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Announcements as of April 2, 2011

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.
Click here to read this and previous newsletters on-line.


Frelinghuysen Arboretum Picked as Best in NJ

Best of NJ 2011

We were very pleased to hear that NJ Monthly Magazine's readers chose us as a winner in their 2011 Best of New Jersey poll. We were picked as the Best Public Garden / Arboretum in the state.

Visit soon to see what we have known all along, that the Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a truly splendid place year round.


Must Have Plants for Every Garden

Interested in a preview of some of the great plants at the Plant Sale? Join Plant Sale Co-Chair, Sue Acheson on Saturday, April 9th at 10am for a morning's fun as she presents a slide show entitled, Must Have Plants for Every Garden. This talk will feature many of the great plants available at this year's Best Ever Plant Sale and includes some really great slides.

Better yet, we're trying something new this year: people attending the slide show will be able to pre-purchase from a list of 15 featured plants. Plants ordered now will be available for pickup at the Plant Sale in May.

So, remember to be there at 10am this coming Saturday, April 9th to see and hear about the plants and to get your order in early.

Speaking of the Plant Sale, our Plant Sale Co-chairs, Sue Acheson and Ilona Ontscherenki have got most of the plants on order and are doing the myriad of planning activities involved with putting a sale of this magnitude together. Follow their progress on our Plant Sale page where you can see regularly updated articles, pictures and -- best of all, our On-line plant list.

Remember the dates for the Plant Sale:

  • Friday May 6th (4-7pm) for the Members-only Party and Sale and
  • Saturday, May 7th (9am-3pm) for The Main Event.

Plants of China: A Friendship and Peace Exhibit and Cell Phone Tour

The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum are pleased to join UPS, Provident Bank Foundation and the Morris County Parks Commission in sponsoring the second part of Plants of China: A Friendship and Peace Exhibit and Cell Phone Tour (the first part was last Fall). This is one of many such programs at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum that provides visitors with extensive cultural and horticultural background of many of the Chinese transplants growing in all our gardens.

The exhibit guide (click on the image at right for a large pdf in both English and Chinese) provides background horticultural information, as well as tour directions.

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:

Remember that all the events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page.

Retail Partners

Don't forget to check out our Retail Partners. These fine local companies not only support us at our various events, but they offer our members discounts. Just show them your membership card at time of purchase.


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