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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, private estate gardens, museums and more.
February 20 - CT Flower & Garden Show
See something different this year! Snow date: Saturday, February 22. Seminars and demos included in ticket. Cost: $75 includes bus, driver tip, flower show, light refreshments. More info coming soon!
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New Jersey American Society of Landscape Architects Events
New Jersey Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects
414 River View Plaza

The Garden Conservancy
Open Days Program
Rain or shine. $10 per garden.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029

Morris Museum Events
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road

Greenwood Gardens Events
Greenwood Gardens
274 Old Short Hills Road
Short Hills, NJ 07078

New Jersey Agricultural Society Events
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
NJ Agricultural Society or Kristina Guttadora at

Van Vleck House & Gardens Events
November 21 - Deck the Halls Bubbles and Boutique 5-9
Start festivities with hors d’oeuvres and shopping at this fun(d)-raising event! The holiday outique features vendors promising something for everyone—the perfect place to find something for all of the women in your life! Fee.
November 22 - Open House & Holiday Boutique 10-4
Curated holiday boutique–and unique opportunity to visit inside Van Vleck House, decked for the holidays! Free for Members of Van Vleck; $10 at the door for General Public. No pre-registration.
November 23 - Snowfall & Starlight Cocktail Party 6:30-9:30
Cocktails, dinner buffet, fabulous silent auction while you mingle with great friends, and help us toast this year’s honorees Marisabel and Jerry Raymond for all they’ve done for The Montclair Foundation and Van Vleck, as well as the greater community.
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street

New Jersey Botanical Garden Events
November 23 - Wreathmaking Workshops 10 & 1
Learn how to assemble and decorate holiday wreaths to grace your home using fresh and dried plant materials. Make a wreath to take home. Decorate it to suit your style with ribbons and ornaments from NJBG’s large collection. All materials provided. Bring clippers, gloves and any special decorations you want to use. Fee.Carriage House
December 5 thru 8 - Holiday Open House at Skylands Manor 10-4
Historic Skylands Manor open for tours and filled with extravagant display of seasonal décor. NJBG celebrates ‘Fantasy!’ to highlight exuberance of the holidays and splendor of nature. Daytime Tours available. Fee. No babystrollers. Last tour begins at 4. Group Tours available on December 5 & 6. Call 973-962-9534 or to schedule.
December 7 - Evening Reception 6-8
Have leisurely enjoyment with champagne, light refreshments and valet parking. Fee. Reservations required by November 30: call 973-962-9534 or
New Jersey Botanical Garden
Ringwood State Park
2 Morris Road

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Events
December 6 thru 15 - 28th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland
Enter your edible structure in one of six categories: Adult, Family, Child, School Group, Scout Group and Special Needs. See this page for more info.
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township (across from the County Library)
973-326-7603 or or

Deep Cut Orchid Society Events
Deep Cut Orchid Society
Info & RSVP:

Morven Museum & Garden Events
November 27 thru January 5 - Festival of Trees
Annual highlight showcasing juried collection of trees and mantles displayed throughout museum’s galleries. Enjoy newly reimagined first and second floor galleries featuring trees inspired by 18th thru 20th century decor. Area designers, artists, garden clubs, businesses, and non-profit organizations adorn all galleries. Docents available to answer questions; no formal tours given during Festival. Festival of Trees open during museum hours. Museum ticket must be purchased.
December 2 - Holiday Wreath Workshops 10:30 & 6:30
Creat your own wreath with Morven’s gardeners! We provide all materials including decorations- many from Morven’s own gardens, cones, nuts, pods, holiday bling, and ribbon. No experience required. Fee.
December 3 - The Gift of Art: Robin Jess Botanical Illustration Workshop 10-4
Create small vignette painting of wintry floral posy including holly, ivy, and mistletoe with NY Botanical Garden’s Robin Jess. Using classic botanical art watercolor techniques, create holiday decoration. An 8x10” mat with oval opening provided to showcase your creation ready to frame. Basic drawing provided to allow participants to focus on painting immediately. Fee.
December 5 - Festival of Trees Holiday Party 2019 5:30-8:30
An evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and merrymaking features museum's elegant galleries, hallways and porches artfully decorated by local businesses, garden clubs, and non-profit organizations. Valet Parking. Fee.
December 7 - Gingerbread House Workshops 11,1&7
Creat gingerbread holiday house to take home. Constructed gingerbread house and candy decorations provided, holiday background films and music; hot cocoa and cookies provided for family sessions. Adults: Evening program includes adult light refreshments. Fee.
December 12 - Holiday Tea Party with the Governors’ Girls 1
Wonder what it was like celebrating holidays at Morven during the Governors’ era? Join us for entertaining afternoon with some of the “Governors’ Girls”, daughters of NJ Governors Hughes and Cahill. Put on your white cotton gloves, or holiday attire, and enjoy lively discussion and four-course tea catered by Perfect Blend followed by a tour of Morven’s Festival of Trees - a splendid holiday afternoon. Fee.
December 12, 19 - Tour Morven After Dark with Deputy Director and Curator Beth Allan 6:30-8
visit the Festival after work when Museum & Garden stay open for special tour with Deputy Director/Curator Beth Allan, who shares some “decorated” stories of Morven’s residents not usually told on our traditional site tours. Fee.
December 12 - Pajama Storytime with Gennady Spirin & Mrs. Claus 4:30-5:30
4:30: private visit to Festival and vote on favorite display. 5:30: visit Morven’s Stockton Education Center for a snack and holiday stories, music, and sing-a-long with Mrs. Claus. Illustrator Gennady Spirin on hand for book signing following the reading and sing-a-long. Bring blanket for this holiday event. Fee.
December 20 - My Grandfather's Coat Storytime Noon
We'll read and celebrate family traditions with take home book craft. Called "A moving tale of love and regeneration" by The New York Times, Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock’s My Grandfather’s Coat, celebrates recycling of a beloved coat that lasts four generations - from wedding coat until becoming this story! Join us as we read and celebrate family traditions with a special take home book craft certain to become a treasured memory! Fee.
Info: 609-924-8144

Montclair History Center Events
Montclair History Center
110 Orange Road

Women Gardeners of Ridgewood Events
Women Gardeners of Ridgewood
P.O. Box 357
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Info and tickets: 201-560-9977 or

Bordentown Historical Society Events
Bordentown Historical Society
302 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Info: Patti at 609-410-6057 or

NY/NJ Trail Conference Events
NYNJTC Headquarters
600 Ramapo Valley Rd.

Rutgers University Earth Center Events
EARTH Center
Davidson's Mill Pond Park
42 Riva Ave
South Brunswick

Gardeners of Somerset Valley Garden Club Events
At North Branch Reformed Church

NJ Department of Agriculture Events
NJ Department of Agriculture

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

Willowwood Arboretum Events
Willowwood Arboretum
300 Longview Road
Chester Township, NJ 0793

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Events
Laurelwood Arboretum
725 Pines Lake Drive West (entrances at Vale Road and Pines Lake Drive
973-202-9579, or

Colonial Park Gardens Events
Somerset County Parks Commission
Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road
Somerset (Franklin Township)

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,
Bordentown Historical Society Events
Bordentown Historical Society Museum
302 Farnsworth Avenue

Genesis Farm Community Supported Garden Events
CSG at Genesis Farm
41 B Silver Lake Road
(908) 362-6735

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

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,

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

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,

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
Info:, 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,

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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