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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 12, 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.

great Lawn, by K. Muccillo

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 picture of the Great Lawn from earlier this week 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.


Get Crafty with Us

Get in a spring mood and look good doing it with your very own Apple Blossom Necklace, hand created by you under the expert guidance of two bead weaving mavens.

Register on line for this Saturday April 29th class by clicking the picture at right.

Flowers Galore Tour and Tea returns!


Mondays: May 15, June 12, July 10, August 21, and Sept. 18

What could be more pleasant than a leisurely, guided stroll amidst the flowers of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum? How about following your garden tour with delicious tea prepared by classically trained German baker Christina Renfer with a sumptuous selection of scones, traditional tea sandwiches, baked from scratch pastries and teas from around the world?

Click on the teacup for more info.

Call for Volunteers


Volunteers needed for our annual Plant Sale May 5-7

You don’t need to be a member to join the team at our annual plant sale! We need your help to make this event, the Friends only fundraiser, a success again this year. You’ll get the chance to shop before the sale, meet other local plant lovers, and shop at the after sale if we have leftovers, but only if you volunteer.

We have a few openings throughout the week of set up, but we especially need:

  • plant sitters to mind the plants in between sale hours while the park is open
  • more folks to work at checkout either tallying purchases or as cashier

All these jobs are shaded from the weather and can be done seated or standing.

So if you have a few hours the weekend of the sale, please volunteer! You can see the opportunities on the Volunteer Signup Form on our website, or call Beth Feldman at 973-631-5049.

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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