Monday, May 6, 2013
Laurelwood Arboretum, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church hosting events.
Residents will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of plants and herbs this weekend. Laurelwood Arboretum is a 30-acre nature preserve featuring a wide variety of trees, flowers, and plants, including daylilies and lilacs. It is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive West. Proceeds from the sale will go to FOLA, a non-profit that works to perverse and maintain the arboretum. A large selection of packed flowers, hanging baskets, herbs, and vegetables will be available to purchase. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Teenagers, young adults, help clean up debris and weeds. Laurelwood is home to dozens of kinds of flowers, trees, shrubs, and animals, including butterflies.
A group of seven young volunteers spent a recent hot summer day working side by side with the Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA). The volunteers helped clear weeds and unwanted undergrowth. The volunteers were attending FOLA’s Career Camp. The program is designed for teenagers and young adults 14 to 21 years old. The indiviudals are members of Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS). “We had a wonderful day,” said Lauren Klein, coordination of rehabilitation services for JVS. “It was great to see campers interacting and working together to help each other.” Laurelwood Arboretum is a privately-maintained, multi-acre nature preserve. The facility is home to dozens of varieties of flowers, trees, shrubs, plants, and animals, …
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Groups can help beautify 30-acre facility until October.
Volunteers can begin to help out at Laurelwood Arboretum on Tuesday. Individuals may volunteer at Laurelwood every Tuesday and the first Saturday of every month from 9 to 11:30 a.m. until October. Volunteers helping on Saturday will operate in the areas of the 30-acre facility that need the most work. Individuals will meet in the pavillion. Attendees should bring gloves, small hand tools, and water to drink. The Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum, a non-profit organization, manages and coordinates volunteer efforts at the Arboretum. The group held a special volunteer kick off event this Saturday. Groups are welcome to attend, but should call 973-202-9579 to make arrangements in advance. Laurelwood features several woodland trails and …