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End-of-Winter Tree Walk At NJBG

By on March 19, 2015

NEW JERSEY – NJBG will sponsor an End-of-Winter Tree Walk at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m. Though it’s still chilly outside, the signs of spring are already visible in many places if you know where to look!

Join Head Landscape Designer Rich Flynn for a delightful educational walk in the Botanical Garden. You’ll meet dozens of beautiful trees and learn how to identify them from their structure, branching, and budding patterns before the leaves once again appear. You’ll enjoy the subtle signs of spring peeking out everywhere is a sure cure for cabin fever after a long hard winter.

Meet at the Carriage House  Visitor Center at 10 a.m., and wear comfortable shoes. Snow or heavy rain cancels. The Tree Walk is open to the public free of charge, but a $5 donation is welcomed.

The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open every day from 8 am to 8 pm (8 am to 6 pm in the winter). Admission to the Botanical Garden is always free. In the spring, parking is also free.

PHOTO CAPTION: The Lodge at Skylands is nestled among many beautiful trees, including a spectacular weeping cherry and the half-mile-long Crabapple Vista. Spring is coming, and they’ll all be in bloom before you know it! Meet these and many other beautiful trees at NJBG’s annual End-of-Winter Tree Walk, which will be held this year on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. at NJBG. Visit njbg.org for directions and other upcoming events. Photo courtesy of NJBG.

In 1966, the State of New Jersey purchased the 1,117 acres of Skylands, a former country estate and the state’s first acquisition under the “Green Acres” preservation program. Governor Thomas Kean designated the central 96 acres surrounding the manor house as the State’s official botanical garden in 1984.

Since 1976, NJBG/Skylands Association members and volunteers have worked with the State to preserve and protect Skylands and its historic structures. The NJBG/Skylands Association is an incorporated, member-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. NJBG sponsors programs, concerts and special events throughout the year at the Botanical Garden.

NJBG/Skylands is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, please call 973-962-9534 or visit www.njbg.org