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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.
May 9 - Bus Trip: Double du Pont Delight
Day trip to Winterthur and Mt. Cuba Center with guided tours of their exceptional spring gardens. Bus leaves ShopRite of Greater Morristown, E. Hanover Avenue, Cedar Knolls, at 8:00am SHARP! Return 7:00ish. $88/person. More info and to register, please contact Mary at: 973-570-0759 or
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Morven Museum & Garden Events
Now thru June 3 - Exhibit: A Gentlemanís Pursuit: The Commodoreís Greenhouse
Exhibit reveals the remarkable findings at Morven from excavation of one of NJís earliest greenhouses by Hunter Research, an historic preservation and cultural resources consulting firm. Life-size replica of Commodore Robert F. Stockton's 1850s greenhouse on view. Fee.
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street, Princeton
Reservations: 609-924-8144 x106, or

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

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Events
March 28 - Please Stop Eating My Garden!
Learn creative ways to protect your garden from foraging animals. Fee.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, (908) 273-8787 x 1010

Tri-State Hosta Society Events
March 24 - Members-only plant sale Noon
Sale of new hostas. Anyone may attend by buying a one-year membership for $10 and purchase plants ranging in size from minis to super large varieties. Bring lunch. For more information: 908-213-8780. Held at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morristown. 908-213-8780

NJ Botanical Garden Events
Skylands, the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood, is a former country estate, a unique botanical and architectural gem featuring elegantly landscaped grounds, historic buildings, and a vast collection of unusual plant species from around the world.
March 25 - Presentation: Attracting Hummingbirds 1
Don Torino, President, Bergen County Audubon Society, presents how to attract hummingbirds to your garden using native and annual nectar plants. Also, learn how to participate in Audubon's citizen science project, Hummingbirds at Home. Free. Held indoors at Carriage House Visitor Center. Ongoing snow cancels.
New Jersey Botanical Gardens
Ringwood State Park
2 Morris Road

Colonial Park Gardens Events
March 31 - Workshop: Rose Pruning 9-Noon
Colonial Park Gardens, in collaboration with Jersey Shore Rose Society, presents free rose pruning workshop at Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden. After training,
participants can help prune the roses. Please bring sharp pruning shears and gardening gloves - limited pruners available to borrow. Meet at entrance of Colonial Park Rose Garden, Lot A. Pre-register by March 28 required: 908 722-1200 ext. 572
April 8 & September 9 - Forest Bathing Noon-2
Join instructor Lauren Theis for forest bathing experience with slow hike through gardens and arboretum, gentle yoga session, mediation and centering
sessions. Bring small blanket or towel to sit on, water. Meet at entrance of Rose Garden, Lot A.$20/person/session. Limit: 12 people
Somerset County Parks Commission
Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road
Somerset (Franklin Township)

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Events
April 12 - Growing Small Fruit 6:30-8
Grow strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and other small fruit in your backyard. Peter Nitzsche, County Agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension Morris County shows you how. Learn which varieties grow best in our area, how to plant and maintain them and proper layout practices. Take home Rutgers Scarlet strawberry plants to plant.1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUís. Register by March 29. fee.
April 21 - PHS Gold Medal Plants 10-11:30
Chuck Hinkle, member of PA Hort Society (PHS) Gold Medal Plant Committee and Garden Supervisor, Scott Arboretum, speaks about his favorite plants with focus on winners of this award. Register by April 14. Fee.
May 4 thru 6 - 23rd Annual Plant Sale
Programs during April to get your garden started. April 5, 7pm, Gardening for Pollinators, Gail DiDomenico, Morris County Master Gardener . Free. April 14, 1pm, Plant Sale Preview Talk by Ilona Ontscherenki, Friends Plant Sale Chair. Register online. April 17, 7pm, Start your Spring Garden by Bill Moran, Morris County Master Gardener. Free. April 21, 10am, PHS Gold Medal Plants, Chuck Hinkle, Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore. Register online. April 28, Morris County Master Gardener extravaganza of popular talks. No registration required 10am Renewing Your Garden, Veronica Dengler; 1pm Cottage Gardening Style by Diane Lattanzio; 3pm Starting Your Vegetable Garden, Wing-Yee Pavlosky
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township (across from the County Library)
973-326-7603 or or

Montclair History Center Events
Montclair History Center
110 Orange Road

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,

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Events
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. $7 per garden.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029

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

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

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

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

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 Jerseyís Public Gardens seeks to increase the publicís awareness of and appreciation for the beauty and horticultural, educational, artistic and historic value of New Jerseyís 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,

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

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

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

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
Davidsonís 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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