March 10, 2022

Somerset County Park Commission to Host ‘Pruning Workshop’ on March 25

Participants Will Learn How to Prune with the Proper Tools


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Park Commission’s Leonard J. Buck Garden will host the “Pruning Workshop” on Friday, March 25.  In this workshop, participants will learn basic pruning techniques and how to use the proper tools. Pre-registration is required.


Gardeners who prune their shrubs properly will foster new and healthy plant growth, help prevent an infestation of animals and pests, and improve the appearance of their property. Gardening also burns calories, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress.

Pruning Workshop Location, Date, and Time

The workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting), on Friday, March 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Leonard J. Buck Garden, located on 11 Layton Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931. Participants should wear clothing that is suitable for outdoor activities. The cost is $25.

Pre-registration is required at least 24-hours in advance. Register online at more information, call 908 722-1200 ext. 5621

Leonard J. Buck Garden

The garden has been identified as one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States. The 33-acre garden, situated in a wooded stream valley, has reached a breathtaking point of maturity consisting of alpine and woodland gardens. Leonard J. Buck developed the garden on his estate in the 1930s. The garden was later donated to the Somerset County Park Commission in 1976 by Mrs. Helen Buck.


Somerset County Park Commission

The Somerset County Park Commission stewards nearly 15,000 acres of county-owned open space, which is visited by 2 million park users each year. Five golf courses have three driving ranges, a pitch and putt course and a recreational putting course. Other attractions include a riding stable, an environmental education center, two tennis facilities, an outdoor pool, paddle boating, a rock and rare plant garden, an award-winning rose garden, an arboretum, and a sensory and fragrance garden. Six county parks offer amenities such as athletic fields, picnic facilities, bike paths, fishing, birdwatching, cross country skiing, and hiking.

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