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The New Jersey Calendar of Events

DIG IT! Garden Bus Trips and Events
March 10 - Workshop: Spring Shrub Pruning 11-2
Hands-on pruning workshop with Roman Fabiyan at Woodhull Hedge House in Chester, NJ. Do you know how and when to prune your summer and fall flowering shrubs? Or how to reshape and restore their once-gorgeous figures? Or maybe they need a little corrective pruning to keep them healthy? Join Linda Pastorino and DIG IT! for a fun-filled, hands-on learning experience with master shrub-pruner Roman Fabiyan, who learned his trade in the Ukraine. These days Roman trims the shrubbery green at Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills, NJ. Cost: $50 includes a fabulous lunch, lots of fun and camaraderie as you learn all you need to know about pruning shrubs in spring. Space is limited to 30. First come; first served. Registration deadline: March 3. Nothing is ADA Compliant. Property has uneven ground. Must bring your own tools and gloves. Email Linda Pastorino for how to register: Read about the garden here.
DIG IT! Magazine Info: email Mary at

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County Events
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County

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.
March 14 - Program: Art in Bloom
Club members collaborate with members of Garden Club RFD from Middletown to create floral designs that are interpretations of well-known paintings. Designs will be explained and critiqued at end of presentation.
The Atrium
40 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank
Information, contact: Judy Alberse, 732-708-1023,

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Events
Month of February - Gallery: Nature Photography
by Rachel Ritter, Morris Township, draws inspiration from the gardens of Morris County. Her photographs are a perfect blending of art and nature. free.
March 4 - Seventh Annual Community Garden Conference 9-4:30
Snow date: March 5. For community gardeners, garden managers and those trying to establish a new community garden. Keynote speaker, Peter Hatch, Dir. of Gardens & Grounds Emeritus for Thomas Jefferson Foundation, was responsible for maintenance, interpretation, and restoration of 2,400-acre landscape at Monticello and initiated the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants. Topics include Plant Breeding with Dr. Tom Orton, Rutgers; Composting at Community Gardens with Rick Carr, Rodale Institute; Irrigation Techniques with Peter Nitzsche, Rutgers Cooperative Extension; Planting for Pollinators with Dr. Randi Eckel, Toadshade Wildflower Farm and more. Lunch provided. Fee.
March 14 - Bus Trip: Philadelphia Flower Show 10:30-8:30
Celebrate innovative Dutch landscape, architecture, history, art and culture, awe inspiring gardens, floral arrangements, lectures, shopping. Lunch and/or dinner on your own at the show, in Chinatown or Reading Terminal Market. Register by March 1. Bus leaves from arboretum. Fee.
June 13 thru 24 - The Majestic Gardens of the Southwest of England
Counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall visit public and private gardens including historic estates, landscape gardens, formal gardens, woodland walks, cottage gardens, subtropical and clifftop gardens. $5,450/person, double occupancy. . More info and register here
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township (across from the County Library)
973-326-7603 or or

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Events
Now thru March - Monthly Guided Hikes 11, 1, 3
Cora’s Conservation Corps guides you through woods on 45 minute walks. Look for signs of wildlife, and learn how you can be involved as a citizen scientist! January 15: Winter Birds; February 12: Early Signs of Spring; March 12: FrogWatch USA. Donation
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, NJ 07078 (973) 376-3587

Colonial Park Gardens Events
Volunteer members of the Jersey Shore Rose Society and Penn-Jersey Rose Society will join Colonial Park Gardens hort staff in Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden to complete spring rose pruning. Park visitors are welcome to stop in to have rose questions answered by expert rosarians. A day of sharing rose information and techniques on growing them. Free
Somerset County Parks Commission
Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road
Somerset (Franklin Township)

Leonard J. Buck Garden Events
February 21 thru March 17 - Art and Photography Exhibit 10-4
Photographs, paintings, drawings showcasing four seasons at Leonard J. Buck Garden. In the Visitor Center. Donation suggested. Monday – Friday only
March 24 - Make a Hypertufa Mini-Trough 10-11:30
Hypertufa is a handmade material which resembles “tufa,” a rugged volcanic rock used to make planting troughs. Containers especially suited for small rock garden plants. Learn how to make your own mini-trough and receive instructions for curing it at home. Wear work clothes. Fee includes cost of supplies. Pre-registration required. Enrollment limited to 10 participants.
Sundays in April, May -Woodland Walks 2
Informative tour of the Garden: native wildflowers, spring perennials, flowering shrubs and trees, plants growing among the rock formations and woodlands. Please no organized groups. Fee: $7
April 22,23 - Spring Plant Sale & Earth Day Celebration 10-5, Noon-5
Enhance your garden with new plant treasures and celebrate Earth Day. Plant sale features choice perennials, ferns, woody plants, garden lectures, guided tours of naturalistic rock garden. Co-sponsor: Watnong Chapter N Am Rock Garden Society.
Suggested Donation
Leonard J. Buck Garden
11 Layton Road
Far Hills
Info: 908 234-2677,

NJ Botanical Garden Events
February 26 - Owls of New Jersey 1
Don Torino of Bergen County Audubon Society offers indoor photo presentation on these fascinating, important raptors, touching on different species that inhabit our region. No live birds. Free. Indoors at Carriage House Visitor Center. Ongoing snow cancels
March 5 - Skylands Manor Tours11-3
Guided tours of ground floor of historic Skylands Manor. Donations accepted.
New Jersey Botanical Gardens
Ringwood State Park
2 Morris Road

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Events
February 22 - Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Your Square Foot Garden 10-11
Identify garden pests, and protect your crops using organic and environmentally friendly gardening methods. Part of our Square Foot Gardening Series for Adults. fee.
February 25 - Let’s Get Growing Kids: Creating a Square Foot Gardening Journal 9:30-11
Create a journal to keep track of all changes and interesting creeping, crawling, fluttering and wiggling visitors to our square foot vegetable garden. Decorate and personalize your journal with craft materials. Use it to record all that you discover in the garden. For children ages 5-12. Pre-registration required. Fee.
February 25 - Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Your Square Foot Garden 11:3-12:30
Identify garden pests, protect your crops using organic and environmentally friendly gardening methods. (Square Foot Gardening Series for Adults) fe.
February 26 - Maple Sugaring Fest 1-4
Learn how early settlers tapped maple trees and turned the sap into delicious maple syrup! Registration NOT required. Fee.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, (908) 273-8787 x 1010

Garden Club R.F.D. Events
Meetings held the third Tuesday of each month and are generally free to interested individuals.
March 21 - Presentation: Hydrangeas
Master Gardener Bob Magovern presents program on hydrangeas
May 12 - 13th Annual Plant Sale
Hydrangeas and Lavender ‘Phenomenal’ are featured plant. This lavender was named a “Must-Grow Perennial” by Better Homes & Gardens. Master Gardener Help Desk will get your gardening questions answered.
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

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

Tri-State Hosta Society Events
Information: 908-213-8780

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Willowwood Arboretum Events
Willowwood Arboretum
300 Longview Road
Chester Township, NJ 07931

Women Gardeners of Ridgewood Events
Old Paramus Reformed Church
660 E. Glen Avenue
Info and tickets: 201-560-9977 or

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

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

Gardeners of Somerset Valley Garden Club Events
Gardeners of Somerset Valley
North Branch Church
203 Rt. 28

Morven Museum & Garden Events
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street, Princeton
Reservations: 609-924-8144 x106, or

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

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

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

Native Plant Society of NJ Events
Native Plant Society of NJ

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.

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

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

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