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Announcements as of March 19, 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.


Happy Spring Friends

We made it through a very tough winter, so April will be all the more beautiful at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.


Benjamin Blackburn Tea

The life and work of American landscape architect Beatrix Farrand is the subject of this year's Blackburn Tea. Enjoy a fascinating presentation, wonderful refreshments and the pleasure of supporting the Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship next Wednesday, March 27.

Register on-line by clicking on the image at right.

How-To House Plants

It's been a rough winter for garden plants and for indoor plants too with all this forced heat and dry air.

Marc Zukovich makes it all better at How To Houseplants on March 29. Register by clicking here.

Hosta Sale!

The Tri State Hosta Society hosts its marvelous Hosta Sale on March 29 too. You can join their group for $10 and then shop their specialty hostas — they always have a great selection of unusual cultivars!

MATILDA'S CAFE — Opens April 6th

April starts with a bang! On Sunday April 6 MATILDA'S CAFE opens at 2pm. Offering a selection of sandwiches, pastries, chocolates and beverages, the cafe will be open from April through October on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Please stop by to sample the delicious food and take in the charming surroundings in this historic cottage.

Free Tours

Free Tours of the Arboretum start on Sunday April 6 at 2pm and continue on the first Sunday of every month through October 5th. Spend an hour with our knowledgeable docents, strolling the grounds to see what's in bloom.

Potting Shed

The Potting Shed offers garden themed DIY demonstrations on the first Sunday of every month. On April 6 learn how to turn chicken wire into a very tony urn. It's free to watch and $5 to join in - cash only, please.

Heads Up

Heads up all: Arboretum Leaves was mailed last week and both Early Spring Produce Italian Style and the Berkshire Blast Bus Trip are on their way to filling up.

Please don't wait and then be disappointed. Click on the event names above for more information and on-line registration.

2014 Plant Sale

Here is a somewhat longer range antidote for Winter Blues: The Friends 19th Annual Plant Sale is coming up the first weekend of May! Put big red stars on your calendar for the Members-Only Sale Friday, May 2nd, and the Main Event Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd & 4th.

This year's Plant Sale Preview Talk is Thursday, April 10th. Plant lover Sue Acheson gives her take on great plants including her favorites (and there are a lot of them). Click here to register on line.

We have added lots of plants to our On-Line Plant List so take a look and start your wish list. Read all about the sale on our Plant Sale Page by clicking here where you can also see loads of articles, including many of our favorite plants.

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. Click here to see the up-to-date list of fine vendors.


Welcome Our Newest Retail Partner

Please welcome The Friend's newest retail partner: Condursos Garden Center. From starting seeds to a lush outdoor sanctuary, Condursos full service Garden Center & Nursery is the one-stop resource for garden lovers. Since 1929 - celebrating more than 80 years as a local, family-owned nursery, they are open year round.

Condursos' friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to help you. Bring your Friends Membership card to enjoy 10% off the regular retail price on all green goods (see our Retail Partners Page for details).

Prior Featured Retail Partner articles may be accessed by clicking here.

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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