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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Steve Alexander and the Jazz Generation will perform in the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum on Sunday, August 6 at 4 pm. The requested donation is $15 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 18. The arboretum is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne.
This popular trio features Steve Alexander playing jazz piano; Paul Grabow on saxophone, clarinet and flute; and Jesus Salinas on bass. They have been playing together for 25 years at many venues in the tristate area. The trio will perform traditional jazz favorites from the American Songbook including selections by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Count Basie and more. The audience will be encouraged to sing along with some of their favorite tunes.
The concert is sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum and the Ira A. Roschelle, MD Family Foundation. All donations will go toward educational programs and community activities at Laurelwood.