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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 22, 2017


Plant Sale Preview Talk

Our popular preview will cover a good portion of the hundreds of fabulous plant picks that we’ll have at our upcoming sale. Attendees will be able to order a selection of plants featured that evening.

Wednesday, April 5 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

FREE BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED - click the image to do so on line.

Seedlings – Garden Fun for Ages 3-5

Click on the above listings to register on line.

What’s in Bloom

Much of the garden is still blanketed in snow but spring has surely sprung. Look at these magnificent Magnolia buds. This cultivar is named ‘Butterflies’ and can be found on the driveway side of the Waterwise Deck.


The Scotch heather in the Alpine Garden (between the Haggerty Ed Center and Matilda’s Café) looks vibrant against the snow.


First Sunday Garden Tours Return

Mark your calendar for the return of our monthly garden tours on the First Sunday of each month April thru October.

$3. per person

See you on April 2!

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!

  • New Jersey Mycological Association – Sunday, April 2 1:30pm – 4:30pm. Speaker Dr. Denis Benjamin, gives a lecture entitled “Mushroom Toxins: Common Myths and Misconceptions”
  • North American Butterfly Association – Tuesday, April 4 7:30pm

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.

Click to open Plant Sale Page

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.

Stourhead - click to enlarge

The Majestic Gardens of Southwest England

We are happy to announce that our upcoming international trip, traversing the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, is filled.

Details of how to add your name to our waiting list are found on our website by clicking here.

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.

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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