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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 June 21, 2017

Meadow Walk at the Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center

Join botanist Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants on Saturday July 15 for an engaging hike at the Kay Center's beautiful wildflower meadows.

The Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center is located at 200 Pottersville Road, Chester, NJ 07930,

Flower Arranging Workshops

Learn basic techniques including coordination of design and color, the importance of conditioning, and how to choose a container in this Saturday July 15 class.

Have more experience? We have workshops for those with more experience. All materials supplied. All the details on the website.


Grow Your Groceries: Early Summer Vegetables

Green tomatoes, onions, garlic, radishes, carrots and more are the topic this session. We focus on growing techniques, best varieties, pest and disease management and how to harvest. Tastings, storage tips, cooking methods and recipes too!

Click the tomatoes for all the information about this Saturday July 22 class on our website.

Calling All Master Gardeners

The Rutgers Master Gardener program of Morris County is now accepting applications for the next class, which begins in September 2017.

For more information about the program, please visit For an application or questions about the program, please contact Dave Los at (973) 285-8307 or e-mail him at

Vacation Planning?

Why not include a garden or two while away?

Your membership in The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum entitles you to participate in The American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program which offers free admission and/or additional benefits at nearly 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands.

Click here for their on line directory of gardens or download their on-line brochure.

Not a member? Get Friends membership information here.

What's in Bloom

You can see a complete list of What's in Bloom (and where) at the Arboretum by clicking here.


Matilda's Café Open Each Weekend!

Meet a friend for coffee and enjoy a sweet or a savory at Matilda's Café with garden views out every window.

Matilda's will be open each weekend from now until October, 10 am to 5 pm. Visit our Matilda's Café page to see the current menu.

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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