Calendar

Wed, 11/14/2018

11:00 am, a regular meeting at Frelinghuysen Arboretum Auditorium

Program 1:00 pm, "Big suprises from small trees,"  Brian Oleksak, professor and chairperson of the Landscape and Hurticultural Techonology Department at County Cpllege of Morris, will focus on small statured trees and their use on small properties and street plantings. He will concentrate on the selection of pest resistant trees, with year round estetic appeal.

 Desserts and beverages provided by the hospitality committee.

Wed, 11/28/2018

9:30 am, Wreathing making at VFW hall, Morris Plains 

Members create festive holiday wreaths to decorate various historical landmarks in the area. Greens are provided by the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Breakfast is provided by the hospitality committee. Bring clippers and gloves.

Sat, 12/01/2018

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show at Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Saturday, December 1, 2018 and Sunday, December 2, 2018

10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Holiday gift items and ornaments, handmade by HGCM members will be for sale. All items are inspired by nature, with a home/garden theme.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the design and maintenance of the urn displays at Acorn Hall, the Community Outreach program, sponsored by the NJ State Division of Youth and Family Services, and Garden Therapy at Lyons Veteran's hospital.

Read more about the Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum by clicking here.

Wed, 12/05/2018

11:30 am, The annual holiday luncheon will be held at Caffe Navona in Rockaway, NJ.

After a short meeting, members enjoy a lovely lunch, while sharing the holiday spirit.

Wed, 02/20/2019

11:00 am, regular meeting at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, room A

Program 12:00 pm, "Hidden talents" To chase away the winter doldrums, members will spend the afternoon sharing somrthing about themselves that may not be exposed through regular garden club activities. Be it cooking or sewing, painting, writing, scrapbooking, or just dreaming. The fun of knowing something new, inspiring the day.

Refreshments and desserts will be provided by the hospitality committee.

Wed, 03/20/2019

11:00 am, regular meeting at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, room A

Program 1:00 pm, "Do what you love and stay healthy while doing it," Ann Adams and Liz Brensinger, co-owners of, Green Heron Tools, apply their background in nursing and public health, to keep female gardeners safe and healthy. Focusing on women's bodies, speakers Ann and Liz will share the gardening tools they have designed to build strength and alleviate stress while gardening. Their mission is to provide high quality tools and equipment, designed to work with women's bodies, maximizing comfort, efficiency, productivity and safety.

Refreshments and dessert provided by the hospitality committee.

Wed, 04/17/2019

11:30 am An annual business meeting will be held, followed by a wonderful lunch, as members anticipate a new garden season.

Location to be announced.

Wed, 05/15/2019

11:00 am, regular meeting at Frelinghuysen Arboretum Auditorium

Program 1:00 pm, "Unfussy native plants for your garden," Michael Hagen, Curator of the Native Plant Garden and Rock Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, will speak on the topic of native plants use in home gardens. He will point out beautiful, easy to care for perennials and shrubs that partner well with established plants.

Refreshments and dessert will be provided by the hospitality committee.

Wed, 06/19/2019

11:00 am, regular meeting Frelinghuysen Arboretum Room A

Program 1:00 pm, "Mushroom mania," Dorothy Smullem, retired science teacher and past president of the NJ Mycological Association, will speak on the importance of mushrooms. Along with explaining their special characteristics and purposes, Doris will demonstrate how these infamous, fleshy fungi can be used in craft applications.

Refreshments and desserts will be provided by the hospitality committee.

Wed, 07/17/2019

9:30 am, "Lily Day," A garden club member will open up their home and garden to enjoy a morning of fun. Members are asked to bring an unwanted treasure to be auctioned off to each other. Proceeds will be used to support club service projects.

Brunch will be provided by the hospitality committee.

Wed, 09/18/2019

11:30 am, A new year begins with a 'welcome back' meeting, held at a member's home. Afterwards, members will enjoy sharing their gardening expertise with an annual plant exchange. Each member will bring a plant, labeled with care information, and common and botanical name. Numbers are drawn to begin the plant selection.

Bring a bag lunch. Desserts and beverages will be provided by the hospitality committee.