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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 January 24, 2018

BENJAMIN BLACKBURN SCHOLARSHIP LECTURE

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Saturday, February 3 (Snow Date Sunday, February 4)

Speaker Ken Druse will speak on The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change.

The presentation will include moving images, vivid color photos and advice based on his own experiences in the garden.

Money raised from the lecture will help support a scholarship offered to students at the Landscape Technology Program at County College of Morris.

Following the talk, Ken’s book will be on sale at a discount, there will be a book signing and light refreshments as well.

The program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU's.

Click Ken's picture for more information and registration.



THE ART OF GROWING ENGLISH SWEET PEAS WITH MATT MATTUS

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Saturday, February 24

Matt’s long history and fascination with sweet peas, in some way, began before he was even born – as his parents and grandparents raised them in what is now his garden. His passion led to the development of this lecture and has garnered rave reviews nationwide.

Each attendee will receive a packet of sweet pea seeds to take home.

Click on the flyer at right for more information and on-line registration.



COMMUNITY GARDEN CONFERENCE

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Saturday, March 3 – Snow Date Sunday, March 4

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension are teaming up to present their Annual Community Garden Conference for the eighth year in a row. Click on the flyer for all the information.

There is one week left to sign up at the lower price of $50 -- beginning February 1 the program fee goes up to $60!

Click on the flyer at right for more information and on-line registration.



Save the Dates -- 23rd Annual Plant Sale

Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th

Volunteers needed! We would appreciate your help. Click here for our on-line Volunteer Signup Form.




Free Affiliate Member Programs:


Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Thur. Feb. 1 at 7:30 pm

2017 Gesneriad Society Convention – slide show from the 2017 Gesneriad Society annual convention flower show in Omaha, NE.


North American Butterfly Association

Tue Feb 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tom Halliwell’s “2017 Year in Review”


Home Garden Club of Morristown

RESCHEDULED TO Feb. 28th - meeting at 11:30am; talk at 1:00 pm

The Artistic History of Shell Crafting -- Talk by Linda Pastorino on grottos, follies, floral baskets and created whimsies produced between the 18th / 19th centuries by architects, artists, and Victorian Woman.


Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.



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.

That’s it for this time. Hope you enjoyed this edition of the newsletter. Tell your friends about this handy way to keep up with activities at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum (click here for complete directions for subscribing.


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Email your comments or suggestions to webmaster@arboretumfriends.org.
Phone us at (973) 326-7603.

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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a facility of the Morris County Park Commission

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