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Watercolor Magic Classes at Laurelwood Arboretum

Artist and graphic designer Merrill Crowell will teach a 3-session series of watercolor classes on June 10, 17 and 24. Participants will learn time-tested techniques for using this fluid, transparent medium effectively. The series will cover material selection, preparation, color choice and mixing, and composition, plus how to create the illusion of distance in a painting.

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K-12 Art Show

Wayne School District to Exhibit Student Artwork at Laurelwood Arboretum

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host an exhibit of artwork from all 14 Wayne Township public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade from June 9 through June 19. The Opening Reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Sunday, June 9. The exhibit showcases student achievement at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.

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Rhododendron

Rhododendron Festival at Laurelwood Arboretum

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host a Rhododendron Festival the weekend of May 18 and 19. During the two-day festival, visitors and their families can enjoy peaceful walks surrounded by majestic flowers, guided tours to learn more about the rhododendron collection, and opportunities to learn about the Knippenberg legacy of rhododendrons.

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Plants

Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Laurelwood Arboretum

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11. This year’s sale will feature a limited number of rhododendrons, azaleas and pieris ornamental evergreens obtained from R. F. DeMarco Nursery, where Laurelwood’s founders, John and Dorothy Knippenberg, purchased rhododendron and azalea plant plugs for their nursery.

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Botany Books & Buds

Botany, Books and Buds at Laurelwood Arboretum

On Thursday, April 25, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host Botany, Books and Buds, the first in a series of monthly book club gatherings to discuss garden-related books. Botany, Books and Buds will be held the fourth Thursday of each month from April through October.

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Magnolia in bloom at Laurelwood Arboretum

Celebrate Arbor Weekend at Laurelwood Arboretum

The fourth week in April includes both Earth Day and Arbor Day. Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum invites adults and children of all ages to celebrate these events at a special Arbor Day weekend. On Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, free native New Jersey tree saplings will be given to arboretum visitors.

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Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga Classes Offered at Laurelwood Arboretum

Stretch your body, relax your mind and relieve your tensions at a series of 1-hour gentle chair yoga classes on Wednesdays at 10 am Through November. The chair yoga classes will be led by Robin Abrett, a Kripalu Yoga teacher with advanced certification and trainings. “No experience is necessary to participate in the class, and there is no need to get up and down from the floor.”

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Nature by Design

William Paterson University Student Art Exhibit at Laurelwood Arboretum

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host an exhibition of artwork by students in William Paterson University’s art department. The nature-inspired works will be on display from April 7 through April 28. The exhibit is curated by Professor Matthew Finn and Professor Leslie Nobler. The Opening Reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Sunday, April 7.

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