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Announcements as of August 21, 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.


Did you visit a botanic garden this summer? We hope you used your FRIENDS membership card! Read this article and see how garden lovers can easily save the cost of their FRIENDS membership while enjoying other splendid gardens.

Armchair Travelers Alert: Thanks to some recent some donations, our Library Book Club has a great selection of books that fall under the World Gardens category.

Can you feel the change in the temperature, in the slant of light, in your garden?

Fall is coming!

Exploring Gardens and Green Spaces

Sunday, September 9 with Magda Salvesen - Yes Magda has visited all these gardens and she has the scoop on them and images to boot! Her book was published by Norton, so you know it’s the real deal.

Plants for Fall Gardening

Thursday, September 13 - When Daryl Kobesky speaks, plantsmen (and plantswomen) listen. Will you be there to hear him? Bring your questions – he has the answers!

Vegetable Garden Series: Putting the Garden to Bed

Saturday, September 15 - Do the work that’s needed now to be in good shape for next spring. Instructor Gwen Montgomery manages the Branching Out! Garden. She knows vegetables.

Herbal Vinegar Workshop

Friday September 14 - To entice you, here are some of past year’s vinegars:

  • “Thyme in a Bottle White Wine Vinegar” with Lemon & English Thyme and Fennel Seed
  • “Asian Fusion Rice Wine Vinegar” with Nasturtiums and Black peppercorns
  • “Lar Mer White Wine Vinegar” with Bay leaf, Lime Thyme and Lemon peel
  • “Tour of Europe Red Wine Vinegar” with Greek Oregano, French Market Thyme, Portuguese Rosemary and Italian Parsley
  • “Basil Balsamic Vinegar” with Queen of Siam, Little leaf and Ruffled Basil
  • “Dessert First White Wine Vinegar” with Lavender, Mint and Stevia

This year? Tarragon, and Cayenne Pepper may be featured!

Garden to Table Centerpiece

Saturday September 8 - Floral Designer Marge Hulstrunk tranforms excess produce into an exquisite table design. As you will too after her class!

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, maintained by volunteer Phil Dahlen.


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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