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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 26, 2017

9 Days to the Plant Sale!

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 left to register for this Friday May 5 event.


Buy This Plant!

Stroll the Arboretum grounds to find these signs.

Like what you see? You're in luck! Plants with these signs will be available for purchase at our upcoming Plant Sale.

Not sure if it will work in your setting? Ask a Plant Sale Plant Expert.

You'll see them at the tent all weekend.

There is still time to volunteer!


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.


Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration

Join our gardeners to learn the correct way to purchase, plant and care for trees. Practice these skills as you help us plant some trees at the arboretum and take a native tree sapling home to plant in your own backyard.

Click the image at right for details of this Saturday April 29th program and to register on line.


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.

Dr. Jon Greenberg

Biblical Botany

View The Frelinghuysen's plant collections through the lens of the Old Testament.

Dr. Jon Greenberg returns to walk us thru more than 5000 years of history.

Click on his picture at right for more information and to register for this Sunday April 30th tour.

What's in Bloom

Did you know you can see a list on our website that lists What's in Bloom and where to find it on the Arboretum grounds?

Click here and we'll bring you right to it!

You can also get up close and personal with a What's in Bloom display in the Haggerty Education Center lobby. Right now tulips are still going strong as well as other spring bulbs. Flowering trees and lilacs are doing their thing.

It's a beautiful time to come see the gardens!



Enjoy a sweet or a savory at Matilda's Cafe, with garden views out every window.

Matilda's will be open each weekend (except Mother's Day) from now until October.

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.

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.

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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