SOMERSET, NJ - The Horticulture staff at Colonial Park Gardens will present a workshop focused on “Smart Phone Photography” on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.

With the proliferation of smartphones, photography is now in the hands of virtually everyone. To help make smart phone photography more satisfying, photographer Joy Yagid will lead a hands-on workshop where participants will learn the best tips and tricks to get the most out of smart phone photography in nature. She will guide students in identifying photo opportunities and explain how to edit photos directly on personal devices. Workshop participants will meet at the Colonial Park Gardens Horticulture Building, Parking Lot A.
 
Fee is $20 per person (limit 12 people). Pre-registration by Wednesday, May 16, 2018 is required. at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by calling 908-722-1200, ext 5721 or the NJ Relay Service at 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment.
 
 
The Colonial Park Gardens include the one-acre Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden, a formal display garden, comprising plantings with over 3,000 roses of 325 varieties.
 
The Perennial Garden is a beautiful five-acre garden with a gazebo that provides year-round interest and color from its collection of flowering shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals.
 
The 144-acre Arboretum provides displays of flowering trees, evergreens, shade trees, dwarf conifers, and flowering shrubs.  This includes the three-acre Shrub Collection which showcases plants that grow well in central NJ and are is designed to give year-round interest by using flowering shrubs; trees; perennials; and ornamental grasses; and the areas surrounding the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden and the Perennial Garden.
 
Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found at www.somersetcountyparks.org.