The art of topiary dates back almost 2000 years to the ancient Romans, and is the horticultural practice of training live perennial plants by clipping the foliage and twigs of trees, shrubs and plants to develop and maintain clearly defined shapes, whether geometric or fanciful. Join the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum on Sunday, September 25th, at 2 pm at the Vanderveer House for a handson “Create a Topiary” workshop with horticulturist Ken Selody. Ken is the proprietor of Atlock Farm in Somerset, former contributing editor to Martha Stewart’s Living magazine and highly regarded in gardening circles. He will teach workshop participants how to create their own original small scale topiary plant for the home (materials provided). The workshop is $30 per person and includes a starter topiary plant and materials. Museum members pay only $20. Pre-registration is required. To register on-line visit http://jvanderveerhouse.org/events/. Finished plants will be available for purchase (checks or cash only please) and range in price from $25 – $100.
Questions, please call the Museum at (908) 396-6053.