On Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m., horticulturist Ken Selody, proprietor of Atlock Farm in Somerset, NJ and former contributing editor to Martha Stewart Living magazine, will lead a topiary workshop at Bedminster’s Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum.  Participants will create their own original small-scale topiary to take home.  Additional finished topiaries will also be available for purchase.  The workshop is $30 (and includes starter topiary and materials, as well as tours of the Jacobus Vanderveer House).  Museum members pay $20.  Pre-registration is required.  For information and registration, visit  www.jvanderveerhouse.org or call 908-396-6053.

About The Jacobus Vanderveer House                                

The Jacobus Vanderveer House served as headquarters for General Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79 and is the only known building still standing that was associated with the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment, believed to be the first installation in America to train officers in engineering and artillery.  The Jacobus Vanderveer House interprets Dutch colonial life in America as well as the stay by General Knox and his family during the 1778-79 encampment.  A National and New Jersey Historic Site, the Jacobus Vanderveer House is a true landmark that offers a vivid look into the history of our country and the lives of those who made it. 

The Jacobus Vanderveer House is located at 3055 River Road. The entrance to the house is via River Road Park. For directions and more information about the Jacobus Vanderveer House, visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.