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These garden links may be of use to you.

  • American Horticultural Society

    Organizations
    the AHS is one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country.
  • American Orchid Society

    Organizations
    American Orchid Society
  • Australian Nat’l Bot. Gardens

    Places
    Not exactly local, but you can dream.
  • Bloedel Reserve

    Places
    Bloedel Reserve – an exquisite Japanese garden in Washington state.
  • Bonsai Tree Forums

    Informational
    Discussion forums about bonsai.
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Places
    Explore a Lush Rain Forest. Have a Desert Adventure. Be Wowed by Our Glasshouse Blooms.
  • Chelsea Flower Show

    Informational
    RHS exhibition
  • Cymbidium Society of America

    Organizations
    The Cymbidium Society of America was founded over 40 years ago to stimulate and extend the appreciation of Cymbidiums, Paphiopedilums and other cool-growing orchids. Now consisting of eleven individual branches, the Cymbidium Society strives to develop, acquire and disseminate information concerning these beautiful and enchanting orchids.
  • Dig It! Magazine

    Informational
    Check out this on-line garden magazine. The Friends have worked together with Dig It! to sponsor garden tours, and Dig It! has featured numerous Friends events.
  • Dr. Tanaka’s Paph World

    Informational
    A Paphiopedilum orchid enthusiast website.
  • FloriData

    Informational
    Floridata is an encyclopedia of landscape plants. Formerly Plant Encyclopedia.
  • Garden Forever

    Informational
    Gardening for people of all ages, abilities and lifestyles. If I could have but one wish it would be to garden forever.
  • Garden Gate Magazine

    Informational
    Garden Gate Magazine
  • Garden in the Woods

    Places
    GARDEN IN THE WOODS is the headquarters and botanic garden of the New England Wild Flower Society. Plants are on sale from mid-April through September at Garden in the Woods Nursery – now the largest native plant nursery in New England.
  • Garden State EnviroNet

    Organizations
    Garden State EnviroNet
  • Garden State Gardens

    NJ, Organizations, Places
    A consortium of NJ’s public gardens
  • GardenWeb

    Informational
    an online garden community.
  • Geo Washington and other local history

    Organizations
    George Washington and other local history
  • Great Swamp Bonsai Society

    Organizations
    Great Swamp Bonsai Society
  • Herb Society of America

    Organizations
    Herb Society of America
  • HGTV homepage

    Informational
    HGTV homepage
  • Home Garden Club of Morristown

    Organizations
    Home Garden Club of Morristown, NJ
  • Homeowner’s Guide To Landscaping and Gardening

    Informational
    A compendium of garden and landscaping links.
  • Leonard J. Buck Gardens

    Places
    Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills is a garden of splendor and inspiration– a landscape of art, sprung from a love of the beauty of plants and a reverence for nature.
  • Longwood Gardens

    Places
    The world’s premier horticultural display garden. Longwood Gardens was created by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont (and is sometimes referred to as the DuPont Gardens) and offers 1,050 acres (425 hectares) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of ...
  • Morris County Park Commission

    Organizations
    Morris County Park Commission
  • Native Plant Trust

    Organizations
    Formerly New England Wildflower Society
  • New Jersey Parks

    Places
    Guide to the parks of New Jersey
  • NJ State Chrysanthemum Society

    Organizations
    NJ State Chrysanthemum Society
  • Nothwest New Jersey Skylands Guide

    Places
    Want to take a ride through beautiful hill country almost in in your own back yard? Visit New Jersey’s Skylands, covering the 5 northwestern counties of our state. This site provides maps, guides and events listings for the whole area.
  • NY Botanical Garden

    Places
    A spectacular garden display in the Bronx.
  • Old Westbury Gardens

    Places
    Old Westbury Gardens, a magnificent example of the finest in period landscape design and architecture in America. Built in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, Old Westbury Gardens is the former home of John S. Phipps and his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps. The Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal ...
  • Orchid Photo Encyclopedia

    Informational
    Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia
  • Orchidaceae: A Guide to the Orchid Flower Family

    Informational
    A guide provided by Kremp Florist.
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Soc

    Organizations
    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1827. They sponsor the Philadelphia Flower Show.
  • Plant America

    Informational
    My Garden Guide
  • Royal Horticultural Society

    Organizations
    From its foundation in 1804, the Royal Horticultural Society has grown to be the worlds leading horticultural organisation. Chelsea, anyone?
  • Stefan’s Florilegium

    Informational
    A rather idiosyncratic focus on medieval gardening: plants, herbs and spices.
  • Stonecrop Gardens

    Places
    Stonecrop Gardens consists of 63 acres of gardens, fields, and woodlands in Cold Spring, New York. At its windswept elevation of 1100 feet in the Hudson Highlands it enjoys a Zone 5 climate.
  • Tri-state Hosta Society

    Organizations
    Serving Hosta lovers in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut
  • Watnong Chapter, NARGS

    Organizations
    Watnong Chapter, No. American Rock Garden Society
  • Wave Hill

    Places
    Wave Hill maintains award-winning gardens and greenhouses; manages an urban woodland; provides environmental education for City children, teachers, and over 110,000 visitors annually; offers arts activities for children that strengthen environmental awareness; and presents exhibitions, concerts, lectures and workshops that examine the aesthetic response to nature.
  • Willowwood Arboretum

    Places
    Willowwood Arboretum, 130 acres of rolling farm land, has about 3,500 kinds of native and exotic plants, many of them rare. Part of the Morris County Park system.
  • Winterthur

    Places
    Winterthur, an American country estate, is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969), an avid antiques collector and horticulturist. In the early 20th century, H. F. du Pont and his father, Henry Algernon du Pont, designed Winterthur in the spirit of 18th- and19th-century European country houses.
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These recorded programs are available to watch at your leisure. Once requested, the link will be emailed to you during normal business hours.

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The programs are arranged alphabetically by title.


  • 2021 Community Garden Talks

    Original Date: Saturday 03-06-21 12:00 am View Recording Anytime

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Understanding Disease Management in a Community Garden – Peter Nitzsche and Kris Holmstrom, Rutgers Coperative Extension.

    Every community gardener needs to understand the basics of disease management in order to have the best harvest. Is it soil borne or wind blown? Will it affect my neighbor? How can I mitigate the damage? Learn from the experts and get all your questions answered.

    Food Safety in Community Gardens – Meredith Melendez, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

    Food safety has always been important but never more so than during this time of COVID, especially since many of us are donating the food we grow to local food pantries. Learn how to best handle your produce, what precautions should be taken and what systems can be set up in your community garden to keep you, your family and food pantry patrons safe.

    The Coordinator’s Round Table, moderated by Ned Gardner, Co-Manager of the Ted Largman Community Garden

    This session is for coordinators or managers of community gardens to discuss issues and best practices with other garden managers to learn from each other and to offer advice.

    PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES ALL THREE PROGRAMS

    Fees: $20 / $20

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    Members of Friends
    $ 20.00

    Non-Members
    $ 20.00




  • 2022 Tree Symposium: Bonsai in Your Garden

    Original Date: Tuesday 11-15-22 07:00 pm

    Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM


    Time to Try It with John Michalski

    Bonsai

    Due to their tiny proportions, bonsai are ideal for the small garden, yet many people are daunted by the perceived difficulty and challenges of designing and keeping these container-grown trees alive and healthy. John Michalski will present the artistic and horticultural principles behind this ancient art form, and hopefully convince you that, if you know how to tend a garden or prune a hedge, you can successfully grow, style and maintain bonsai in your own yard.

    John is a public school science teacher who enjoys gardening and has been working with bonsai since 1988. He is currently President of the Great Swamp Bonsai Society, which is based in Morris County, New Jersey.

    Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

    This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

    This program will be recorded and available only to those who register for it.

    For questions, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: Cost: $10 members - $15 for non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10

    Non-Members
    $ 15




  • 2022 Tree Symposium: Conifers

    Original Date: Tuesday 11-08-22 07:00 pm

    Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM


    What the Well Dressed Garden is Wearing, with Gerald Kral

    Gerald (Jerry) Kral

    Conifers can add an aesthetic to an ornamental garden impossible to achieve with other plants. This sometimes-cutting-edge slide presentation is for folks wanting to create a garden that uses conifers and small trees for effect and structure rather than an exclusive display of speciments.

    Exciting ways to display conifers, some still experimental, will be explored. How to choose the best conifer or small tree for such a purpose considering size, growth habit and form will be covered. Adding bling to your conifer vignettes using selected companion plants will be explored. Landscape rockeries, container rockeries and table rockeries will also be addressed in this lecture.

    Gerald (Jerry) Kral attended Cornell University where he majored in Agricultural Science. He has been a dairy farmer, high school science teacher and founder with his wife of Jerry and Karen’s Gardens in Rochester, New York, where they give regular garden tours. Jerry became a Master Gardener in 1996 and was on the originating committee of the very successful Gathering of Gardeners Symposia, which has featured such luminaries as Dan Hinckley, Tony Avent and Michael Dirr (all of whom have toured Jerry and Karen’s Gardens). Jerry is an active member of the American Conifer Society (ACS), serving as a member of their Board of Directors for six years. In 2020 the ACS awarded him with the Marvin and Emily Snyder Award for Dedicated Support.

    Jerry’s main passion continues to be his garden in Rochester, where he plays with rocks, conifers and companion plants and pushes the limits of what can be done!

    Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

    This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

    This program will be recorded.

    For questions, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net.

    Please note: ONLY MEMBERS OF THE FRIENDS OF THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM are eligible for the discounted rate. Members of all other groups should register as a non-member.

    Fees: Cost: $10 members - $15 non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10

    Non-Members
    $ 15




  • Cooking Demonstration: Brewed to Perfection

    Original Date: Saturday 05-01-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Tea is not just for drinking. Chef Cynthia Triolo will explore some unusual ways to cook with different types of tea, such as Earl Grey, Oolong, and Mint. Perfect for Mother’s Day or any day really!

    Registration includes recipes for: Apricot Oolong Compote, Earl Grey Tea Bread and Pineapple with Mint Tea Syrup.

    SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM, YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE. Once received, you can view it at any time.

    Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: $10 / $15

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




  • Cooking Demonstration: James Beard’s Oatmeal Bread

    Original Date: Friday 01-01-21 12:00 am View recording anytime

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    bread

    Join Chef Cynthia Triolo as she demonstrates how to make James Beard’s oatmeal bread – a bread you’re sure to enjoy!

    The recipe and a list of Bread cookbooks will be sent to you when you register.

    SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.  Once received, you can view it at any time.

    Questions?  Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net.

    Fees: 10 members / 15 non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




  • Cooking Demonstration: Lentil Soup

    Original Date: Monday 02-01-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Lentil Soup

    Chef Cynthia Triolo will show you how to make Lentil Soup, a healthy and comforting meal, especially in the dead of winter – Make a big batch and freeze some for later.

    SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM, YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.  Once received, you can view it at any time.

    Questions?  Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net.

    Fees: 10 members / 15 non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




  • Cooking Demonstration: Lovely Leeks

    Original Date: Thursday 04-01-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Leeks are one of those vegetables we don’t use often enough. They pair beautifully with a number of foods and are at their best this time of year. Take them on in this cooking demonstration with Cynthia Triolo, because once you know how to handle them you’ll be using them regularly!

    SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM, YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE. Once received you can view it at any time.

    Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: $10 / $15

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




  • Cooking Demonstration: Risi e Bisi

    Original Date: Monday 03-01-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Risi e Bisi

    Chef Cynthia Triolo will make Risi e Bisi (Rice and Peas), a traditional Italian dish similar to risotto.

    This recipe is best made in early spring when fresh peas and their tendrils are available.

    SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM, YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.  Once received, you can view it at any time.

    Questions?  Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net.

    Fees: 10 members / 15 non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




  • Cooking Demonstration: Ruby Red Rhubarb

    Original Date: Tuesday 06-01-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Technically a vegetable, we’ve come to think of rhubarb as a fruit because of the way it’s used in most kitchens. It became extremely popular in England in the 19th Century when a new variety named ‘Victoria’ was introduced as a commemorative of Queen Victoria’s coronation in 1837. Chef Cynthia Triolo will teach you some recipes, both old and new, that star this versatile vegetable/fruit.

    SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM, YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE. Once received, you can view it at any time.

    Questions? Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: $10 / $15

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




  • Cooking Demonstration: Strawberry Spoon Cake

    Original Date: Sunday 06-13-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Enjoy a new Strawberry Cooking Demonstration with resident chef, Cynthia Triolo. Recipe will be sent with the program link once you have registered. Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, please register here to receive a link of the recording of the Strawberry Cooking Demonstration.  Non-members, please register using the yellow ‘add to cart’ button below.

    Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

    Fees: free for Members, $5 for Non-Members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 0.00

    Non-Members
    $ 5.00




  • Cooking Demonstration: Too Many Tomatoes

    Original Date: Tuesday 09-22-20 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    In our opinion it’s not possible to have too many Tomatoes!

    Watch Chef Cynthia Triolo in this recorded cooking demonstration all about tomatoes. She’ll make a pasta, some bruschetta and a tomato sorbet that you are sure to love.  Recipes will be available as well!

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SEPTEMBER 22 DATE IS THE LAUNCH DATE FOR THE PROGRAM. SINCE THIS IS A RECORDED PROGRAM YOU CAN REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND WATCH THE PROGRAM AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.  Once received, you can view it at any time.

    Fees: 10.00 members / 15.00 non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




  • Cooking Demonstration: Winter Squash Risotto With Rosemary

    Original Date: Friday 10-01-21 12:00 am Anytime

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Risotto

    Join Chef Cynthia Triolo as she demonstrates how to make this delicious risotto using any type of winter squash. Best of all, learn the techniques for making risotto using other ingredients and flavors. It’s the ultimate comfort food!

    The recipe wil be sent to you along with the program link when you register.

    Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions

    Fees: $10 members - $15 non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




  • Dahlias

    Original Date: Wednesday 07-22-20 12:00 am View recording anytime

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Dahlia Leonardo

    Join Samantha Rothman of Fairview Farm and Flowers to learn all about Dahlias. Each year her flower farm grows thousands of plants. Together we’ll learn about sourcing plant material, tips and tricks to grow your best flowers yet, as well as how to effectively dig and store your tubers. Come hear from this dahlia addict – you’re sure to become one too! 

    After you register, you will receive a link with the recording of this event.  You will be able to view this at your leisure.

    Please email lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

    Thanks to Margery Ennist for the Dahlia ‘Gallery Leonardo’ photo.

    Fees: $10 members / $15 non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




  • Food Safety in Community Gardens

    Original Date: Saturday 03-06-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Food Safety in Community Gardens – Meredith Melendez, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

    Food safety has always been important but never more so than during this time of COVID, especially since many of us are donating the food we grow to local food pantries. Learn how to best handle your produce, what precautions should be taken and what systems can be set up in your community garden to keep you, your family and food pantry patrons safe.

    Fees: $10 / $10

    Not a member?

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 10.00




  • Friends Annual Meeting – Chicago Botanic Garden: Design and Designers With Fred Spicer

    Original Date: Sunday 06-12-22 04:00 pm 4:00 PM Eastern

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Fred Spicer – photo by Robin Carlson

    Join Fred Spicer for a virtual tour of the Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the world’s great public gardens. Opened in 1972, the 385-acre site features nine islands, 28 gardens, and six natural areas. Fred will explain the sound planning basis for the garden, which features the work of some of the masters of 21st century landscape architecture and garden design. The Garden is a modernist masterpiece, and is known for eye-popping seasonal displays, dramatic views and vistas, and plant collections, now numbering over 14,000 different kinds of plants.

    Fred Spicer has been the Executive Vice President and Director of the Chicago Botanic Garden since February 2017. In his role at the Garden, Mr. Spicer oversees horticulture, design, facility operations, maintenance and capital planning and projects. Most recently he served 15 years as the Director and then CEO of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Before his service at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, he was Manager of Horticulture for the Morris County Park Commission in New Jersey, where he oversaw The Frelinghuysen and Willowwood Arboretums. Fred is a 1983 graduate of Rutgers University with a B.S. in environmental planning, design and landscape architecture.

    This program is FREE for Members, but registration is required. Please register here: https://forms.gle/GebB2QSoa3Ly2QSM9

    Non-Members who wish to attend, can register below in the Add to Cart box.

    Registration for this program will close at 12:00 Noon on the day of the program

    This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

    Questions, Contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: Free for Members / $10.00 for non-members



  • Garden Travel: Cornwall and Devon in June

    Original Date: Thursday 06-03-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    with Judy Snow

    England is a “must see” destination for garden lovers, so the Friends set off again in June of 2017 for a visit to Cornwall and Devon.

    In this program, Judy Snow, past President of the Friends, relives an unforgettable tour through large estates such as Mount Edgcumbe, Lanhydrock, Heligan and Trebah, as well as smaller private gardens.

    You’ll learn about the rich history of the gardens while enjoying views of the lush borders in early summer.

    Free for Members of the Friends.  Please register here.

    $10 for Non-Members. Please register via the yellow ‘add to cart’ button below.  Please note that the link will be sent to the email address on your PayPal receipt.  If you prefer it sent to a different email address, please contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net. 

    Fees: Free to Members, $10 for non-Members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 0.00

    Non-Members
    $ 10.00




  • Garden Travel: Fabulous Gardens of Southeast England With Judy Snow

    Original Date: Thursday 02-24-22 12:00 am 7:00 PM

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Great Dixter

    Escape the winter for an hour on a tour through some of the outstanding gardens of Kent and Gloucestershire in England. See views of romantic Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst, Penshurst Place and Great Dixter (photo at right), as well as scenes from smaller gems, both public and private. Judy and Jim Snow traveled to these iconic gardens with the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in early summer of 2015 and came away with beautiful photos and wonderful memories.

    Judy Snow is a Board Member and Past President of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

    Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

    This program is FREE for Members of the Friends. Register here: https://forms.gle/xkrV9nk2878K13t58

    The program fee for non-members of the Friends is $10. Please register below in the “Add to Cart” box.

    For questons, contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: Free to Members / $10 for non-members

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    $ 0.00

    Non-Members
    $ 10.00




  • Garden Travel: Ireland in May

    Original Date: Thursday 05-13-21 12:00 am View recording anytime

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    In May of 2013, the Friends traveled to Ireland to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the southern part of the Emerald Isle. Join Judy Snow, past President of the Friends, for a reprise of that memorable trip.

    Well-known public gardens like Bantry House (in the photo at right), Powerscourt and the National Botanical Gardens will be featured, along with lesser known gems and a sample of private gardens. From castles and grand estates to cottages and ruins, and from towering Rhododendrons and South American trees to Mediterranean succulents and petite rock garden specimens, we’ll sample them all!

    Free for Members of the Friends.  Please register here.

    $10 for Non-Members. Please register via the yellow ‘add to cart’ button below.  Please note that the link will be sent to the email address on your PayPal receipt.  If you prefer it sent to a different email address, please contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: Free to Members, $10 for non-Members

    Not a member?

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    Members of Friends
    $ 0.00

    Non-Members
    $ 10.00




  • Garden Travel: Late Summer Gardens of the Cotswolds

    Original Date: Thursday 09-30-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Escape for an hour with Judy Snow for a late summer tour through some of the outstanding gardens of Gloucestershire in England. We’ll visit Prince Charles’ gardens at Highgrove, Bourton House, Kiftsgate Court (photo of Kiftsgate fountain at right), Barnsley House, Abbey House, Sezincote, Hidcote and Sudeley Castle, as well as scenes from smaller, private gems.

    This presentation (with photos by Jim Snow) is based on a trip organized by the Friends in September of 2015.

    Free for Members of the Friends.  Please register here.

    $10 for Non-Members. Please register via the yellow ‘add to cart’ button below.  Please note that the link will be sent to the email address on your PayPal receipt.  If you prefer it sent to a different email address, please contact mennist@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: Free for Members, $10 Non-Members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 0.00

    Non-Members
    $ 10.00




  • Garden Travel: More Cornwall and Devon

    Original Date: Thursday 09-22-22 07:00 pm

    Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM


    with Judy Snow

    Forde Abbey

    If you’re not quite ready to travel but yearn to see beautful English gardens, join Friends board member Judy Snow for a virtual tour of 10 amazing gardens in Cornwall and Devon. We’ll see plants ranging from unique succulents to towering palm trees, deep borders of gorgeous perennials and much more. The gardens include: Trebah, St. Michael’s Mount, Tregothnan Tea Plantation and Botanical Garden, Killerton, Forde Abbey, Burrow Farm Gardens, Lytes Cary, Milton Lodge Gardens, Bishop’s Palace and Gardens in Wells and Wisley Gardens. Along the way, we’ll look in at Port Isaac (where the Doc Martin series is filmed), Wells Cathedral and Stonehenge.

    This presentation covers the second half of a trip to England organized by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in 2017.

    This program is FREE to members. Register here: https://forms.gle/i4n56SAhCEjoP7QQ9

    The fee for non-members is $10.00; please scroll down and Add to Cart in the box below.

    Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the progam.

    This program will be recorded.

    For questions contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: Free for Members / $10.00 fo non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 0.00

    Non-Members
    $ 10.00




  • Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden

    Original Date: Sunday 06-13-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Peter Nitzsche, Morris County’s Agricultural Agent and New Jersey’s small fruit expert, presents “Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden”. Nothing quite compares to the flavor of a fresh, ripe, locally grown stawberry. Luckily, strawberries are one of the easier fruits to grow in the home garden. Learn a bit more about growing strawberries, a few tips and tricks to maximize the harvest, and about pests and problems you might encounter along with how to manage them.

    Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, please register here to receive a link of the recording of “Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden”Non-members, please register using the yellow ‘add to cart’ button below.

    Contact lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

    Fees: Free to Members, $5 for Non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 0.00

    Non-Members
    $ 5.00




  • Summer Science: Composting and Eco-Friendly Yard Care

    Original Date: Tuesday 07-14-20 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Gray Russell, Sustainability Officer for the Township of Montclair will explain why environmentally-friendly yard care and composting to improve your soil are simple and effective steps toward better lawns and gardens, and how it is healthier for you and your family, your neighborhood, and our regional ecosystem. 

    After you register, you will receive a link with the recording of this event.  You will be able to view this recording at your leisure.  Please email lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net with any questions.

    Fees: $10 members / $15 non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




  • The Coordinator’s Round Table

    Original Date: Saturday 03-06-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    The Coordinator’s Round Table

    Moderated by Ned Gardner, Co-Manager of the Ted Largman Community Garden

    This session is for coordinators or managers of community gardens to discuss issues and best practices with other garden managers, to learn from each other and to offer advice.

    Fees: $10 / $10

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 10.00




  • Understanding Disease Management in a Community Garden

    Original Date: Saturday 03-06-21 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Understanding Disease Management in a Community Garden – Peter Nitzsche and Kris Holmstrom, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

    Every community gardener needs to understand the basics of disease management in order to have the best harvest. Is it soil borne or wind blown? Will it affect my neighbor? How can I mitigate the damage?

    Learn from the experts and get all your questions answered.

    Fees: $10 / $10

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 10.00




  • World Cultures – Biblical Botany

    Original Date: Thursday 04-07-22 12:00 am

    Location: RECORDED PROGRAMS


    Jon Greenberg

    A VIRTUAL TOUR with Dr. Jon Greenberg

    Dr. Jon Greenberg, an agronomist and Biblical and Talmudic ethnobotanist, is familiar to many of us from his annual Biblical Botany walking tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. In April, as Passover approaches, he will share insights from his research and from Fruits of Freedom, the Torah Flora Hagadah, his botanical guide to the Passover celebration, published in 2021.

    Dr. Greenberg will explain how every detail of the ritual Passover meal, or seder, carries deep theological meaning, from the choices of vegetables and recipes for the ritual foods to the use of red or green grapes to make the wine for the meal. Even the table settings will be discussed.

    Registration for this program will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the program.

    This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

    This program will be recorded.

    For questions contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: $10 Members / $15 non/members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 10.00

    Non-Members
    $ 15.00




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    Upcoming Events

    Scroll down for information and registration on our current events.

    Cancellations

    Please read our cancellation policy for what to do if you have to miss a program.

    Master Class Videos

    The Friends have recorded a number of events over the past couple of years which are available on our Pre-recorded Events page.

    Go there, follow the instructions and sit back and enjoy our growing catalog.



  • Cooking Demonstration: Springtime Favorites, with Cynthia Triolo

    Saturday 04-20-24 01:00 pm (Eastern) 1:00 PM

    Location: Haggerty Education Center


    Rhubarb

    Spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate the season than with some recipes to take advantage of early spring produce. We’ll be using lavender, arugula, rhubarb and other spring veggies to make some new and interesting recipes that you’ll want to add to your repertoire.

    Join Chef Cynthia Triolo for a fun afternoon, sample the goodies and take the recipes home to try your hand at them.

    The Cooking Demonstration is limited to 24 participants. Please register early!

    For questions contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: $30 / $35

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    Members of Friends
    $ 30.00

    Non-Members
    $ 35.00





  • MEMBERS ONLY PLANT SALE PREVIEW

    Friday 05-03-24 04:00 pm (Eastern)

    Location: Big Tent in the Parking Lot


    As in past years, there will be a special early shopping event – plus refreshments – for members only on Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

    Free to Members, but be sure to register here.

    Registration for this program will close at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 2

    For questions, contact: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net or mennist@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: none




  • FRIENDS’ ANNUAL PLANT SALE

    Saturday 05-04-24 09:00 am (Eastern)

    Location: The Tent at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum


    2024 Plant Sale
    2024 Plant Sale

    The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum invite you to our Annual Plant Sale during the first weekend in May.

    Throughout the sale you will be able to get advice from local plant experts and to select from a huge variety of houseplants, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees.

    Dates and hours of the 2024 Plant Sale:

    Saturday, May 4 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Sunday, May 5 – 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM

    Reminder: Members may pick up their plant dividend any time during the Plant Sale. Click for more information.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Want to get involved and learn more about the plants at this year’s Plant Sale? Volunteer to help us set up prior to the sale April 29 – May 3 as well as during the sale May 4 – 5.

    Visit our Plant Sale 2024 page or sign up to volunteer here: 2024 Plant Sale Volunteers.

    Fees: None




  • Fit For Gardening – A Garden Fitness Program

    Friday 05-17-24 10:00 am (Eastern)

    Location: Haggerty Education Center


    Join the Friends on May 17th for a garden fitness program.

    Planting Bulbs

    With warm weather comes a return to longer days and lots of garden activity, along with aching feet, hips and backs. Digging holes, weeding beds, dividing perennials, mulching and moving pots around can take its toll on bodies of any age!

    Dr. David Mueller (Podiatry) and Dr. Andrew Marques (Physical Therapy) will be on hand on Friday, May 17th to talk about how to remain injury free and vigorous in the garden. They will discuss how to strengthen the lower parts of your musculoskeletal system as well as some of the most common problems that they see in gardeners. Space is limited so grab a spot while you can!

    For questions, contact mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: $15 / $20

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    Members of Friends
    $ 15

    Non-Members
    $ 20





  • Botanic Gardens From Coast to Coast and What We Can Learn From Them, with Sue Acheson

    Wednesday 06-05-24 07:00 pm (Eastern)

    Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM


    Join intrepid garden traveler, obsessive gardener and past Friends President, Sue Acheson, as
    she takes us on a Zoom tour of “Botanic Gardens from Coast to Coast.” Sue will show seven
    public gardens from California, Colorado, Missouri, Pennsylvania. and North Carolina, in all
    seasons and in a broad range of climate zones.

    With inspiring, beautiful photographs from each, Sue will show what we can learn from each of
    these gardens to raise our home gardens to the next level.

    All of these gardens are Sue’s favorites, along with many others she will save for another day.

    The Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the event. For questions contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    This program is free to Members of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, but registration is required. Please register here.

    Non-members, please register below.

    Fees: $0 / $5

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    Members of Friends
    $ 0

    Non-Members
    $ 5.00





  • Cooking Demonstration: June is Busting Out All Over, with Cynthia Triolo

    Saturday 06-08-24 01:00 pm (Eastern)

    Location: Haggerty Education Center


    The amount of fresh fruit and produce available to us here in New Jersey seems like an embarrassment of riches. Please join Chef, Cynthia Triolo as she demonstrates how to take advantage of this abundance of produce.

    The Cooking Demonstration is limited to 24 participants. Please register early!

    For questions contact: mennist@arboretumfriends.net or lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: $30 / $35

    Not a member?

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    Members of Friends
    $ 30.00

    Non-Members
    $ 35.00




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