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Walks and Talks

We offer our Walk and Talk Series on the 1st Saturday of most months.
The Walks, which begin at 2pm, are free, volunteer-led tours of the Gardens, with a focus on areas of special interest at that particular time of the year.
The Talks, which begin at 3pm, are short educational programs led by staff, experienced volunteers, Master Gardeners or Rutgers students. The Talks provide either a demonstration, basic skills or a behind the scenes look at the Gardens.
There is no fee for visitors to attend the ‘Walks’, while the ‘Talks’ will be free to our Members (Members must have their cards with them) and at a nominal charge of $5 or $10 for non- members, depending upon materials needed. 
All Walks will meet in the Holly House parking lot at 2pm. Talks will be immediately following the Walks. If you are just coming for the Talk please meet at the Potting Shed Gift Shop at 3 pm.
DIRECTIONS
If you will be using a GPS the address for the Holly House is 135 Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick, NJ.

 

2017 Schedule


It is not necessary to register in advance. Payment for the Talks can be made the Potting Shed Gift Shop.  Rutgers Gardens accepts cash, checks - payable to Rutgers Gardens, MasterCard, Visa.

It is not necessary to register in advance. Payment for the Talks can be made the Potting Shed Gift Shop.  Rutgers Gardens accepts cash, checks - payable to Rutgers Gardens, MasterCard, Visa.

June 3
2:00 Walk
: What’s in Bloom Meet our docent at the Holly House
3:00 Talk: Roots and Shoots Gardening, Kerry Kern and Theresa Lam – Come discover the delicious edibles growing in the Roots and Shoots quadrant of the VSA garden. Learn about why we divide this garden into 4 quadrants and what makes the vegetables in this quadrant so special.
Fee: Walk is free; Talk is $5.00 or free to Rutgers Gardens Members

July 1
2:00 Walk: What’s in Bloom Meet our docent at the Holly House
3:00 Talk: Legumes Gardening, Anita Brinker – Come discover the delicious edibles growing in the Legumes quadrant of the VSA garden. Learn about legumes – what they are, how they grow, choice of varieties and how they differ from the vegetables growing in the other quadrants.
Fee: Walk is free; Talk is $5.00 or free to Rutgers Gardens Members

August 5
2:00 Walk: What’s in Bloom Meet our docent at the Holly House
3:00 Talk: Solanaceae Gardening (Tomatoes!) Do you grow plants from the Solanaceae family in your vegetable garden? Or are you not sure what they are? This family of plants includes tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and potatoes. Join us to explore the VSA garden and learn about their special needs, how they grow and the many varieties to choose from.
Fee: Walk is free; Talk is $5.00 or free to Rutgers Gardens Members