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Announcements as of July 30, 2013

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.


Walking Tours

There’s a free walking tour of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum this coming Sunday at 2pm.

Bring your out of town guests or a neighbor who has never been here.

Shady Nooks Available Too

Or, pick any day and find a shady nook. Here’s a perfect place for reading, filled with epiphytic plants just outside the Haggerty Education Center. Works for a Kindle too!


Calling all Chileheads!

Calling all Chileheads! Do you like your food spicy hot? We are growing all kinds of chile peppers and they are ripening fast. Send your name to and you’ll be contacted you when it's harvest time.


Shown here is a picture of the chile pepper display (on left) and a close up of “Cherry Bomb” chile pepper (on right). Click on them to enlarge.

Cooking Greens

Speaking of food, the next installment of Grow, Cook, Eat focuses on Greens on Wednesday, August 21.

Register by clicking here to see what happens when Chef Cynthia has her way with chard and kale.

Horticulture Therapy and Greystone Park

Reservations are being taken for a lovely talk on Greystone, Sunday, September 8th.

There will be an exhibit on the subject throughout August in our Gallery.

New Soaps

We are now offering 2 new soap fragrances in our lobby: Cucumber and Melon and Green Tea. These effective cleaners are gentle on the skin and on the environment as they are made of goats milk right in nearby Madison, NJ.

Mid Autumn Moon Festival

Mark your calendars for the Mid Autumn Moon Festival on Sunday, September 22nd – enjoy an incredible theatrical performance by the Chinese Theatre Works featuring Shadow Puppets.

What's in Bloom At the Arboretum

The Arboretum is overflowing with color and so too is our on-line What's in Bloom list, maintained by volunteer Phil Dahlen. It is updated every other week.

Gardening Positions at Frelinghuysen & Willowwood Arboreta

Help keep the gardens beautiful by passing our Positions Open link on to someone who may be interested in a paid gardening position with the Morris County Park Commission. Full details may be found there.

Retail Partners

As a member of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum you can enjoy discounts at our Retail Partners. Please show your Friends' membership card at time of purchase.

Bartlett Tree

Featured Partner

Our currently featured Retail Partner is Bartlett Tree Experts which is pleased to offer members of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum a free 1 time consultation and 10% off any initial order. Offer expires 9/30/13.

Click on their logo on the right for information on tree inspections and treatments following Sandy.

Go to our Retail Partners Web Page for information about all our Retail Partners.

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.


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