NJBG Earth Day Celebration
Northern NJ, 2017 Earth Day events, concerts

Earth Day weekend is a wonderful time to explore the joys of nature at the New Jersey Botanical Garden (NJBG).

On this special weekend you’ll find many fun and interesting things to do at NJBG.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

10:00 am-12:00 pm - Volunteer Season Kickoff

NJBG volunteers do work that is meaningful and fun, and brings delight to thousands of people. Come see the many satisfying ways you can join the NJBG team. It’s gardening – and so much more! Many different skills are needed and welcome. Learn more, meet some of NJBG's great volunteers, and start working in the garden. Bring gloves and meet in the Carriage House. This event is free.

1:00 pm - Early Spring Wildflower Walk

Spring is peeking out everywhere. Join Darlene Nowak in checking out the early bloomers in the woodlands of the Wildflower Garden. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center. Rain or snow cancels. $5 donation requested.

2:00 pm - Carriage House Concert with Christine Spero Duo

Relax to wonderful jazz sounds as “Spero Plays Nyro” - the music of Laura Nyro by Christine and Elliot Spero. The concert will take place in the Carriage House Visitor Center. Tickets are $20 in advance plus a $2 per ticket handling fee, available at skylands-association.ticketleap.com. Tickets are $25 at the door if any tickets are left. The concert is sponsored by American Wear. For more info, visit christinesperogroup.com.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

1:00 pm - Earth Day Family Woodland Hike

Join NJBG hike leader on an easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden’s woodlands where you can learn a bit about the plants, animals and geology around you on a hike designed to fit the group. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Carriage House. Rain cancels. This is a free event.

Create Your Own Walk Any Time

NJBG is yours to wander any time, with formal gardens and welcoming woodlands to enjoy. Stop at the Carriage House Visitor Center to pick up a self-tour guide, or try your hand at NJBG’s scavenger hunt. Explore their celestial neighborhood on NJBG’s Solar System Walk, a scale model where you’ll learn about neighboring planets as you enjoy the nature. Check out over 100 varieties of lilacs in the Lilac Garden, climb Mount Defiance for a great view of the Ramapo Highlands, or wander through the Wildflower Garden to see the turtles sunning on the rocks in Swan Pond.

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