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Wed Jan 1, 2020

Every Day 9:00a - 3:30p through Mar 31st

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

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

Monthly Themes:

  • January: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  • February: You’d Better Believe It, and
  • March: Everywhere Signs

Cost: $10 per family at front desk.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Jan 8, 2020

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

Garden Sprouts

Ages: 2 – 5 with an adult

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

Programs:

  • Shh! We’re Sleeping! – Wednesday, January 8
  • Snowy Day – Wednesday, January 15
  • Bare Branches, Green Needles – Wednesday, January 22
  • I See Ice – Wednesday, January 29
  • Scarves, Hats and Mittens – Wednesday, February 5
  • Love Grows – Wednesday, February 12
  • We Heart Birds – Wednesday, February 19
  • Sweet as (Maple) Sugar – Wednesday, February 26
  • P is for Plant – Wednesday, March 4
  • Super Seed – Wednesday, March 11
  • Spring is Coming – Wednesday, March 18
  • Out Like a Lamb – Wednesday, March 25

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

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Feb 1, 2020

All. day

In Our Gallery - February

Photographs by Rob Cardillo

Come experience the idyllic vignettes created by photog- rapher Rob Cardillo. Rob has been the sole photographer for more than 25 books including The Art of Gardening by R.W. Thomas. His work has also been published in Country Gardens, Garden Design, Gardens Illustrated and The New York Times. This is a must see exhibit!

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Feb 13, 2020

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Children’s Centerpiece Workshops

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $20 per person unless otherwise noted, all materials are supplied.

Programs:

  • Winter Light – Ages 6 – 10, Thursday, January 16, Cost: $10
  • Feather the Nest – Ages 7 – 12, Thursday, January 23
  • Hearts and Flowers – Ages 6 – 12, Thursday, February 13
  • Tip of the Hat – Ages 6 – 12, Thursday, March 12

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

Cost: See above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Feb 15, 2020

2:00p - 3:30p
Snow date: Sat Feb 22

Margaret Roach Nonstop Plants; A Garden for 365 Days

Rescheduled from October

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Margaret Roach has worked for more than 25 years to make her garden in the Hudson Valley-Berkshires area a visual treat every day of the year. Meet the plants and the philosophy that make it happen, delivered with a dose of “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.”

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Margaret’s book “A Way to Garden”, originally released in 1998, has now been fully updated for the just released 21st Anniversary edition and will be available for signing.

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

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Feb 19, 2020

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown

11:30 am Meeting

1:00 pm - Screening of the movie “The Gardener” about Garden Conservancy founder Frank Cabot.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Feb 23, 2020

1:00p - 2:30p

Let’s Talk Perennials

Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education introduces you to some beautiful perennials that will bring color to your garden throughout the seasons. Bring in a photograph of your garden and she will give you helpful hints to customize your space.

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

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm for information and registration.

Cost: $20 per person - $16 per person for Friends Members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Feb 27, 2020

6:30p - 8:00p

Make & Take Soap with Herbs and Essentials Oils

Get the scent of summer in your soap! A quick and easy way to make soap with no lye.

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm for information and registration.

Cost: $30 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Mar 1, 2020

10:00a - 3:00p

Symposium: Martha Brookes Hutcheson

Celebration of Women in Landscape Architecture, Starring Local Legend Martha Brookes Hutcheson

Martha Brookes Hutcheson was the second female landscape architect in the United States and her property, Merchiston Farm, now called Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, is part of the Morris County Park system. Click the image at right to see her plan enlarged. Her gardens have been restored and her design aesthetic is in evidence there, as it is in many gardens throughout the Northeast. She was a woman who bucked convention and was ahead of her time in so many ways. Her book, Spirit of the Garden, was re-issued by the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2001 and is still as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1923 to rave reviews.

Join Professors Laura Lawson, Connie Webster, Anette Freytag, Kathleen John-Alder and Jean Marie Hartman of the Landscape Architecture Department at Rutgers University for a symposium about women in Landscape Architecture, past and present. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks provided.

This program is eligible for 4.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.

Cost: $45 members / $55 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Mar 1, 2020

All. day

In Our Gallery - March

High School Photography Contestants

High school students compete in the Frelinghuysen Arboretum High School Photo Contest. They capture and share moments in nature through the lens of their cameras.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Mar 3, 2020

10:30a - 8:30p

Bus Trip with the Friends: 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show

Join the Friends on this always popular and highly anticipated annual trip.

Inspired by the world’s exotic Mediterranean gardens, the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show invites you to fall in love with gardening all over again. Chat with garden experts and watch how-to gardening demonstrations in the Gardener’s Studio. See top floral designers in fun-filled competitions in the Designer’s Studio and shop acres of vendor booths brimming with merchandise in the Marketplace.

Explore the hundreds of award-winning plants in the PHS Hamilton Horticourt and enjoy lunch and/or dinner on your own at the show or the Reading Terminal Market.

Bus leaves from the arboretum parking lot.

No refunds after February 15.

Cost: $80 members / $90 non-members.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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$80.00



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$90.00



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Tue Mar 3, 2020

7:30p

North American Butterfly Association

Topic: “Moths, Monkeys, Morphos and More of Panama” – Wade Wander

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Mar 5, 2020

4:00p - 5:00p

Arboretum Artists

Ages: 8 – 12

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Winter Watercolor – Thursday, February 6

Printmaking – Thursday, March 5

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

Cost: $10 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Mar 5, 2020

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Propagation Workshop RSVP required, reply to Karyn Cichocki, kdc05@ptd.net

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Mar 6, 2020

1:00p - 3:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: An illustrated talk on Gardens of the Pacific Northwest, home to many spectacular and very interesting gardens.

Mum Topic: Evaluating wintered-over mums and preparations for the 2020 growing season.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Mar 7, 2020

8:30a - 4:00p
Snow Date: Sun Mar 8

Tenth Annual Community Garden Conference

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County are teaming up to present their Annual Community Garden Conference for the tenth year in a row. We can hardly believe that it’s been 10 years since the first conference was held and this year we are bringing back our very first keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Lawson!

The impressive list of session speakers, all experts in their field, will cover topics relevant to community gardeners, garden managers, and those trying to establish a new community garden. The topics for the 2020 conference include: Weed ID and Management with County Agent and Rutgers Vegetable Expert Peter Nitzsche, Straw Bale Gardening with a team of Rutgers Master Gardeners who experimented with this type of growing throughout the 2019 season, Early Season Vegetable Gardening with Virginia Lamb, Finding and Securing Funding Sources with Samantha Rothman, Culinary Herbs with Lindsay Napolitano and back by popular demand, Farmer Shaun Ananko on Succession Planting. Read all about the speakers and programs in the by clicking the image at right.

Join us for a full day of education, exhibitors, networking, and camaraderie. Lunch is provided.

This program is eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Please bring a donation for the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County.

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Cost: Cost: $50 pp before February 1, $60 pp February 1 and after

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Mar 10, 2020

6:30p - 9:30p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

To receive a free newsletter for updates and events, please 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

Sat Mar 14, 2020

10:00a - 12N

Make a Macramé Hanging Planter Workshop

What’s old is new again! Join Samantha Matthews to create a beautiful macramé hanging planter.

Learn a few basic knots to create your own handmade wall hanging in this beginner macramé class. You will leave with a finished wall hanging and the knowledge to design future pieces.

Class fee includes all materials.

Cost: $40 members / $50 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Mar 15, 2020

1:00p - 2:00p

Which House Plants are Right for You?

Discover which houseplants are right for you! Tips on indoor plant care.

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

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm for information and registration.

Cost: $15 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Mar 18, 2020

11:30a

Home Garden Club of Morristown

11:30 am Meeting

1:00 pm - “Through the Garden Gates of England” a photographic tour of private and public gardens with a discussion of characteristic elements and practices.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Mar 21, 2020

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

Joseph Tychonievich, NARGS Editor, Green Sparrow Gardens, lectures on ‘Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style for Today’s Garden’

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Mar 21, 2020

10:00a

Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

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

10:00a Educational Program

12 Noon Orchid Judging:

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Mar 22, 2020

12N - 4:00p

New Jersey Mycological Association

Meeting.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Mar 22, 2020

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Are You Ready for Arugula?

Take advantage of the start of growing season with Chef Cynthia Triolo. Learn new recipes and techniques for cooking with arugula, that wonderful, peppery and versatile springtime favorite.

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Mar 26, 2020

7:00p - 8:00p

Designing a Garden for Birds

Feed the birds and enjoy the beautiful flowers! Native perennial plants, shrubs and trees that invite birds into our yards.

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

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm for information and registration.

Cost: $15 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Mar 28, 2020

1:00p - 3:00p

An Afternoon with Paul Meyer

Botanical Adventures in Kazakhstan – Recent Travels in the Altai Mountains

Join Paul Meyer, recently retired Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, for an illustrated lecture on his recent trip to the dramatic Altai Mountains in Kazakhstan. He will highlight major tree species of this region as well as the rich diversity of steppe and alpine wildflowers.

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Join him as he and his fellow adventurers travel well off the tourist path and experience a part of the world relatively unblemished by modern development.

This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.

Cost: $35 members / $45 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Non-members

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$45.00



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Sun Mar 29, 2020

2:00p - 3:30p

Plant Sale Preview

The Plant Sale team will preview their favorite plants ordered for the annual sale and share planting tips to help you shake off your winter doldrums and look forward to our fun spring event on May 1-3. You’ll also be able to pre-order selected plants after the talk that won’t be available at the sale.

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

Get involved! Volunteer to help at the plant sale this year. It’s a great way to meet new friends and to learn more about plants as you help us set up during the week leading into the sale and during the sale itself. Plant Sale volunteer registration is now open - information here.

Cost: FREE, but registration is required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat Apr 4, 2020

1:00p - 4:30p
& Sun Apr 5 11:00a. - 3:00p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Save the dates for the 25th annual show and sale “Violets – A Silver Anniversary”

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri May 1, 2020

4:00p - 7:00p

Plant Sale 2020 - MEMBERS ONLY SHOPPING

SAVE THE DATES

The Members-Only Shopping day for the 25th Annual Friends Plant Sale is coming up on Friday May 1st.

Keep watch here and on the Plant Sale Page for lots more information as we get closer to the dates.

Cost: Free for Members -- Registration Required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat May 2, 2020

& Sun May 3
9:00a - 4:00p

The 25th Annual Friends Plant Sale

SAVE THE DATES

The biggest, best plant sale in the area is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd, from 9:30 am till 4:00 pm.

Keep watch here and on the Plant Sale Page for lots more information as we get closer to the dates.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA