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Announcements as of September 23, 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.


From Spade to Spatula – Potatoes

There’s a chill in the air, it’s time for some heartier foods.

Learn about potatoes at Grow, Cook, Eat on Wednesday, October 15th.

Click here to register on-line. And yes, you can grow them in a trash can!

Grow Great Garlic

Clear out some space for growing garlic now.

Well drained soil and 6+ hours of sun is a must.

What else? Come to Growing Great Garlic on Saturday, October 25 to find out, and buy some unusual cultivars to plant.

Register on-line by clicking on the image..

Scarecrows in the Garden

Who's coming to Scarecrows in the Garden?

This program on Sunday, October 19 is FREE TO Family Members, but you have to register. Please do so by calling 973-326-7603 or use the free registration form here.

Non Family Members can register here.

Great Speakers: The Living Landscape

Two giant voices in support of the natural world speak out on Sunday, October 26.

Dr. Douglas Tallamy and Rick Darke take turns speaking and answering your questions.

Register here to be informed and inspired.

Fall Specials

Matilda's Café - Fall Menu

Feeling peckish? Please peck here at Matilda’s Café featuring their new Fall Menu and their Friday Lunch Menus.

Mmmmmmm – Panninis!

Good Reading About Good Gardens

For your consideration - The Gardens of Their Dreams (NY Review of Books).

Volunteer Luncheon

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Here are some images of the floral design from our Volunteer Luncheon held last week (lots more pictures are in our FaceBook Albums -- click here to check them out).

Our Volunteers are a talented group! If you would like to become a Volunteer, please go here to fill out an on-line application on our website)

Affiliate Programs

This weekend there is a great, FREE Affiliate program: Fungus Fest, presented by the NJ Mycological Society on Sunday from 10am - 4pm.

This is a wonderful exhibit and learning opportunity for students of all ages. Please stop by and support the group.

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.

Click on the logo for more information and current menus.

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, updated every other weekend 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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