Upcoming Events

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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.


    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: or

    Fees: none


    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 or

    Fees: $15 / $20

    Not a member?

    Click to join the Friends

    Members of Friends
    $ 15

    $ 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: or

    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

    Not a member?

    Click to join the Friends

    Members of Friends
    $ 0

    $ 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: or

    Fees: $30 / $35

    Not a member?

    Click to join the Friends

    Members of Friends
    $ 30.00

    $ 35.00

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