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The New Jersey Calendar of Events

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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.
January 17 - From Great Estates to Public Gardens 7
Virtual Zoom with Master Gardener Bill Moran. Within driving distance hundreds of public gardens, most free, offer an incredible variety of plants and designs. Moran covers a range of gardens from pocket size to multi-acre arboretums. Pictures of each garden will be shown along with access information and the speaker’s highly subjective rating. A list of all local gardens is included. Program eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs. Registration closes at 4 on day of program. Program not recorded. Free. Registration required.
January 26 - Joys of Winter Bird Feeding 7
Virtual Zoom with Jim Walker,owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Denville. Walker presents feeding and attracting birds, how to keep them safe and simply enjoying them. He offers do’s and don’ts and makes suggestions to make the hobby more productive, safe and enjoyable. The Wild Birds Unlimited store in Denville is a Retail Partner of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Registration closes at 4 on day of program. This program will not be recorded. Fee.
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.
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.
January 29 - Audubon: Return of the Bald Eagle 1:00
Don Torino, Bergen County Audubon Society, offers indoor presentation on the dramatic return of the Bald Eagle. An American success story, you'll learn how they went from the brink of extinction to the plentiful populations occurring today. Inside the Carriage House Visitor Center. Ongoing snow cancels. Free.
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.
January 25 - Winter Seedling Workshop Noon
Beat the winter doldrums! Horticulturalists Louise Senior and Charlie Thomforde walk participants through the science and practice of growing seedlings indoors for spring planting. Prepare and take home your own winter seedling kit featuring a variety of seeds to choose from. Fee.
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

Van Vleck Gardens Events 2023
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

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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