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Somerset County Environmental Education Center Events 2021
April 1,8,15,22,29, 2021 - Virtual Birding Identification Workshop: Spring Warblers 7-8
Program looks at warblers, the northeastern US’ most iconic group of birds. Around 30 warbler species pass through NJ in Spring. Participants learn field markings, behavior, and identification tips for each species. Fee: $25/household for all
five sessions.
Somerset County Park Commission

Friends of Laurelwood Arbortum Events 2021
May 8 - Annual Plant Sale 9:30-2
Onsite sale featuring rhododendrons, azaleas, native shrubs and special plants from the arboretum grown in the greenhouse from cuttings. Also a selection of high-quality annuals, perennials, container gardens, hanging baskets. Now accepting pre-sale orders for flats of annuals to be picked up on May 8. To order: Orders must be placed by April 22. Members receive 10% discount. Info:
Laurelwood Arboretum
725 Pines Lake Drive, West

Garden Conservancy Events 2021
April 29, 2021 - Zoom Presentation: A Year at Clove Brook Farm, with Christopher Spitzmiller 2p Eastern, 11a Pacific
In his first book, A Year at Clove Brook Farm, ceramist Christopher Spitzmiller invites us to explore his ultimate country retreat, where he has created an idyllic lifestyle of the weekend farmer. Christopher's gardens and home are a reflection of his varied passions and intense creativity. He takes us into his beautiful home and gardens. His ceramics are found in every chic A-list interior, including the White House, and are regularly featured in celebrated publications, including Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal. He is on the Garden Conservancy board of directors and his gardens have become a popular highlight in Open Days Program. They are scheduled to open on Saturday, September 18. Fee. Registration ends 24 hours prior to this webinar. Check the GC website store to register.
Christopeher Spitzmiller's website:
The Garden Conservancy
PO Box 608, Garrison, NY 10524

Lord Stirling Stable Events 2021
Saturdays - Weekly Dog Walks 9:45
Regular Walks Sign in at 9:45. Fast Walks Sign in at 10. 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 2021
On Demand - Webinar: Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Tree Species of the Eastern US
Learn about potential impacts of climate change on 125 tree species of eastern US. Changes in suitable habitat, capacity to cope with changing climate, and potential for infilling or migration by 2021 for tree species discussed.
New Jersey Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects
414 River View Plaza

Friends of Frelinguysen Arboretum Events 2021
Most programs are virtual; fees are modified. Check website. Buildings closed. Porta-johns available. Social distancing. Masks.
Frelinghuysen, Willowwood, and Bamboo Brook Arboreta: Open 7 days, 8 to dusk.
Plant Sale Preview Talks - 7
All Zoom presentations. Free but must register online.
April 22 - The Joy of Backyard Bird Feeding and Watching – 7
Virtual Zoom. Jim Walker, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Denville provides necessary information to make the hobby of bird feeding more enjoyable. Topics include the best food to attract the most variety of birds, different types of feeders, why water and nesting boxes are so important, and ways to thwart those pesky squirrels. Jim also discusses nesting, migrating birds and hummingbirds. Fee.
Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962
Lisa Bencivengo:
Margery Ennist:

Greater Newark Conservancy Events 2021
Greater Newark Conservancy
32 Prince Street
973 - 642-4646,

New Jersey Botanical Garden Events 2021
Open every day from 8 to 6 and, in spring, both garden admission and parking are free.
April 1 thru 30 - Haiku in the Garden
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Haiku Poets of the Garden State present Haiku in the NJ Botanical Garden. Look for poems placed around the gardens, all original works.
April 24,25 - Earth Day Weekend Celebration
Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate with a visit to NJBG, where you’ll find the beauty of nature and a soothing respite.
April 24 - Volunteer Open House and Season Kickoff 10-Noon
NJBG volunteers do work that’s meaningful, fun, and brings delight to thousands of people. Come see the many satisfying ways you can join our team. Many different skills are needed. Join us to learn more, meet great volunteers, and start working in the Garden. Bring gloves. Meet at the Carriage House. FREE
April 24 - Early Spring Wildflower Walk
Join Darlene Nowak in checking out early bloomers in the woodlands of the Wildflower Garden! Meet at the Carriage House. Rain date: May 1, 1pm. Fee.
April 25 - Audubon: Birding for Beginners
Don Torino, Pres., Bergen County Audubon Society, presents introduction to birding, covering bird identification, field guides and optics. Weather permitting, a walk follows presentation. Bring binoculars if you have them. At Carriage House Visitor Center. FREE
May 15, 16 - NJBG’s Plant Sale 10-4
Has just what you need to make your garden sparkle this season. More info coming or check website.
New Jersey Botanical Garden
Morris Road
Ringwood, 973-962-9534

Leonard J Buck Garden Events
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

Van Vleck Gardens Events 2021
Children's In-Person Gardening Classes
To Register: or 973-744-4752 ext.1
5 Mondays April 26, May 3,10,17,24 - Garden Tales 4-5
Live! For Grades K-2. Children learn about gardening and nature as they plant, water and weed, taste veggies grown in Edible Garden, and explore the grounds on nature hikes. Each class centers around a garden-themed book and participants receive a take home gardening project related to the story. Registration required. Space limited. Fee/5 sessions.
Thursdays: April 29, May 6,13,20,27 - Junior Gardeners 4-5
For Grades 2-4. Hands-on class introduces children to joy of gardening. Students grow vegetables, plant flowers, learn about composting and observe the natural world around them. New! Square Foot Gardening! Class includes nature hikes and journaling—the perfect way for kids to get outside and get dirty! Registration required. Space is limited. Fee/5 sessions
Select Tuesdays - Outdoor Adventures 1-4
April 13 – Making Every Day Earth Day; April 27 - Arbor Day. For ages 4-1111 but all are welcome.
Outdoor Adventures Activity Kits include all you will need for the program and will be available outside the Raymond Family Education Center between 1 and 4 on day of the program. Fee/per session. Advanced registration by the Sunday before the program is required. Call or see website.
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Mansion in May
Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center

Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum Events
Temporarily closed.
Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Avenue

Morven Museum and Garden Events 2021
Gardens open.
April 15 - Virtual Presentation: Princess Grace of Monaco 4
65th wedding anniversary of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco featuring Grace Kelly's iconic wedding gown. Plus, a virtual pressed flower workshop led by Morven's Curator of Education and Public Programs, Debra Lampert-Rudman. Recreate one of Princess Grace's favorite designs: a pressed flower crown.
April 19 - Morven Moments 12 Noon
Virtual program highlights some of Morven's glamorous garden parties and celebrities who attended them, with lively moderated discussion featuring docent Kim Gallagher followed by live Q&A. Free.
Poetry Palooza
Virtual and lively celebration of National Poetry Month featuring poems of Morven's resident poet Annis Boudinot Stockton, Ornithology, Conservation, Morality, contemporary poets and more. Writing activities and surprise beverage recipes included. Fee.
April 20 - Coloring the Conservation Conversation2
Dr. Drew Lanham discuss what it means to embrace the full breadth of his African-American heritage and his deep kinship to nature and adoration of birds. Lanham examines conservation as a rigorous science and evocative art, inviting diversity and race to play active roles in celebrating our natural world.
April 26 - Women, Poetry, and War 6:30
Presentation begins with an account of the topic in colonial times and ends with a discussion of the same topic in the 21st century.
Now thru January 9, 2022 - Exhibition: In Nature’s Realm: The Art of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh 5:30
Born in New Brunswick, the first president of Queens College (Rutgers University), Hardenbergh was a self-taught artist and ornithologist. Curator and Deputy Director Elizabeth Allan presents a virtual peek inside the exhibition. Accompanying programs: Art of the Dog, Portrait Workshop with Debra Lampert-Rudman; Fishing Creel Weaving Workshop with Mary May; Jersey Birds Illustration Classes with Erin Ellis; The Art of Deception, Duck Decoy Workshop with Jode Hillman. See website for these programs. Fee.
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Sussex County Garden Club Events 2021
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
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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