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Flower And Garden Photography Workshop Scheduled For Colonial Park Gardens

Flower And Garden Photography Workshop Scheduled For Colonial Park Gardens

The Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens will welcome participants to the “Flower and Garden Photography” workshop led by professional photographer Brien Szabo on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. The session will begin in the Horticulture Building next to the Colonial Park Rose Garden, Parking Lot A, Colonial Park. The workshop will […]



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Meeting Update: Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 And NESE

Meeting Update: Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 And NESE

Submitted by Task Force member Barbara Cuthbert. Each month, the Task Force meets at the Municipal Building, 475 DeMott Lane, and all who want to be informed, get involved, and share insights are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. Meetings start at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on the fourth Thursday of each month […]



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Kramer: Township To Host Climate Summit In October

Kramer: Township To Host Climate Summit In October

The township will host a Mayor’s Summit on Climate Change on Oct. 7. Mayor Phil Kramer is organizing the event along with Ed Potosnak, executive director of the township-based New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and president of the Board of Education. Kramer announced the summit at the Aug. 8 Township Council meeting. Kramer said […]



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Fragrance And Sensory Garden Tour Set For Colonial Park

Fragrance And Sensory Garden Tour Set For Colonial Park

The Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens will welcome visitors to tour the Fragrance and Sensory Garden and enjoy a lecture by David Hyde of Well-Sweep Herb Farm. “Sense and Scents-Ability – The Exotic World of Herbs & Spices” is scheduled for Saturday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A guided tour […]



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Workshop Aims To Teach Children How To Make Composting Bins

Workshop Aims To Teach Children How To Make Composting Bins

Submitted by Somerset County Park Commission. The Horticulture staff at Colonial Park Gardens will present a children’s workshop, “Little Wigglers”, How to Make Your Own Composting Bin” from 10 a.m. to noon May 27. Children age 5 to 12 (limit 10 children who must be accompanied by an adult) will learn about ‘vermicomposting,’ the term […]



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Landscape Re-Designs For Blackwells Mills, Griggstown Causeways On Display

Landscape Re-Designs For Blackwells Mills, Griggstown Causeways On Display

A dozen proposed landscape re-designs for the Griggstown and Blackwells Mills causeways will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15-26 at the D&R Canal State Park Headquarters, 15 Mapleton Road in Princeton. The re-designs were created by Rutgers University students. One re-design for each causeway along the Millstone Valley National Scenic […]



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Delaware & Raritan Canal Dredging Project Set To Begin In November

Delaware & Raritan Canal Dredging Project Set To Begin In November

The long-delayed and controversial plan to dredge a 10-mile stretch of the D&R Canal in the township is set to begin in November, according to information from the New Jersey Water Supply Authority. Delays to the $52 million project, which was initially slated to begin in 2014, have forced a doubling of the cost to […]



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Update: Children’s Garden Workshop Set For Colonial Park Cancelled

Update: Children’s Garden Workshop Set For Colonial Park Cancelled

Update: The program has been cancelled. No alternate dates were provided. The Somerset County Park Commission’s Colonial Park Gardens staff will present “Flower Buds Let’s Get Growing,” a Children’s Garden Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon May 13 on Colonial Drive across from Parking Lot C. The event’s rain date is May 20. Children aged […]



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Arbor Day Celebrated At Hageman House With Tree Plantings

Arbor Day Celebrated At Hageman House With Tree Plantings

The Hageman Farm on South Middlebush Road was the scene April 29 for an Arbor Day commemoration which included tree planting and sapling giveaways. The event was hosted by the Franklin Township Shade Tree Commission, in conjunction with the Meadows Foundation and local Boy and Girl Scout troops. During the event, local Scouts helped plant […]



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Arbor Day To Be Commemorated At Hageman Farm

Arbor Day To Be Commemorated At Hageman Farm

Submitted by Sara Malone, Chair of the Shade Tree Commission. Arbor Day will be commemorated this year in the township with a ceremonial tree planting and the giving away of 500 tree seedlings, courtesy of the Franklin Township Shade Tree Commission. The commission, in conjunction with the Meadows Foundation and local Boy and Girl Scout […]



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