Renowned herbalist Robin Rose Bennett will lead a Medicinal Weed Walk through Laurelwood Arboretum on Thursday, June 11 at 4 pm. She will show participants how to identify commonly found plants that can be used as herbal medicines or are delicious and nutritious to eat.
Laurelwood Arboretum is located at 725 Pines Lake Road West in Wayne. Participants will meet in the Knippenberg Center for Education. Admission to the program is $15. but free for FOLA members.
Russell Schubert, Wayne Township’s Director of Parks and Recreation, (at left) hosted a meeting of the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association District 1 at the new Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum. Before and after the meeting, volunteers from Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) took guests on tours of the 30-acre park, which is owned by Wayne Township and managed by FOLA.
Bonnie Joachim (at right) of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum took several groups from the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association District 1 on tours of Laurelwood aboard the park’s motorized vehicle.
Eddie Lantigua, head gardener at Laurelwood Arboretum, was honored by friends and co-workers for becoming a United States citizen. From left: Jim McHugh, vice president of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA), Executive Director Elaine Fogerty; Eddie; Horticultural Manager Joan Scott-Miller; and Alice Moskowitz, FOLA President. FOLA volunteer Audrey Malec (not in photo) spent many hours teaching Eddie English and preparing him for the citizenship examination.
An enthusiastic group of volunteers attended the first Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) tour guide training session to prepare for the new season of arboretum tours. Bonnie Joachim (holding green clipboard) led the session. The volunteers included Marcia Roukema, Walter Koenig, Judy Rostello, Linda Westcott, Rick Sneyers, Frank Libert, and Richard Santoro. The next tour guide training session will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Road, Wayne. For information, please call 973-202-9579 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara McHugh, chairperson of FOLA’s annual plant sale, in Laurelwood’s greenhouse with some of the plants that will be for sale on May 9.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) will host its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9, 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. The plant sale will feature a selection of high-quality annual and perennial plants, container gardens and hanging plants. Also for sale will be some special plants grown in the greenhouse from cuttings of plants in the arboretum.
At 12 noon, Brian Coleman of the North American Rock Garden Society will demonstrate hypertufa trough planting in the beautiful stone troughs that he created and donated to the Knippenberg Center for Education at the arboretum. “I’ve been fascinated by hypertufa for ten years,” said Brian. “I think it’s where my fine-art sculpture background meets my love of plants and gardens.”