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Announcements as of December 18, 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.


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Did You Come to Gingerbread Wonderland?

We hope you were able to join the over 13,000 guests who did, but if you couldn’t attend, you can see lots of wonderful images of the gingerbreads in our Photo Gallery.

Information about being a part of the 2014 Gingerbread Wonderland will be available next Fall (around October 1st), so keep your eye on our website.

Members-Only New Year’s Party

Last call for the Members-Only New Year’s Party. We are almost out of space!

The speaker, the food, the wine and yes, the company, must be so attractive that we will soon run out of seats! Registration will close on Sunday night, not January 2nd as listed in Arboretum Leaves. Sign up on line by clicking the heading.

Dreaming of Wildflowers

Dreaming of Wildflowers

Likewise, just a few spots are left in “Dreaming of Wildflowers” on Sunday, February 2nd. Who can pass up the chance to plant their own wildflower garden and learn about these special plants from 2 experts? Register on-line by clicking here.

Pressed Flower Arranging Workshop

Marge Hulstrunk, professional floral designer extraordinaire, is offering 3 classes this winter. There are just a few open spaces for the Pressed Flower Arranging class on Wednesday, January 15th. Personal attention and care for every detail make Marge’s programs very popular.

Her enthusiasm is contagious – treat yourself to a class with her, register on-line by clicking here.

Community Garden Conference

The Community Garden Conference’s keynote speaker is Ellen Ecker Ogden. As co-founder of the Cook’s Garden Seed Company, her knowledge of kitchen gardens is encyclopedic.

Follow the link in the title to register on-line for this inspiring, yet very practical day of instruction and camaraderie. Saturday, March 1st.

Archetypes of Botanic Literature

History buff? Book lover? Botanic art affectionado? “Archetypes of Botanic Literature” on Tuesday, February 25th highlights 20+ literary treasures from the rare book collection. This program is open to Friends Members only.

If you are interested in taking the upcoming “Quelle Livres – France and the French” this coming spring, you must take this introductory class first.

Gift of Membership

There is still time to send a gift membership to the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum! Call 973-326-7603 to make arrangements to have your gift arrive in time for Christmas and the New Year.


Holiday Wishes to All

Next week, we’ll be taking some time off to rest and celebrate. On behalf of the staff at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, we wish you all a lovely holiday and all the best in the coming year. Thank you for your “Friend”ship and support!

Retail Partners

Planning to shop at one of our many fine Retail Partners? Please remember to bring your membership card with you in order to receive your discounts.

Click here to go to our Retail Partners Page.

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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