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Announcements as of July 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.


Meet the Artist

Meet the artist: Paul Donohue will host a reception for his beautiful photographs currently on display in the Atrium Gallery at the Haggerty Education Center on Saturday, July 19 from 1pm-4pm.

If you are an orchid lover, or love photography, you will want to see this exhibit and meet the artist.

Cold Food for Hot Summer Days

There are still a few spots open in Cold Food for Hot Summer Days – dessert is Raspberry Fool, need we say more?

Register on-line for this Sunday July 20th program by clicking the image.


The herb garden is burgeoning! That means, there will be lots of plant material to play with at PresHerbVaTion on Saturday September 13th.

You will make one of each of these: a flavored salt, a flavored sugar, an infused honey, an herbal salt and an herbal vinegar. Each in its own neat little jar with perfect little labels and ties. Such fun!

Register on-line by clicking here.

Ikenobo Ikebana Workshop

We host many wonderful speakers, and Professor Toshio Okimatsu is one of them.

On Tuesday September 23rd he will teach and demonstrate the art of ikebana.

We know September seems a long way off, but it’s not often one has an opportunity to learn from a master! Register on-line by clicking here.

Special Sunday Brunch at Matilda’s Café

Sunday, July 27, By reservation only – from 11am – 2pm $15

Featuring your choice:

Herb or Ham Frittata
Fresh Fruit Salad or Yogurt Parfait
Danish Puff Pastry or Muffin, seasonal fruit or spicy cheddar
Plus: Freshly brewed Coffee or Peppermint Tea

Find a shady spot and borrow a nice gardening magazine or a copy of the New York Times or Daily Record

Call Christina Renfer at 973-394-1100 to make your reservation


New Cell Phone Tour

The Friends new cell phone tour, “How Sweet it Is,” is now up and running.

This tour focuses on plants that sweeten our world and includes sugar cane, sugar maples, agave and the miracle berry, all of which are growing in the Scherer Garden.

Enjoy the tour when you next visit the arboretum, or virtually by calling 973-975-0973 and after listening to the introduction , pressing #1-8 on your cellphone.

Click on the image for more information including a two-page flyer.

Cell phone tours at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum are provided thru the generous support of the Friends and the Provident Bank Foundation

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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