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Announcements as of May 6, 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.


Plant Sale

Our thanks to Members and friends who came to the Plant Sale. This is The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s major annual fundraising event, and your help is greatly appreciated!

The cold and long winter weather resulted in many of our suppliers being unable to fulfill our orders. We were disappointed, too, that a number of plants listed on our website were unavailable at the sale for this reason. Nevertheless thousands of happy plants are on their way to their new homes, offering their new owners years of upcoming enjoyment.

Thanks also to the hundreds of volunteers without whom the plant sale could never take place.

We do hope you picked up your Member Benefit plant at the sale. If you didn’t, Plant Dividends will be at the Haggerty Education Center all week from 9am-4:30pm.

Coming up soon:

Affiliate Program

Free and no registration required from our Affiliate Members: a program on Sinningia from the African Violet Club of Morris County on May 14 at 7:30pm

Naumkeg Oak Lawn

Imagine yourself here

Formal Garden, The Mount

This is the Oak Lawn at Naumkeg and a formal garden at The Mount.

Both these gardens, and lots more, are part of June’s trip to the gardens of the Berkshire, MA area.

Join us on the Berkshire Blast, 2 days of intensive garden touring. Register on-line by clicking here.

Matilda's Café


This weekend, Matilda’s Café will be closed. This is because a previous obligation will keep caterer Christina Renfer busy baking for some other lucky folks. Next Mother’s Day she promises to be open.

The rest of the Arboretum -- grounds, gardens, trails and the Haggerty Center will be open for your Mother's Day pleasure.

Remember: Matilda’s Cafe hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am -5pm. Call 973-394-1100 for the menu and to reserve a nice box lunch!

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.

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.

Featured Partner Articles


Great updates from two of our Retail Partners:

This and 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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