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DIG IT! Magazine Events 2023
June 20 - Rollin' Gardn Party Bus Trip!
To two unusual and spectacular private gardens in West Cornwall, Litchield County, CT. Stop 1: Intimate Old World-style garden with cobbled paths, terraced gardens, raised perennial beds, reflecting pools. Overlooking the Housatonic River, the property has a distinct French/Italian flavor. Owner is garden designer, interior designer, specialized antique dealer. Stop 2: An idiosyncratic hillside garden incorporating granite ledge, steep ravines, placid greensward, and wooded slope leading down to a lake. Garden areas include a well-mannered, level terrain of "Sissinghurst," with a demure palette of blues, pinks, silvers, and purples, stone paths, and emerald lawn, and "Margaritaville," a wild and rocky ravine with a riot of giant ferns, orange tithonia, scarlet crocosmia, red salvias, and orange asclepias and also a home-made frog pond, leading to a meadow of native plants. The owner is award-winning novelist and biographer.
Stop3: Lunch on your own in the town of Litchfield.
Stop 4: Guided tour and shopping spree at White Flower Farm with discount for us. Bus leaves from Rockaway Townsquare Mall at 8:30 sharp and returns 7:30-ish.
Rain or shine. $80/person.
Register here.
Questions: Email:
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The Montclair Foundation/Van Vleck House & Gardens Events 2023
21 Van Vleck Street • Montclair, NJ 07042[]

Greater Newark Conservancy Events 2023
Greater Newark Conservancy
32 Prince Street
973 - 642-4646,

Friends of Frelinguysen Arboretum Events 2023
Most programs are virtual, Zoom; fees are modified. Check website. Buildings closed. Porta-johns available. Social distancing. Masks.
May 6,7 - FRIENDS’ ANNUAL PLANT SALE Sat:9-4, Sun:12-4
Local plant experts offer advice and help you to select from a huge variety of houseplants, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. Preview the sale by signing up for free Zoom programs every Tuesday evening April (programs listed under Events on website). Want to get involved and learn more about the plants? Volunteer to help us set up May 1-5 and during the sale May 5-7 -- sign up online.
May 20 - Deer Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast 1
Horticulturist Gregg Tepper, co-author with Ruth Clausen, teahces from their new book, Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast. Learn the best native, deer-resistant plants, how to rebuff deer with effective and safe natural repellent products. Also learn more about plant combinations, cultivation tips and the many newer cultivated varieties of native plants now being offered in the market. Book signing and sale follow. Fee. Register online.
Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962
Lisa Bencivengo:
Margery Ennist:

New Jersey Botanical Gardens Events 2023
The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, on both State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open 8-6 every day. Admission and parking are free in winter, spring and fall. A $5/car State Park parking fee ($7 out-of-state) on summer weekends and holidays. Summer weekday parking is free. Masks required INDOORS per NJ State Park Covid protocols.
New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Morris Road, Ringwood

Morven Museum and Garden Events 2023
Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 to 4.
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Somerset County Environmental Education Center Events 2023
Somerset County Park Commission

Glenwild Garden Center Events 2023
Glenwild Garden Center
104 Glenwild Avenue

Friends of Laurelwood Arbortum Events 2023
April 11 thru October - is National Volunteer Month 9-12
Looking for volunteers! Come work any day Tuesdays through Saturdays. There are opportunities to work in the gardens including the lilac garden; Sensory Garden or with the plant collection management committee or rhododendron study team, pruning, and the Native Plant Garden. Teens can volunteer in summer on Wednesdays. All activities directed by Laurelwood’s Horticultural Manager Joan Scott-Miller. “Come when you can, and you will be welcomed,” said Carol Palmer-Yomtov, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Volunteer Chairperson.
April thru October - GreenQuest Nature Club 4-5:30
For students in grades 2-6 to register for the GreenQuest Nature Club, a free environmentally themed program and activity held once a month. All sessions held at the Knippenberg Center for Education. Children will learn about trees, birds, wetlands life, fireflies, butterflies and other pollinators, STEM in nature, and bats and spiders. Registration opens on first day of each month online, limited to 20 students/session. April 26 event focuses on local tree species and how to conserve and care for trees, with a guided tour of Laurelwood and explore its trees. Registration opens April 1. GreenQuest Nature Club is led by Aadhith Balaji, a junior at Wayne Hills High School. He is a member of Wayne Hills Environmental Club and led the 2022 GreenQuest Nature Club at the Wayne Public Library
May 13, 14 - Annual Plant Sale 9:30-2>
Now accepting Pre-Sale orders for specially selected shrubs, grasses, annual flats. Shrubs, grasses & native perennials order by March 8; annual flats by April 21. Order here. Orders available for pickup before the Mother’s Day plant sale, featuring rhododendrons, azaleas, native shrubs and special plants from the arboretum greenhouse-grown from cuttings. Also high-quality annuals, perennials, container gardens, and hanging baskets.
Laurelwood Arboretum
725 Pines Lake Drive, West Wayne or 973-831-5675

Garden Conservancy Events 2023
The Garden Conservancy
PO Box 608, Garrison, NY 10524

Women Gardeners of Ridgewood Garden Club
June 4 - 2023 Secret Garden Tour 10-5
Rain or shine. Spend a delightful day on a self-guided tour
visiting a variety of gardens which reflect the unique personalities
and properties of each homeowner. This year we will showcase 10 gardens: 7 in Ridgewood and 3 in Glen Rock. Whether a novice gardener or with years of experience, there is so much to enjoy on this tour. Our Club, established in 1925, is proud of the work we do throughout our community. The Secret Gardens Tour is our main fundraiser,directly supporting our ongoing projects.

Sunset View Farm Events 2023
August 26, September 2,9,16,23,30 - Dessert in the Dahlias 1:30-3:30
Enjoy specialty, mouth-watering desserts baked by our local partner, Wesselhoff Farms, at a beautifully decorated garden table, surrounded by over 6,000 breathtaking dahlia blooms in over a hundred varieties. Stroll the fields, take photos, and pre-order tubers from the 2023 harvest. Coffee, tea, homemade lemonade and homemade iced tea included. Bring your friends and family and feel free to wear a summery garden hat for fun. Fee. More info and tickets:
Sunset View Farm
27 Pierce Road
Lafayette NJ 07848

Lord Stirling Stable Events 2023
Saturdays - Weekly Dog Walks 9:45
Regular Walks Sign in at 9:45. Fast Walks Sign in at 9:15. Run by the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and Somerset County Park Commission. Explore beautiful equestrian trails of Lord Stirling Stable. Guided trail walks last for approximately one hour. Masks must be worn prior to start of walk but are optional on the trails. Social distancing must be maintained. All pets must be leashed and kept under control at all times. Traditional fee of $3/dog is waived at this time. Donations welcome.
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge
Info: Barbara at 908-448-8348,
Directions: 908-722-1200, ext. 5010

American Society of Landscape Architetcs - New Jersey Events 2023
New Jersey Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects
414 River View Plaza

Leonard J Buck Garden Events 2023
Gardens open. Leonard J Buck Garden hours: Monday-Friday 10-4. Colonial Park Gardens Arboretum: dawn to dusk, Rose Garden open 8-dusk. Visitor Centers, Horticulture Dept. offices and all restrooms are closed.
Leonard J. Buck Garden
Layton Road
Far Hills
908 722-1200 ext. 5011

Mansion in May 2023
Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center

Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum Events 2023
Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Avenue

Sussex County Garden Club Events 2023
The Garden Club meets on 3rd Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted, in the Conference Room at Fredon Municipal Building, 443 Rt.94 South. All 2021 meetings are cancelled until further notice due to covid-19. Spring may provide for the use of outdoor meetings.

Gardeners of Somerset Valley Events 2023
Gardeners of Somerset Valley
North Branch Reformed Church
181 Carol Jean Way
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Info::(908) 722-4759 Cell: Fred (908) 797-5711 Jane (908) 872-8865

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