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Asst. Gardener Position Open

A new Assistant Gardener position has opened at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. The individual will be responsible for the hands-on maintenance of the gardens and plant collections here at the Arboretum and will work under the general supervision of the Manager of Horticulture while reporting to the Superintendent of Horticulture for day-to-day activities. Full details are on our Positions Open page.

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Certificate of Excellence

We are so pleased!

TripAdvisor.com awarded the Frelinghuysen Arboretum a Certificate of Excellence for 2014 based on ratings given us by visitors to their site.

Click on the "Frelinghuysen Arboretum" on the logo to see what our Friends have said about us. Thanks to all.

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Email from Valerie Sudol

Valerie Sudol, long-time friend of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and well-regarded garden columnist, wrote us about the continuing changes at The Star-Ledger. Read the email below and do what you can to make sure that quality garden writing stays alive in New Jersey:

From: Valerie Sudol
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:44 PM
To: Parness, Lesley
Subject: do me a favor

Hi, Lesley –

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Looking Back On a Great Plant Sale

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Just a week ago, volunteers congregated at the tent to begin work on the 18th Annual Friends Plant Sale. The Arboretum staff had already delivered the knocked-down shelving, so teams began work setting them units up. Soon, whirring screwdrivers and banging boards led to dozens of shelf modules filling the tent.

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What's in Bloom?

Thanks to volunteer, Phil Dahlen, we are able once again this year to answer this question. Check our What's in Bloom page for a regularly updated listing of what is blooming and where in the Arboretum's many gardens.
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Springfest Garden Show

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Springfest Garden Show

From the Springfest Garden Show: "We are pleased to offer your members the opportunity to attend the Springfest Garden Show at discounted prices. The 17th annual show, scheduled for March 14-17 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, will be bigger and better than ever! Proceeds are used to promote horticulture, environmental stewardship and educational activities."

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Gingerbread Wonderland Kings People's Choice Award Winners 2012

The Frelinghuysen elves were hard at work last night counting your votes for this year's Gingerbread Wonderland Kings People's Choice Awards. We are pleased to announce the winners:

Gingerbread Wonderland Pictures

The first weekend of this year's Gingerbread Wonderland received big smiles from young and old. Click on the picture at the right to visit our gallery of pictures the the exhibits.

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Happy Thanksgiving

We are happy to say that the Arboretum is open again following Hurricane Sandy. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stop by for a visit over this holiday weekend.

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Pictures of Hurricane Sandy Damage at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Hurricane Sandy severely damaged a number of the Arboretum's fine specimens, as seen in this group of pictures taken over the past few days by Gwen Montgomery. The grounds staff has months of work ahead of them repairing as best they can the damage wrought here.

Click on the image at right to go to the photo gallery.

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