Botanical garden dedicates hosta collection

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:14

    Ringwood-More than 160 volunteers and members of the public attended a dedication ceremony recently for the newly established hosta garden at the New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands. Invited guests mingled in the dappled shade of the hosta garden, which is located in a protected, fenced-in area of heirloom rhododendrons and azaleas. After the dedication, a buffet luncheon was provided in the historic carriage house on the grounds. According to Skylands Association Vice President, John Gall, "The hosta garden's purpose is to educate the public about one of America's most popular and versatile garden plants, as well as to display a wide variety of hostas in this beautiful setting. We are grateful to the Tri-State Hosta Society, which contributed generously both financially and in the selection of choice plants for this display garden." Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, The Skylands Association is the non-profit member organization working with the State to preserve and protect the gardens and historic structures through an extensive network of volunteers and contributors, events and education. Call (973) 962-9534, or visit for more information about NJBG.