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NEW! En Plein Air – Creating Art in the Gardens
Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginning enthusiast, the Gardens in springtime are a wonderful inspiration for creating your own artwork. Join artist Wes Sherman as he leads you on an exploration of landscape as a contemporary genre, looking for inspiration from a mixture of historical and contemporary art. Students will work in the medium of their choice (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or pencil). See the suggested supplies list. If you have questions about supplies, you can contact Wes at info@wessherman.net.
Instructor: Wes Sherman
Fee: 
$70 per class, $189 for all 3 dates
Dates: 
September 29, October 13 and October 27, 2018
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location: 
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 0.0
To registers and receive the discount for all 3 classes, please call Debbie Henry at 732.932.8451
REGISTRATION for September 29, 2018
REGISTRATION for October 13, 2018
REGISTRATION for October 27, 2018

Introduction to the World of Begonias NEW
Join us for an introduction to the wonderful world of begonias. In addition to touching on the historical uses of begonias, this class will cover various types of begonias and their specific care needs. Information will be shared on best practices for growing begonias inside the home as houseplants and in the garden.  The class will conclude with a hands-on propagation workshop where you will pot up cuttings to take home. Additional plants will be available for sale.
Instructor: Christina Van Wyk
Fee: $55
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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NEW! The Bulbs of Spring NEW
It’s fall – time to think SPRING!! This is a detailed lecture designed to introduce/remind you of the bulbs besides tulips, daffodils and crocus that can populate your garden with beautiful blossoms and feed the newly awakened pollinators throughout the spring.  Critter-resistant bulbs, pollinator friendly bulbs, forcing bulbs and growing bulbs in containers will be discussed. This lecture is beautifully illustrated with photos and there is a free bulb gift for each attendee.
Instructor: Barbara Melera
Fee: $50
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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NEW! Vegetables and Flowers for Fall Planting NEW
We all love our spring planted gardens, but some would argue that the greatest excitement and satisfaction in gardening comes from the fall planted flowers and vegetables.  After completing the fall clean-up of your garden, put it to rest by planting some flowers, vegetables and herbs.  The cold winter months nourish and strengthen many sets and seeds.  Onions, garlic, leeks, parsnips, elephant garlic, lupines, poppies and some herbs should be planted in the fall in the Mid-Atlantic.  This lecture will provide the ‘how-to’ for the vegetables, flowers and herbs that can be planted in autumn and that can survive the winter planted in containers.
Instructor: Barbara Melera
Fee: $50
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0
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Design Series: Creating a “Pumpkulent”
Pumpkulent = Pumpkin + Succulent… in other words, a fun and festive autumn decoration featuring multiple things we love! Rutgers Gardens staff instructors show you how to creatively arrange and attach an assortment of succulents to a pumpkin, for a fantastic fall arrangement. The finished creation will make a great seasonal display for your home or a charming Thanksgiving centerpiece. Not only will you learn to identify some of our favorite succulents, but they will continue on for a long time—and you can later transplant or take fresh cuttings!
Instructor: Monica McLaughlin
Fee: $60.00
Location: Holly House
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
RMG-CEU: 0.0
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Wreath Decorating
Designing your own winter wreath to grace your home is both a fun and easy activity to start the festive holiday season. Join the gardens staff, who will provide design inspiration and teach you techniques for incorporating foliage and nature materials from the Gardens. In addition to the wreaths, various greens and nature materials, we will provide a variety of bows, ribbons and decorative materials. You can bring your own pruners and any personal decorations or lights that you may want to include.
Take both this class and the Winter Container class for $100.
Instructor: Monica McLaughlin
Fee: $60.00
Location: Holly House
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
RMG-CEU: 0.0
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Take both the “Wreath Decorating” and “Winter Container & Nature Ornaments” classes for $100.
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Winter Containers & Nature Ornaments
Looking for unique natural winter decorations beyond the door wreath? Join Rutgers Gardens’ Director, Bruce Crawford as he shows you how to create a nature-filled outdoor container with decorative branches, which will last beyond the holidays and through the winter. Bruce will also share techniques for creating a unique ornament created with natural materials. Supplies to be provided will include a plastic container, various colorful and interesting branches for the decorative container and a frame and natural materials for the ornament. Part of this class will be outside, so please dress accordingly.
Take both this class and the Wreath Decorating class for $100.
Instructor: Bruce Crawford
Fee: $60.00
Location: Holly House
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
RMG-CEU: 0.0
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Design Series: Boxwood Tree
Creating a tree-shaped boxwood “topiary” is a fun, easy way to bring some holiday cheer to a tabletop or mantel. The staff will guide you in making a festive boxwood arrangement (approx. 12” tall) which you can adorn with a few decorations we provide and/or with your own embellishments to make a beautiful centerpiece or hostess gift. Please bring your own pruners for trimming the boxwood cuttings. We will provide the foam form, a bowl, fresh cut greens, and small decorations for adornment.
Instructors: Gardens Staff
Fee: $60.00
Location: Holly House
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
RMG-CEU: 0.0
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Registrants may cancel up to 3 days before a class date. A refund will be given, minus a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by email. To cancel, please email
Debbie Henry

The Gardens reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.Classes cancelled by the Gardens because of low enrollment or Garden closure will be automatically fully refunded.