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Enjoy a Pressed Flower Workshop at the Trailside Nature and Science Center

Union County, NJ –Union County residents and visitors can learn how to create their own handmade cards with pressed flowers and foliage at the upcoming Pressed Flower Workshop on Thursday, November 14 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside. Ample free parking is located at the site.

Attendees must be age 18 or older. Space is limited and pre-registration is required through the Trailside Talks link on the Union County activities online registration website, (scroll down for the Trailside Talks link).

A materials fee of $20 per participant ($25 for out-of-county visitors) applies.

“This workshop provides Union County residents and visitors with an opportunity to explore their creativity in the unique field of flower pressing and preservation, under the guidance of an experienced teacher,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski.

The workshop will be taught by flower designer Mary Kao. Ms. Kao will discuss the best time to preserve flowers and how to press them properly. The materials fee includes all supplies, including exotic flowers not grown in the Union County area.

The Trailside Nature and Science Museum is a facility of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.  For more information on all activities at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit online

For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities visit The Green Connection,

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