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General Meeting,
7 pm, Wayne

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Skylands Manor Tours

11-3pm -Member Appreciation Day—NJBG members are invited to enjoy a special tour of historic Skylands Manor. Snow cancels. Members purchase a Manor House tour ticket and receive a free one for a guest.

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Skylands Manor 10:00am—Join Head Landscape Designer Rich Flynn to learn about trees and to tell them apart. Meet at the Carriage House. Free

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Skylands Manor 1pm—Family Woodland Hike—a child friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands to learn about the plants, animals, and geology. Snow/rain cancels. Meet at the Carriage House. Free

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Skylands Manor

1pm—Audubon: Attracting Hummingbirds—Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society, provides an indoor presentation on how to attract hummingbirds to your garden. Carriage House Visitor Center. Free

 

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General Meeting,
7 pm, Wayne

 

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April 2018

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Skylands Manor 11-3 pm Tours—docents lead visitors on a tour of the architecture and history of Skylands Manor.

1pm--Audubon: Birding for Beginners—Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society, will present an indoor introduction to birding to cover identification, field guides and optics. Carriage House Visitor Center. Free

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Kick Off Day
– 9:30 – 1:30 Garden work

Mary Jo Sichak photo program 12 noon – Free – All Welcome OUTNUMBERED A close up look at what's bugging us

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day
9:00– 12:00
Garden work

Volunteer Luncheon
- 11:30 – 1:30 pm
Lesley Parness – The Empress - Josephine Gardens

 

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Skylands Manor
12-4pm—Volunteer Lunch—invitation only. Thank you to volunteers.

 

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Skylands Manor 1pm—Family Woodland Hike (see March 18)

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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Skylands Manor
10-12pm—Volunteer Open House and Season Kickoff—bring gloves, meet at the Carriage House, come join our team, learn more, meet some of the volunteers, and start working in the gardens. Meet in the Carriage House. Free

1pm—Early Spring Wildflower Walk—join Darlene Nowak, MGAPC, to check out the early blooms. Wear sturdy shoes, snow or rain cancels, meet at the Carriage House $5 donation

 

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Laurelwood

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

“Special” Guided Tree Tours - Tree sapling give away 12:30 pm

 

 

 

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General Meeting,
7 pm, Wayne

Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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Laurelwood

Gardeners' Journal Discussion Group
2:30 pm

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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Skylands Manor

1-3pm —Butterfly and Pollinator Garden Planting—help plant a new butterfly garden with MGAPC Ken Merz, sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society. Dress to garden. Rain cancels. Free

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May 2018

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day
9:00– 12:00
Garden work

All Wayne String Orchestra Concert 4:00 pm – Free Students grade 3 - 12

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

 

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Laurelwood

Veterans' Benefits Discussion
4:00 pm – Free by Arthur Toole, Veterans' Benefits Specialst

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Skylands Manor

5:30pm PLANT SALE-- Member's Only Preview and Reception

Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work


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Skylands Manor

10-4pm—PLANT SALE—Perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, vines, ground covers, hanging baskets with potted plants. Master Gardeners available to assist. Come early for best selection.

1pm—join MGAPC Darlene Nowak and Sandy Zenkel to see the spring bloomers. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels. $5 donation

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Skylands Manor

10-4pm—PLANT SALE—Perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, vines, ground covers, hanging baskets with potted plants. Master Gardeners available to assist. Come early for best selection.

Laurelwood

Wayne Schools Children's Art
Exhibit 2:30 pm Opening reception

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day


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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Skylands Manor

12:00-4pm—Members of the NJBG's lilac team will be at the lilac garden to answer questions. Come view this splendid collection of lilacs. Free, donations welcome

Laurelwood

Annual Plant Sale
9:30 – 2:00
Quality selection of Mother's Day gifts, perennials, annuals, baskets and container gardens

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Skylands Manor

12:00-4pm—Members of the NJBG's lilac team will be at the lilac garden to answer questions. Come view this splendid collection of lilacs. Free, donations welcome

11:00-3:00pm —Skylands Manor Tours. (see April 8)

2:00pm Free Guided Garden Tours Begin—NJBG docents take you on a tour of what's blooming around the gardens. These free tours will be available every Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm until the end of October. Meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels. Free

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Master Gardener Plant Sale at Nike Base

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Rhododendron Festival

1 pm –Walking Tour Free

3:00 pm – Rhododendron Care program Free for members/$15 non-members


 

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Rhododendron Festival
1 pm – Walking Tour
Free

3:00 pm – Rhododendron
Program by Joe - Free


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General Meeting,
7 pm, Wayne

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Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Laurelwood

Gardeners' Journal Discussion Group
2:30 pm

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

 

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June 2018

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

Skylands Manor

2pm — NJ Publice Garden Day Celebration Tour. Dr. Edith Wallae will offer a garden tour. There will also be a short video and a display of current blooms available. NJBG and the members of the NJ State Garden Consortium invite you to visit the many beautiful nature spaces in the region. Meet at the Carriage House; wear sturdy shoes. FREE; donations welcomed

 

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Skylands Manor

10am—Wildflower walk. Join Darlene Nowak and Sandy Zenkel in checking out the many delightful flowers and ferns in the shady, wooded Wildflower Garden! Wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels. $5 donation requested

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Laurelwood

Wayne Hills Student Photography Exhibit
Reception 2:30 pm

Skylands Manor

11:00-3:00pm —Skylands Manor Tours. (see April 8)

 

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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CHAIR YOGA  with Robin Abrett
11 am -12 noon
in the Knippenberg Center
$5 per class for members
$10 per class for non-members

No yoga experience
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Gently stretch your body, relax your mind and relieve some of your ins in this gentle
chair yoga class.
No need to get on and off the floor, this class will allow you to work slowly and with understanding of any
injuries you may have. 
Wear loose clothing,
we will be working in socks or barefoot. 

Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work


Skylands Manor

6:30pm —Concert: Brass Works. Bring on the brass - everything from classical to ragtime. Bring a lawnchair; concert moves to the Carriage House in bad weather. $5 donation requested. Sponsored by Wells Fargo.

 

 

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Skylands Manor

10am —Audubon: Bluebird Walk. Bergen County Audubon Society will lead a walk through the gardens and fields as we visit volunteer installed/monitored/ maintained nest boxes and learn why they are important to the Eastern Bluebird. We'll also identify the many birds and butterflies we find along the way. Meet at the Carriage House. Parking Fee on summer Sundays: $5/car for NJ residents, $7/car for non-residents. Rain cancels. Free

1pm The Many Faces of Hostas: From Dwarfs to Giants. Join the Tri-State Hosta Society in exploring the wonderful world of hostas. Suzy Ludwig will offer an indoor presentation, followed by (weather permitting) by a tour of the Skylands Hosta Display Garden led by David Chopko, who has managed and developed it for NJBG in recent years. In the Carriage House. Wear sturdy shoes for the tour; rain ancels the outdoor portion of the event. $5 donation requested.

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Laurelwood

CHAIR YOGA  with Robin Abrett
11 am -12 noon
in the Knippenberg Center
$5 per class for members
$10 per class for non-members

No yoga experience
necessary

Gently stretch your body, relax your mind and relieve some of your ins in this gentle
chair yoga class.
No need to get on and off the floor, this class will allow you to work slowly and with understanding of any
injuries you may have. 
Wear loose clothing,
we will be working in socks or barefoot. 

Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Laurelwood

Free Guided Tours – 12:30 pm

Rockin' In Wayne 2:30 pm
The geology of Wayne and the surrounding area by Dr. Marty Becker Department of Environmental Science William Paterson University
Free for members/$15 non-members

Skylands Manor

1pm — Father's Day Family Woodland Hike. An easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands, where you'll learn a bit about the plants and animals around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Smaller children may need to be carried. Wear sturdy shoie, meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center. Rain cancels. Free.

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work


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Laurelwood

CHAIR YOGA  with Robin Abrett
11 am -12 noon
in the Knippenberg Center
$5 per class for members
$10 per class for non-members

No yoga experience
necessary

Gently stretch your body, relax your mind and relieve some of your ins in this gentle
chair yoga class.
No need to get on and off the floor, this class will allow you to work slowly and with understanding of any
injuries you may have.  Wear loose clothing, we will be working in socks or barefoot. 

Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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General Meeting,
7 pm, Wayne

Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Gardeners' Journal Discussion Group 2:30 pm

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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July 2018

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work


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Laurelwood

Tall Ships - Sail up the Hudson

Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Free Guided Tours – 12:30 pm

SPIRIT OF VAUDEVILLE CONCERT – Robert Stillman - 4 pm
A musical variety show with jazz age songs on banjo, ukulele, mandolin, guitar and washboard with tap dancing & hat tricks

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Gardeners' Journal Discussion Group 2:30 pm

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

       

August 2018

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Laurelwood

BUTTERFLY DAY 12 – 4 pm adult/children activities

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work


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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day


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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day


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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Laurelwood

Free Guided Tours 12:30 pm

Nancy Rogers art opening reception 2:30 pm

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Gardeners' Journal
Discussion Group
2:30 pm

 

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day


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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

 

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Laurelwood

15th Birthday Celebration

 

 

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Laurelwood
Free Guided Tours
12:30 pm

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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General Meeting,
7 pm, Wayne

Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Gardeners' Journal
Discussion Group

2:30 pm

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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October 2018

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day


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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
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Laurelwood

Free Guided
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General Meeting,
7 pm, Wayne

Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

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Laurelwood

Gardeners' Journal
Discussion Group

2:30 pm

 

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Laurelwood

Volunteer Day

9:00– 12:00
Garden work

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Laurelwood

Last Volunteer Day

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Skylands Manor

9am-12pm Garden work day

     

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