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Announcements as of June 3, 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.


As June begins, we have a few last calls:

Berkshire Blast

Last call for Berkshire Blast- a garden lovers feast of tours in the Berkshires! Tues/Wed June 24-25.

Register by clicking here.

Biblical Botany Walking Tour

Last call for Biblical Botany Walking Tour – walk through 5000 years of history in under 2 hours with Dr. Jon Greenberg, botanist, agronomist and biblical scholar. Sunday, June 29th.

Click here to register.

Last call for the Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 15!

This Member’s Only benefit program features speaker John Danzer, legendary furniture designer and expert on historic garden furniture design. John has amassed many digital images and a comprehensive library on this topic, and has lectured at the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as addressing decorative arts, design and horticultural organizations.

Please call or register online here.

Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

Fellow friend and garden writer, Marta McDowell, lectures on her new book “Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life,” on Sunday, June 22 at 1pm. What a fascinating person Ms. Potter was, both a naturalist and a gardener!

Register by clicking here.

Garden Reading

In case you missed last week’s New York Times article on summer “garden” reading, here it is.

Quelle Livres, Books of France in the Rare Book Collection

Speaking of books, “Quelle Livres, Books of France in the Rare Book Collection” has been re-scheduled to Sunday, August 17 at 1pm. What better way for book lovers to spend a sticky Sunday afternoon than exploring books from the 17, 18th and 19th century? Come away understanding what drove European garden design in those times and what a treasure our rare Book Collection is. Call Margery at 973-326-7603 to register or register online by clicking the title.

This program is open to Members only, cost: $15 per person.

Matilda's Café


Matilda’s Cafe is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October from 10am -5pm. Call 973-394-1100 for the menu and to reserve a nice box lunch!

Bring your laptop or tablet – the Café has WIFI! Or, bring a magazine and enjoy your lunch on the Waterwise Deck.

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.

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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