State Botanical Garden Offering Lilac Workshop May 18
NJBG volunteer Elizabeth Choby at work among the lilacs.
Photo courtesy NJBG
The New Jersey Botanical Garden in Ringwood will sponsor a free hands-on Lilac Workshop on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will work with NJBG Head Landscape Designer Rich Flynn to restore and improve the New Jersey State Botanical Garden’s renowned lilac collection. Mr. Flynn will give a lesson on lilac care and cultivation at 10 a.m. The free workshop will give attendees a chance to learn by doing, and to get answers to any questions they may have. Beginners are welcome, and attendees should bring a lunch, gloves, rakes and pruners if owned. NJBG is located on Morris Road in Ringwood. Call (973) 962-9534 or visit www.njbg.org for more information on NJBG, membership, volunteer opportunities, events or directions. The NJ Botanical Garden is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and admission and parking is always free in the autumn, winter and spring.