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The New Jersey Calendar of Events

DIG IT! Garden Bus Trips and Events
May 22 - Garden Bus Trip 8-7-ish
Guided tours at Stonecrop Gardens and an exceptional private garden with lunch on our own in the historic village of Cold Spring. And there’s plenty of room under the bus for rare plant shopping treasures. Get the bus at either Rockaway Townsquare Mall, Rockaway, New Jersey or Woodbury Commons Mall, Woodbury, New York. Check here for more information SOLD OUT!
July 12 - Chanticleer Garden Bus Trip 8:30-6:30
With Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum. Guided tour of gardens and house at Chanticleer Garden, Wayne, PA. We'll have a catered, buffet lunch at terrain, then shop at their nursery and amazing garden boutique with indoor and outdoor decor, garden books and ornaments/pottery. Get the bus at Preakness Shopping Center (left of the Stop & Shop), 1210 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ. More info here. and REGISTER here. Questions? Pam Himeles, F.O.LA. Office Manager: 973-831-5675, info@laurelwoodarboretum.org
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Colonial Park Gardens Events
Children's Garden Workshops
May 27 - Little Wigglers: How to Make Your Own Composting Bin 10-Noon
Vermicomposting is composting with worms. Children will assemble their own ‘take home’ worm bins; learn basics of vermicomposting and benefits of recycling kitchen scraps. All supplies provided. Meet at Colonial Park Gardens Stone Cottage. Fee: $18 ages 5-12. Limit 10. Children must be accompanied by adult. Information and register: 732 873-2459 ext. 21
Somerset County Parks Commission
Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road
Somerset (Franklin Township)
www.somersetcountyparks.org

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Events
Fourth Thursdays thru October - Gardeners’ Journal 2:30
May 21 & 3rd Sundays thru October - Guided Tours 12:30
Trained guides lead visitors through arboretum. Identify unique trees and plantings. Carts available for those who do not wish to walk. Meet at Knippenberg Center for Education. Free.
July 12 - Chanticleer Garden Bus Trip 8:30-6:30
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum & DIG IT! Magazine. Guided tour of gardens and house at Chanticleer Garden, Wayne, PA. We'll have a catered, buffet lunch at terrain, then shop at their nursery and amazing garden boutique with indoor and outdoor decor, garden books and gift shop. Get the bus at Preakness Shopping Center (left of the Stop & Shop), 1210 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ. More info here. and REGISTER here. Questions? Pam Himeles, F.O.LA. Office Manager: 973-831-5675, info@laurelwoodarboretum.org
Laurelwood Arboretum
725 Pines Lake Drive West (entrances at Vale Road and Pines Lake Drive)
Wayne
www.laurelwoodarboretum.org
973-202-9579, or info@laurelwoodarboretum.org

NJ Botanical Garden Events
Carriage House Concert Series
New Jersey Botanical Gardens
Ringwood State Park
2 Morris Road
Ringwood
973-962-9534, http://www.njbg.org/

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Events
First Sundays Now thru October - Garden Tours 2
Learn some history and enjoy exceptional horticultural site with a knowledgeable tour guide. each month, gain a different perspective that changes with the seasons. Meet in lobby of Haggerty Education Center for tour of grounds. $3/person
June 3 - Heritage Roses 10-11:30
Heritage roses: many of these beauties only bloom during this month. Shauna Moore explores this multifaceted group, predecessor of today’s roses. Shauna is an expert rosarian who works as Horticulture Supervisor for Somerset County Park Commission. Program eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s. Register by May 28 Fee. In Haggerty Center
June 13 thru 24 - The Majestic Gardens of the Southwest of England
Counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall visit public and private gardens including historic estates, landscape gardens, formal gardens, woodland walks, cottage gardens, subtropical and clifftop gardens. $5,450/person, double occupancy. . More info and register here
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township (across from the County Library)
973-326-7603 or www.morrisparks.net or www.arboretumfriends.org

Leonard J. Buck Garden Events
Sundays in May -Woodland Walks 2
Informative tour of the Garden: native wildflowers, spring perennials, flowering shrubs and trees, plants growing among the rock formations and woodlands. Please no organized groups. Fee: $7
Leonard J. Buck Garden
11 Layton Road
Far Hills
Info: 908 234-2677, www.somersetcountyparks.org/activities/gardens/Gardens.html


Reeves-Reed Arboretum Events
May 20 - Annual Plant Sale 9-2
Rain or shine, and features annuals, perennials, and woody plants grown here at the Arboretum. We offer unusual, hard-to-find plants that will expand your gardening horizons!
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit
www.reeves-reedarboretum.org, (908) 273-8787 x 1010

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
Middletown
Meeting & Club info: June Smith at 732-671-9216

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 judinks@comcast.net
NavesinkGrdnClub@aol.com, www.navesinkgardenclub.org

The Garden Conservancy
Open Days Program
Rain or shine. $7 per garden.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring
www.gardenconservancy.org
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Events
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, NJ 07078
www.hartshornarboretum.org
info@hartshornarboretum.org (973) 376-3587

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County Events
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County
Newton
973-948-3040, rcesc@njaes.rutgers.edu, www.rmgsussex.org

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
info@presbyirisgardens.org
www.presbyirisgardens.org

Tri-State Hosta Society Events
Information: www.tristatehosta.org/ 908-213-8780

Allentown Garden Club Events
Meetings held second Thursday, September thru May.
Allentown Garden Club
Allentown United Methodist Church
23 Church Street
Allentown
Info: www.AllentownGardenClub.org

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.
https://gardenstategardens.org/
Information: info@gardenstategardens.org

The Home Garden Club of Morristown Events
The Home Garden Club of Morristown
www.homegardenclub.org

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Events
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, NJ 08055
Info: 856-983-3329 ext 102, www.cedarrun.org

Willowwood Arboretum Events
Willowwood Arboretum
300 Longview Road
Chester Township, NJ 07931
Register: www.arboretumfriends.org

Women Gardeners of Ridgewood Events
Old Paramus Reformed Church
660 E. Glen Avenue
Ridgewood
Info and tickets: 201-560-9977 or www.womengardenersofridgewood.com

Garden Club R.F.D. Events
Meetings held the third Tuesday of each month and are generally free to interested individuals.
At Little Red School House
Corner of Middletown Lincroft & Dwight Roads
Middletown
Meeting & Club info: June Smith at 732-671-9216

Native Plant Society of New Jersey Events
Trailside Nature Center, Mountainside NJ
Registration & Details: www.npsnj.org

Garden Club of Spring Lake Events
Garden Club of Spring Lake
http://gardenclubofspringlake.org
Information 917-579-6213 or 732-449-0779

Gardeners of Somerset Valley Garden Club Events
Gardeners of Somerset Valley
North Branch Church
203 Rt. 28
Bridgewater
www.wegarden.org

Morven Museum & Garden Events
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street, Princeton
Reservations: 609-924-8144 x106, msheridan@morven.org or info@morven.org
www.morven.org

Van Vleck House & Gardens Events
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair
973-744-4752, info@vanvleck.org, www.vanvleck.org

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, www.scahc.org

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Assoc.Events
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Assoc.
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington
609-737-7592, www.thewatershed.org

New Jersey Agricultural Society Events
NJ Agricultural Society
www.njagsociety.org or Kristina Guttadora at njagsociety@gmail.com

Pinelands Preservation Alliance Events
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Bishop Farmstead
17 Pemberton Road
Southampton
www.pinelandsalliance.org
609 859-8860 x 23, amy@pinelandsalliance.org

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: www.jsroses.com/map.html
Info: 732-688-4282 or www.jsroses.com

Short Hills Home Garden Club Events
Short Hills Home Garden Club
http://shorthillshomegardenclub.wordpress.com/
Info: 973/761-7263, christine.i.costanzo@gmail.com

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County Events
EARTH Center
Davidson’s Mill Pond Park
42 Riva Ave.
South Brunswick
732-398-5278, www.co.middlesex.nj.us/extensionservices

Master Gardeners of Sussex County Events
Master Gardeners Sussex County
127 Morris Turnpike, Newton
Info: 973-948-3040, rcesc@njaes.rutgers.edu, www.rmgsussex.org/

Plainfield Garden Club Events
Plainfield Garden Club
Info@plainfieldgardenclub.org
www.plainfieldgardenclub.org or www.gcamerica.org

Chester Garden Club Events
Chester Garden Club
Info: 908-879-9959, www.chestergardenclub.org
Chester Library - Larison Room
250 West Main Street
Chester

Central Sussex Garden Club Events
Fredon Municipal Building
443 Rt. 94
Fredon
Info:stevevidam@yahoo.com, 973-579-1537

Native Plant Society of NJ Events
Native Plant Society of NJ
www.npsnj.org/

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
845.786.2701, admin@friendsofpalisades.org
www.friendsofpalisades.org

NJ Fish & Wildlife Events
www.njfishandwildlife.com

Duke Farms Events
Duke Farms Foundation
80 Route 206 South
Hillsborough
Info and to register: (908) 722-3700, www.dukefarms.org

Hunterdon Hills Garden Club Events
www.hunterdonhillsgardenclub.com or Pat at 236-6666 or Barbara at 236-6621.

Grounds For Sculpture Events
Grounds For Sculpture
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton
609-586-0616, www.groundsforsculpture.org

Rutgers Gardens Events
Rutgers Gardens
Rutgers University
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick
732.932.8451, www.rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu

Sapienza Garden Events
Sapienza Gardens (located behind Pascack Valley High School off St. Nicholas Avenue)
80 Westdale Avenue
Hillsdale
Info: 201-452-2131, info@sapienzagardens.org www.sapienzagardens.org

NJ American Society of Landscape Architects Events
More info: www.jamesrosecenter.org
Dean Cardassis, FASLA, Director of James Rose Center. Proceeds benefit restoration of Center. Questions to director@jamesrosecenter.org
NJASLA
609-393-7500, www.njasla.org

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, hmfdirector@aesop.rutgers.edu
Hutcheson Memorial Forest
2150 Amwell Rd
Somerset
Info: 732-932-3313, woodcreeper@gmail.com

Camden Children's Garden Events
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive, Camden
856.365.TREE (8733), info@CamdenChildrensGarden.org
www.camdenchildrensgarden.org

Pequest Trout Hatchery Events
NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife
Pequest Trout Hatchery
605 Pequest Road
Oxford
908-637-4125 or ejackson@dep.state.nj.us

Garden Club of Teaneck Events
Info: 201-694-7707.

NJ Conservation Foundation Events
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Bamboo Brook
170 Longview Road
Far Hills
908-234-1225, info@njconservation.org or www.njconservation.org

Barton Arboretum & Nature Preserve of Medford Leas Events
Meadford Leas
One Medford Leas Way
Medford
www.medfordleas.org

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