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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.
February 4 - Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Lecture 1
Location: Haggerty Education Center. Speaker Jenny Rose Carey discusses her new book The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Guide: How to Combine Shape, Color, and Texture to Create the Garden of Your Dreams. Topics include: how to get started, how to combine plants for spectacular effects, how to keep your garden going from year to year and so much more. Carey is renowned gardener, educator, historian and author, former senior director at Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm. An international lecturer, she has worked at Temple University for over a decade, first as adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and director of Ambler Arboretum. Presentation followed by book sale and signing. Light refreshments served. Program will not be recorded. Program eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs. Fee. Admission fees support scholarship offered to students in Landscape Technology Program at County College of Morris.
February 28 - Avoiding Garden Bloopers … aka Right Plant, Right Place, Right Effect 7
Zoom with Master Gardener Gail Di Domenico, covers everything from hardiness zones, soil pH and conditions, light exposure, plant characteristics, features and attractions. Whether you are hiring a professional or doing it yourself, planting an expensive tree or a tiny annual, it pays to be in the know to protect and increase the value of your landscape investments. Program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs. Free but registration required up to 4PM on 2/28.
March 4 - 13th Annual Community Garden Conference 9am
In person and via Zoom. Location: Haggerty Education Center. The FOFA and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County are teaming up again. Dr. William Woys Weaver is keynote speaker with an impressive list of session speakers. For community gardeners, backyard vegetable gardeners, garden managers, and those trying to establish a new community Garden. Keynote Speaker Dr. William Woys Weaver:The Roughwood Center for Heritage Seedways: Seed to Table — the Future of Regional Cuisine. His illustrated presentation explains what they do at the Roughwood Center, seed collection history, promoting regional foods as an alternative and safer way to feed ourselves in the future. Peter Nitzsche, Morris County Agricultural and Natural Resource Agent, Rutgers Vegetable Expert and Conference Co-sponsor discusses the findings from community garden demonstration plot trials on tomatoes bred to be resistant to Septoria Leaf Spot and using BT to manage squash vine borer in zucchini. Rebecca Magron, Horticulturist, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County presents Mindful Vegetable Gardening: trends in the industry, attracting pollinators, growing in small spaces, and the science behind companion planting. The Coordinator’s Round Table moderated by Ned Gardner, Manager of Ted Largman Community Garden, Morris Township. Topic: Conflict Resolution. Eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs. Fee. Register online.
March 18 - The Philadelphia Flower Show: Creating a Show Garden 1
Location: Haggerty Education Center. Wonder how show gardens are created? Susan Cohan Gardens, show garden veteran, shows how display gardens at Philadelphia Flower Show are designed and built, a fascinating presentation on what takes place behind the scenes. Susan Cohan, FAPLD, earned a certificate in Garden Design English Gardening School at Chelsea Physic Gardens, London. Named "Designer of the Year" by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers in 2021, Susan is principal and design director of Susan Cohan Gardens, a full-service landscape design studio. Among her many awards, she won 2022 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Gold and Silver Trophy for her entry in Philadelphia Flower Show. Fee. Light refreshments.
Program not recorded.
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.
February 5 - Skylands Manor Tours 11-3
NJBG volunteer docents lead tour of the architecture and history of Skylands Manor. Snow or excessive cold cancels. Fee
February 18 - The ABC’s of Honeybees 10
Bees are our most important pollinators. Certified Master Beekeeper Frank Mortimer introduces you to the exciting and vital world of honeybees and beekeeping. Mr. Mortimer is author of "Bee People and The Bugs They Love." He is an adjunct instructor at Cornell University Master Beekeeping Program. At the Carriage House. Snow cancels. Fee.
February 19 - Family Winter Woodland Hike 1:00
Join NJBG hike leaders on easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden’s woodlands. Learn about the plants and animals around you on a hike designed to fit the group. Wear sturdy shoes, meet at Carriage House. Snow/rain or excessive cold cancels. Free.
February 26 - Audubon: Owls of New Jersey 1:00
Don Torino, Bergen County Audubon Society offers indoor presentation on these fascinating and important raptors, touching on the many different species that inhabit our region. (No live specimens) At the Carriage House Visitor Center. Free.
March 12 - Skylands Manor Tours – Member Appreciation Day 11-3
Enjoy a special tour of historic Skylands Manor. Snow cancels. BOGO for NJBG members: Purchase a Manor House tour ticket receive a free one. Non-members: Become a member on Member Appreciation Day and receive a free Manor House tour ticket. Fee.
March 18 - End-of-Winter Tree Walk 10
Former NJBG Head Landscape Designer Rich Flynn leads this perennial favorite. Walk includes a visit to many of NJBG’s stunning specimens, learn the differences between trees, how to tell them apart, and how to use them in your garden. Meet at the Carriage House; wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. Free.
March 19 - Family Woodland Hike 1:00
Join NJBG hike leaders on easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden’s woodlands. Learn about the plants and animals around you on a hike designed to fit the group. Wear sturdy shoes, meet at Carriage House. Snow/rain cancels. Free.
March 26 - Audubon: Spring Bird Walk 10
Don Torino, Bergen County Audubon Society, leads walk through the Botanical Garden to look for early spring birds visiting NJBG, and also the many species that inhabit our region. Meet at Carriage House Visitor Center. Snow/rain cancels. Free.
New Jersey State Botanical Garden
Morris Road, Ringwood

Morven Museum and Garden Events 2023
Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 to 4.
Morven Museum and Garden
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
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

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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