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Morris County Parks programs highlight gardening, historic dress

Both In-Person and Virtual Programs

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Nature lovers, history buffs, photographers, parents and youngsters will all find something to pique their interest at Morris County Parks. Peruse all special events at Morris County Parks, or visit the calendar to search by date. Many parks host walks with youngsters. check the calendar.

Here are some highlights:

Virtual Home School Program: The Water Habitat

Plants live in different kinds of water habitats. Discover how some plants survive under the water, how they photosynthesize, and interact with other water creatures. Kids will make their own plant habits to keep. Pick up supplies at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown prior to the class.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 1-2 p.m., for ages 6-12. Virtual. Cost: $12, including materials fee. Click here to register.

In Person Branching Out Gardening Program

Now is the time to register for the Branching Out Gardening program. A few spots are open for 10-13-year-olds to join this hands-on program that encourages young people to play in the dirt. Kids learn that with some work and a little patience the food you grow tastes much better!  Time to get digging and get dirty. This spring marks the 49nd year for this fun educational program.

Saturdays April 17-June 19. Ages 10-13. For more information, email Gwen Montgomery at or call 973-631-5004.  Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown. Cost: $180

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Top Ten Gardening Questions

How do I prune my hydrangeas? How do I prune my clematis? Is it time to divide my peonies? These and other common garden questions will be answered by Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education. Email Ann at by February 18 to submit a question to be answered during the presentation.

Thursday, Feb. 25, noon to 12:45 p.m.  Cost:  $10 per person. Preregistration is required. Click here to register. The program is geared toward adults.

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Fashion Through the Ages

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join Museum Registrar Katie Humphreys as we take a virtual tour through the changing face of women’s fashion over the past two hundred years. Discover why certain choices became fashionable, learn how to identify what decade a dress is from, and get a sneak peek at how our museum professional staff preserves these delicate pieces for the future.

Thursday, March 11 from noon to 12:45 p.m. Virtual. Cost: $10 per person. Click here to register. Preregistration is required and for more information, call 973-631-5022.

In Person Family Scavenger Hunt – Ongoing

Bring your camera or phone for this month’s scavenger hunt, ‘Brrr! It’s Cold.’ Take a photo of every item, and get a prize.

Month of February at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township. Cost: $10 per family or groups of 6 or less. Click here to register. For more information, call 973-326-7601.

For a way to find a park with specific amenities, such as fishing, ice skating, dog parks, hiking and even wedding ceremonies, click here

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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