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Announcements as of December 12, 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, but here are some upcoming events that we would like to highlight.
Click here to read this and previous newsletters on-line.


2011 People's Choice Award Winners

The 2011 Gingerbread Wonderland was a great success. 14,842 people visited The Frelinghuysen Arboretum to see 218 edible exhibits.

We want to thank all our exhibitors - every exhibit was a winner! Thanks as well to our volunteers - without their support this event would not be possible. If you are interested in becoming a Gingerbread Wonderland Volunteer, please call 973-326-7601 for information.

Thank you for your support of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, a facility of the Morris County Park Commission.

2011 Gingerbread Wonderland People's Choice Contest Winners

  • 1st Place - "A Day at the Beach" - the Jankura and Di Mare families
  • 2nd Place - "The Nutcracker" - Barbara Amabile
  • 3rd Place - "The Birdhouse" - Girl Scout Troop 1200, Denville



Thanks to Walkers Shortbread for their generous product donation to this year's Gingerbread Wonderland. Click on the image at right to go their website. Use the coupon code to save 20% for non-sale items in your orders.


We would also like to thank our long-time sponsor, Kings Super Markets, Inc. for their sponsorship of the People's Choice Awards.

Remember that all our 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.

Today is National Poinsettia Day

The US House of Representatives resolved in 2002 that today, December 12th is National Poinsettia Day. Click the link to read all about it at the Smithsonian Libraries site.

Retail Partners

Our Retail Partner role is growing just in time for the holiday! Look under "Membership" and then "Discount Offers" on our website (or just click on the headline above).

Gift ideas for the gardener and nature lover on your holiday gift list can be found at these fine retail merchants.

Remember to bring your membership card when shopping.


Best of NJ 2011

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