Fairies and elves invited to put on their “fairy best” and come to the Knippenberg Center at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake West, Wayne on Sunday, June 23, from 1 pm to 4 pm. They will be welcomed by Pixie Pop the clown to a magical event that includes face painting, fairy crafts, rock painting, decorating a fairy house, and fairy story time. Carts will transport kids to the arboretum’s “fairy tree.” At 3:15 pm, the fairies and elves will join a parade around the Sensory Garden.
The requested donation to Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum, sponsor of this special event, is $5 per child. For additional information, please send an email to email@example.com or call 973-831-5675.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum invites nature lovers and walkers to a meditation walk through Laurelwood Arboretum on Tuesday, June 18, at 4 pm. Enjoy a quiet time in the gardens on a cool late afternoon. The arboretum is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive in Wayne. The walk will be led by a volunteer guide. Requested donation is $5 for Friends members and $10 for nonmembers.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Sunday, June 16, at 12:30 pm. It is an ideal opportunity to enjoy the first blooms of summer in the arboretum. 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.
Artist and graphic designer Merrill Crowell will teach a 3-session series of watercolor classes at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum on June 10, 17 and 24 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The classes are sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum. The arboretum is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne.
The fee for the series is $30 for members of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum and $40 for nonmembers. A required $25 materials fee includes paint box, brushes, handouts, and a pad of Arches 140 cold press watercolor paper. Registration and material fees are required through www.laurelwoodarboretum.org
Participants in the Watercolor Magic classes 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. Crowell will also discuss how to create the illusion of distance in a painting. Continue reading →
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host an exhibit of artwork from all 14 Wayne Township public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The work will be on display at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive in Wayne from June 9 through June 19.
The Opening Reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Sunday, June 9 from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. For anyone who wishes to see the exhibit at another time, the Knippenberg Center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm. Continue reading →
Free hots dogs, ice cream, face painting, seed planting, tours, raffles and much more will welcome families to Laurelwood Arboretum on Sunday, June 2, from 2 to 5 pm. The arboretum is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne, with entrances on both Pines Lake Drive and Vale Road.
“We are inviting families to discover the best-kept secret in Wayne,” said Diane Bromberg-Stern, membership chairperson of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum. “This is our first-ever membership-building event. We hope to welcome people who love nature to learn more about this unique oasis right in the heart of Wayne. Families can explore the arboretum’s beautiful 30 acres of winding pathways lined with colorful gardens and handsome trees. Kids can participate in the fun activities. And everyone can enjoy free hot dogs and ice cream.
We encourage people to RSVP to tell us the number of adults and children who will attend by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 973-831-5675. While this event is designed to attract new members, those who are already members are welcome to come and bring a non-member
Environmental Photographs taken by Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley High School students will be on exhibit at Laurelwood Arboretum. Many images are photographed on site highlighting the beauty and diversity of the grounds. The photographs will be on display from Sunday, May 19th, through Sunday, June 2nd, at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne. It is sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum.
The Opening Reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Sunday, May 19th, from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. For anyone who wishes to see the artwork at another time, the Knippenberg Center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host a Rhododendron Festival the weekend of May 18 and 19 at 725 Pines Lake Road in Wayne. “Rhododendrons are Laurelwood’s signature plant, and seeing the more than 60 varieties in bloom throughout the arboretum is one of the year’s most memorable experiences,” said Joseph Di Giacomo, Master Gardener and Chairperson of Laurelwood’s Rhododendron Study Team. “Our rhododendron collection includes more than 400 named hybrids and species, many of which were raised and planted decades ago.”
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. Continue reading →
The All Wayne Orchestra will perform on Tuesday, May 7 at 4 pm at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne. Musicians from grades 3 through 12 will present their spring concert under the direction of Sheila Mendel. The event is free, and the public is welcome to attend. For information, call 973-831-5675 or send an email to email@example.com.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The arboretum is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive West (entrances at Vale Road and Pines Lake Drive) in Wayne.
This year’s plant sale will feature a limited number of rhododendrons, azaleas and pieris ornamental evergreens obtained from R. F. DeMarco Nursery in Hammonton, NJ, where Laurelwood’s founders, John and Dorothy Knippenberg, purchased rhododendron and azalea plant plugs for their nursery. There will also be a selection of high-quality annuals and perennials, container gardens, and beautiful hanging plants, as well as special plants from the arboretum grown in the greenhouse from cuttings. As always, there will also be Mother’s Day gifts for children to purchase. Members will get a 10% discount on purchase of plants. Continue reading →