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Announcements as of May 30, 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.


Summer Reading

Summer is in full swing. Are you looking for some good summer reading? A newly accessioned library book is “A Rich Spot of Earth” by Peter Hatch. This is the story of Thomas Jefferson’s vegetable garden at Monticello and, as gardeners know, you can learn a lot about a person by studying their garden.

You can borrow this book and many more simply by emailing by Wednesday of any week. Then, Lesley will arrange to have your books waiting for you on that following Saturday. Book rentals last for 2 weeks. Just the right amount of time for your vacation down the shore! Peruse the library’s collection here on our Library page.

We also have a neat list of children’s books that Adrianne Bendich, Library Volunteer, put together to help parents find the right book for their child. You can find that helpful list by clicking here (also on the Library page).

Bonsai Show Sunday

This Sunday is the Bonsai Show, sponsored by the Great Swamp Bonsai Society! If you have never attended, please do. If you always come, this year we have a new addition: Blue Morel Restaurant will be giving out free sushi from 1-3pm.

So, come along for a taste of Japan in plants and fish!

The Edible/Ornamental Garden

Sometimes you run out of room and have to pop that last tomato plant somewhere.... did you ever think about adding edibles to your perennials?

Award winning garden writer Karen Bussolini has given this conundrum a lot of thought and has some splendid ideas to share with us on June 16.

Totally Tomato

And speaking of lycopersicum esculentum (the tomato) if you have questions: Ask Gwen at Totally Tomato. Spaces are still available in this quick, but thorough class this Saturday, June 2nd.

Meadow Walk at Bamboo Brook

Finally, there’s a nice program at Bamboo Brook presented by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, who rent the offices there. “MEADOW WALK” on Monday, June 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. will teach you about the birds, bees, beautiful flowering trees and flowers in the formal gardens and surrounding natural area. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of early summer. Pack binoculars as well, and a magnifying glass to help identify some of the smaller creatures. Registration is requested - call 908-234-1225 to do so please.

What's in Bloom At the Arboretum

Coming for a walk? Check out what’s in bloom right here with our on-line What's in Bloom list.


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. Alternatively, you may register by calling 973-326-7603.

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.


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