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Mon Oct 1, 2018

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Scavenger Hunts!

Find each item on the list and win a prize!

  • October 1 - 20 – Theme: Orange You Glad
  • October 20 - November 18 – Theme: Scarecrows
  • December 26 - 31 – Theme: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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

Cost: $10 per family at the door

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Mon Oct 1, 2018

through Oct. 31
All Day

In Our Gallery - October

The Natural World

Kathleen Goehring Havens’ magnificent landscapes, still-life’s, and photographs are a special treat to view.

Ms. Havens is an award-winning member of the Pastel Society of America, the New Jersey Art Association, and the Art League of the Chathams.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Oct 20, 2018

10:30a

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Educational Program followed by Orchid Judging at noon. Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Oct 20, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Scaredy Plants

Ages 5 and up

Voodoo lily? Bat flower? Venus Fly-Trap? Some plants are simply wicked! Celebrate Halloween with scary, smelly plants from around the world. Go on a creepy plant scavenger hunt, create a spooky craft, explore a display of flesh-eating plants, and play plant games.

Register by October 13

Date: Saturday, October 20 – Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $5 per child.

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 Oct 21, 2018

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society - Watnong Chapter

Speaker John Lonsdale of Edgewood Gardens presents ‘Fall Bulbs – Untapped Treasures’.

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Oct 21, 2018

10a - 11:30a

Gingerbread Tips and Techniques

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND 2018 Celebrating 27 Years of Wonder!

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!

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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: $10 per house,

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: $10 per house

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Oct 21, 2018

2:00p

3rd Sunday Tour of the Gardens at Bamboo Brook

Meet us in the upper parking area at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center for the season’s final tour of the Gardens at Bamboo Brook. Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of this exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Cost: $3 per person at the door, exact change please

Date: Sunday, October 21 Time: 2:00 pm

Cost: See above

Location: Bamboo Brook

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Oct 21, 2018

2:30p - 4:00p

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

Just nominated for a National Book Award!

Historian Victoria Johnson’s ground-breaking book, American Eden, is a biography of the doctor at the Hamilton-Burr duel, David Hosack, a pioneering physician and botanist.

As Victoria reveals, Hosack was one of the few things the duelists did agree on. Summoned that morning because of his role as the beloved Hamilton family doctor, he was also a close friend of Burr. A brilliant surgeon and a world-class botanist, Hosack – who until now has been lost in the fog of history – was a pioneering thinker who shaped a young nation.

One goal drove Hosack above all others: to build the Republic’s first botanical garden. Despite innumerable obstacles and near-constant resistance, Hosack triumphed when, by 1810, his Elgin Botanic Garden at last crowned twenty acres of Manhattan farmland. It is now buried under Rockefeller Center.

A book signing and sale follow the lecture.  Walk ins welcome!

Read more about the book at www.americaneden.org.

Read Marta McDowell's review in the NYT here.

Listen to Victoria talk about her book on NPR's Living on Earth here.

 

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Wed Oct 24, 2018

10:00a

Sprouts: Pumpkin Circle - 10 am

Discover the wonders of this classic, fall fruit with a guided walk, story, and some playful pumpkin activities.

Sprouts Ages 2 - 4: 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. Pre-registration is required.

Dates: Select Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is the 10 am program

Cost: $5 per child.

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

Wed Oct 24, 2018

1:00p

Sprouts: Pumpkin Circle - 1 pm

Discover the wonders of this classic, fall fruit with a guided walk, story, and some playful pumpkin activities.

Sprouts Ages 2 - 4: 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. Pre-registration is required.

Dates: Select Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is the 1 pm program

Cost: $5 per child.

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 Oct 28, 2018

1:00p - 2:30p

A World Without Flowers: A Brief Geologic History of Plants

This program is being rescheduled. The new date will be posted here shortly.

Join Jamie Boyer, Vice President for Children’s Education at the New York Botanical Garden, for a journey through the geologic history of plants.

From the earliest moss-sized plants that ventured onto land, to the first swamps and forests on Earth, plants have shown an amazing ability to adapt and survive environmental changes throughout time. Jamie will explore the world of plants that existed before the dawn of flowering plants; highlighting some of the extraordinary evolutionary events that occurred during this time, including the origin of leaves, roots, wood and seeds, as well as major extinctions that changed the world.

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

Register by October 21

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Oct 31, 2018

10:00a

Sprouts: Spooky Plants - 10 am

Plants protect themselves in many interesting ways. Take a Halloween walk to see some plants in action, read a fall tale and make a spooky craft.

Sprouts Ages 2 - 4: 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. Pre-registration is required.

Dates: Select Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is the 10 am program

Cost: $5 per child.

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

Wed Oct 31, 2018

1:00p

Sprouts: Spooky Plants - 1 pm

Plants protect themselves in many interesting ways. Take a Halloween walk to see some plants in action, read a fall tale and make a spooky craft.

Sprouts Ages 2 - 4: 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. Pre-registration is required.

Dates: Select Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is the 1 pm program

Cost: $5 per child.

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 Nov 1, 2018

4:00p - 5:00p

Arboretum Artists – Printmaking

Ages 8 – 12

Young artists will explore several different print-making methods using natural themes and materials.

Cost: $10.

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 Nov 1, 2018

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

General meeting

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Nov 1, 2018

Through Nov 30
All day

In Our Gallery - November

Landscapes of New Jersey

Dave Blinder’s stunning photographs of New Jersey’s treasured natural resources are on display during November.

Mr. Blinder is both a professional photographer and a concerned conservationist. His breathtaking views of our scenic rivers, towering groves of pine trees, maritime forests, and wildlife-filled wetlands fill your senses with the intense beauty of this state.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Fri Nov 2, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Regular Meeting – Program is the “Members Show”. Entries not mature enough for Annual Show in October are entered and will be judged in a member-to-member competition. Mum Topic will be “How to select mums for next year” with success and failure stories.

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Nov 3, 2018

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm & Sun Nov 4 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Tri-State African Violet Council

56th Annual Show and Sale – The theme of this year’s show is “African Violets on Safari.” African violets and other gesneriads will be on sale at the show. African violets and gesneriads will be displayed in both horticulture and design classes. Tri-State members will be available to answer questions.

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Nov 7, 2018

10:00a

Sprouts: Leaf Lacing - 10 am

Leaves have fallen to the ground. Jump into leaf piles, make a lovely leaf lace masterpiece and listen to a fabulous fall story.

Sprouts Ages 2 - 4: 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. Pre-registration is required.

Dates: Select Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is the 10 am program

Cost: $5 per child.

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

Wed Nov 7, 2018

1:00p

Sprouts: Leaf Lacing - 1 pm

Leaves have fallen to the ground. Jump into leaf piles, make a lovely leaf lace masterpiece and listen to a fabulous fall story.

Sprouts Ages 2 - 4: 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. Pre-registration is required.

Dates: Select Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is the 1 pm program

Cost: $5 per child.

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 Nov 8, 2018

6:30p - 8:00p

Fall Nut Wreath Workshop

Make an 8-inch wreath using all kinds of nuts in this hands-on workshop, led by Cynthia Triolo and Ann Fahey. It’s perfect for the holidays! All materials are provided.

Register by November 1

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: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Fri Nov 9, 2018

9:00a - 4:00p

Plant-stravaganza!

Grades 1 – 4

View plant cells through a microscope, make a silly ‘grass head’ to take home, and take a hike to find as many leaf shapes as you can. Dress for the weather, and bring a nut-free lunch.

Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.

Cost: $40 per child members/$50 per child 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.

Date: Friday, November 9 Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Nov 10, 2018

10:00a - 3:00p

2018 Tree Symposium

Fall is when trees come into their glory. Join us for a multi-faceted look at these critically important members of our ecosystem.

  • To lead off, Professor Tom Ombrello reveals the role of trees in history, as he tells us about the Historic Tree grove on the campus at Union County College.
  • Willowwood’s Superintendent of Horticulture John Beirne will convince you that Magnolias should be your favorite tree.
  • After lunch, Dr. Neil Hendrickson will offer timely information on the pests and diseases threatening our landscapes, giving us information to deal with these challenges to become effective stewards of the land.
  • Last but not least, author William Bryant Logan’s lecture, The Thousand Year Wood: Our Enduring Reliance on Trees, is about the long and intimate relationship between people and trees.

Bring a brown bag lunch, we’ll provide the drinks.

This program is eligible for 4.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register by November 3

Cost: $35 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Nov 11, 2018

Noon - 4:00 pm

New Jersey Mycological Association

Monthly Meeting Sunday,

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Nov 13, 2018

7:00p - 9:30p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Bonsai Education Lectures

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

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Nov 13, 2018

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Monthly Meeting.

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Nov 14, 2018

10:00a

Sprouts: Colorful Corn - 10 am

Did you know that corn is in the grass family? Listen to a corny story, make an exciting corn creation and take a walk around to find some corn relatives living in the Arboretum.

Sprouts Ages 2 - 4: 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. Pre-registration is required.

Dates: Select Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is the 10 am program

Cost: $5 per child.

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

Wed Nov 14, 2018

11:30a Meeting
1:00p Program

Home Garden Club of Morristown

Regular Monthly Meeting 11:30 am, followed by,

“Big Surprises from Small Trees,” Brian Olelsak, the chairperson of the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Department at the County College of Morris, will present a program focused on the selection and use of small-statured trees. 1:00 pm

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Nov 14, 2018

1:00p

Sprouts: Colorful Corn - 1 pm

Did you know that corn is in the grass family? Listen to a corny story, make an exciting corn creation and take a walk around to find some corn relatives living in the Arboretum.

Sprouts Ages 2 - 4: 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. Pre-registration is required.

Dates: Select Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is the 1 pm program

Cost: $5 per child.

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

Wed Nov 14, 2018

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

AVSA Convention Designs – slide show of the designs at the 2017 AVSA convention in Orlando, Florida

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Nov 17, 2018

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society - Watnong Chapter

Annual meeting & luncheon for members only. New membership accepted the day of the meeting. Speaker Hubert Ling of the Native Plant Society will present ‘Shade Gardening: Native Wildflowers and Ferns’. Please come join us, and bring a friend!

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Nov 17, 2018

10:30a

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Educational Program followed by Orchid Judging at noon. Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Nov 18, 2018

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Cinnamon

The best thing to come from tree bark since aspirin, cinnamon is the quintessential fall spice.

From sweet to savory, learn some new ways to use this healthful spice in your cooking.

Register by November 11

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Nov 29, 2018

3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Members Night at Gingerbread Wonderland

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND 2018 Celebrating 27 Years of Wonder!

Members are invited to attend the 27th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland, free of charge on Thursday, November 29 from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm. After viewing the exhibit, come to the lower level for complimentary refreshments!

Please register for this evening event using the button below, or by mail.

Cost: Free to members only, but registration is a must

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Fri Nov 30, 2018

10a - 4:30p daily (Fri till 7:30p)
through Sun Dec 9

Gingerbread Wonderland 2018

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND 2018 Celebrating 27 Years of Wonder!

This December marks the 27th 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 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.

ENTER YOUR GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND CREATION

Enter your edible structure in one of six categories: Adult, Family, Child, School Group, Scout Group and Special Needs.

Be a part of this Morris County holiday tradition this year by entering and then visiting the show. Here are all the materials you need to enter your own creation in this year's Gingerbread Wonderland (click on each to open in a separate window):

Volunteers Needed!

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As always, the success of the Gingerbread Wonderland depends on our wonderful volunteers.

Please sign up using our on-line Volunteer Form. Beth Feldman, the Volunteer Coordinator at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will respond confirming your schedule.

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

Dates: Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 9 Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily, Fridays until 7:30 pm

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Dec 1, 2018

Sun Dec 2, Sat Dec 8 & Sun Dec 9
10a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show

GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND 2018 Celebrating 27 Years of Wonder!

Holiday shopping is easy at our Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, now in its ninth year.

Our “handmade only” show features local crafters offering beautiful, affordable and completely hand- made gifts perfect for yourself or that special person on your list.

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

Note to Exhibitors

We have had a great turnout of potential exhibitors this year. Our exhibitor list is full for this year's show as is our waiting list. We look forward to possibly working with you for next year's Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Dec 13, 2018

7:00p - 8:00p

The Flora and Fauna of the Hackensack River Watershed

RESCHEDULED - we have been able to reschedule this wonderful talk to Thursday, December 13th.

Explore through pictures one of the Earth's unique habitats: an urban wilderness, with Riverkeeper Captain Hugh Carola.

The Hackensack River watershed covers a 197-square mile area in northeastern New Jersey and southern New York. It is a place where humans and wildlife have learned to co-exist and flourish. The uppermost portion of the watershed is less developed than the highly urbanized lower portion which comprises the Hackensack Meadowlands.

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

Register by August 21

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat Dec 15, 2018

9:30 am. Preview bidding 10:30 am

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Auction Party – More than 100 orchids will be auctioned to benefit the non-profit Northeast Judging Center. Many of the plants are donations from the judges’ personal collections. A list of available plants, some with photos, will be posted on www.facebook.com/AOSNortheastJudging

A complimentary light buffet lunch is provided to all attendees. Following the auction and lunch, observe the regular North East Center orchid judging for an educational and entertaining afternoon.

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Dec 20, 2018

4:30p - 5:30p

Always Evergreen

Grades 1 – 5

Using a variety of fresh-cut greens and fresh flowers, young people will create a seasonal centerpiece perfect for the holiday table. All supplies provided.

Register by December 13

Cost: $10 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