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Announcements as of May 17, 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.
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IMG_6607-thSpring is in the Air

Every day in May brings new wonders in nature. The plants are splendid, the bugs and birds are flocking about. Don't let them be the only ones to enjoy Spring's bounty -- take a walk at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum this week.

Our What's in Bloom list is updated regularly so check it out and take a few minutes from your busy schedules and walk around the Frelinghuysen Arboretum soon. Nature's splendor is worth pausing for regularly.

Take advantage of the great events at the Arboretum this Spring.


NYBG Bus Trip

Due to the complexity of reservations involved with this trip, we must commit numbers by the middle of next week. Accordingly, we ask that you make your reservation as soon as possible -- no later than Wednesday, May 25th. You may register and pay on-line using your credit card by going to our Events page. This will be a wonderful trip to a gorgeous destination, so don't miss out.

Rumor has it there are other gardens besides the Frelinghuysen that are worth visiting. Saturday, June 18th is your chance to find out as we travel by bus to the New York Botanic Garden where we will enjoy a private guided tour of their new exhibit "Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra" in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Featuring flowing fountains, elegant arches and a broad palette of old world plants, this exhibit was designed and curated by world-renowned horticulturalist and garden historian Penelope Hobhouse.

Following the tour, we will enjoy a gourmet lunch presented by caterer extraordinaire Abigail Kirsch at the beautifully renovated Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill. To view the historic mill, take the virtual tour.

After lunch, a guided tour by tram leads us through the gardens. Finally, spend some time on your own visiting your favorite part of the garden or gift shop or even stop to "smell the roses" in their outstanding Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden which will be spectacular at this time of year.

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.


Best of NJ 2011

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