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Announcements as of July 24, 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.


Lindner Perennial Garden

The Heat is On

The Heat is On and the Lindner Perennial Garden is in full bloom.

Perhaps this Sunday is a good day for a visit to The Frelinghuysen. Enjoy brunch in Matilda’s Café, or take it “to go” and find a nice shady spot in which to enjoy your meal.

For information on this Sunday’s menu and to make a reservation, please call 973-394-1100.

How Sweet It Is

While you are here, please check out our new Cell Phone Tour, “How Sweet it Is,” and learn about the many plants that sweeten our world. Details here.

Grow, Cook, Eat

Upcoming classes include “Grow, Cook, Eat” on Wednesday, August 20th featuring unusual salad greens. Click the image to register on-line.

August 2nd Weekend

Next weekend, August 2 and 3 we will be offering our FREE Walking Tour at 2pm.

Come early and enjoy The Potting Shed at Noon.

This month’s DIY installment features Marge Hulstrunk, resident Floral Designer, creating lovely arrangements from familiar and commonly grown garden flowers.

We bet you never thought daisies and ageratum could look so good!

Solomon’s Garden: Exploring the Biblical Roots

Upcoming speaker and author Jo Ann Gardner has a new website: Jo Ann’s program on September 14, “Solomon’s Garden: Exploring the Biblical Roots of Hold Land Flora” provides a fascinating look at land, and plants, shared by 3 faiths.

Visit her website to learn more about her research. Click here to register on line.

Donated Plants

Plant Donation

Thanks to a wonderful donation of plants by a Friend’s Member, we are now the owners of a Kumquat Tree! Along with a Myer’s Lemon and a fabulous Bay, these will be housed in the Haggerty Education Center.

We’ve never grown a kumquat – have any of you? We would appreciate any first hand experience you can share.

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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