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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
13 seats left! 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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NJ Department of Agriculture Events
June 1 - Application Deadline: Farm to School Award & Recognition Program
Award for top school participating in farm to school activities and also will recognize schools that work with farmers and community to ensure students have access to healthy Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias and teach about agriculture through growing school gardens. Applications at:
NJ Department of Agriculture

The Garden Conservancy
Open Days Program
Rain or shine. $7 per garden.
May 5 - 4 Gardens North Central NJ
Stone House Garden, Far Hills: Built of old Pennsylvania stone and Vermont schist. Courtyard of Rhus aromatica and Spanish bluebells, plus medallion garden, crescent border, kitchen garden, terrace, and Mimi's garden and bog. Hay Honey Farm, Far Hills: Former cattle farm along North Branch of the Raritan River. Naturalistic landscape with dwarf conifer/spring bulb garden, walled perennial border, hosta gardens, native meadow, kitchen garden, wild garden, rhododendron and companion wild flowers and woodland plants, flowering-shrub walk, paths through fields and woodlands. Jack Lagos Garden, Chatham: 25-year-old garden on 1 acre with 100-year-old barn, shade garden, herb garden, perennial border, 10 clematis vines on lattice, dwarf conifer collection, woodland garden. Digging Deeper program: Sharpening Your Garden Tools with Michael Clayton. 10-5: Bring your garden tools and learn how to sharpen them. Secret Garden @ 377—The Gotelli Garden at Harrison Park Towers, East orange: 60-year-old one-acre, formal Italianate garden designed by William T. Gotelli atop parking garage with extensive collections of azalea, hydrangea, lilac, hosta, peony, tree peony and spring-blooming trees and dwarf conifer collection.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029

Genesis Farm Community Supported Garden Events
April 28 - Earth Day Celebration 11-4
Farm tours, exhibits, entertainment, food, kids' activities and more! Free and all are welcome!
CSG at Genesis Farm
41 B Silver Lake Road
(908) 362-6735

Morven Museum & Garden Events
Now thru June 3 - Exhibit: A Gentleman’s Pursuit: The Commodore’s Greenhouse
Exhibit reveals the remarkable findings at Morven from excavation of one of NJ’s 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

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.
May 5,6 and 13 - Plant Sale 10-4
Feature generous array of perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs, collector's items. Admission and parking are free. May 4, 5:30-8:30, Plant Sale Preview Party, a members-only reception. Non-members may participate by becoming members at the gate. Master Gardeners and NYBG volunteers on hand to answer questions and help shoppers make selections. At Carriage House Visitor Center.
May 13 - Guided Tours 11-3
The 45-minute guided tours of Skylands Manor's ground floors of history and architecture conducted by NJBG volunteer docents. Suggested donations are: $7/ adults; $5/seniors and students aged 13-18; $3/children aged 6-12; free under age 6.
New Jersey Botanical Gardens
Ringwood State Park
2 Morris Road

Colonial Park Gardens Events
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)

Willowwood Arboretum Events
April 29 - 4th Annual Tubbs Lecture 1:30-4:30
Tubbs Lecture presented at Willowwood Arboretum to honor the memory of Henry and Robert Tubbs. Guest speaker, Dr. Allan Armitage, is globally-known award-winning writer, speaker, and researcher. Come for his lecture, “Tales from the Garden," a book signing, and walk about the garden. Fee. Call 973-326-7601 to register.
Willowwood Arboretum
300 Longview Road
Chester Township, NJ 07931

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Events
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 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
May 3 thru 5 - Annual Herb & Heirloom Veggie Sale
Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and more. Pre-order form on website.
Montclair History Center
110 Orange Road

Van Vleck House & Gardens Events
May 3 - Fête des Fleurs: Plant Sale Preview Party 5:30-8
Preview unique selection of perennials, shrubs and trees while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the terrace. Pricing and tickets available at
May 4 thru 7 - Plant Sale 9-4
(May 6, 10-4) Join us, rain or shine, for a great selection of perennials, shrubs and trees!
May 13 - NJ Orchestra Mother's Day Outdoor Concert 1-3
Details coming soon. Online registration opens a week before concert.
May 20 - Concert Series: The Claremont Trio 2-4
Free. Details coming soon. Online registration opens a week before the concert.
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street

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

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

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

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,

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

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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