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Announcements as of January 15, 2014

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 Year's Party - Great Success!

Over 120 Friends enjoyed the annual New Year's Party this past Sunday at the Haggerty Education Center.

Author and actor, Kirk Brown, brought Frederick Law Olmsted to life in a marvelous first person performance accompanied by beautiful imagery. For those of you receiving this email who are not members, we encourage you join so that you can enjoy programs like this too!

Click on Kirk Brown's image, at right, for more pictures in our gallery.

Evening Reception

The next Friend's benefit program is an evening reception in the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection for members at the Supporting Level and above in February.

Archetypes of the Rare Book Collection

Speaking of the Library, have you treated yourself to the "Archetypes of the Rare Book Collection" class?

Travel back in time with Superintendent Lesley Parness on Tuesday, February 25th as you get facetime with 500 years of horticultural literary bestsellers.

Click here to register.

Retail Partners Additions

Another reason for joining the Friends is our ever growing list of Retail Partners. Our newest partner is New Jersey Deer Control.

Visit the Retail Partners page to learn about the participating members of this benefit. Become a member now by visiting our Membership Page.

Affiliate Meeting

The Tri State Hosta Society will meet on Saturday, January 25, no registration required.

Dreaming of Wildflowers

Dreaming of Wildflowers (Sunday, February 2nd) is filling up. Don't miss this chance to put native asters, baptisia and penstemom in your garden this summer.

Support those pollinators and native bees! Click here to register. 2 CEUs for Master Gardeners.


Do you have Tanked on your calendar? The afternoon of Saturday, February 22 will add a new dimension to the term "houseplants." Come see what these remarkable gardeners create with their underwater gardens. Click on one of the pictures to register.


Philadelphia Flower Show

This year's Philadelphia Flower Show promises to be very unusual. PHS has teamed up with Philadelphia area museums to focus on the connection between horticulture and the arts.

Join us as we travel to the city of Brotherly Love on Thursday, March 6th for a wonderful and utterly exhausting day at America's oldest flower show. Click here to register.

Good Read

And finally, some provocative reading for the thinking gardener - here's a review of a book that we will certainly be ordering for the library: What a Plant Knows, by David Chamovitz.

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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