The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

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Welcome to the Friends Website

2018 Plant Sale

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Click here for the online volunteer signup form.

Ramp up your Gardening Know-How and Get Ready for Our Big Plant Sale in May!

The Friends’ mission is education and our big event to support all of our programs throughout the year is our big Plant Sale in the Tent during the first weekend in May, May 5 and 6. (Members Only shopping on May 4)

Throughout the month of April, actually, starting March 29th, we’re offering a number of Gardening programs for free or a nominal fee to help you get your garden ready for spring (umm, when will that be?), and to help you plan for shopping at the sale, of course:

Saturday, April 28 - Morris County Master Gardeners’ extravaganza of popular talks

No registration needed -- just walk in. Click the title for more information.

  • 10:00 am Renewing Your Garden, Veronica Dengler,
  •   1:00 pm Cottage Gardening Style, Diane Lattanzio,
  •   3:00 pm Starting Your Vegetable Garden, Wing-Yee Pavlosky

Friday, May 4 at 2 pm - Exclusive presale celebration and talk by Caren White, The Herb Lady

Join us at 2 pm on May 4th at the Haggerty Center at Frelinghuysen Arboretum for a special, members-only gathering and an engaging talk by Caren White, AKA The Herb Lady, who will offer timely tips and lively lore about growing herbs.

Light, herb-themed refreshments will be served.

Click here for more information and on-line registration.

See our Plant Sale page for more details on these talks and this year’s plant sale.

Learn About the Friends

Through their continuing commitment and volunteer efforts, The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum foster and develop public awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of horticulture and the natural world, and of course, help to preserve and maintain the beauty of this most valued community and regional resource, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Be sure to view our News and Resources links which are updated regularly as are our photographs (see the menu at the top of every page).

Go really green and sign up for the electronic version of the Arboretum Leaves to be delivered to your email inbox. Just follow the instructions found in your paper Arboretum Leaves.


Frelinghuysen Arboretum Video

Enjoy this 2 minute long video introduction to the Arboretum, produced through the generosity of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Click on the image at right to play the video. Be sure to view it full screen to enjoy the beautiful photography. Then click the "Esc" key when done to return to normal viewing mode.


How to Keep Up With the Arboretum


We hate to see you miss a program you have signed up for, but we know things do happen.

Check out our Cancellation Policy.

If you are new to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, keeping up with all the activities may seem daunting. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Browse our website regularly. We work hard at updating it regularly.
  • Look especially at two sections that change regularly: our Events Page and our News Page. The first provides a detailed listing of programs scheduled for the next few months, including facilities for scheduling and purchasing on-line. The second contains brief news items about what is going on at the Arboretum.
  • Become a member -- one of the many benefits is a regular newsletter, Arboretum Leaves available either in paper or pdf. See below for link.
  • Sign up for our regular email newsletter.

Non-Profit Status

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum received acknowledgment from the US IRS of its non-profit status under Section 503(c)(3) in 1978. See this letter and recent annual filings (Form 990s) on our About the Friends page.

Other Items of Interest

The website is quite extensive, providing information about both the Friends and the Arboretum, a detailed Events Calendar plus helpful details for planning your visit. Use the navigation links at the top of every page. The "Home" button will bring you back to this page.