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The New Jersey Calendar of Events

DIG IT! Garden Bus Trips and Events
Day and overnight bus trips to public gardens, private estate gardens, museums and more.
February 20 - CT Flower & Garden Show
See something different this year! Snow date: Saturday, February 22. Seminars and demos included in ticket. Cost: $75 by Feb.3; $80 after that. Fee includes bus, driver tip, flower show, homemade goodies. More info here.
Register here. Quesions:
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New Jersey American Society of Landscape Architects Events
New Jersey Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects
414 River View Plaza

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Events
Volunteer Needed
Volunteer with knowledge of AV systems to help with setups for some programs. This involves assisting speakers in setting up projector, laptop, mic, and any other AV assistance required by speaker. Volunteer would be welcome to remain for program free of charge; scheduling is flexible. If interested, contact Margery Ennist at
March 7 - 2020 Community Garden Conference
Snow Date: March 8. FOFO and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County present 10th Annual Community Garden Conference. Keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Lawson! Session speakers cover topics relevant to community gardeners, managers, and those trying to establish a new community garden. Topics include: Weed ID and Management with County Agent/Rutgers Vegetable Expert Peter Nitzsche, Straw Bale Gardening with 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 Farmer Shaun Ananko on Succession Planting. Join us for a full day of education, exhibitors, networking and camaraderie. Lunch provided. Program eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. Please bring donation for Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County. Fee.
April 19 - Earth Day Lecture: Doug Tallamy 2:30
Douglas Tallamy, Prof, of Entomolgy and Wildlife Ecology, U of Delaware and best-selling author of award-winning book Bringing Nature Home speaks on dire consequences of habitat destruction and how individuals can help reverse this alarming trend by providing a welcoming environment for wildlife. His new book, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation, that Starts in Your Yard, takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots homegrown approach to conservation by turning backyards into conservation corridors that are essential for the wellbeing of wildlife and, ultimately, humankind. Fee, Pay online.
March 22 - Art Gallery to Host Sculpture Trail 2-5
Fundraising Kickoff at Broadfoot & Broadfoot Gallery, 819 Main Street,
Boonton, NJ. Live music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and contemporary art. Kickoff is first fundraiser for The Sculpture Trail. Advance tickets: $50/person online or $60 at door. Online: . The Sculpture Trail, part of Art at the Arboretum series is multi-year project. A GoFundMe page to help cover installation and signage expenses: laurelwood-arboretum. Sculpture Trail opens in October with more than 15 sculptures, available for sale. The first, Brickhead Iyemoja, by James Tyler Sculptor, is already in place.
Laurelwood Arboretum
725 Pines Lake Drive West (entrances at Vale Road and Pines Lake Drive
973-202-9579, or

The Garden Conservancy
Open Days Program
Rain or shine. $10 per garden.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029

New Jersey Agricultural Society Events
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
NJ Agricultural Society or Kristina Guttadora at

Van Vleck House & Gardens Events
January 26 - Animals in Winter 3:30-4:30
Meet live animals from Eyes of the Wild. Discover how animals survive winter in NJ and other parts of the world. For families with children ages 4+. Rain or shine. Registration required.
January 31, February 28, March 27 - Garden to Table Cooking Class for Kids 4-6
Use your creativity to prepare delicious meals while improving cooking skills and learning about nutrition and the importance of eating locally. Also included: time to journal in the beautiful Van Vleck house and gardens. For children 8 to 11. Fee. Registration required: or 973-744-4752 ext.1
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street

New Jersey Botanical Garden Events
February 2, March 1 - Skylands Manor Tours 11-3
Guided tours of ground floor of historic Skylands Manor, a Tudor Revival mansion. The 45-minute guided tours of Skylands history and architecture are conducted by NJBG volunteer docents. Donation suggested.
New Jersey Botanical Garden
Ringwood State Park
2 Morris Road

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Events
February 1 – Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Lecture 1-3
Rob Cardillo: The Art of Garden Photography
Snow Date: February 2. Garden photographer Rob Cardillo illustrates his talk on crafting sweeping landscapes and compelling plant close-ups. From pre-visualizing to post–processing, Rob provides you with new tools and new ideas to translate your vision of Eden, even using a Phone. Admission fees support scholarship offered to students in the Landscape Technology Program at County College of Morris. Light refreshments follow. Fee.
February 15 - Margaret Roach Nonstop Plants; A Garden for 365 Days 2-3:30
Margaret Roach's 25 year-old garden in the Hudson Valley is a visual treat every day of the year. Meet the plants and philosophy that make it happen. Her updated book “A Way to Garden”, originally released in 1998, is available for signing. Fee.
february 23 - Lecture: Let's Talk Perennials 1-2:30
Ann Fahey, Supt. of Horticulture Education, MC Park Commission, shows you beautiful perennials to 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. The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for MC Park Comm. programs. Call 973.326.7601 from 9-4:30 pm for info and to register. Fee.
February 27 - Make & Take Soap with Herbs and Essentials Oils 6:30-8
Get the scent of summer in your soap! Learn a quick and easy way to make soap with no lye. The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for MC Park Comm. programs. Call 973.326.7601 between 9-4:30 pm for info and registration.
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township (across from the County Library)
973-326-7603 or or

Deep Cut Orchid Society Events
Deep Cut Orchid Society
Info & RSVP:

Morven Museum & Garden Events
February 8 - Workshop: Victorian-style Valentines 11
Join Curator of Education Debra Lampert-Rudman. Learn “love language” of flowers with illustrated powerpoint on Victorian pressed flowers, Create Valentines of your design suitable for framing. All pressed flowers (many from Morven’s historic gardens), materials, and art instruction provided. No previous experience required. Space limited to 12 registrants. Fee includes light refreshments and Museum admission.
Info: 609-924-8144

Montclair History Center Events
Montclair History Center
110 Orange Road

Women Gardeners of Ridgewood Events
Women Gardeners of Ridgewood
P.O. Box 357
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Info and tickets: 201-560-9977 or

Bordentown Historical Society Events
Bordentown Historical Society
302 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Info: Patti at 609-410-6057 or

NY/NJ Trail Conference Events
NYNJTC Headquarters
600 Ramapo Valley Rd.

Rutgers University Earth Center Events
EARTH Center
Davidson's Mill Pond Park
42 Riva Ave
South Brunswick

Gardeners of Somerset Valley Garden Club Events
At North Branch Reformed Church

Greenwood Gardens Events
Greenwood Gardens
274 Old Short Hills Road
Short Hills, NJ 07078
NJ Department of Agriculture Events
NJ Department of Agriculture

The Home Garden Club of Morristown Events
The Home Garden Club of Morristown

Willowwood Arboretum Events
Willowwood Arboretum
300 Longview Road
Chester Township, NJ 0793

Colonial Park Gardens Events
Somerset County Parks Commission
Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road
Somerset (Franklin Township)

Navesink Garden Club Events
Meetings held the third Tuesday of each month and are open and free to public. We invite people interested in horticulture and design to join the club. Come to one or more of our monthly meetings. Meet everyone and learn what other interesting projects the club will be doing.
The Atrium
40 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank
Information, contact: Judy Alberse, 732-708-1023,
Bordentown Historical Society Events
Bordentown Historical Society Museum
302 Farnsworth Avenue

Genesis Farm Community Supported Garden Events
CSG at Genesis Farm
41 B Silver Lake Road
(908) 362-6735

Morris Museum Events
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road

Leonard J. Buck Garden Events
Leonard J. Buck Garden
11 Layton Road
Far Hills
Info: 908 234-2677,

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Events
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, (908) 273-8787 x 1010

Tri-State Hosta Society Events 908-213-8780

Garden Club R.F.D. Events
Meetings held the third Tuesday of each month and are generally free to interested individuals.
Garden Club R.F.D.
At Little Red School House
Corner of Middletown Lincroft & Dwight Roads
Meeting & Club info: June Smith at 732-671-9216

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Events
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, NJ 07078 (973) 376-3587

Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens Events Dawn to dusk
Internationally renowned as largest public iris garden in US with nearly 3,000 iris varieties (around 14,000 plants) that produce over 100,000 blooms. A living museum of botanical preservation with some varieties dating back to 1500s and is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Sites.
Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
474 Upper Mountain Avenue
Upper Montclair
973 783-5974

Allentown Garden Club Events
Meetings held second Thursday, September thru May.
Allentown Garden Club
Allentown United Methodist Church
23 Church Street

Garden State Gardens Events
A Consortium of New Jersey’s Public Gardens seeks to increase the public’s awareness of and appreciation for the beauty and horticultural, educational, artistic and historic value of New Jersey’s public gardens.

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Events
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, NJ 08055
Info: 856-983-3329 ext 102,

Native Plant Society of New Jersey Events
Trailside Nature Center, Mountainside NJ
Registration & Details:

Garden Club of Spring Lake Events
Garden Club of Spring Lake
Information 917-579-6213 or 732-449-0779

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council Events
Hours: Tuesday thru Friday: 9-3; Saturday 11-3
Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council
133 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Info: 973-383-0027,

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Assoc.Events
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Assoc.
31 Titus Mill Road

Pinelands Preservation Alliance Events
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Bishop Farmstead
17 Pemberton Road
609 859-8860 x 23,

Jersey Shore Rose Society Events
Monthly meetings start at 12:30 with Beginner Clinic with Consulting Rosarian; 1:30-3:30 Main Meeting with Activity. Free. Open to public. Refreshments served.
Jersey Shore Rose Society
At Kensington Court Living Facility
864 Shrewsbury Avenue
Tinton Falls
Printable maps, directions:
Info: 732-688-4282 or

Short Hills Home Garden Club Events
Short Hills Home Garden Club
Info: 973/761-7263,

Plainfield Garden Club Events
Plainfield Garden Club or

Chester Garden Club Events
Chester Garden Club
Info: 908-879-9959,
Chester Library - Larison Room
250 West Main Street

Central Sussex Garden Club Events
Fredon Municipal Building
443 Rt. 94
Info:, 973-579-1537

Palisades Interstate Park Commission Events
Hikes held "drizzle or shine" - heavy or steady precipitation may cancel. To confirm on morning of hike if conditions seem questionable, call 201 768-1360 ext 107. Adults must accompany children.
Friends of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain

NJ Fish & Wildlife Events

Duke Farms Events
Duke Farms Foundation
80 Route 206 South
Info and to register: (908) 722-3700,

Hunterdon Hills Garden Club Events or Pat at 236-6666 or Barbara at 236-6621.

Grounds For Sculpture Events
Grounds For Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road

Rutgers Gardens Events
Rutgers Gardens
Rutgers University
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick

Sapienza Garden Events
Sapienza Gardens (located behind Pascack Valley High School off St. Nicholas Avenue)
80 Westdale Avenue
Info: 201-452-2131,

Garden Club of Fair Haven Events
Fair Haven Fire House
River Road, Fair Haven
Further information: 732-842-7904

Hutcheson Memorial Forest Tours
Tours leave from entrance of the woods on Amwell Road (Rt. 514) in Somerset. Driveway is just past guardrail over the brook. Trail may be muddy so come prepared. Tours are free and reservations are not required for these guided tours. Groups of more than 10 persons must arrange special tours and contact Land Manager, Hutcheson Memorial Forest Center: 732-932-9349x16,
Hutcheson Memorial Forest
2150 Amwell Rd
Info: 732-932-3313,

Camden Children's Garden Events
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive, Camden
856.365.TREE (8733),

Pequest Trout Hatchery Events
NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife
Pequest Trout Hatchery
605 Pequest Road
908-637-4125 or

Garden Club of Teaneck Events
Info: 201-694-7707.

Barton Arboretum & Nature Preserve of Medford Leas Events
Meadford Leas
One Medford Leas Way

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