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Membership Benefits

Besides supporting all the entertaining and educational programs sponsored by The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, your membership also includes the following benefits:

FOFA Member Brochure 2024
FOFA Member Brochure 2024
  • Reduced program admission fees.
  • Discounts from our retail partners.
  • Free or discounted admission to over 300 reciprocal gardens through The American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program. Click here for more information or to find a garden. Also, read this article by Sally Hemsen discussing just how valuable this benefit is.
  • Free admission to Member Only Events.
  • Arboretum Leaves, our quarterly newsletter.
  • A yearly “plant dividend”. Find more information here.
  • Garden Lovers Book Club membership.
  • Advanced plant purchases at the Annual Plant Sale Members-only Preview and Sale.
  • The satisfaction of supporting the activities of one of the finest horticultural parks in the northeast.

Need more reasons? Want to know what the different membership levels are all about? Click on the brochure at right.

Ready to join or purchase a gift membership for that special person? You can do so in any of three ways:

  • Click on the brochure at right for an easily printable coupon that you can mail in, or
  • Use the Renew with PayPal button below for easy, on-line payment (gift memberships – please email with any additional details), or
  • Use the new Member Portal buttons below to pay and instantly create or update your account–see below.

We appreciate you helping in our effort to go green. Membership cards will be emailed to you unless you request a card mailed to you ( or 973-937-8803). New and Renewal Memberships are effective immediately through the Member Portal. Otherwise, they take 7-10 days to process.

Member Portal

Memberships are processed through our Member Portal hosted by MemberPlanet. Any new membership will be processed through the Member Portal while renewals may be processed either in the Member Portal (effective immediately) or with the PayPal button (please allow 7-10 days to process).

New members will be prompted to create an account, provide your contact information and then pay for membership. Renewal members will log in to the Member Portal using the email in your membership. You will also need to set up a password the first time you visit, as well as add or revise your contact information, and then pay for renewal within the Member Portal.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Bencivengo either by email ( or voicemail or text (973-937-8803).

When paying through the Member Portal, please only enter your credit card information once. Entering it more than once could result in extending your membership for an additional year.

New Membership

Click this button to join in the Member Portal.


Renew Membership

Click this button to login and renew in the Member Portal.


Or, Renew with PayPal


See also these related pages:

The Internal Revenue Service has recognized the tax-exempt status of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum under section 501(c) 3 of its code (EO-222-077-760).  Membership in the Friends is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.