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Foraging Workshop with Dan Lipow

Monday, April 28th from 10:00am- 11:30am
Would you like to learn about the edible world all around you? Learn how to identify, harvest, and sample the bounty our local ecosystem has to offer.
Please register here!
or call the arboretum 973-376-3587

Arb-B-Que to celebrate Arbor Day

Arb-B-Que to celebrate Arbor Day

Saturday, May 3, 2014
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is celebrating Arbor Day with our 4th annual "Ar-B-Que" on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

We will have another magnificent barbeque (vegetarian option available), arts & crafts, a family photo-op, and some special surprises. Families can pick up their free tree the day of the event.

Don't forget to register!

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Beautiful Ecological Landscaping

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:00 PM
Beautiful Ecological Landscaping presented by Jan Saltiel Rafel, Edgewater Design, LLC.
We will explore the design and practice of sustainable, environmentally responsible landscaping for residential properties, understanding the basics of site, design style function, plants and materials to create a beautiful balance relationship between nature and the manmade environment.

Sponsored by THE GREEN TEAM and Millburn Environmental Commission

Register Here!

Mother’s Day Tea with Gluten Free and Vegan Baking

Mother's Day Tea
Enjoy some afternoon tea, along with fresh baked scones, cookies and muffins while learning about the exciting world of gluten free and vegan baking. This casual workshop will introduce ingredients and techniques that are classically delicious and yet mindful of those with food sensitivities. Learning how to bake without gluten, dairy or eggs can be a fun experience with minimal effort and maximum flavor!

Members: $5.00 Non Members $10.00

Please register here!

Woodlands Volunteer Event May 17, 2014

Join the woodlands team for a morning of trail maintenance, trash clean up, plantings or invasive species removal. Bring your gardening gloves if you have them! Preregistration encouraged. Please call the Arboretum with questions 973-376-3587.

Please register here!

2014 Nature Discovery Summer Camp for Ages 3 - 11

Campers innate curiosity and joy in learning will be sparked by hands-on discovery led by our staff of experienced educators. A variety of creative activities are planned for each week, incorporating art, science and imagination. The camp nurtures children by promoting a positive interest in nature and encouraging a protective attitude toward living things. Nature Discovery Camp starts June 31, 2014 and ends August 22, 2014. Enroll for any or all 8 weeks of day-camp! CHA offers age appropriate day-camp programs from Monday-Friday.

$250 = Turtle Tots (3 years old to entering Kindergarten), please bring a snack
- Morning Session: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
- Afternoon Session: 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Please register here for Turtle Tots!

$350 = Explorers (entering 1st to 3rd grade), please bring snack and lunch
- Full-day Program: 9:00AM-3:30PM
Please register here for Explorers!

$350 = Hawks (entering 4th and 5th grade), please bring snack and lunch
- Full-day Program: 9:00AM-3:30PM (offered the weeks of 7/7/14; 7/14/14; 8/4/14; and 8/11/14)
Please register here for Hawks!

June 30- July 3: Wonderful World of H2O
July 7- 11: Featured Creatures
July 14- 18: Lenape Life (Turtle Tots)/Outdoor Adventures (Explorers & Hawks)
July 21 - 25: Arboretum Olympics
July 28 - August 1: A Bug's Life
August 4 - 8: Discover Earth (Turtle Tots)/Survival Games (Explorers & Hawks)
August 11- 15: Weird Science
August 18-22: Art in Nature

Parent Handbook and New Camper Health Forms due no later than FRIDAY before your registered summer camp week:
Download the Parent/Guardian Information Packet

Download the Camper Health and Emergency Form

About the Arboretum

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit organization located in Short Hills, New Jersey. The property was willed to Millburn Township in 1958. In 1961 an Arboretum Association was formed to work with the Township in order to protect the area. The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum includes 16.45 acres of woodlands, 3 miles of trails, and a diversity of floral and fauna species. Our master gardener and woodland volunteers take great care to ensure that plant species indigenous to New Jersey are predominant. The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum provides many educational opportunities from school field trips, scout programs, family programs, adult workshops, summer camp, and more.

Learn how you can schedule your visit to the Arboretum here.


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Spring fundraising benefit, “Into The Woods” April 12, 2014 at the Racquets Club
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January 22 2014
Camp Counselors Job Openings
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August 01 2013
New Jersey Rational Free of Trees
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The arboretum is having a featured on CBS News on the emergence of 17 year Cicadas.
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