Elaine Fogerty, Executive Director of Laurelwood Arboretum, will discuss how to grow Happy, Healthy Hydrangeas on Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm at the Knippenberg Center for Education, Laurelwood Arboretum 725 Pines Lake Drive East in Wayne. The program is free for members of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum and $15 for nonmembers.
Ms. Fogerty was formerly County Agricultural Assistant, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Passaic County and has taught many Master Gardener classes. She has extensive horticultural expertise and experience overseeing the hydrangea collections at Laurelwood Arboretum. She will discuss how to promote good hydrangea health through proper placement, pruning and planting.
Prior to this educational program, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum tour guides will offer free guided tours starting at 12:30 pm.
For additional information, please call 973-831-5675 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three students who are entering their senior year at William Paterson University in Wayne have been working this summer as interns at Laurelwood Arboretum. Each has spent a total of 120 hours this summer working with the arboretum’s Plant Collection Management Committee and earning course credits.
The Plant Collection Management Committee is using a state-of-the-art computer-based system to help identify plants throughout the arboretum and enter information about them into a database stored on a dedicated computer at the Knippenberg Center for Education. The project is intended to help preserve the legacy of Laurelwood Arboretum and identify possible new areas for enhancing it in the future. Continue reading →
“Paintings at the Turn of the Century,” an exhibit of recent works by artist, art teacher and art educator Prabha Sahasrabudhe, PhD, will be on display at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne, from September 10 through October 22. The exhibit is sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum as part of its ongoing ArtWorks program featuring works by local artists.
On Sunday, September 10, from 2 to 4 pm, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host an artist’s reception at the Knippenberg Center. Dr. Sahasrabudhe will be on hand to greet visitors and talk about his work. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Continue reading →
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum’s dedicated “Tuesday volunteers” celebrated everyone’s birthday, no matter what the date. Patricia Engrissei and Joan Scott-Miller provided tasty refreshments and decorated. Joan prepared a little gift basket for each volunteer. It was a great way to celebrate together and to let our Tuesday volunteers know how much we appreciate all that they do to beautify the arboretum.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum volunteers rest after a morning of weeding and mulching the front areas of the arboretum and the Native Plant Demonstration Garden. From left are: Marcia Roukema, Jane Van Eeuwen, Linda Wescott, Griffin Marella, Kyle Curro, Barbara Pidgeon, Linda Ransom, Lorraine Meyer, Susy Libert, and Georgette Moesch.
Volunteers are welcome to work in the park any Tuesday or Friday from April through October.
For further information about volunteering, please send an email to email@example.com or call 973-831-5675.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Sunday, August 20, at 12:30 pm and on the third Sunday of every month through October. To join a tour, meet at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Road West in Wayne. Trained tour guides will lead visitors through the arboretum, identifying many of the unique trees and plantings. Carts will be available for those who do not wish to walk.
A cheerful group of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum volunteers posed for a photo at the end of a morning of work. “This year we have had a record number of volunteers,” said Elaine Fogerty, Executive Director of Laurelwood Arboretum. “Every Tuesday morning they put on their gloves, sunblock and insect spray and head out to the gardens where they weed, mulch, plant and help us beautify the arboretum.” Continue reading →
On Thursday, July 27, at 2:30 pm, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host Gardeners’ Journal, another gathering in a series of monthly discussions on interesting and timely gardening topics. The discussions, which are free and open to the public, will take place at the Knippenberg Center for Education, Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Road, Wayne. Journal meetings may be eligible for Master Gardener credits. The Gardeners’ Journal is held the fourth Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. from April through October. No membership or subscription required to attend.