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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.
September 26 & 27 - Bus Trip! Long Island
Visit exquisite private gardens on Long Island including a 20-acre garden composed of 31 separate garden areas that take to you to landscapes around the globe; a 3-acre garden of lush plantings on terraces, arbors, and varying terrain also with hundreds of container gardens and a 1-acre tropical greenhouse; a stay at the Hyatt; discounted shopping at Peconic River Herb Farm with display gardens and all sorts of plants. Details coming soon!
DIG IT! Magazine More info and to register, please contact Mary at: 973-570-0759 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.
August 17 - Summer Concert: From Opera to Broadway 6:30
Soprano Justyna Giermola ( and baritone James Michael ( bring international musical experience for an evening of Opera arias and Broadway show tunes. Sponsored by American Wear. Bring lawn chair or blanket on the Concert Lawn. If weather is bad, concert is moved into the Carriage House Visitor Center. $5/person donation requesed. Light refreshments available for purchase or bring your own, but NO alcohol, pets, balls or frisbees,
New Jersey Botanical Gardens
Ringwood State Park
2 Morris Road

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Events
August 20, September 10 & 24 - Flowers Galore Tea and Tour
Guided tour focusing on seasonal blooms followed by tea at Matilda's Café. A sumptuous selection of scones, tea sandwiches, pastries, and teas offered. Meet in front of Matilda's Café. Fee.
August 28 - Flora and Fauna of the Hackensack River Watershed 7-8
Explore through pictures one of Earth's unique habitats: an urban wilderness with Riverkeeper Captain Hugh Carola. The watershed covers 197-square miles in northeastern NJ and southern NY. Uppermost portion is less developed than the highly urbanized lower portion which comprises the Hackensack Meadowlands. Register by August 21. Fee.
Month of September - Gallery Exhibit: Whimsy in Nature:
Smile with paintings by Amanda Nicole McIntyre as she shows both beautiful landscapes and the personification of woodland creatures. Free.
September 8 - Basket Weaving Workshop: French Gathering Basket 9:30-2:30
Pamela Wilson, former Senior Horticultural Specialist and Plant Records Curator and Propagator with Morris County Park Comm. and expert basket weaver, leads beginner level workshop. This basket is perfect for gathering herbs, flowers or vegetables from your garden. It is made of reed with an oak “D” handle. The size is 12” wide x 19” long x 2.5” high not including handle. All materials supplied but bring sharp scissors, an old towel, clothespins, small and medium sized flathead screwdrivers, and a brown bag lunch. Register by September 1. Fee.
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township (across from the County Library)
973-326-7603 or or

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

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Events
August 12 thru September 3 - Exhibit: Nancy Rogers Paintings 12-4
Artist’s Reception: August 19, 1-4 with refreshments and live music. Local artist Rogers, lifelong resident of Wayne, paints in oils, acrylics en plein air and from her photographs. She has been painting in Laurelwood for more than 40 years. This exhibit highlights the beauty of Laurelwood Arboretum and other local treasures. At the Knippenberg Center for Education
Laurelwood Arboretum
725 Pines Lake Drive West (entrances at Vale Road and Pines Lake Drive
973-202-9579, or

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)

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.
September 11 - Small Standard Flower Show: Wedding Bells 1-3
Design Division “Going to the Chapel” includes: “A Gift for the Bridesmaids” featuring American traditional petite design, “Destination Wedding" any design type, “Brunch for the Bride and Groom” displays functional table for two. Horticulture Division, “Down The Aisle” has 37 Classes. Open and free to the public.
The Atrium
40 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank
Information, contact: Judy Alberse, 732-708-1023,

Montclair History Center Events
Montclair History Center
110 Orange Road

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

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

NJ Department of Agriculture Events
NJ Department of Agriculture

Van Vleck House & Gardens Events
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street

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

Morven Museum & Garden Events
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street, Princeton
Reservations: 609-924-8144 x106, or

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

Gardeners of Somerset Valley Garden Club Events
North Branch Church
203 Rt. 28

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

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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