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While you may view our full program on the Events Page of our website, we are pleased to highlight these upcoming programs.


Announcements as of March 8, 2017

Creating an Inviting Garden with Style


Speaker Susan Cohan, Landscape Designer, focuses on three overarching garden styles that cover just about everyone’s idea of what they would like in their personal outdoor space. Come learn what your garden is and what it can be.

Click the photo at right for more information and to sign up for this Sunday March 26 program.


Fancy Feathers, Tea & Talk

There are still a few spots left for Matilda’s Tea. Bring your favorite young person and explore the art of millinery. Tea takers will begin by making their own hat before enjoying a light tea and talk.

Click the fascinator to sign up for this Saturday March 11th program.

What’s in Bloom

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Japanese Apricot! We look forward to this beauty outside the carriage house every season.

If you missed peak bloom last week, think about adding one to your own garden. Here’s more info:

New to the Gardens

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After decades of breeding, Rutgers University released a new pink dogwood, the Scarlet Fire, the first Asian dogwood of its kind with deep pink color.

The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is so lucky to have been gifted one by Tom Molnar, Rutgers plant biologist. It has been planted in the holly & dogwood collection by the labyrinth (just past the mansion).

We’ll keep you posted on its progress in the months ahead.

Affiliate Offerings

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Lots of programs to choose from this week and next!

  • NJ State Chrysanthemum Society – welcomes all to their meeting on Friday, March 10 at 1pm. Doris Cunniff speaks on pressed flowers and more.
  • Great Swamp Bonsai Society – Tuesday, March 14 at 7pm
  • Home Garden Club of Morristown – Wednesday, March 15. Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Gardens, give a talk about all types of peonies.
  • North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter – Sunday, March 19 at 10am

Volunteer Treasurer Needed

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum are conducting a search for a new Treasurer to serve on the Board of Directors.

If you have a strong background in accounting or related financial field and are looking for a meaningful way to share your expertise, please contact the Friends office at: 973.326.7603 to find out more about this opportunity.

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PLANT SALE – May 5, 6 + 7, 2017

All this nice weather has us dreaming about our 22nd Annual Plant Sale!

Learn why you won’t want to miss it and more on our Plant Sale 2017 page.

The Majestic Gardens of Southwest England

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We are excited to invite you to join us for the next Friends international trip, traversing the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

Full details, including itinerary, garden descriptions, pricing and registration information are found on our website by clicking here.

Hope to see you in Cornwall soon.

Retail Partners

When shopping at our fine Retail Partners, please remember to present your Membership card at the beginning of your check out transaction. Our Retail Partners need to enter the discount at the beginning of that process.

If you have not yet used this wonderful Member Benefit, you can view our full list of Retail Partners by clicking here.

Amazon Smile

Don't forget to "SMILE!"Amazon Smile, that is!

Amazon, through the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5% of your purchases on Amazon to a charitable organization you select. Please consider selecting The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum as your designated recipient from this wonderful program.

Click here and log in to your amazon account to designate the Friends as your charity.

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