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Announcements as of July 30, 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.


August is almost here!

This Sunday, join Marge Hulstrunk in The Potting Shed from Noon – 2pm as she demonstrates using common garden flowers to create uncommonly nice floral arrangements. Click on the flyer at right for more information.

It’s FREE and after that, may we suggest lunch at Matilda’s Café?

New menu items include Cold Ginger Carrot Soup, a Chicken Salad Sandwich with Sun-Dried Tomatoes on Ciabatta Roll, and the Chipwich.

What’s a Chipwich? It’s two delicious freshly made chocolate chip cookies with ice cream in between!

Now, you need a post lunch walk.

Our FREE tour with a knowledgeable Volunteer Tour Guides also meets Sunday at the Haggerty Education Center at 2pm.

Or, enjoy our new cell phone tour, “How Sweet it Is,” in the Scherer Garden. Details here. Open through the summer.

What a perfect Sunday afternoon!

Calling all Francophiles

Calling all Francophiles – on Sunday, August 17 at 1pm, learn about the French connection in our Rare Book Library at “Quelle Livres” with Superintendent of Horticultural Education, Lesley Parness.

Trace the history of French garden design and view 300 years of French gardening traditions as we explore treasures from the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Rare Book Collection.

Open to Members of the Friends only!

Register on line by clicking here.

September Serenade in New York

We’ll be heading to Westchester on Wednesday, September 3 to visit two splendid gardens – Caramoor and Untermyer.

What a feast for the eyes, the ears and the palate this trip provides, along with relatively easy walking!


Read all about it -- and register on-line, by clicking on the flyer at right.

Flowers in Their Hair

Not only ladies can wear flowers in their hair.

Click on the image at left for the whole article about some unusual man-grooming

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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