As many of you may know, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum has been designated as a Reference Garden by the American Conifer Society (ACS), the first and only garden in New Jersey to receive the honor. This Saturday, the Friends and the Northeast Region of the ACS are getting together to co-sponsor the 2023 Tree Symposium at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum with a series of lectures, buffet lunch, dedication of the Goodhart Dwarf Conifer Collection, tours of the Frelinghuysen Pinetum and a tour of the Hammer Garden in Morristown. Here’s a sampling of the over 436 conifers in the Arboretum’s collection.
A majestic Blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica cv. Glauca) in front of the Mansion. A lovely Giant Arborvitae (Thuja plicata ‘Atrovirens’) next to the parking lot. One of two beautiful Green Giant Arborvitaes (Thuja plicata x standishii cv. Green Giant) in the Fountain Rose Garden next to the Mansion. And last, but not least, a very symmetrical White Fir (Abies concolor) in the Meadow behind the Mansion.
Picture Credits: Margery Ennist.