Year: 2016

FOLA Volunteers Decorate Skylands Manor for Holiday Open House

This holiday season, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) volunteers decorated the main entrance and grand stairway at historic Skylands Manor for the annual Holiday Open House, sponsored by the New Jersey Botanical Gardens. This year’s theme is, “A Gardener’s Holiday.” The Manor has been decorated floor-to-ceiling to create a warm and welcoming start to the …

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Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Elects New Officers at Annual Meeting

Members of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) elected four new members to the Board of Directors, each for a two-year term. Joining the board are Regina Imperator, Linda Ransom, Mary Jo Sichak, and Diane Bromberg Stern. Also elected at the meeting was William Lauber, CPA, who had been appointed treasurer earlier in the year. Reelected …

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FOLA Hosts Thank You Program For Laurelwood Volunteers

More than 45 Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) volunteers gathered at the Knippenberg Center for Education for a special end-of-season thank you program. Executive Director Elaine Fogerty presented a lecture on “Putting Your Garden to Bed,” which focused on end-of-season tasks. Horticultural Manager Joan Scott-Miller demonstrated tool sharpening using a stone. And Tony Molinari, a …

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Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Hosts Successful Fundraising Event

Art at the Arboretum, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum’s (FOLA) first major fundraiser, was a resounding success. The money raised from the event will help FOLA continue to improve the arboretum’s gardens and infrastructure and enhance this horticultural treasure. The weather was perfect all weekend. More than 100 guests attended the Saturday night Art Gala. The …

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