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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.
February 22 - CT Flower & Garden Show
Bus leaves Rockaway Mall at 8:15 Sharp and returns 8:30-ish. Three acres of gardens and over 400 vendors, 15 seminars to choose from. Cost: $73. Register and receive a $5 coupon. Bring someone new and receive a $5 coupon. First come; first served. More info here. Register here.
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New Jersey Agricultural Society Events
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
NJ Agricultural Society or Kristina Guttadora at

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

Rutgers University Earth Center Events
Wednesdays Now thru June - Rutgers 2019 Environmental Stewards Program 9:30-12:30
Classes offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Program designed to explain and analyze environmental issues affecting NJ. Using science, teamwork and natural resources, Stewards will create plans to face problems head-on. You donít have to be a scientist - all you need is passion for environment, learning and volunteering. Registration, payment and program details for individuals or municipalities available here:
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County
EARTH Center
Davidson's Mill Pond Park
42 Riva Ave
South Brunswick

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

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

New Jersey Botanical Garden Events
March 3 - Skylands Manor Tour 11-3
Guided tours of ground floor of historic Skylands Manor. Suggested donation: $7/adults. See website for others. March 3 is NJBGís Member Appreciation Day, when members receive special BOGO pricing.
New Jersey Botanical Garden
Ringwood State Park
2 Morris Road

NJ Conservation Foundation Events
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Bamboo Brook
170 Longview Road
Far Hills
908-234-1225, or

Morven Museum & Garden Events
February & March - Grand Homes & Gardens Distinguished Speakers Series 2019
Held in Morven's Stockton Education Centerís Gathering Space, series expands on Morvenís history as a grand home with centuries of impressive gardens. Speakers include: Kate Markert, Exec. Dir. Hillwood Estate Museum and Garden, Marjorie Merriweather Postís Washington, DC residence; Bill Thomas, Exec Dir Chanticleer Garden, Adolph and Christine Rosengartenís family retreat; Beth Allan, Morven Museum & Gardenís Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, and Peter Ham of Ham Landscape Gardens LLC; Gary Lawrance, co-author of Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930.
February 21 - Living Artfully: Marjorie Merriwether Post's Hillwood Estate 6:30
One of wealthiest women in America when she inherited Postum company (later General Foods) at age 27 in 1914, Marjorie Merriweather Post became a pioneering business woman, art collector, philanthropist, and noted hostess. She created Hillwood at age 68, planning it as public institution upon her death. Exec Dir Kate Markert reveals how Post lived her artful life in 3 spectacular homes, Hillwood, TopRidge, and Mar-a-Lago, with world-class collections and exquisite gardens. Book-signing follows.
March 16 - The Healing Garden: 18th Century Herbs Workshop with Historical Interpreter Virginia Kopacki 1
Hands-on workshop focusing on 18th century house gardens, herbal healing, and historical receipts (recipes). Plants, flowers, herbs grown in Morvenís gardens and tools used to create healing herbal remedies featured. Medicines of the enslaved and ways women used herbs to care for their families will be covered. Historical interpreter Virginia Kopacki, dressed in 18th century costume, provides attendees with take-home receipts, herbs, and spices to make their own ointments and cures. Fee includes admission to the Museum. Space limited.
Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street, Princeton
Reservations: 609-924-8144 x106, or

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum (FOFA)Events
February 17 - Fig Trees, Care and Maintenance 1-2:30
Bill Muzychko has developed a system that not only extends the growing season but also encourages rapid growth of fig trees. Learn how he does it and how to care for these beautiful trees. Fee.
February 24 - Letís Talk Design 1-2:30
Learn how to create a beautiful landscape by following a few simple rules. Ann Fahey, Asst Super. of Horticulture Education and landscape designer for 20+ years reveals her secrets to creating the garden of your dreams. Bring a photograph of your garden and she will give you helpful hints customized to your space. Fee.
February 26 - The State of Invasives in New Jersey 7-8:30
with Michael Van Clef Ph.D, owner of Ecological Solutions and Science Dir. of NJ Invasives Strike Team has prepared the NJ Strategic Management Plan for Invasive Species. Mike provides insight and an update on NJís invasive species. Fee.
March 2 - 9th Annual Community Garden Conference 9-4:30
Snow Date: March 3. FOFA and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County present conference. Keynote speaker: Barbara Pleasant, Author, Lecturer and Vegetable Gardening Expert for Mother Earth News. Her talk, Creating Abundance Ė The Community Gardening Experience. See website for other topics that are both relevant and pertinent to community gardeners, garden managers and those trying to establish a new community garden. Full day of education, exhibitors, networking, camaraderie. Please bring donation for Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County. Lunch provided. Fee: $50. On February 1, fee is $60.
May 26 thru June 6 - Travel to Wonderful Gardens of Wales
Tour over 20 Gardens including Public, Private, Landscape, Formal, and Cottage Gardens, Historical Estates and Castles. Visit St Faganís Museum, Tintern Abbey & Snowdonia National Park. Click here for info and reservations.
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. $10 per garden.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029

Montclair History Center Events
February 22 - Lunch & Learn: Sustainable Health & Beautiful Bodies Noon-1:30
Discover how to make body products good for you & environment. Make lip balms and body butter bars. Held at Crane House and Historic YWCA. Part of NJ Healthy Communities "Healthy Montclair" Initiative designed to help community gardeners experience joys of growing and using their own produce. Free for Community Gardeners of Miller Street. All others: $15/person. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks provided. Register here.
Montclair History Center
110 Orange Road

Women Gardeners of Ridgewood Events
April 10 - Gardeners Day 11
Lecture: Garden as if the World Depends on Us, a lecture by award-winning horticulturalist and author, Tovah. Shopping, plant sale and light lunch, lecture at 12:30 followed by Q&A and book-signing. Tickets: $25/advance, $30/door. Check website for more info. Held at The Old Paramus Reformed Church, 660 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ.
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

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

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

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 Jerseyís Public Gardens seeks to increase the publicís awareness of and appreciation for the beauty and horticultural, educational, artistic and historic value of New Jerseyís 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,

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County Events
EARTH Center
Davidsonís 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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