On Thursday, April 26 at 2:30 pm, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host Gardeners’ Journal, the first in a series of monthly discussions on 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.
The Gardeners’ Journal is held the fourth Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. from April through October. No membership or subscription is required to attend. Journal meetings are eligible for Master Gardener credits.
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum invites adults and children of all ages to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 at the arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne. Starting at 12:30 pm, trained guides will offer special tours of Laurelwood’s native and exotic trees, on foot or in a motorized vehicle. There will also be a free tree sapling giveway.
“We are proud to join the millions of people around the world in celebrating our amazing Earth,” said Alice Moskowitz. “We hope our Earth Day celebration will help raise awareness of the natural beauty around us and of the importance of preserving our environment.”
April is National Volunteer Month, and the volunteer season will begin at Laurelwood Arboretum on April 10 at 9 am at the arboretum’s pavilion. Anyone who is interested in volunteering is welcome. Laurelwood Arboretum is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne.
On kickoff day, the volunteers will work until 11:30 and then enjoy refreshments and a welcome event starting at noon. Mary Jo Sichak will present “Outnumbered,” a program about the garden pests that are “bugging us.” She is a Master Gardener, a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum, and an accomplished gardener and photographer. Continue reading →
Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum is celebrating its 15th birthday this year, and we plan to mark this milestone with a full program of educational programs and community activities from April through November. As we begin this anniversary year, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the continuing support of Wayne Mayor Christopher Vergano and the Township’s Parks and Recreation Department. We also thank the Wayne Township Council for authorizing the funds we need to manage the arboretum.
We look back with pride on the many accomplishments of the past, which include construction of our Sensory Garden, the Knippenberg Center for Education and an Educational Greenhouse. Recent news is reported in the Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Annual Report for 2017, which can be found at www.laurelwoodarboretum.org.
In 2017, we hosted seven educational programs, eight monthly gardening discussions, seven free tours for the public, seven scout groups, two art exhibits, and a jazz concert. The parking lots were often full, and the arboretum welcomed an estimated 15,000 visitors this year. Continue reading →
For many, a trip to the annual Philadelphia Flower Show heralds the coming of Spring. Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum is hosting a bus trip to this year’s show on Wednesday, March 7. The trip is open to the public at a cost of $70 per person, which includes the bus and admission to the show. The bus will leave promptly at 8:30 am from the Preakness Shopping Center in Wayne.
Early registration is encouraged to ensure a seat on the bus. Go to www.laurelwoodarboretum.org for a registration form and online registration. For additional information, please call 973-931-5675.