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Announcements as of April 24, 2010
Big Week Ahead!
Just a reminder that two great events are on tap for this week:
Read all about these big events, below.
Four Seasons of Color - Sunday April 25th
Tomorrow, Sunday, April 25th, we are lucky to present a talk on "Four Seasons of Color for the Garden State" by Pegi Ballister-Howells, a noted author and radio host. Her talk runs from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, and is followed immediately by our Garden Art Swap.
Pegi's talk will feature plants that will be available at the Friends Annual Plant Sale which kicks off next Friday evening, April 30th and runs all day Saturday, May 1st. Read more below or learn still more by going to our Plant Sale Page.
Click on the image at right to display a nice flier on the Four Seasons of Color program and keep reading, below, for more on the Garden Art Swap.
Garden Art Swap - Sunday April 25th
GOT JUNK? Every gardener has containers, statues and various nick-knacks that are too nice to toss but not right for your garden. Bring them to GARDEN ART SWAP. Click on the image at left for a flier, or click here to read about on the Events page.
Everyone has some kind of unwanted decorative garden object and the Garden Art Swap is the place for them. Objects can include decorative containers, pottery, garden signs, statues, etc. And yes, pink flamingoes, too, but nothing over 40 pounds, please!
Swap items will be accepted from Noon - 1 pm at which time you will be given Trading Points.
At 1 pm, Pegi Ballister-Howells will give her talk on "Four Seasons of Color" (see above). Then, from 2 pm - 4 pm you can exchange your Trading Points for others' gently used treasures.
The biggest and best plant sale of the year kicks off this Friday evening April 30th with the Members-only Party and Sale and is followed the next day, Saturday May 1st, by the Main Event Plant Sale open to all.
What's special about the Friday Members-only Party and Sale, Friday from 4 - 7 pm?
The public sale, the Main Event, runs Saturday May 1st from 9am - 3pm.
Click on the tent at right to go to the Plant Sale page and read all about the plants, see videos and meet the Plant Experts, the red-hatted cadre who will guide your selections at the Members-only Party and Sale. Other Plant Sale resources include:
Please note that we accept cash and checks only.
See you at the Plant Sale.
Join The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum on the road to Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton, Maryland. Ladew is well known for its topiary and flower gardens. Upon arriving, enjoy a catered luncheon, then a guided tour of Henry Ladew's gardens and Manor House featuring his extensive collection of decorative arts.
There will be a rest stop in the morning, and a dinner stop (at your expense and with numerous choices) on the way home. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. Click on the image at right to open a flier, or click here to go to our Events Page.
Save the Dates!
Many other programs are listed in our Events Calendar, but here are a few you may want to check out and add to your calendar:
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