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November 2019

Holiday Warm-up —Keep Calm and Holiday On!

November 24, 2019 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Start this most hectic of seasons in a calm state of mind...

Join Kathleen Roskos of The Yoga Loft, NJ as she guides you through a free, gentle yoga class from 12:00–1:00 pm, followed by a guided meditation at 1:00 pm. 

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Calgo’s All Day Open House

November 30, 2019 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a magical & merry day of holiday shopping, festive ambiance, good friends, & more!

Descriptions and pricing for each offering or workshop are listed separately in this events section.

• Holiday Kissing Ball Workshop!

• Beer Tasting with the Bradley Brewery Project!

• Holiday Pet Portraits with Diana Lang!

• Tour Drop the Beet's Aquaponics Farm! Free Family fun!

• Watercolor Holiday Cards with Cindy Allen!

• Dessert Tastings & Warm Apple Cider with Chef Heidi of the Tulip Tree Café!

• Holiday Discount Roulette—Calgo Gardens & The Barn

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All Day Open House — Sample & Order Holiday Desserts!

November 30, 2019 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Tulip Tree Café’s Chef Heidi says you can have your cake and eat it too! 

Sample holiday desserts while placing your orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Chef Heidi will be available to discuss your holiday treats during the Holiday Warm-up event, or you can contact her at 732.256.9649 or by visiting tuliptreecafe.com.

Holiday Bonus!

Patrons of the café* will receive a $25 certificate toward a portrait session with Diana P. Lang Photography to be used during the 2019 season!

*A minimum purchase of $16 is required.

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All Day Open House — Create Your Own Watercolor Holiday Cards!

November 30, 2019 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Indulge your creative spirit!

Relax and let your holiday creativity flow with Calgo's in-house watercolor instructor, Cindy Allen. 

Cindy will be available in the farmhouse the day of the event and will provide advice and instructions for your own holiday card watercolor.

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All Day Open House — Beer Tastings / Bradley Brew Project

November 30, 2019 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners and operators, and husband and wife duo, Chelsey and Mike, of the Bradley Brew Project will be at Calgo for an amazing beer tasting experience!

The Bradley Brewery Project is a nanobrewery with a vision to provide a community focused, education based customer experience. Their unique approach to recipe formulation and focus on assorted fermentation processes provide them with the opportunity to create various types styles, products and services.

Today that all can happen at Calgo! Stop by for a taste and a chat!

Gift Cards and merchandise will be available for purchase.

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All Day Open House — Pet Portraits

November 30, 2019 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$75

Capture the essence of your pet's spirit in a photograph you will always cherish.

Photographer Diana P. Lang is an expert at capturing the best of your pet!

Fee includes one 8x10 print.

MUST schedule in advance. Call 609-462-1519

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All Day Open House — Seasonal Kissing Ball Workshop

November 30, 2019 • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$45

Forget the mistletoe... and go for a kissing ball instead!

In this fun workshop you'll create your own kissing ball using fresh, aromatic greens. The kissing ball, if kept out of direct sunlight and displayed outdoors, will last throughout the holiday season.

Space is limited... Click here to register now!

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All Day Open House — Aquaponics Facility Tours!

November 30, 2019 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Take a fascinating up-close tour of Drop the Beets Farms’ aquaponic facility.

See the 15,000 gallon fish tanks and learn about the sustainable ecology of an aquaponics closed loop system. Understand the symbiotic relationship between fish, bacteria, and plants (food), and the roll each organism plays in nutrient cycling.

This tour will leave you thinking about the big ideas: how aquaponics farming as a sustainable alternative to conventional soil-based farming methods can be applied to world hunger issues. Examples: the impact of climate change has on agricultural crop production, or conditions needed to create an agricultural system in urban "food deserts”

Tours will run at 11 am / 1 pm / 3 pm

Please call 609-273-4042 to choose a tour time.

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December 2019

Art-Full Tuesdays—Mosaic Wine Glasses with Nancy Frank

December 3, 2019 • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$40

Cheers to creating the perfect gift with which to toast the holiday season!

Explore your creativity while artist and instructor, Nancy Frank, shows you the technique for applying colorful mosaics to the base of wine glasses.

TWO CLASSES AVAILABLE—Choose the time that's most convenient for you!

• 3–5 PM > Register here!
• 6–8 PM > Register here!

The fee includes all materials. Space is limited, so register today!

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Open Late Wednesdays!

December 4, 2019 • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From the Garden Gift Shop / Honey Tastings – Local farmers from From the Garden will be available to talk about, share, and sell their amazing raw honey that is not only unprocessed but straight from the hive! Local honey is known for its health benefits in addition to its natural sweet goodness! Stop by and learn more!

Bee Stamped by Dawn – Local artist, Dawn McGarry will be in with her one-of-a-kind, handcrafted spoon rings and other cool spoon creations! From hand-stamped wedding flatware to quirky keychains and fork elephant necklaces, if you like your grandmother's old silverware, you'll love Dawn's unique upcycled pieces.

 

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Adorn Your Front Door with a Handmade Wreath

December 7, 2019 • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$55

Add a personal touch to the holiday with a traditional handmade wreath.

We will guide you through designing and crafting your wreath, incorporating beautiful and aromatic seasonal elements such as coned cedar, noble fir, berried juniper, white pine, boxwood, pinecones, berries, and ribbon.

Space is limited—click here to register now!

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Art-Full Tuesdays—Knit a Cozy Blanket…with Your Fingers!

December 10, 2019 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$95

You read correctly—knit a cozy blanket with your fingers—just in time for the upcoming holidays!

 
The multi-talented Lydia Santoro (jeweler, Calgo workshop leader & Art Show vendor) will teach you to knit with your fingers and create this soft, on trend treasure. You will have two colors to choose from—cream and grey (see below).

Fee includes materials, instruction, and edible delights provided by the Tulip Tree Café.

This workshop is extremely popular and space is limited! Click here to register!

*Please call to let us know which color yarn you prefer once you've registered. 732-919-7770.

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Open Late Wednesdays!

December 11, 2019 • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mini Private Angel Readings with Katie Grace | 6–8 PM | $25 – Angelic Messengers are all around you, constantly offering their inspiration, insight and practical guidance that can help you to improve every aspect of life. When you book an Angel Reading with Katie Grace, she helps you to connect with Angelic energy and interpret the message you receive. With guidance that’s practical and personal to you, an Angel Reading can help you to see a higher vision for your life, and make the changes that benefit you and everyone concerned.

Registration is required. To schedule your 20 minute private angel reading, please call/text 732-239-2333 or email info@theyogaloftnj.com

Olefsen Art Opticals | Handmade Eyeglass Frames – Laurie Olefson of Olefson Design creates artistic, custom glasses and readers for those of you looking for something a bit outside the box when it comes to your eyewear. This unique line of handmade glasses frames features artful, wearable styles that can easily be fitted with prescription lenses from your optician—so they’re just as functional as they are stylish.

Olefson Design creates each of its frames entirely by hand—something that is virtually unheard of in the world of eyeglasses—and their “art opticals” are equal parts accessories and functional eyewear. They can even be made with sunglasses and readers if you aren’t a full time wearer of glasses.

Stop by and see these amazing designs for yourself!

 

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Bring the Outdoors Inside: Make Your Own Tabletop Tree

December 14, 2019 • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$45

Create your very own tabletop centerpiece that will last throughout the holiday season!

We will guide you through the design of your own beautiful, natural centerpiece, made with fresh boxwood, berries, pinecones, and ribbon. 

Space is limited—click here to register now!

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Art-Full Tuesdays—Handcrafted Jewelry Dish Workshop

December 17, 2019 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

Learn how to create unique and colorful jewelry dishes out of polymer clay!

The multi-talented Lydia Santoro (jeweler, Calgo workshop leader & Art Show vendor), will teach you all you need to know to create these fun accent pieces perfect for your bedside table, bathroom, kitchen, or entryway... and they also make great gifts!

Fee includes all materials, and each participant will go home with two dishes!

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Open Late Wednesdays!

December 18, 2019 • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Bradley Brew Project / Beer Tastings – Owners and operators, and husband and wife duo, Chelsey and Mike, of the Bradley Brew Project will be in-house for a fabulous beer tasting experience! The Bradley Brew Project is a nanobrewery with a vision to provide a community focused, education based customer experience. Their unique approach to recipe formulation and focus on assorted fermentation processes provide them with the opportunity to create various types styles, products and services.

They strive to foster consistency through their flagship beers while providing new experiences by changing available products regularly. Each time you visit the brewery you have a choice of enjoying a favorite BBP brew or trying a new beer and further expanding your beer experience and knowledge.

Today that all can happen at Calgo! Stop by for a taste and a chat!

Gift Cards and merchandise will be available for purchase.

From the Garden / Honey Tastings – Local farmers, from From the Garden will be available to talk about, share, and sell their amazing raw honey that is not only unprocessed but straight from the hive! Local honey is known for its health benefits in addition to its natural sweet goodness! Stop by and learn more!

Latkes, Applesauce, & Mocktails with Chef Heidi of the Tulip Tree Café  Indulge in a seasonal favorite and Hanukkah tradition! Chef Heidi will be preparing a variety of latkes and serving them homemade apple sauce. What better way to warm up on a cold winter night!

 

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January 2020

Art-full Tuesday: Aromatherapy Bracelet Workshop

January 14 • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tulip Tree Cafe at Calgo Gardens, 462 Adelphia Road
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
$12

Join us for an afternoon of fun creating your own aromatherapy bracelet!

Essential oil educator, Amanda Mancini, will be teaching us how to create unique bracelets using healing gemstones and essentials oils to support emotional and physical well-being. A large assortment of bead colors and charms will be available so that your bracelet will be a reflection of you.

The fee includes basic components for one bracelet. Additional bracelets can be made for $12 each, and charms are $2 each. Essential oils, sample oils, and kits will be available for purchase.

Click here for tickets.*

*Tickets are non-refundable. Participant must be present to make and take home their finished products.Transfers or take-homes for those that cannot attend are not permitted.

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Art-full Tuesdays: Bohemian Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop

January 14 • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tulip Tree Cafe at Calgo Gardens, 462 Adelphia Road
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
$40

How much fun is this?!?

This beginner's class includes all supplies (including driftwood) and a one-on-one tutorial. You will be standing for the duration of the class (you'll be working on clothing racks) so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

The class is limited to 8 students, and tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to buy your tickets ASAP.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Question? Feel free to DM @JosephinasDesigns on Instagram or email her at JosephinasDesigns@gmail.com.

*Class begins promptly at 5:30, please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to class start. thank you!

 

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Art-Full Tuesdays—Hand Knit a Cozy Blanket

January 21 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tulip Tree Cafe at Calgo Gardens, 462 Adelphia Road
Freehold, NJ 07728 United States
$95

Back by popular demand!

The multi-talented Lydia Santoro (jeweler, Calgo workshop leader & Art Show vendor) will teach you to knit a soft, on trend blanket, about 40" x 60"—and NO experience with knitting or crocheting is necessary!

Choose from Medium Gray, Pale Gray or Cream colored yarn—see color references below—and email your color preference to magpielydia@yahoo.com.

Fee includes materials, instruction, and edible delights provided by the Tulip Tree Café.

This workshop is extremely popular and space is limited! Click here to register!

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March 2020

The Buzz about Bees

March 19 • 5:30 pm
$85

Enjoy dinner, discussion, and a workshop!

The evening will begin at 5:30 with a light meal, dessert, coffee and tea (you are welcome to BYOB) provided by Chef Heidi of the Tulip Tree Café and will be followed by a discussion about the importance of bees and a workshop, both facilitated by Rhonda Loux Tomko of Tree By Streams Microfarm.

Each participant will make and take home:

• A 6 oz. beeswax candle
• A total of 1 yard beeswax wraps
• A 4 oz. jar of seeded honey

Click here to sign up and pay for this workshop through Eventbrite.

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April 2020

Kitchen Garden Workshop

April 4 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$25

Learn how to create a kitchen garden in your home or just outside your doorstep!

In this is informational workshop led by Calgo Gardens' Taylor Edgington, you will learn the ins and outs of creating a kitchen garden that will result in the convenience of fresh veggies and fruits ready to incorporate into your home-cooked meals and you will leave with a free packet of seeds to start your garden off right.

Lunch will be provided by Chef Heidi the Tulip Tree Café.

Click here to sign up and pay for this workshop through Eventbrite.

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June 2020

Terrarium Building

June 19 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

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Wishing Tree Planting Ceremony & Father’s Day Celebration

June 21 • 11:00 am
Free

Learn how to plant a tree and watch your wishes from last winter take root and grow!

Didn't make a wish? There's still time add yours! Call for 732.919.7770 for details.

Visit our beautiful Monarch Butterfly Waystation & our new educational Children's Garden!

The Tulip Tree Café will be open and serving up a special Father’s Day menu perfect for outdoor dining!

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Terrarium Building

June 26 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

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Kokedama Ball Workshop

June 28 • 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
$45

Create a floating garden for your home or patio!

Join nursery manager, Taylor, and the Calgo Team for a complimentary lunch (your choice of soup, half sandwich, drink and dessert provided by the Tulip Tree Café) and a workshop designed to teach you how to create a Kokedama Ball using either succulent or fern.

Each participants will make their own Kokedama Ball to take home.

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July 2020

Terrarium Building

July 3 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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Terrarium Building

July 10 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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Bog Planter Workshop

July 11 • 10:00 am - 10:30 am
$45

Create your own bog planter

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build a bog planter using Sarracenia, commonly known as Pitcher Plants. Not only are these unique insectivores easy to maintain, but they are also both beautiful and interesting.

Fee includes plants and all other necessary materials.

This class is very limited. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite by clicking here.

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Mounted Tropical Plant Wall Hanging

July 12 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$49.95

Embrace the jungle by creating a living wall in your own home!

Tropical plant mounts are perfect for small spaces and outdoor balconies as they provide a unique way to garden. In this workshop participants will learn what plants work best for mounted wall hangings. 

Fee includes all supplies needed to create a mounted plant wall hanging.

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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Terrarium Building

July 17 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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Planting in Unique Containers

July 19 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Give old objects new life with plants!

Hats, high heels, sneakers, purses, an old mug... What do all these things have in common? They are perfect for our unique container workshop!

Learn how to give new life to your unique items. Did you know that a high heel makes the perfect succulent dish...or that your old boots will look great with a trailing vine? We love repurposing old objects and giving them new life! 

Purchase a plant from our and meeting us in the potting shed for this informal, free workshop.

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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Terrarium Building

July 24 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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Plant Swap!

July 26 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Community members come together, sharing plants and knowledge at this fun social event!

Bring your pest and disease free perennials, houseplants or seeds to share with fellow plant enthusiasts.

Bring each plant in an individual container, marked with plant's basic information. For each plant you bring, you will receive a ticket to "purchase" or "swap" another plant. If you bring 5 plants you'll receive 5 tickets, and so on. Everyone will draw a number from a hat and take turns choosing their new plants!

For more information, call 732-919-7770.

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Terrarium Building

July 31 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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August 2020

Kitchen Garden Workshop

August 5 • 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$25

Learn how to plant, care for, and harvest your own fresh produce on your kitchen counter or right outside your back door in this fun and informative workshop.

Calgo's nursery manager, Taylor Edgington, will be leading the class along with aeroponics (soil-free tower growing) and microgreens specialist, Rosemarie Bird of Bird's Family Farm and aquaponics specialist, Cody Parker, owner of Drop the Beet Farms.

Taylor, Rosemarie, and Cody will share examples of various styles of gardening including use of Veggie Pods, Sunblast Mini Greenhouses, tower gardening and aquaponic gardening. They will also be teaching participants the ins and outs of how to plant a garden, organization, timing, pest management, and companion growing.

Participants will leave the workshop with a lot of new gardening know-how and a free seed packet to start their own Kitchen Garden!

Complimentary appetizers will be provided by the Tulip Tree Café.

To sign up for this workshop on Eventbrite, click here.

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Terrarium Building

August 7 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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House Plants 101

August 11 • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$25

Learn how to care for your house plants

In this super useful workshop Calgo staff will not only teach you how to care for a variety of popular house plants but also share helpful information regarding pest management, propagation, and which plants provide health benefits alongside decorating your home.

Included in the fee is a beautiful indoor plant that you can bring home at the end of the session.

Refreshments will be available throughout the workshop from the Tulip Tree Café.

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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Terrarium Building

August 14 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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Introduction to Yamadori/Bonsai

August 15 • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Learn the art of Yamadori

Yamadori—or the practice of skillfully training foraged plant specimens into works of art known as Bonsai—is the topic of this fascinating workshop led by Bonsai enthusiast, Peter Bethune.

Yamadori is the most coveted type of Bonsai because of the characteristics that are unique to each specimen. Only time and nature can sculpt the uniquely gnarled and twisted trunks and branches of each plant, and the interesting shapes and lines that result tell a story that cannot be replicated in a nursery.

In this workshop you will learn how to use plants, shrubs, and trees from your back yard to create beautiful Bonsai that last for years.

To sign up for this workshop on Eventbrite, click here.

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Kokedama Ball Workshop

August 16 • 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
$45.95

Create a floating garden for your home or patio!

Join nursery manager, Taylor, and the Calgo Team for a complimentary lunch (your choice of soup, half sandwich, drink and dessert provided by the Tulip Tree Café) and a workshop designed to teach you how to create a Kokedama Ball using either succulent or fern.

Each participants will make their own Kokedama Ball to take home.

To sign up for this workshop on Eventbrite, click here.

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Design an Indoor Houseplant Arrangement

August 19 • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Create a plant arrangement that will dress up any spot in your home!

In this free workshop led by Calgo staff you will learn what plants best suit your needs (depending on your setting) and how to arrange them in an interesting and artistic way.

If you would like to create your own arrangement you can choose from a vast variety of unique plants in the nursery and our selection of fine glazed pottery. Prices will vary:

Small arrangement (in a 4" pot): ~$20
Medium arrangement (in a 12" pot): ~$30-$40
Large arrangement (in pots larger than 12"): ~$45+.

To sign up for this workshop on Eventbrite, click here.

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Terrarium Building

August 21 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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Scavenger Hunt!

August 23 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Join the fun during this day-long event!

While this event is free, we ask that each person bring one non-perishable food item that will be donated to the local food pantry.

All participants of the scavenger hunt will receive a worksheet with a list of riddles. Answer the riddles for clues that will help you find the numbered rocks we've hidden in our gardens, the greenhouse, the store, and the café. Be sure to take a photo of each rock as you find them. Be the first (or second) to find them all and claim a prize!

To sign up for this workshop on Eventbrite, click here.

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Terrarium Building

August 28 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us in the potting shed!

Calgo staff will provide guidance as you build your masterpiece from a variety of plant options from our greenhouse collection, pottery and terrariums in which to plant them, and plenty of accessories to add a decorative finishing touch.

Building a terrarium is the perfect way to introduce nature into your home by providing a little ecosystem designed for your plants, whether they be ferns or succulents.

This informal workshop is great for all ages! 

To sign up for this workshop through Eventbrite, click here.

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Clay Dish Workshop

August 30 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$25

Create your own clay masterpiece!

In this introductory class working with clay, accomplished artist and your instructor, Carol Gleason, will teach you how to create and personalize a unique dish that, when finished can be used for a variety of purposes from making the perfect home for a bonsai tree, succulents, or cacti to a food-safe serving piece.

This class will require multiple meeting times to complete your artwork and you must be able to meet for the first two class dates below:

Sunday, August 30 • 11am
Students will create their dish in clay, shaping and forming it.

Sunday, September 6 • 11am
Students will glaze (paint) their dish with a variety of color choices.

Sunday, September 13
Students may pick up their finished artwork at any time. At this point, they may choose to turn their dish into a planter by choosing from our selection in the greenhouse. Assistance will be provided.

Age requirement: 16+ years old

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September 2020

Cold Weather Landscapes to Minimize Deer Damage

September 12 • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Learn how to create cold weather landscapes that will help minimize deer damage.

This free event, led by New Jersey Deer Control®, LLC staff ecologist R.J. Curcio, will help demystify the reasons why white-tailed deer wreak havoc on the landscapes they inhabit during the fall and winter months. Changes in hormones and diet are largely to blame. R.J. will discuss both how to manage deer damage as well as share the preventative measures that can be taken to provide visual interest to your landscape but dissuade further deer damage.

To sign up for this free event on Eventbrite, click here.

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Creating a Habitat for Monarch Butterflies

September 12 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Learn how to encourage Monarchs in your own backyard!

Join Calgo Garden's certified waystation expert, Jean Ritota, as she discusses the development and various life stages of the Monarch butterfly, as well as how to encourage Monarchs into your own backyard.

The Monarch butterfly population is quickly declining due to loss of habitat and Calgo is helping to ensure its preservation by the creation and continued care of our Monarch Waystation—a garden designed to cater to the lifecycle of this species.

This program is free and open to all ages. Social distancing will be practiced and masks will be worn during this event.

To sign up for this free event on Eventbrite, click here.

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The Art of Bonsai — Wiring & Shaping

September 13 • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Learn the ancient art of Bonsai using plants from your own backyard!

During this workshop, led by Bonsai enthusiast Peter Bethune, you will learn how to create Bonsai utilizing plants, shrubs, and trees from your own backyard. Cultivated Bonsai can last for many years and can even be passed down through generations.

With Peter's instruction, you will learn how to wire and shape a plant. Bring in your own specimen or stop by our greenhouse for inspiration or Bonsai "starters" ready for shaping.

To sign up for this workshop on Eventbrite, click here.

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Clay Wall Hanging Workshop

September 16 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$25

Create your own unique clay wall hanging, perfect for holding plants and more!

In this introductory class working with clay, accomplished artist and your instructor, Carol Gleason, will teach you how to create and personalize a ceramic wall hanging, that when finished can be used for anything from a vessel for a variety of plants to a catch-all container perfect for holding notes, photos, trinkets, and more.

This class will require multiple meeting times to complete your artwork and you must be able to meet for the first two class dates below:

Wednesday, September 16 • 11am
Students will create their wall hanging in clay, shaping and forming it.

Wednesday, September 23 • 11am
Students will glaze (paint) their wall hanging with a variety of color choices.

Wednesday, September 30
Students may pick up their finished artwork at any time. At this point, they may choose to turn their wall hanging into a planter by choosing from our selection in the greenhouse. Assistance will be provided.

Age requirement: 16+ years old

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Calgo’s Annual Scarecrow Contest

September 19 • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$20

This Year's Theme—Essential Workers!

Calgo's Third Annual Scarecrow Building Contest honoring our essential workers may just be our best yet! Bring your imagination and some essential worker clothing and accessories in which to dress your creation.

We'll provide the structural supplies, including wood support, straw, burlap, twine, and step-by-step instructions.

Scarecrows will be on display from September 19th to the 26th and will be judged at our Fall Art in the Garden event on September 26.

First prize is a $50 gift certificate to Calgo Gardens!

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