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Announcements as of February 16, 2012

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.


In the mood for some arts and crafts?

Last call for “Make a Mosaic Trivet” this Saturday! Instructor Eleanor Parr DeLeo's classes are a lot of fun. You'll be surprised with what you have created. Call to register now. Sorry, no walk-ins.

2nd Annual Community Garden Conference

100+ gardeners are heading to the 2nd Annual Community Garden Conference on March 3rd. Super sessions, great lunch, nice door prizes and the camaraderie of lots of other folks who are itching to get dirt under their nails! Register soon, seating is limited.

Philadelphia Flower Show

Aloha - while your daffodils are struggling to pierce the earth, there are mountains of heliconia in full bloom in Philly as the Philadelphia Flower Show opening approaches! Now is the time to make plans to join us as we travel to the friendly islands.

Your bus hosts, Sue and Steve George invite you to register now for this annual treat.

Blackburn Scholarship Tea

Andrea Fillipone is the keynote speaker at the 2012 Benjamin Blackburn Tea. Ms. Fillipone’s company, Tendenze Design operates out of a complex of 19th-century barns and farmhouse in Pottersville, NJ. Take a few minutes to view some images of her work at You can bring some of that aesthetic to your garden as the tea also features a variety of Andrea’s antique garden ornaments for sale.

Register now for the March 28 Blackburn Scholarship Tea

The Friends 17th Annual Plant Sale

Planning is well under way for the Friends 17th Annual Plant Sale. Click the heading to go to the Plant Sale Page for the latest scoop on our biggest, best Plant Sale Ever!

  • Sneak Preview - Sat Apr 14th, 10:00a
  • Members-only Preview Party - Fri May 4th 4-7pm
  • The Main Event - Sat & Sun May 5 & 6 10a - 2p


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.

Retail Partners

Our Retail Partners list continues to grow! Look under "Membership" and then "Discount Offers" on our website (or just click on the headline above).

Remember to bring your membership card when shopping.


Best of NJ 2011

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