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Announcements as of July 27, 2010

The Friends of Frelinghuysen Arboretum are proud to host dozens of events in the coming weeks, ranging from exhibits to photo classes to tours to informative programs on gardens and horticulture.
Our full program is found on the Events Page of our website.
Please browse there at your leisure. Until then, here are some upcoming events that should be sure to be of interest.
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Adult Beginner's Flower Arranging Class

Tuesday, August 10th, 6pm - 8pm

Everyone should know the basics of a good flower arrangement. Even the simplest garden or cut flowers from your local market can be made into a charming arrangement. With a little knowledge, practice and the right container, you can make an artistic design. Have fun while learning!

Instructor Marge Hulstrunk has been a professional floral designer for over 20 years, and she will cover all the basics so you will have confidence in yourself as an arranger. You will have a new appreciation for flower arranging after this workshop. Please register early as class size is limited.

Friday Night Family Movies - WALL- E

Enjoy viewing this family classic on a big screen on the Arboretum's Great Lawn. Picnics are welcome. Bring a blanket or chairs.

Date: Friday, August 27 - No advance registration needed
Time: 7:30 pm. Arboretum opens at 6pm

Part-time Position Opening

The Morris County Park Commission is looking for a PART TIME RECEPTIONIST.
Location: The Haggerty Education Center at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Hours: Saturday and/or Sunday, from 9:00am - 4:30pm.

You must have:

  • An organized and responsible manner
  • A friendly, helpful attitude
  • Good basic computer skills (WordPerfect and Email)

If you are interested in this position, please email a letter of interest to Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education at No phone calls, please

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Travel With the Friends to Scotland

The Friends start celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a fabulous trip to Scotland in May/June 2011, just in time for the Edinburgh Flower Show.

Learn all about the public and private gardens (and a wee bit of shopping) that travelers will enjoy at this informational talk complete with Scottish fare and accompanying bagpipers. Speakers include Susan Cloyd from C-I-E Tours International and Trip Co-Chairs Karen Curry and Ollie Acheson.

Check out the new Scotland2011 section of the website for all the up-to-date information.

Save the Dates!

Many other programs are listed in our Events Calendar, but here are a few you may want to check out and add to your calendar:

  • Travel With the Friends to Scotland - Sun September 12. Learn all about the Friends 40th Anniversary fabulous trip to Scotland in Spring 2011.
  • Adult Intermediate Flower Arranging Class - Tuesday, September 14th at 6pm. Join Marge Hulstrunk for the second level of flower arranging.
  • Introduction to Permaculture - Friday, September 17th, 7:00pm. Wanda Knapik, owner of My Local Garden, will share her experiences and advice on how to create a perennial polyculture of multipurpose plants that are edible and beautiful.
  • Summit / Short Hills Garden Tour - Sunday, September 19th, 10am. Enjoy exclusive access to five beautiful gardens in Summit and Short Hills on this "drive yourself" tour.


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