Classes and Events at Rutgers


Story Hour!

Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am

Join us outdoors for stories and games! Stay and play at our sand pit and basketball net.  







Thank you for helping us make our events so memorable!

Art at Story Hour

October 2020

Princeton Artist Yuka Koiwa visited Story Hour to help our young gardeners and artists learn about trees in autumn. They created cardboard trees with hand-dyed leaves made from paper towels. 

Keep an eye on our Events Page — Artist Yuka will return with holiday projects in November and December.                                                 


A Rutgers Nursery Seminar: Design Techniques and Trends

October 2020

Homestead Garden Club visited the Nursery for a tour and design discussion with Associate Helen Grundmann. 

Let us know if your garden club, school group, or scout troup would like to arrange a visit and class.




An outdoor puppet show — Bartholomew Bear’s Moon Misadventure

October 2020

Philadelphia Puppet Master David Fiebert of The Segal Puppet Theatre took us on a grand adventure with Bartholomew Bear and friend Patch. We explored all the seasons and met new friends along the way. 





An outdoor workshop — Make your own puppets!

October 2020

Fun with socks! Add silly eyes, stars, crazy hair, and imagination. Puppet Master David Fiebert also demonstrated how to make origami paper puppets. Our young artists made some fantastic creations.





An outdoor screening — Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

October 2020

A stunning introduction to the vision and plantings of Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf, emphasizing Oudolf’s reverence for plants and gardens in all seasons.





An outdoor screening — Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides

September 2020

Our first outdoor movie! An inspirational movie about the artist’s patience, persistance, and extraordinary sense of place, enjoyed in the gorgeous setting of our evening Nursery.





Painting with Maureen Chatfield 

September 2020

Students worked with local contemporary artist Maureen Chatfield to create still life paintings inspired by our Greenhouse.





Arts Weekend and Fundraiser 

September 2020

A glorious event: artists, musicians, dancers, and perfect weather created a marvelous weekend. Hardy’s Café contributed coffees and baked goods from their Flemington coffee shop. The event benefited The Flemington Area Food Pantry and Delaware Valley Food Pantry. 

This weekend launched our Arts + Nature program promoting arts at our Nursery. A truly great beginning with more to come!




December 2019

A very special Story Hour!






Wreath-making Benefit

December 2019

A fundraiser for Barley Sheaf School PTO. Good fun for a great cause.                                          






Columbus Family Weekend 2019

October 2019

What fun: pumpkin painting and a visit from Unique Creatures — including a gecko, an armadillo, and a huge rabbit! This is always a great weekend.





Ladies’ Night 2019

September 2019

Our best Ladies’ Night yet!

Light fare from Stangl Catering and Blue Fish Grill, wine tasting with Unionville Vineyards, and Counter Culture coffee from Factory Fuel. Mini-massages from Zanya Spa & Salon. Plus jewelry, accessories, gifts, and gourmet specialties from local shops: Edye’s Naturals, Funk & Junk, Libbybeans Chocolatier, Lili B’s, Olive with a Twist, Retro Remix Pass It On, and River Gypsy.

Can’t wait until next year!

Ice Cream Social

August 2019

Ice cream with family and friends at the Nursery — a perfect summer evening!                                                                                 





Dog Adoption Day with Animal Alliance

June 2019

Another great visit from Animal Alliance and a new round of family-friendly dogs. We’ll plan another adoption day in the fall.





Design Days 

Spring 2019

Design consultations with Designer Donna Dahringer. Donna brings her expertise to your project.                                                


Seminar: Intro to Pruning

March 2019

A terrific class with Rachel DeFlumeri, arborist and horticulturalist with Organic Plant Care in Flemington. Questions, answers, and demonstrations — a great way to get ready for the season.





Special Guest!

December 2018

Santa visits our Story Hour.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  




Columbus Day Weekend

October 2018

Unique Creatures captivates with a collection of furry, scaled, and feathered friends.                                                                                                                        





Our annual Ladies’ Night

September 2018

A wonderful evening!

Light fare from Stangl Catering and Blue Fish Grill and wine tasting with Unionville Vineyards.       Mini-massages from Puritie Spa. Plus jewelry, accessories, gifts, and gourmet specialties from local shops: Bliss Boutique, Bridge Street Soap, The Cocoa Exchange, Retro Remix Pass It On, River Gypsy,   and UnCorked. Music provided by Safe Harbor Child Access Centers Children’s Choir.



Dog Adoption Day with Animal Alliance

September 2018

Another visit from Animal Alliance — a new round of family-friendly dogs visits the Nursery.                                                                               





Design Saturdays

April and May 2018

Free consultations with our Designers. We start with your photos and measurements to help you create plans for your property.





Planting Hope for Safe Harbor Child Access Centers

May 2018

Our spring potting party helped raise awareness and funds for Flemington’s Safe Harbor Child Access Centers. 





Dog Adoption Day with Animal Alliance

April 2018

Animal Alliance brings a variety of adoptable dogs of all ages to our Nursery.                                                                               





A Rutgers Nursery Seminar: Home Composting

March 2018

A community event at the Ewing Public Library.