Year: 2017

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Volunteers Decorate Skylands Manor for Holiday Open House

Once again, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum volunteers are decorating the main entrance and grand staircase at historic Skylands Manor for the annual Holiday Open House, sponsored by the New Jersey Botanical Garden. This year’s theme is, “A Magical Holiday.” The Manor will be decorated floor-to-ceiling to create a warm and welcoming start to the holiday …

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Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Annual Meeting To Feature Talk on Rhododenrons

The Annual Meeting of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) will be held on Sunday, November 12, at 2 PM in the Knippeberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Road West, Wayne.  All members, as well as guests and members of the public, are invited to attend. Free guided tours of the arboretum …

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Installing Deer Netting

Nancy Alexander and John Crowell, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum volunteers, have been helping to install deer netting to protect the arboretum’s most valuable plants. Deer have done significant damage throughout the arboretum and threaten to destroy the renowned azalea and rhododendron collections, as well as many other shrubs and trees. In the absence of fencing …

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Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Awarded American Rhododendron Society Grant

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum has been awarded a $2,850 grant from the American Rhododendron Society for the publication of a brochure on the history of rhododendron hybridization at Laurelwood and in the region. The 20-page brochure will focus on the history of Laurelwood Gardens, now Laurelwood Arboretum, in East Coast rhododendron hybridizing. It will also …

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Garden Portal 2015

This stainless steel sculpture by artist John Sanders is now on display at Laurelwood Arboretum’s entrance, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne. Sanders loaned the sculpture to the arboretum following last year’s Art Gala. The price of the piece is available on request. Sanders, who lives in Roxbury, New York, concentrates on creating steel …

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