This newsletter is brought to you by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and was delivered to your mailbox because you directly subscribed to it or gave your e-mail address as part of your membership registration. If you have changed your mind and wish to unsubscribe, please see the instructions at the bottom of this page.
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 4, 2018



Thursday, July 19

Explore The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s display of red plants in all their glory. From leaves to stems to flowers, red is popping up everywhere at the Arboretum. Learn how to use these plants in your own landscape.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.



Saturday, July 21

Jeanne Lardino, Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gardener and Chef and Master Gardener Cynthia Triolo team up to present programs focusing on the Barkman Vegetable Garden. July is all about beans from climbers to runners, favas and garbanzos.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.


Saturday, July 28

Jane Hurwitz’s lecture describes which plants support which butterflies and what different butterflies require in the garden over the course of their lives. Sharon Wander, President of the North American Butterfly Association will take you on a walk after the lecture to see what butterflies can be found in the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s gardens.

A book sale and signing of Jane’s book, Butterfly Gardening, will follow the lecture. See our flyer for details.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.

Volunteer Treasurer for the Friends

Member, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

The Friends are looking for a Treasurer to work in a team environment with the bookkeeping contractor, as well as two part-time administrators and Board members, to manage accounting functions. Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining effective internal control environment
  • Ensuring compliance with reporting requirements & monitoring regulatory status
  • Leading Finance Committee
  • Coordinating with outside accountant for audit/tax filings
  • Managing the budget preparation process
  • Participating in decision-making and implementation of operational changes

This volunteer position requires an average of 6 hours/week and one board meeting/month.

If you have a strong background in audit, accounting or related financial field and are looking for a meaningful way to share your expertise, please contact the Friends office at: 973.326.7603 or to find out more about this opportunity.


Fountains and Fairy Doors can be found all over the Arboretum’s property; here are a few photos to entice you to pay us a visit:


Click the images to see these and more enlarged in our website's In Bloom page. Images courtesy Margery Ennist.

Free Affiliate Member Programs:

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Tues July 10

7:00 pm - Bonsai Education Meeting

Tri-State Hosta Society

Sat July 14

Noon - 4:00 pm - HOORAY FOR HOSTAS - Summer Hosta Show & Sale

New Affiliate Member

In July we will welcome a new Affiliate Member: The NE Judging Center of the American Orchid Society.

They will meet monthly on the third Saturday of every month, with an Annual Auction on the Third Saturday of December.

First meeting at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:30 AM. An Educational Program is scheduled for 12:00 PM on Orchid Judging.

Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging

Please help us welcome this new Affiliate Member!

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.

Visit our website:
Email your comments or suggestions to
Phone us at (973) 326-7603.


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

Remove me from this list