Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Secret Life of Trees July 21

The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden has scheduled a unique and interesting program for elementary school age children. “The Secret Life of Trees” is scheduled for Friday, July 21 2017 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road in Far Hills, New Jersey.

The program will develop an interest and appreciation of trees by observing them in their everyday lives. Activities will include; bark rubbing; leaf tracing; and ring counting followed by a discussion of the important role trees play in our lives. An arts and crafts session will follow using natural materials collected during the garden walk. Parents are welcome to attend and/or enjoy a walk through the garden. 

Enrollment is limited to 10 children and the program will proceed rain or shine. Fee is $15 per person. Preregistration is required by calling Leonard J. Buck Garden at 908-234-2677, ext. 21 or NJ Relay 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment.

Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States consisting of a series of alpine and woodland garden areas situated in a 29-acre wooded stream valley.

Tucked among the rocks are rare and exotic rock garden plants. The wooded trails connecting the outcroppings are lined with beautiful wild flowers that have flourished and multiplied through the years. Throughout the garden grow various ferns.

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at

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