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October 13th – Seasonal Walk
See the garden from a horticulturist’s point of view. Join Laura Roberts, Director of Horticulture at Van Vleck House and Gardens, for a refreshing stroll through the grounds to discover the beauty of the season. Tour will feature all that is exciting right now from enchanting details to majestic specimens. Please dress for the weather with appropriate footwear.
November 3rd – Fall Tree ID
Join Laura Roberts, ISA certified arborist and NJ licensed tree expert, for another round of tree identification. Sharpen your observation skills by getting to know trees as if you were spending time with a friend. Learn where and how to look for the characteristics that distinguish species at this time of the year. Please dress for the weather with appropriate footwear.
November 10th – Nature Inspired Décor (demonstration)
Add a bit of nature to your holiday décor. Learn to make several different items from materials gathered during a quick trip to your backyard. See some simple ways to use berries, pods, or even sticks in creative ways. You will never look at your garden the same way again!
December 1st- Nature Inspired Holiday Card
Share some joy with friends and family by sending your own personalized creation. Learn some simple ways to use materials found in your backyard.
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 20, 2022
21 Van Vleck Street,
Montclair, NJ 07042
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