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Announcements as of April 26, 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.


Programs at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum are as varied as the Spring Blooms:

8 Days Until the 17th Annual Plant Sale

Okay fellow plant lovers: print out your copy of the Plant Sale list and sharpen your pencils.

Remember to pick up your Plant Dividend on Friday night, or Saturday or Sunday at the Plant Sale.

You can also get them during the following Monday- Friday at the Haggerty Education Center (while supplies last)

Annual Meeting

Now is the time to register for the ANNUAL MEETING on Sunday, June 10. Yes, it’s free, but with KEN DRUSE as our speaker and a marvelous array of comestibles, seating is limited — so register now and hold your place at this program!

Planting a Strawberry Jar with Herbs

The Plant a Strawberry Jar class on Saturday is filled, but there are still a few places in the Wednesday, May 16 evening class.

Pizza and Focaccia Cooking Class

Likewise, there are a few open spots in this weekend’s Pizza and Focaccia class. Chef Cynthia has been trying out her recipes here at work. Yes, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!

What's in Bloom At the Arboretum

Please note: Mr. Phil Dahlen is back at work, walking the grounds and noting what is in bloom. See his list (What's in Bloom) and be sure to use it as a guide when you are next strolling the grounds.

Register for any of these online at our website or by calling 973-326-7603.


Our Volunteer Coordinator, Marge Hulstrunk, writes that she would love to hear from you if you are willing to help out at this year's Plant Sale. As it expands, we need more volunteers to serve all our visitors. As a long-time volunteer myself, I cannot say strongly enough what a wonderful job being a volunteer is. We would love to add you to our group.

For more information, visit the Volunteer Page on our website or call Marge at 973-631-5049 at your earliest convenience.

The Friends 17th Annual Plant Sale

Speaking of Spring, preparations are 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! While there, be sure to look at the on-line plant list which already has over 400 different varieties that you can drool over getting ready for the Sale.

  • 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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