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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 April 4, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

Current open positions: Treasurer and Accounting Assistant

Do you have the accounting or related background that would be useful in one of these roles? Your expertise can be a valuable contribution to the Friends and the Arboretum. Check the Positions Open page on our website and/or call Friends at 973-326-7603 for details about these positions.


Plant Sale Preview Talk

There is still time to take advantage of our popular Plant Sale Preview Talk. The 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.

On Line Plant List

Big news!

The On Line Plant List is, well, now on line.


Click here to see the latest version of the 2017 On Line Plant List.

Prosecco, Pellegrino, and Plants with David Culp

Plantsman David Culp joins us for a talk about exciting new plants for our gardens and helps us shop for some of his favorites to put in our own gardens.

This is a members only event but you can join us by signing up on-line for a membership today! Membership includes a yearly plant dividend.

Just click the picture at right to register for this Friday May 5 event..


What's So Great About...

A new monthly seasonal garden series starts Wednesday April 19th with Spring Bulbs.

See them in the arboretum gardens; take home a sample.

Register on line by clicking the flyer at right.


EcoBeneficial Gardening 101: Boosting the Ecosystem in Your Own Yard

Gardening with an ecosystem approach contributes to species diversity.

Kim Eierman, Environmental Horticulturist, explains how the design choices you make, the plants you select, and the maintenance practices you use can make a huge difference in creating a healthy, vibrant ecosystem, filled with life.

Just click the butterflies to sign up on line for this Saturday April 22nd program.

What's in Bloom

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Pulsatilla grandis or Greater Pasque Flower in all its fuzzy fabulousness!

Find out more about this easy to grow perennial at:

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!

  • The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society – Thursday, April 6 at 7:30pm
  • The NJ State Chrysanthemum Society - Friday, April 7 at 1pm - A slide show of "Late Summer Gardens of Southeast England"
  • African Violet Club of Morris County - Annual Show & Sale - Saturday, April 8 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and Sunday, April 9 from 11am to 3pm
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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