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While you may view our full program on the Events Page of our website, we are pleased to highlight these upcoming programs.

Announcements as of September 29, 2015



See this chair? Someone who is great with preschoolers will be sitting in it every Monday morning.

If you have a preschooler, register for SEEDLINGS now and start your week with a bang, not a whimper!

Click on the chair to register on line.

Boo in the Bog!

Forget about the vampires, ghouls and made up creepy stuff. Treat your child to a REALLY scary Halloween program at BOO in the BOG on Sunday, October 18.

Carnivore breeder Cait Flavin helps kids understand these very special plants and everyone makes a cool bog garden.

Register here.

A Garlic Primer

Can you smell it? Roasted garlic! Click here to register on line for this Saturday October 24 class and learn how to grow a bumper crop and buy some unique cultivars.

This Sunday - Potting Shed and Tours


Potting Shed: So Long to Succulents

We're taking our outdoor display of indoor succulents apart. Come learn about caring for them. $5 for a bunch, pay at the Haggerty Education Center Front Desk or watch and learn for free.

The Potting Shed is located behind Matilda's Cafe.

Tours of the Arboretum

At 2:00 pm, $3.00 per person

Meet at 1:45 at the Haggerty Education Center

Please note: if the weather is uncertain, call the office at 973-326-7601

Affiliate Offerings - FREE and no registration required

Northeast Regional Gesneriad Show – hosted by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, the Greater New York and the Long Island Gesneriad Societies. This judged show and plant sale of Gesneriads, the exotic cousins of African Violets includes plant experts on hand to answer all your growing questions during Q & A sessions held at 1:00 pm.

Saturday, October 3 from 1:30 - 4 and Sunday, October 4 from 11 - 3:30

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A Not so Friendly Garden Guest

It was a busy week for Volunteer Coordinator, Marge Hulstrunk

In addition to hosting the Volunteer Luncheon (lots of images here), she also did a number of floral arrangements for last Sunday's terrific program, Table Dressings: A Unique Vision (still more images here)

In the midst of it all, Marge was "stung" by a Saddleback caterpillar.

At first, we didn't know what had caused her such pain on her finger, but closer inspection of plant material that she had cut revealed this guy at the right.

It's Acharia stimulea. With urticating hairs which secrete venom, this larva of a Limacididae family is best avoided. Be on the lookout for him in your garden and if you do meet up, here's a link to some quick first aid:

All our events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page. Alternatively, you may register by calling 973-326-7603.

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