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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 July 19, 2017



... this Saturday, July 22

Learn the keys to successful composting and turn your kitchen scraps into what gardeners call “black gold.” It’s great for your garden soil, it keeps waste out of our landfills and it’s simple to do.

Let us show you how in this Saturday, July 22nd class. Click the image at right for information and signup.



... this Sunday, July 23

Let’s find out why coconuts seem to be all the rage right now.

We work through recipes using coconut milk, coconut water, coconut oil and yes, good old shredded coconut!

Click the coconut for information and sign-up.



Part I: Saturday, August 5

Have some floral arranging experience but looking to expand your skills? Let Marge Hulstrunk show you how!

All materials supplied.

Click the arrangement for all the details and on-line registration.


The 2nd Annual Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend was a huge success.

Special thanks to The Friends Board, Friends volunteers and the Rutgers Master Gardeners for supporting the event. All 10 community gardens were at their peak and looked magnificent.

Visitors were in awe as they watched all the wonderful veggies being harvested and were amazed by how much produce each of the gardens donate to various food pantries around the county.

Community Gardeners Rock! (click pictures to enlarge)


Just a few of the beautiful container plantings you’ll find right now around the gardens. Come visit! Click a picture to enlarge. Photos courtesy of Karen Muccillo.


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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