Coming Events

Here are some great events in the next couple of weeks:

Bulbs For Sale

Now is the ideal time to start your bulb planting for next spring's enjoyment. The Friends are here to help with some nice Pink Ribbon Narcissus at $5 per bag of 5 bulbs, as displayed in the cart in the lobby of the Haggerty Center.


Fall Garden Club Shows

Events Next Weekend

Our calendar of Fall activities is quite full as you can see, but I thought I would mention two excellent programs coming up this weekend:

North Jersey Dahlia Society Dahlia Show

The North Jersey Dahlia Society, one of the Arboretum's affiliate organizations, will fill the Haggerty Education Center Auditorium with Dahlias of all sizes, shapes and colors this coming Saturday, September 25th, from 1:30p - 3:00p.


Plants of China: A Friendship and Peace Exhibit and Cell Phone Tour

The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum are pleased to join UPS, Provident Bank Foundation and the Morris County Parks Commission in sponsoring Plants of China: A Friendship and Peace Exhibit and Cell Phone Tour.


Trip Details - Sept. 12, 2010 Presentation

We had a very nice group at this afternoon's presentation about the Friends 40th Anniversary Trip to Scotland. The gentle rain didn't seem to dampen any spirits-- probably the bagpipes and smoked salmon helped.

Here are links that will take you to the material presented today:

Updates Today

I am happy to pass on several bits of news today:


2011 Scotland Trip Meeting on September 12th

The Friends are sponsoring a trip to Scotland in May / June 2011 in celebration of our 40th anniversary. We will visit many public and private gardens, sightsee in the south of Scotland and attend Garden Scotland, their big garden show of the year.

All the trip details will be discussed at an event at the Arboretum on Sunday, September 12th from 2pm - 4pm. Food, bagpipes, slides and more!

Space (and food) is limited, so call to reserve a space at the meeting.


A Beautiful Day at the Arboretum

Late August Pictures - August 28, 2010 There is a hint of Fall in the air, as bright sun and clear skies bath the late-Summer blossoms. Take some time this weekend for a walk through Morris County's beautiful Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Click on the image at right to visit an album of pictures taken earlier today.


Scotland Trip Itinerary

map_of_scotland-thThe Friends turn 40 next year and have put together a trip to Scotland in celebration. We will focus on the south of Scotland, an area of wide-ranging climate. The gardens are equally diverse displaying everything from tropical to alpine.

Northwest New Jersey's Skylands

The Northwet corner of New Jersey is filled with diverse geography, picturesque towns, parks and varied activities. Our friends at (who list many of the Friends' activities) would like to call attention to their site which provides maps, tour guides and event calendars for the region.