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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 February 21, 2018



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.



Monday, March 5 - Just a Few Seats Left

Join The Friends on this always popular and highly anticipated annual trip.

This year, experience a sea of color and explore the extraordinary, essential and life-giving beauty of water. Colorful water-loving plants, dancing fountains, waterfalls and the Rainforest Central feature are sure to enchant!

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

WHEN GARDENS DON’T HEAL - a Lecture by Dr. Robert Lyons


Saturday, March 17

Although widely believed to be true in an anecdotal sense, there is also an abundance of research espousing the curative value of gardens and other green spaces. However, what happens when gardens are integral to the source of disappointment, stress or even personal tragedy? Can we expect their reputed healing powers to live up to our own expectations for overcoming personal grief?

This talk will highlight one man’s journey following personal loss and the serendipitous role of gardens in the recovery process.

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.

Quote of the week:

“When the world wearies, and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the Garden.”
- Minnie Aumonier

Free Affiliate Member Programs:

Home Garden Club of Morristown

Wed Feb. 28 - 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.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Thur Mar 1, 8:00 pm

Propagation Workshop – learn how to propagate gesneriads from leaves, cuttings & rhizomes. RSVP for non-members required to Karyn Cichocki,

North American Butterfly Association

Tues Mar 6, 7:00 pm

Program to be determined.

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.

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