Ken Partyka, Vice President and Area Manager of Lakeland Bank, and a team of Lakeland Bank volunteers worked with Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum staff and volunteers to install landscaping for the arboretum’s new propagation greenhouse. Partyka was joined by Lakeland
Laurelwood Arboretum has been awarded Level II Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. ArbNet is an interactive, collaborative, international community of arboreta. Accreditation recognizes the achievement of particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens
Birds, bats and other beneficial pollinators have special homes at Laurelwood Arboretum, thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Aadhithyaram Balaji. Adi, a member of Troop #108 in Wayne, constructed and installed 12 nesting boxes as part of his personal effort to welcome and conserve New Jersey’s native wildlife.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum now offers a self-paced cell phone tour to guide people from the Knippenberg Center for Education along many of the arboretum’s scenic paths, through natural and designed spaces, and back to the center. At each of the 19 tour stops they can hear details of the history and horticulture of this special place.
The Sculpture Trail has installed “Oxidized Pod,” a welded work by artist Robert Koch, which can now be seen along Brook Road. The striking 72-inch sculpture, fabricated from steel rebar rods that have been welded together, is designed to capture the organic movements found in nature.
The official kick-off celebration for The Sculpture Trail at Laurelwood Arboretum will be held on Sunday, March 22 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Broadfoot & Broadfoot gallery — A Collection of Fine Art, located at 819 Main
The kick-off event for The Sculpture Trail at Laurelwood Arboretum will be held on Saturday, March 22, at the Broadfoot & Broadfoot Gallery in Boonton. Guests can shake off the winter doldrums with live music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and contemporary art at one of New Jersey’s premier art galleries.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with Douglas Tallamy, best-selling author of Bringing Nature Home. He will discuss the dire consequences of habitat destruction and how individuals can help reverse this alarming trend by providing a welcoming environment for wildlife.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum volunteers are decorating the Center Hallway at historic Skylands Manor for the annual Holiday Open House, sponsored by the Skylands Association of the New Jersey Botanical Garden. This year’s overall theme is Holiday Fantasy!
The Annual Meeting of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will be held on Sunday, November 10. In addition to a review of the past year and other business, the meeting will feature a showing of “Laurelwood Arboretum,” an excerpt from the film Hills and Valleys: A Journey Through Wayne, NJ.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Sunday, October 20. This last tour of the season offers opportunities to enjoy the fall foliage and some unusual fall-blooming flowers. Carts will be available for those who do not wish to walk.