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Announcements as of June 11, 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.


Reciprocal Admissions Program

We had a nice note from fellow Friend, Patricia Fisher, who recently visited the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. Patricia wrote to tell us that she used her Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum membership card to get FREE admission there. You can learn more about the Reciprocal Admissions Program at

So, when you are packing for your next holiday, don’t forget to bring along your Friends Membership card and enjoy the benefits of membership at over 300 public gardens across America.

Summer Reading

Planning a trip “down the shore?” Why not bring a book or two to read. Our library has a wonderful collection of titles in many subjects.

Simply go to our Library page and follow the link to view the on-line card catalog. Send an email to with the names of the books you are interested in borrowing and they will be waiting for you at the Haggerty Education Center’s Front Desk.

How’s that for “concierge book service!”

Grow, Cook, Eat

There are a few seats open for some lucky foodies at Grow, Cook, Eat: Peppers, Hot or Not on Wednesday, June 18. Learn your way around peppers, in the garden and in the kitchen at this popular evening class, taught by Gwen Montgomery, Sr. Horticultural Specialist and Cynthia Triolo, Horticultural Specialist.

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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