Ages 2-4 with an adult): Tree Travels

Walk the arboretum and look for plants that traveled from some- where else to be here. Where did they come from? Who planted those seeds if it wasn’t the Arboretum’s gardeners?

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather.

Cost: $5 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Jun 1, 2019

2:00p - 3:30p

Fairy Friends Ages 6 and up

Using a variety of natural materials, crafters and fairy lovers of all ages will design and create elves, imps, fairies, and pixies to take home for their own gardens or to use in their fairy houses on Fairy Day, June 23.

Cost: $10 per person, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Jun 1, 2019

All day

In Our Gallery – June

The NJ Plein Air Painters exhibit mixed media portraits of nature.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jun 2, 2019

10:00a - 4:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Annual Bonsai Open House – See the incredible display of bonsai trees and vote for your favorite one. Demonstrations throughout the day.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Jun 2, 2019

2:00p

First Sunday Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

First Sunday Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

The Sunday Garden tours begin at 2:00 pm and cost $3 per person (exact change is appreciated). Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for the tour of the grounds of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Jun 4, 2019

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Darryl Smith, a member of the HUB Camera Club will present the techniques and methods for taking up close photos of butterflies and insects.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Jun 5, 2019

10-11 am OR 1-2 pm

Sprouts (Ages 2-4 with an adult): Tops and Bottoms

Which parts of the plant do we eat? Read a silly story and discover the differences between the tops and bottoms of plants.

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather.

Cost: $5 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Jun 6, 2019

4:00p - 5:00p

Arboretum Artists (Ages 8-12) - Quilling Creatures

Roll and fold strips of paper using the quilling technique to create beautiful butterflies, lovely ladybugs, and your own imaginative insects to take home!

Cost: $10 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Fri Jun 7, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: Dorothy Smullen – Duke Gardens: a Treasure Remembered – View the eleven gardens and statuary under greenhouse glass that no longer exist in Hillsborough, NJ. Learn about the vision of Duke Farms today.

Mum topic: How and when to transfer plants to final growing location. When to debranch and disbud. When to shade. Why and how to apply B9.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: F

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Jun 7, 2019

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New Jersey Public Gardens Day Tours

Celebrate New Jersey Public Gardens Day with a tour at one of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional horticultural sites. Please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Time and Locations:

  • Willowwood Arboretum – 10:00 am
  • Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center – 11:30 am
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum – 1:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: Various

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jun 9, 2019

1:00p - 2:00p

Four Season Perennial Gardening

MCPC Program Specialist, Catherine Allison, will share her tips on planning a four-season perennial garden, deer resistant plants, fertilizing, pruning and more.

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jun 9, 2019

2:00p

Second Sunday Tours at Willowwood Arboretum

The Sunday Garden tours begin at 2:00 pm and cost $3 per person (exact change is appreciated). Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Meet in the parking area for the tour of this beautiful garden.

Cost: See above.

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jun 9, 2019

2:00p - 4:00p

Friends Members Only Annual Meeting

Caren White: The Mixologist’s Herb Garden

Herbs aren’t just for cooking! Modern mixologists are using fresh herbs for new takes on classic cocktails. Learn how you can grow the ingredients for your next cocktail party.

Light refreshments will be served following Caren’s talk.

Register by June 6

Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Please note that this program is for members only.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Wed Jun 12, 2019

10-11 am OR 1-2 pm

Sprouts (Ages 2-4 with an adult): Wonderful Water

Explore the wonderful, wet world of water. How do plants and animals get their water? Go on a walk to find water all around the Arboretum.

Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the weather.

Cost: $5 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Jun 13, 2019

4:00p - 5:00p

Filling Dad’s Shoes Ages 8-12

Bring in one of dad’s old shoes, and plant it with succulents. This great Father’s Day gift is cool to plant and easy for dad to maintain.

Cost: $15 per child, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Jun 15, 2019

10:00a

Tri-State African Violet Council

Meeting with the New Jersey Council of African Violet Judges Program has not yet been determined but anyone interested in African violets is welcome to attend.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Jun 18, 2019

7:00p - 8:30p

The Art of Topiary Design

Professional Floral Designer Marge Hulstrunk will demonstrate several different topiary designs that you will be able to re-create for your home or special event, using a variety of materials. She’ll share tips and show you how to make styles suitable for many occasions through the year, from casual to formal. We know you’ll feel confident about making your own topiary at the end of this demonstration.

There will be a raffle afterward, and lucky winners will be able to take one of Marge’s creations home.

Register by June 10

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Non-members

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$25.00



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Wed Jun 19, 2019

1:00p

The Home Garden Club of Morristown

11:00a - Regular Monthly Meeting

1:00 pm Program: “Mushroom Mania” Dorothy Smullen, Past President of the NJ Mycological Society speaks about the importance of mushrooms, their special characteristics and purposes. She will demonstrate how these infamous, fleshy fungi can be used in craft applications.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Jun 22, 2019

10:00a - 11:30a

Creating a Succession of Bloom in the Native Garden

If you want to attract and support pollinators, a succession of bloom is an absolute imperative in any landscape. From early spring through late fall, different species of pollinators look for different types of plants at different times of year. And, some plants are much more useful to pollinators than others. Is your garden ready?

Learn from Kim Eierman what you need to know to make your garden beautiful and ecologically-supportive throughout the growing season with great choices of natives. Kim is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. She teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and around the metropolitan region.

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

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Jun 23, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

Fairy Day

This is a day for fairies, magic, and wishes to come true. For one day, put aside the cynicism of the modern world, embrace the possibilities of the unknown, and believe in fairies. We mortals don’t often see fairies but creating special fairy houses can bring them here.

Families are invited to Sylvan Terrace to build homes for these visitors. All supplies – bark, branches, lichens, mosses, feathers, stones, leaves – will be provided, or bring your own as long as they are natural – fairies shun man-made materials. We’ll summon the fairies with music and fairy snacks and learn which plants and trees attract fairies.

Fairy houses will be on display through the end of July.

Cost: $30 per house, call 973-326-7601 to register.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jun 23, 2019

2:00p

Third Sunday Tours at Bamboo Brook

The Sunday Garden tours begin at 2:00 pm and cost $3 per person (exact change is appreciated). Learn the history of each site and enjoy the changing beauty of these exceptional gardens with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Meet in the parking area at the top of the stairs for a tour of the gardens at Bamboo Brook.

Cost: See above.

Location: Bamboo Brook

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jun 30, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Chard – A Rainbow of Health

Chard is actually a beet that is grown for its leaves rather than its root. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals and absolutely delicious.

Chef Cynthia Triolo prepares several recipes that will make chard a staple in your kitchen.

Register by April 24

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat Dec 7, 2019

& Sun Dec 8 and Sat/Sun Dec 14 & 15
10a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Craft Show

Save the Dates!

The 28th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show is scheduled this year for the first two weekends in December:

  • December 7 & 8
  • December 14 & 15

Cost: $2 per person at the door gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland.

NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS

The 2019 Gingerbread Festival Craft Show tables have all been committed to...and there is a significant Wait List.

We appreciate your interest and suggest you contact us after January 15, 2020 with regard to 2020 table availability.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA