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  • Bus Trip to Andalusia Historic House & Gardens and Jenny Rose Carey’s Garden

    Wednesday 06-14-23 08:30 am (Eastern)

    Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum parking lot


    Andalusia Greek Revival Mansion

    Join the Friends on a trip to Pennsylvania to see the remarkable Andalusia Historic House and Gardens, as well as author Jenny Rose Carey’s private garden.

    Andalusia is a large Greek Revival mansion on the Delaware River dating to the late 1700’s. Five generations of the Biddle family have stewarded the property, which opened to the public in 1980. In 2014, noted British landscape designer Arabella Lenox-Boyd began a major garden renovation, adding 14,000 trees, shrubs and perennials. Today the gardens encompass 50 acres, including rose and peony beds, a white garden, colorful borders, a woodland walk and historic features such as the ice house, stables and ruins of the walled garden.

    A box lunch picnic on the grounds will give us time to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the Delaware River.

    From there we head to Northview Gardens in Ambler, created by British plantswoman extraordinaire, Jenny Rose Carey. Originally part of an 1887 Victorian model farm, the 4-1/2 acre garden has 31 distinct areas, each with its own theme and interest in every season. Our visit will conclude with a cup of tea before heading home.

    The bus trip fee includes admission to both gardens, a guided tour at Andalusia and a box lunch.

    Please register by Wednesday, June 7th – Maximum number of participants: 50

    NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 31

    Note: The bus expense has increased by 50%, thus raising ticket costs.

    Fees: $135 for Members / $150 for non-members

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    Members of Friends
    $ 135

    Non-Members
    $ 150





  • Water Gardening Basics, with Master Gardener Cheri Wilczek

    Tuesday 06-20-23 07:00 pm (Eastern)

    Location: Virtual Via Zoom


    Water gardening opens up a whole new world of planting and landscaping possibilities. Water in the garden, whether in a container or small pond, helps to create a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. Many aquatic plants can be grown in a tub of water on a deck with fountains and fish or in small preformed ponds.

    Learn about plant selection, containers, planting depths, light requirements and the wild creatures that will be attracted to your living space, bringing serenity and peace.

    This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU.

    Free, but registration is required.

    Register here

    Fees: none




  • Garden Lovers’ Book Club

    Monday 07-10-23 01:30 pm (Eastern)

    Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM


    A Garden of Marvels

    Did you know that there is a group of interested gardeners that meet bimonthly on a Monday afternoon at 1:30 PM to share their love of gardening?

    The club reads and discusses gardening books, talks about garden trips, shares gardening successes and failures and exchanges ideas.

    The book for July is A Garden of Marvels by Ruth Kassinger (postponed from January).

    Open only to Members of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

    Registration is required. Please register here:

    A Zoom link will be sent to you a few days prior to the meeting date.

    Questions? Contact: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net

    Fees: None



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