Educational programs, meetings, plant sales and events are listed here.
2013 Educational Programs are FREE for FOLA members. Non-members may be free or $15/person. Check listings. If registration is required, call 973-202-9579, leave message with your name and program name.
Meet in Laurelwood Arboretum pavilion, 725 Pines Lake Drive West, Wayne, NJ 07470.
|April - October
First Saturday & every Tuesday, 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the pavilion. Bring gloves, small
hand tools and water. All groups must call ahead and arrange a time and project with the Volunteer Coordinator. FREE. (flyer)
|Thursday, May 23
* CANCELLED *
will be rescheduled
Why Do Plants Have Those Weird Names?
Come celebrate the 306th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, pioneer of the biological species classification system. Learn about this Latin classification system and why it is used. Michael Wilson, Ramapo College professor of Environmental Horticulture. FREE for FOLA members; non-members $15. (flyer)
|Monday, June 17
|Docent/Tour Guide Training Session
Join knowledgeable tour guides as you learn about the arboretum’s history and horticulture. It’s a fun and rewarding way to share your love for Laurelwood by leading groups of visitors through the gardens. Please email FOLA at: firstname.lastname@example.org. (flyer)
|Friday, June 21
|Summer Solstice Photo Walk|
Join us as we explore the most photogenic parts of Laurelwood Arboretum and capture wonderful images along the way. Tour led by Dawn Healey of Essex Photo Club & FOLA. Bring camera with charged battery and memory card. Tripod optional. Rain cancels. FOLA members FREE; non-members $15. (flyer)
|Thursday, June 27
|DEER RESISTANT BY DESIGN
The Best Perennials and Techniques
Cynthia Rauch, Green Goods Manager/Design Consultant; member Perennial Plant Association. FREE for FOLA members; non-members $15.
|Thursday, August 22
|Art in the Garden Tour of Newark Conservancy, Newark|
Tour these special sensory gardens with the conservancy’s horticulturist. Donations to the conservancy accepted on-site. (flyer)
P.S. Become a Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) member and receive 10% off at plant sales and attend most Educational Programs for free!