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Announcements as of July 3, 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.


New in the library: “1001 Gardens You Must See Before You die”

What a great collection of world gardens to read about. Many were new to us, such as the gardens of Iran, the Czech Republic and New Zealand.

This 1000 page book is too big for the beach, but perfect for reading on a porch or in a cool, dark room, preferably accompanied by room service. Email, if you would like to reserve this book.

Perennially Fragrant

We are proud to present David Hyde as our instructor for Perennially Fragrant on Tuesday, July 10.

David “grew up” in the nursery business - his parents started Well Sweep Herb Farm in Port Murray, NJ. He’ll be sharing his knowledge about fragrant plants and be bringing some special stock for sale.

Bring along a sandwich and enjoy David’s talk. Take home a new fragrant friend for your garden!

Fairies are the thing!

Either in a dish garden at Willowwood or on the grounds of the Frelinghuysen, these classes are filling up fast. If you are a friends of fairies, you had better register soon, or even magic fairy dust will not get you a space.

Who does not love the peach?

Chef Cynthia Triolo takes this fuzzy fruit to new heights at Peachy Keen on Sunday, July 15.

Medicinal Plants of the Civil War

Any history buffs in your family? They’ll enjoy a talk about Medicinal Plants of the Civil War on Sunday, July 29!

We’ll start out indoors and end with a tour the garden. What a nice way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Have you seen the floral arrangements in the Haggerty Education Center this summer?

They are spectacular! You could learn to arrange flowers or improve your floral design skills at our 3 part class on 7/25, 8/8, 8/22. It’s a very worthwhile investment of time and will give you a new perspective on flowers.

Our gardeners have added some new scented plants to our container collection just outside the Haggerty – ‘Madagascar’ is a particularly fragrant Jasmine and the ‘Improved Meyer Lemon’ is already bearing fruit!

The Labyrinth

Here is a photograph of some guests enjoying the labyrinth. Have you visited recently?

Happy July 4th everyone!

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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