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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.
DIG IT! Magazine
www.dig-itmag.com

New Jersey American Society of Landscape Architects Events
New Jersey Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects
414 River View Plaza
Trenton
609-393-7500, www.njasla.org

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

Morris Museum Events
Now thru November 3 - Nature’s Splendor: New Jersey Highlands Juried Art & Photography Exhibit
Organized by New Jersey Highlands Coalition, in association with Morris Museum, the 6th Juried Highlands Art exhibit once again incorporates paintings, drawings, photography, mixed-media and sculpture, which emphasize the wealth of natural and cultural resources found throughout the Highlands region. Held at:
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown

New Jersey Agricultural Society Events
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
609-633-2954
NJ Agricultural Society
www.njagsociety.org or Kristina Guttadora at njagsociety@gmail.com

Van Vleck House & Gardens Events
November 8 - Raptor Walk for Families 4-5
Van Vleck is home to many different raptor species. Stroll through gardens and look for owls, hawks, other birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Hike is for families and individuals. Registration required. Fee.
November 8 - Birds of Prey Live Animal Presentation 5:30-6:30
Meet live birds of prey including owls, a falcon, hawk from Flat Brook Rock Nature Center. Learn about their behavior and special adaptations. Designed for ages 7+ but all ages welcome. Rain or shine. Registration required. Fee.
Wednesdays, October 16 thru November 13 - Fireside Meditation 7-9
Join contemporary spiritual teacher/author Ramananda John E. Welshons for evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in living room of Van Vleck house. Learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing withbexperienced meditation teacher. Fee.
November 6 - Garden How-To: NOT Putting Your Garden to Bed! 10-11:30
Rain Date: November 8. Join garden manager for behind the scenes look at how we keep the garden beautiful and prepare for winter. Discover reasons doing LESS at this time of year will give you MORE to enjoy. Meet at the Visitor Center. Class held entirely outdoors. Dress for gardening. Registration required. Register by: October 30. Fee.
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair
973-744-4752, info@vanvleck.org, www.vanvleck.org

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Events
October 12 - Pressed Botanicals 10-Noon
Award-winning botanical artist Beth Murphy demonstrates process of pressing plant material like leaves, flower petals and grasses and discusses basic collage design elements. Participants will work with pressed botanical materials supplied by the instructor to form a small collage on a card or bookmark to take home. Fee. Beth’s collages on exhibit in our gallery during October. 12:30-3:00 - "Meet and Greet the Artist."
October 27 - Margaret Roach: Nonstop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days 2-3
Margaret Roach has worked for more than 25 years to make her garden in the Hudson Valley-Berkshires area a visual treat every day of the year. Meet the plants and the philosophy that make it happen. Booksigning and sale follow: updated “A Way to Garden." Fee.
November 9 - Tree Symposium 10-3
Learn about great tree men and women of America, the many botanical taxa of maples, bringing back the American chestnut and dogwood and hazelnut breeding at Rutgers. Speakers: Frank Goodhart on Great Tree Men and Women of America; Adam Wheeler, Container Production & Horticulture Manager at Broken Arrow and VP of North American Maple Society; Mike Aucott chemistry teacher at College of NJ, member of American Chestnut Foundation and established a research orchard of 800 hybrid chestnut trees in Northern PA; Thomas Molnar, Assoc. Prof. in Plant Biology Dept of Rutgers U School of Environmental and Biological Sciences researh on genetic improvement of hazelnuts and large-bracted dogwoods. Bring a bag lunch. Fee.
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

Deep Cut Orchid Society Events
Deep Cut Orchid Society
Info & RSVP: www.deepcutorchidsociety.org

New Jersey Botanical Garden Events
October 12 - Grow! Pick! Eat! Children’s Workshop 1
In Carriage House Visitor Center. Join Nancy Cochrane to learn about growing veggies and what to plant next year. Make simple and nutritious snacks and dishes; plus take home samples and recipes. All materials provided. For children ages 6-16. Those under 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Fee. Reservations required; call 973-962-9534 to reserve and for more information. Sorry, no walk-ins.
New Jersey Botanical Garden
Ringwood State Park
2 Morris Road
Ringwood
973-962-9534, http://www.njbg.org,/

Morven Museum & Garden Events
Questions: dlampertrudman@morven.org
Info: 609-924-8144 info@morven.org
www.morven.org

Montclair History Center Events
Montclair History Center
110 Orange Road
Montclair
973-744-1796, mail@montclairhistorical.org, www.montclairhistory.org

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

Bordentown Historical Society Events
Bordentown Historical Society
302 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Info: Patti at 609-410-6057 or preaney@comcast.net
www.BordentownHistoricalSociety.com

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

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
Bridgewater

NJ Department of Agriculture Events
NJ Department of Agriculture
609-633-2954

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

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
Wayne
www.laurelwoodarboretum.org
973-202-9579, or info@laurelwoodarboretum.org

Colonial Park Gardens Events
Somerset County Parks Commission
Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road
Somerset (Franklin Township)
www.somersetcountyparks.org

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
Bordentown Historical Society Events
Bordentown Historical Society Museum
302 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown
www.BordentownHistoricalSociety.com

Genesis Farm Community Supported Garden Events
CSG at Genesis Farm
41 B Silver Lake Road
Blairstown
http://www.genesisfarm.org/
(908) 362-6735

Leonard J. Buck Garden Events
Leonard J. Buck Garden
11 Layton Road
Far Hills
Info: 908 234-2677, www.somersetcountyparks.org/activities/gardens/Gardens.html

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Events
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit
www.reeves-reedarboretum.org, (908) 273-8787 x 1010

Tri-State Hosta Society Events
www.tristatehosta.org/ 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
Middletown
Meeting & Club info: June Smith at 732-671-9216

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Events
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, NJ 07078
www.hartshornarboretum.org
info@hartshornarboretum.org (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
info@presbyirisgardens.org
www.presbyirisgardens.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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