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Lord Stirling Stable Events
Saturdays - Weekly Dog Walks 9:30
The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and Somerset County Park Commission are pleased to announce that weekly Saturday morning Dog Walks on the trails begin July 11. Check-in time: 9am. Guided trail walk commences promptly at 9:30 and last for approximately one hour. All pets must be leashed and kept under control at all times. These sanctioned Dog Walks offer participants opportunity to explore the beautiful equestrian trails of Lord Stirling Stable on foot. Masks must be worn prior to start of the walk but are optional on the trails once the walk begins. Social distancing must be maintained. The traditional fee of $3/dog will be waived at this time and donations are welcome.
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge
Info: Barbara at 908-448-8348,
Directions: 908-722-1200, ext. 5010

Gardeners of Somerset Valley Events
Gardeners of Somerset Vally
North Branch Reformed Church
181 Carol Jean Way
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Info::(908) 722-4759 Cell: Fred (908) 797-5711 Jane (908) 872-8865

American Society of Landscape Architetcs - New Jersey Events
Support Watershed Nature Camp and Watershed Academy
Campers and teens experience the outdoors with hands-on investigations and explorations each day. Young people who attend these programs deepen their connection with the natural world and foster a desire to protect it. We offer scholarships to children and teens to attend our weekly summer camps and academies who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford the tuition.
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
Programs are virtual; fees are modified and not as printed in current issue of Arboretum Leaves. Check website before mailing check. Buildings closed. Porta-johns available. Social distancing. Masks.
Frelinghuysen Arboretum: Mon - Fri, Noon to dusk.
Willowwood Arboretum: Mon - Fri 10-3.
Bamboo Brook Arboretum: Mon - Fri 10-3.
Master Gardener, Diane Lattanzio, discusses growth habits, care, maintenance and uses of ornamental grasses. Handouts describing the characteristics and care of ornamental grasses provided. Free. Registration required.
2020 Virtual Tree Symposium 7
Zoom. Tree-related topics on 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings: November 10, 17, 24, December 1 and December 8. Each program eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU. Registration closes Noon day of session. Zoom link will be sent to you at that time. Check your spam folder if not received. Contact with questions. Fee.
November 10 - The Evolving Urban Forest Within The Fitness Landscape
Jason Grabosky, PhD, Dept of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers talks about evolution of professional practice in design, function and management of urban forest against a rapidly changing fitness landscape. He will look at urban trees as canopy asset and plant community from recent past into the future.
November 17 - Native Ornamental and Edible Plants
Allyson Levy, Founder, Hortus Arboretum and Certified ISA Arborist speaks on using native ornamental and edible trees to increase biodiversity and support for pollinators and beneficial insects.
November 24 - Demonstration of Grafting Techniques for Tree Propagation
Tom Molnar, PhD, Plant Biology Department, Rutgers, leads virtual hands-on course on grafting trees, from plant propagation (seeds vs. clonal propagation) to principles and practices of grafting and budding, including proper stage of plant materials, time of year and tools needed. He demonstrate splice grafting, whip and tongue grafting and wedge grafting using hazelnut trees as example, but same principles apply to apples and peaches and most other tree crops. Final example: demo of chip budding and tips for good aftercare of grafted and budded trees that ensure success.
December 1 - The Metasequoia: A Story of Trees at the Willowwood Arboretum
Zinnia Cheetham, Plant Records Curator, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, speaks on record keeping for trees in a collection. Highlighting 100+ years of curation at Willowwood Arboretum, talk includes what information to record, trees of significance, and how plant record keeping enriches and connects us to our history and community in the present day.
Decmber 8 - Sharing Our Landscapes with Additional Friends
Beth Brantley, PhD, Technical Support Specialist, Bartlett Tree Experts, focuses on food webs, relationships between our trees, trees and birds/bats, trees and insects, trees and fungi, and how to make plant selections that will benefit the greater good and create a resilient landscape. Oaks, Birches, Maples and Conifers featured.
Mailing Address: Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962
Lisa Bencivengo:
Margery Ennist:

Greater Newark Conservancy Events
October 15 - Making Our City Bloom Celebration: Virtual 6-7
Celebrate our commitment to improving quality of life in NJ's urban communities. Special guest speakers and entertainment. Free.
Greater Newark Conservancy
32 Prince Street
973 - 642-4646,

New Jersey Botanical Garden Events
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
Gardens open.
September 23 - Bulbs: Before You Dig 10-11:30
Rain date: September 30. Explore the finer details that go into creating subtle beauty or a spectacular display. This in person class will be held outdoors. Dress for the weather and wear a mask. Online registration required by September 16. fee.
October 14 - Garden How-To: NOT Putting your Garden to Bed 10-11
Rain date: October 21. Join garden manager for a look at how we keep the garden beautiful and prepare our plants for winter. Discover some reasons doing LESS in fall will give you MORE to enjoy. Meet at Visitor Center. This in-person class is held outdoors. Dress for the weather and wear a mask. Online Registration required by October 7. Fee.
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

NEWS! Mansion in May Event Date Changed
September 8 thru October 4 - Splendor in September
Women’s Assoc. for Morristown Medical Center announce Mansion in May signature fundraiser will open as “Splendor in September,” their Designer Showhouse and Gardens at Tyvan Hill, New Vernon. Advance tickets: $40 Tickets and more info: visit
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
Gardens open.
September - Garden Tours 11
Wednesdays through Saturdays. 45-minute tour of what's in bloom. Garden guides share how the house and gardens evolved under each family that resided at Morven. This year’s demonstration garden features a Victory Garden. Try a Box Lunch. Fee. Rain cancels. Space is limited, no walk ups. Fee.
September 25 - Virtual Victorian Pressed Flower Wreath Workshop Noon
Create flower art wreaths with many flowers pressed from Morven's historic gardens with Curator of Education Debra Lampert-Rudman. Learn the “love language” of flowers, enjoy an illustrated powerpoint on this Victorian art, and create wreath cards of your design suitable for framing or gift giving. All flowers, materials provided. No experience required. Registration limited. Ages 12 and up. Material pick up dates/times and Zoom link provided in the week prior to workshop. Fee.
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

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