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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 and private estates and museums.
December 4 - Nemours & Longwood Gardens 8:15 - 8:30
Nemours Mansion & Gardens: House and garden tours of former estate of Alfred I. duPont. Classical French mansion has 77 rooms, modeled after Marie Antoinette's Versailles' Petit Trianon. Garden inspired by Versaille, largest example of French garden in US. Explore design, sculpture, architecture, bones. Longwood Gardens: Self-guided tour of former estate of Pierre duPont. Theme: Homage to the Christmas tree. Sing-a-longs to giant organ, fountains and music after dark, shopping, orangerie, everything decorated. Lunch on your own. Bus: Rockaway Mall & Goodyear Auto, Rt.202, Flemington. $92 includes bus, driver tip, garden admissions and tour, home-made goodies. Questions / registration: or 973-570-0759
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NY/NJ Trail Conference Events
Now thru January 8 - Pocono Platitudes Exhibit: Exploring a Region with Paint and Awe 9-5
Please join artist Marie Liu and the Trail Conference Staff for opening wine and cheese reception on Friday, November 2 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
More info (201)512-9348 •
NYNJTC Headquarters
600 Ramapo Valley Rd.

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

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

New Jersey Botanical Garden Events
November 17 - Wreathmaking Workshops 10 & 1
Learn how to assemble and decorate holiday wreaths using fresh and dried plant materials. Make a wreath to take home and decorate it to suit your style with ribbons and ornaments from NJBG’s large collection. All materials provided, but bring clippers, gloves and any special decorations you want to use. Fee. This popular program regularly sells out, so make your reservations early. Tickets and information: or 973-962-9534. In Carriage House Visitor Center
New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Ringwood State Park
2 Morris Road

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Events
November 9 -Growing Degree Days 10:30-Noon
Amy Ricco, Associate Professor of Horticulture at Mercer County Community College, lectures on Growing Degree Days. By knowing what Growing Degree Days are and how to count them you can better predict when to apply pre-emergent in the spring, when to plant certain plants, and when to expect insect problems to emerge. There is no cost for this CEU opportunity as it is sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office and Events Committee. To register, email Cynthia Triolo:
November 10 - Tree Symposium 10-3
Professor Tom Ombrello discusses role of trees in history, including Historic Tree grove at Union County College. Willowwood’s Super. of Horticulture John Beirne will convince you that Magnolias should be your favorite trees. Dr. Neil Hendrickson offers timely information on pests and diseases threatening our landscapes, so we can deal with these challenges. Author William Bryant Logan’s lecture, The Thousand Year Wood: Our Enduring Reliance on Trees, concerns the long and intimate relationship between people and trees. Fee. Bring lunch. Drinks included.
December 13 - Flora and Fauna of the Hackensack River Watershed 7-8
Explore urban wilderness with Riverkeeper Captain Hugh Carola. The watershed covers 197-square miles in northeastern New Jersey and southern New York. It is a place where humans and wildlife have learned to co-exist and flourish. The uppermost portion of the watershed is less developed than the highly urbanized lower portion which comprises the Hackensack Meadowlands. Fee.
November 11 - New Jersey Mycological Association Noon-4
Monthly Meeting. Free
November 13 - Great Swamp Bonsai Society 7-9:30
Bonsai Education Lectures. Free
November 13 - North American Butterfly Association 7:30
Monthly Meeting. Free
November 14 - Home Garden Club of Morristown 11:30
Monthly Meeting followed at 1 pm by “Big Surprises from Small Trees,” Brian Olelsak, chairperson of Landscape and Horticultural Technology Dept, County College of Morris, presents program on selection and use of small-stature trees.
November 14 - African Violet Club of Morris County 7:30
Slide show of designs at 2017 AVSA convention in Orlando, Florida
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township (across from the County Library)
973-326-7603 or or

The Garden Conservancy
Open Days Program
Rain or shine. $7 per garden.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029

NJ Department of Agriculture Events
NJ Department of Agriculture

Montclair History Center Events
Montclair History Center
110 Orange Road

Morven Museum & Garden Events
November 21 thru January 6 - Festival of Trees 10-4
Showcasing a juried collection of trees and mantles throughout museum’s galleries. This year’s theme features trees inspired by 18th thru 20th-century decor. Docents answer questions, no formal tours are given during the Festival. Included with regular admission $10
November 27 - Make Your Own Holiday Wreath 10:30-Noon & 6:30-8
Create your own wreath with Morven’s gardeners. Materials provided - many from Morven’s gardens, plus cones, nuts, pods, holiday bling, ribbon. No experience is required. Limited to 16/ session. Reservations required.
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street, Princeton
Reservations: 609-924-8144 x106, or

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

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

Van Vleck House & Gardens Events
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street

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

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Events
Laurelwood Arboretum
725 Pines Lake Drive West (entrances at Vale Road and Pines Lake Drive
973-202-9579, or

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

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

NJ Conservation Foundation Events
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Bamboo Brook
170 Longview Road
Far Hills
908-234-1225, or

New Jersey Agricultural Society Events
NJ Agricultural Society or Kristina Guttadora at

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,

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County Events
EARTH Center
Davidson’s Mill Pond Park
42 Riva Ave.
South Brunswick

Master Gardeners of Sussex County Events
Master Gardeners Sussex County
127 Morris Turnpike, Newton
Info: 973-948-3040,,

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
Fredon, 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,

NJ American Society of Landscape Architects Events
More info:
Dean Cardassis, FASLA, Director of James Rose Center. Proceeds benefit restoration of Center. Questions to

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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