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Announcements as of September 25, 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.


Fall has officially arrived

...and with it two wonderful shows that are Free and Open to the Public:

  • The Fungus Fest is this Sunday, from 1-4pm. Enjoy a dazzling display of mushrooms, and some fascinating talks and walks.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, 10/13 and 10/14 it’s the Chrysanthemum Show. Speak with knowledgeable hobbyists and buy one of the club's lovely small arrangements.

Garlic Programs

October brings an array of seasonal programs including these classes on garlic:

Garden Sprouts

Our Children’s Sprouts classes meet on Mondays at 11 and feature seasonal themes throughout the month including apples, pumpkins and the falling leaves.

Magic Boxes

Interested in extending your vegetable growing season? Register for Magic Boxes on Wednesday 10/17.

Bring the Butterflies to You

Enjoy a talk and then a walk on butterflies on Sunday 10/7 with our friends from the North American Butterfly Association – Free and Open to the Public but you have to register.

Berried Treasure: Spectacular Fruit for the Garden

On Saturday 10/20 it’s Berried Treasure with staff from Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden CT and, yes, they are bringing plants for sale!

Why don’t you bring along a sandwich and stay for the Friends Trip to Ireland Preview talk (more info, below). It’s a great chance to learn about travelling with the Friends.

Teen Cooking: Halloween Treats

Got a teen? Sign them up for Teen Cooking: Halloween Treats on Sunday 10/21. Their hands will be busy with something other than buttons, at least for a little while. ....

Paint It Black

We close out the month on Sunday 10/28 with Paint it Black, an illustrated talk on black plants, including groundcovers, vines, annuals and perennials. Who can resist these drama queens?

Overwintering Perennials

Here is a link to a good article on how to winter over those tender perennials in containers:

The Friends Are Going to Ireland in 2013

And you are invited to join in on a wonderful tour of Irish gardens. Join us on Saturday October 20 for the Friends Trip to Ireland Preview where veteran traveler Sue Acheson will describe the tour and the all the details like itinerary, cost, accomodations, etc. The Preview is free, but we ask that you register in advance.

Want a head start? Read about the program on our Ireland2013 page.

If you decide to join in on the fun (and we hope you do), you can reserve a place with a deposit either by check or by PayPal. Read about it on the Ireland2013 pages.

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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