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Wed Apr 1, 2020

10:00a - 11:00a OR 1:00p - 2:00p

Garden Sprouts Program

Ages 2 – 5 with an adult

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.

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

  • Wed. April 1: Spring Beginnings
  • Wed. April 8: April Showers
  • Wed. April 15: Good Enough To Eat
  • Wed. April 22: Tree Huggers
  • Wed. April 29: Delightful Daffodils
  • Wed. May 6: Terrific Tulips
  • Wed. May 13: Gardener’s Best Friend
  • Wed. May 20: Crazy Plants
  • Wed. May 27: Bug Safari
  • Wed. June 3: A Leaf Can Be...
  • Wed. June 10: Here Comes Summer

Cost: $5 per child.

To register, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Apr 1, 2020

Daily between 9 am & 3:30 pm

Family Photo Scavenger Hunts

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 “Kinda Blue”;
  • May’s is “Going Green”;
  • and the theme for June is “Here Comes Summer”.

Families welcome to participate any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm; cost: $10 per family

To register, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Apr 9, 2020

7:00p - 8:00p

Make and Take Workshops - Herb Container Garden - Thu May 16

Presented by Catherine Allison, MCPC Horticulture Program Specialist

Select Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, $30 per person. Call 973.326.7601 to register

  • Thursday, April 9: Early Spring Container Garden - Welcome in the spring season with this early spring container garden. Plant spring flowering bulbs and pansies and create a colorful arrangement of flowers to bring home.
  • Thursday, April 16: Essential Oils for Spring - Welcome in the spring season by creating your own essential oil cleaners and bug spray.
  • Thursday, April 23: Cold Weather Crop: Strawberry Hanging Basket - The early spring season is the time for planting strawberries. We will plant them in hanging baskets to help keep the critters away.
  • Thursday, May 7: A Mother’s Day Container Garden - Make an annual flower container garden for Mom or yourself and take it home to enjoy throughout the spring and summer season.
  • Thursday, May 14: Herb Container Garden - 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. This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.
  • Thursday, June 4: Hummingbird and Butterfly Container Garden - 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 throughout the season. This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

To register, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Apr 14, 2020

1:00p - 2:00p

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.

Dates: Tuesdays, April 14 through June 16

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm; cost: $70 per child

To register, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Apr 18, 2020

9:00a - 11:30a

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide

A Japanese walking meditation reminds us that we are part of nature not separate from it. This program is a mix of meditation, mindfulness, wellness promotion, and ends with a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Space is limited – Ages 12 & Up.

Dates and locations:

  • Saturday, April 18 – Willowwood Arboretum
  • Sunday, April 19 – The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Saturday, May 16 – Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
  • Sunday, May 17 – The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Saturday, June 20 – Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
  • Sunday, June 21 – The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

9:00 am – 11:30 am $20 per person

To register, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Cost: $20 per person

Location: Various

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun May 3, 2020

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Garden Tours at the Park Commission’s Horticultural Sites

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.

Sunday Garden Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

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

Dates: Every Sunday from May through October

Second Sunday Tours at Willowwood Arboretum

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

Dates: Sunday, May 10 and June 14

Third Sunday Tours at Bamboo Brook

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

Date: Sunday, June 21

Cost: See above.

Location: Various

Sponsor: MCPC

Mon Jun 1, 2020

All day

In Our Gallery - June

Scenes of the Local Landscape

Techniques from old masters of the late 19th through early 20th centuries are brought to life by the skilled hand of artist Francesca Pelaggi. A contemporary realist painter who studied at Du Crete School of Art and the Ringling College of Art & Design. The Chiaroscuro technique is used in her works to represent light and shadow creating a three-dimensional effect.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Jun 2, 2020

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northwest New Jersey - Damsels and Dragons – what could be more interesting? Tom Halliwell presents a program on odonates.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Jun 5, 2020

1:00p - 3:00p

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: Join Judy Snow for a tour of beautiful gardens in Wales at the peak of early summer bloom. Starting in northern Wales, heading south through Snowdonia National Park and onward to southern Wales. Each of the gardens is unique, and the inspiring people who created them and care for them add much to the experience.

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: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Jun 5, 2020

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New Jersey Public Gardens Day Tours

Celebrate this event with a tour of one or more of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional horticultural sites. Please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Date: Friday, June 5

Time and Locations:

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

Cost: FREE

Cost: Free

Location: Various

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Jun 11, 2020

7:00p - 8:00p

Walk & Talk Shade Perennial Gardening

Program Specialist, Catherine Allison, leads you on a guided tour of the shade gardens of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

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

Thursday, June 11 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm $15 per person

To register, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jun 14, 2020

2:00p - 4:00p

Friends Members-Only Annual Meeting

New Jersey’s Changing Climate

Dr. David Robinson, Rutgers Distinguished Professor and New Jersey State Climatologist will talk about ‘New Jersey’s Changing Climate’. Dr. Robinson caught the weather bug during his first week of kindergarten in Tenafly in 1960, when New Jersey got hit by the remnants of Hurricane Donna. The following winter, the state experienced record-setting snowfall. By fourth grade, Robinson had accumulated a cache of “weather kits” complete with rain collectors, barometers and gauges of all sorts. A self-described weather geek, he has for almost 30 years lived his childhood dream as the New Jersey State Climatologist, the person the governor, farmers and home gardeners rely on for weather research and statistics.

Light refreshments will be served following Dr. Robinson’s talk.

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 17, 2020

1:00p

The Home Garden Club of Morristown

11:30 am Regular meeting

1:00 pm – Lecture entitled “Tempestuous Beauty” by art historian Janet Mandel will feature an astonishing array of images from a variety of historical periods as she describes how flowers and gardens inspire us, give us hope, nourish our souls and elicit pleasure and happiness.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Jun 18, 2020

4:00p - 5:00p

Welcome Tiny Friends

Ages 6 – 12

Using tiny plants, tiny decorations and big imaginations, young designers will create a fairy dish garden perfect for table top.

Thursday, June 18 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm; cost: $20 per child

To register, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Jun 18, 2020

8:00a - 6:30p

Bus Trip to Jenny Rose Carey’s Garden and the Morris Arboretum

Join the Friends on a tour of Northview Gardens in Ambler, PA, created by noted author and British plantswoman extraordinaire, Jenny Rose Carey. Jenny is currently senior director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm, and previously director of the Ambler Arboretum. Jenny’s remarkable 4 1⁄2 acre garden appeals to all five senses with interest in every season. It has 31 distinct areas, each with its own theme, and was originally part of an 1887 Victorian model farm.

From there we go on to the Morris Arboretum, where we’ll enjoy a sandwich buffet (included) and a special tour of the rose garden, which should be at its peak.

Bus leaves from The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Cost: $95.00 members/ $105.00 non-members, no refunds after June 4th.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Jun 20, 2020

10:00a

Northeast Judging Center of The American Orchid Society

Educational Program: 10:00 am

Orchid Judging 12:00 pm

Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the education programs.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Jun 23, 2020

7:00p - 9:00p

Summer Science: Attracting Birds and Insects

Come learn the importance of supporting our native wildlife within our gardens with Dr. Randi Eckel of Toadshade Wildflower Farm. Learn about some of the creatures that rely upon specific plants, and discuss the complexities of attracting rare wildlife (rare butterflies, for example) to our gardens. A large variety of plants will be for sale.

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

Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Jun 28, 2020

1:00p - 3:00p

Fairy Day is Coming!

Fairies will once again be visiting The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. To prepare for their stay, houses need to be built. Families are invited to celebrate the 14th Annual Fairy Day on the Sylvan Terrace and build a home for these visiting wee folk.

Sunday, June 28 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; cost: $30 per house

To register, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Jul 1, 2020

9:00a - 3:30p

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt.

Dates: Every day in July, August, and September

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

Cost: $10 per family. (Groups of 6 or less.)

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Jul 1, 2020

All day

In Our Gallery - July

The Beauty of Nature: Oils and acrylics by Alexander Gagiu

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jul 5, 2020

2:00p

Garden Tours at the Park Commission’s Horticultural Sites

Every Sunday Tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Second Sunday Tours of Willowwood Arboretum

Third Sunday Tours of Bamboo Brook

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of these exceptional horticultural sites with a knowledgeable tour guide. Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Terrain can be grassy and uneven in places.

Time: All tours start at 2:00 pm

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Cost: $3 (exact change please)

Location: Frelinghuysen, Willowwood and Bamboo Brook Arboreta

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Jul 9, 2020

7:00p - 8:30p

Twilight Tours and Tea

Join us for these twilight tours through The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Stroll through a different garden area on each tour throughout the summer. We will end the evening at the Haggerty Education Center with a light snack and iced tea. Please wear appropriate footwear!

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Dates: Thursdays July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20 Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost: $20 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Jul 12, 2020

12:30p - 4:00p

Japanese Garden Festival at Willowwood

Come for an afternoon at Willowwood Arboretum celebrating the legacy of Ben Blackburn and his love of Japanese gardening. Enjoy two lectures, a forest bathing walk and a delicious Japanese snack.

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Cost: $30 per person

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Jul 14, 2020

6:30p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

6:30 pm Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Jul 18, 2020

10:00a

Northeast Judging Center of The American Orchid Society

10:00 am Educational Program:

12:00 pm Orchid Judging:

Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the education programs.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Jul 19, 2020

1:00p - 3:00p

Second Annual Ice Cream Social at Bamboo Brook

Spend the afternoon with your family at Morris County’s hidden gem. Play old-fashioned games such as hoops and sticks and croquet, take a tour of the gardens, vote for your favorite flavor and discover which plants made that ice cream and then beat the heat by making your own ice cream sundae!

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Cost: $8 per person, pre-registration recommended

Cost: See above

Location: Bamboo Brook Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Jul 21, 2020

7:00p - 8:30p

Summer Science: Composting and Eco-Friendly Yard Care

Gray Russell, Sustainability Officer for the Township of Montclair will explain why environmentally-friendly yard care and composting to improve your soil are simple and effective steps toward better lawns and gardens, and how it is healthier for you and your family, your neighborhood, and our regional ecosystem.

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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Wed Jul 22, 2020

7:00p - 8:30p

Dahlias

Come join Samantha Rothman of Fairview Farm and Flowers to learn all about Dahlias. Each year her flower farm grows thousands of plants. Together we’ll learn about sourcing plant material, tips and tricks to grow your best flowers yet, as well as how to effectively dig and store your tubers. Come hear from this dahlia addict – you’re sure to become one too!

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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Sat Aug 1, 2020

10:00a - 12N

Your Lawn and Its Care

Jim Murphy is an expert from Rutgers University’s nationally recognized turfgrass program. He will cover the basics of lawn maintenance; the do’s and dont’s for mowing, fertilization, and irrigation, as well as some advanced practices like aeration and pest control.

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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Sat Aug 1, 2020

All day

In Our Gallery - August

Arboretum Light: Photographs by Gary Van Schaik

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Aug 15, 2020

10:00a

Northeast Judging Center of The American Orchid Society

10:00 am Educational Program:

12:00 pm Orchid Judging:

Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the education programs.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Aug 18, 2020

7:00p - 8:30p

Summer Science: Enjoying New Jersey’s Butterflies

Most people can name the Monarch butterfly, and some even know that the “big yellow one” is a Tiger Swallowtail. But did you know that New Jersey is home to about 125 different kinds of butterflies? Join Sharon Wander of the North American Butterfly Association to discover more about our winged beauties – from the tiny, golden Least Skipper to the spectacular Giant Swallowtail, and from the common Cabbage White to the endangered Northern Metalmark. Being able to recognize more of our beautiful butterflies will transform your enjoyment of the out-of-doors, whether in your own garden or in our wilder open spaces.

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Wed Aug 26, 2020

7:00p - 8:30p

Creating a Fall Vegetable Garden

Discover how to extend your garden’s productivity through fall and winter. Farmer Shaun, from Grow It Green Morristown, will share his extensive knowledge of fall season crops, frost protection and preparing the garden for winter.

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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Tue Sep 1, 2020

All day

In Our Gallery - September

Open/Arboreal Images: Photographs by the HUB Camera Club

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 3, 2020

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

7:30 pm Members Only meeting.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Sep 8, 2020

1:00p - 2:00p

Garden Buds Ages 4 – 5 with an adult

Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers, and dust off your own green thumb, in this 6-week, hands-on gardening series. Get your hands dirty, and plant, harvest, and even taste vegetables straight from your gardens, while learning how gardens grow all year.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 8 through October 13

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cost: $60 per child with an adult

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Sep 8, 2020

6:30p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

6:30 pm Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

To receive our free newsletter for updates and events, email club president John Michalski at huonia@aol.com.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Sep 8, 2020

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

7:30 pm “Landscaping with a Purpose” presented by Randi Eckel of Toadshade Wildflower Farm.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Sep 9, 2020

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

7:30 pm Members Only meeting.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Sep 11, 2020

1:00p - 3:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Program: Flower arranging by Chuck Turner

Mum Topic: Grooming blooms, sprays and garden varieties for the Show. How do judges determine awards.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Sep 12, 2020

9:00a - 11:00a

“Branching Out!” Grades K – 8

The calendar says fall but there is plenty of gardening to be done. Young gardeners tend, harvest and put their own plots to bed for the season. Be prepared to get messy.

Dates: Saturdays, September 12 through October 24

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $140 per child

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Sep 16, 2020

10a - 11a OR 1p - 2p

Sprouts Ages 2 – 5 with an adult

Wed. Sept. 16 In A Pickle –

Wed. Sept. 23 Here They Come! –

Wed. Sept. 30 Save Those Seeds –

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cost: $5 per child

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 17, 2020

7:00p - 8:30p

Walk and Talk Fall Blooming Perennial Plants

Join us for a tour of the fall perennial plants of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. We will spend an hour identifying and discussing fall blooming perennials. Please wear appropriate footwear!

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Cost: $15 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Sep 19, 2020

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

10:00 am Lisa Roper, Chanticleer Horticulturist, speaking on Spring Blooming Bulbs, including many unusual ones. Lisa will discuss the different cultural requirements for bulbs to thrive and how to combine bulbs with perennials, annuals, grasses and other bulbs for optimal effect. She will also cover planting techniques, perennializing bulbs and how to try and ward off critters.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Sep 19, 2020

10:00a

Northeast Judging Center of The American Orchid Society

10:00 am Educational Program:

12:00 pm Orchid Judging:

Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the education programs.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Sep 19, 2020

9:00a - 3:00p

TriState African Violet Council and the New Jersey Council of African Violet Judges

9:00 am –3:00 pm Joint meeting of the two groups.

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

Sun Sep 20, 2020

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Too Many Tomatoes

In our opinion, you can never have too many tomatoes. In this cooking demonstration, we look at some new ways to use them, both raw and cooked as well as how to preserve them for later use so that you can have that taste of summer all winter long.

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Sep 20, 2020

Noon - 4:00p

Willowwood Open House

Enjoy autumn’s splendor at Willowwood Arboretum. Take a guided tour of the gardens or stroll the grounds using your cell phone to guide you. The Tubbs house will be open for a rare peek at the home life of botanizing brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs. Light refreshments will be provided by the Willowwood Foundation.

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Cost: $5 per car

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 24, 2020

7:00p - 8:30p

Make and Take Workshop: Essential Oils for Your Immune System

Get ready for fall and winter with essential oils that are antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and more. We will make hand cleansers and rollerballs for your immune system.

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Cost: $30 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Sep 27, 2020

10:30a - 4:00p

New Jersey Mycological Association

10:30 am – 4:00 pm Fungus Fest

Visitors are invited to bring fungal specimens from their yards for identification, and explore our exhibits featuring different areas of mycological interest. Our culinary team will be demonstrating ways to cook exotic fresh mushrooms thanks to generous donations from Philips Mushroom Farms. Exhibitors will discuss home cultivation techniques, dyeing natural fibers with myco-pigments, the beneficial effects of fungi on the ecosystem, mushroom toxicity, paper making, slime molds, and medicinal properties of mushrooms. Vendors will be selling fresh mushrooms, and mushroom related arts and crafts. Mushroom walks with our experts will be featured throughout the day. Learn more about fungi and the ways they enrich our lives at this family friendly event.

Admission is free, but a small donation is appreciated.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Sep 27, 2020

Noon - 4:00p

Expressions of Nature

Stroll through the gardens and meet local artists recreating the beautiful scenery through their art. Learn about their techniques, motivations, and styles. Artists display many of their works for viewing and purchase.

To register for this program, please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Also check the Park Commission’s website at morrisparks.net for program descriptions and more information.

Rain date: Oct. 4

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Oct 4, 2020

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

11:00 am –3:00 pm Annual show and plant sale featuring African violets and their cousins. Horticulture and Design Exhibits as well as Educational Culture Information will all be on display. The sales table will have African Violets and other Gesneriads as well as supplies for sale.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Nov 14, 2020

To be announced

2020 Tree Symposium

SAVE THE DATE

Cost: To be announced

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA