Three Free Milkweed Plants (in Newark)

Weequahic Branch Library 355 Osborne Terrace, Newark, New Jersey, United States

Native Plant Society of NJ - Essex ChapterTHREE FREE MILKWEED PLANTS(2 Butterfly Weed, 1 Swamp Milkweed) Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Weequahic Branch Library 355 Osborne Terrace, NewarkIn case of rain: 2nd floor of the Library YOU CAN HELP MONARCH BUTTERFLIES BY PLANTING MILKWEED!Milkweeds are the only plant that the MonarchButterfly lays its ... Read more

See A Native Garden in Full Summer Bloom! 

199 Garfield Place, South Orange 199 Garfield Place, South Orange, New Jersey, United States

Come see this garden in its height of summer bloom! Like many established home gardens, it is in transition, with traditional ornamental plants but more and more natives. Garden hosts will be stationed throughout the garden to answer questions. No charge. Questions? email  Raindate: Friday, July 22 Light refreshments

Essex Chapter Native Plant Fall Celebration

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ, United States

Native Plant Fall Celebration! Learn how to sow native seeds, buy plants and seeds, and explore the lovely Cora Hartshorn Arboretum.

Morris Canal Greenway Forest Restoration Walking Tour

Greenway Trailhead Oak Tree Lane, Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States

Do you ever wonder what native plants we would see if it weren’t for all our suburban lawns, ornamental plants, and invasive species? Our walk will be led by Rich Rockwell, who has been working to remove invasives and restore a forest oasis on the Morris Canal Greenway. Native species that would have grown along the ... Read more

Essex Chapter Members’ Outdoor Party & Late Fall Garden Tour

49 Cambridge Road, Montclair 49 Cambridge Road, Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Gather to celebrate our fourth year of the Essex Chapter and especially YOU, our members! • See a new native garden started in Fall 2020! Garden hosts will answer questions, including the garden designer, John Weidemann, and his consultant, Peter Strom, Strom Hort, LLC  • Meet other members and share gardening tips • Sip beverages ... Read more

Bergen-Passaic Year in Review

The Year in Review Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 p.m. We return to Zoom meetings for the winter months with a participatory program led by chapter co-leaders Tom, Vicky, and Elaine. Come prepared with photos to share (take them now!), successes to boast about, and questions to ask. Sign up at

Essex Chapter Online Native Plant Sale

With no native nurseries in Essex County, we are collaborating with the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) to bring plants here – with pick-up locations in Montclair and South Orange.  Dates: Order April 3 – April 28; pickup on Sat., May 6, from 1-4 p.m. What: 33 individual species OR six Garden Kits: Dry Shade, Sidewalk/Container, Best-Behaved, ... Read more

Swamp Milkweed Giveaway

Founders Park 265 Valley Street, South Orange, New Jersey, United States

Visit Founders Park, 265 Valley St., South Orange, NJ and receive a swamp milkweed plant. Quantities are limited. Check out the second year native rain garden while you are there!

Essex Chapter Winter Zoom Meeting

Please join us for a preview of our 2024 events and have a chance to get answers to your native gardening questions. The meeting will begin with a short program, "Sedges in your Garden", presented by Cam Kanterman, Land Steward at Flat Rock Nature Center and Essex Chapter Steering Committee Member. You are invited to ... Read more

“Signs of Spring” Plant Walk

South Mountain Reservation: Tulip Springs Parking Lot 64 Cherry Lane, West Orange, New Jersey, United States

EXPLORE THE WOODS IN EARLY SPRING Celebrate the first days of spring by exploring South Mountain Reservation! On this guided nature walk with NPSNJ naturalists, we will hike to Hemlock ... Read more

Members Earth Day Party & Garden Tour

The Home of Deb Ellis 12 Godfrey Road, Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Celebrate Earth Day, See Spring Ephemerals & Receive Free Sedge! See rare spring plants: Dutchman's Breeches, Virginia Bluebells, Spring Beauties & TrilliumMeet other members and share gardening tipsSign up to ... Read more