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Posted on: May 26, 2016

NJBG Lilac Workshop — June 4, 2016

NJBG will sponsor a free hands-on Lilac Workshop on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Attendees will work with horticultural expert Daniel Ryniec, former lilac curator at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, to restore and improve the New Jersey State Botanical Garden’s renowned lilac collection. Mr. Ryniec will give a lesson on lilac care and cultivation at 10 am.

Lilacs are very popular landscape plants in our area and make a wonderful addition to any home garden, offering floods of flowers and a delightful scent throughout May and into early June.

Join this free workshop for a great chance to learn by doing, and to get answers to any questions you may have. Beginners are welcome. Bring gloves, rakes and pruners if you have them.

NJBG is located on Morris Road in Ringwood, NJ. 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 am to 8 pm. Admission to the Garden is always free; parking is also free in the autumn, winter and spring.

In 1966, the State of New Jersey purchased the 1,117 acres of Clarence McKenzie Lewis’s Skylands estate as the State's first acquisition under the "Green Acres" preservation program. Governor Thomas Kean designated the central 96 acres surrounding Skylands Manor as the State's official Botanical Garden in 1984. The gardens contain many unique features, including an extensive collection of statuary, historic trees, formal annual garden, perennial beds and an heirloom collection of lilacs.

Since 1976, NJBG/Skylands Association, an incorporated, member-supported non-profit organization, has worked with the State to preserve and protect Skylands and its historic structures. NJBG sponsors programs, concerts and special events throughout the year at the Botanical Garden. Free guided tours of the gardens are offered on Sundays at 2 pm, May through the end of October, weather permitting.

NJBG/Skylands Association receives no funding from the State of New Jersey or from on-site operators. Donations and sponsorships are always appreciated.

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