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Announcements as of June 20, 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.


It’s official – our Labyrinth is open!

People have built labyrinths since earliest recorded history. Found all over the world, a labyrinth is a single, winding one-way path which leads into and back out of a central space. A labyrinth is a tool for meditation and problem solving, it is not a maze. The path to the labyrinth’s center is clear and in full view at all times. there is no correct way to walk a labyrinth, and each journey is personal.

Made of stones and set in a shady glade, our labyrinth was constructed as part of the “Hope Blooms: A Walk of Remembrance,” a program presented by Good Grief of Morristown. Follow the path past the Frelinghuysen Mansion and make a left at the Shade Garden. Take your Labyrinth Walk June – September, daily from 8am- dusk.

Perennially Fragrant

Lavenders are just beginning to bloom! To learn about which cultivar to plant and how to care for it, register for Perennially Fragrant on July 10. Speaker David Hyde, from Well Sweep Herb Farm in Port Murray, NJ will share his expertise on these and many other deliciously fragrant plants for indoors and outdoors. David will bring many fragrant plants for sale.

Designing Minds

A wonderful tour led by Jock Lewendon, a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers is scheduled for July 22 at Bamboo Brook. The tours are free, but registration is required. If you are planning a garden, take advantage of this complimentary garden design advice!

Peachy Keen

Jersey Fresh produce has arrived at your local farmer’s market. Register now for Peachy Keen on July 22 when Chef Cynthia Triolo will share recipes and ideas for using the palate-pleasing peach!

Part Time Job Offering (This is a paid, not volunteer position)

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is looking for a PT Administrative Assistant. Duties of this position include clerical functions associated with membership, registration and reservations. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience working with the public are required. Accounting/bookkeeping background is helpful. The work schedule is 3 days per week, and we require your ability to work occasional weekends/evenings. Please send your resume to No phone calls, 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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