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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 August 22, 2018

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT … FERNS

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Thursday, August 23

Tour the Eger Fern Garden and see many different kinds of ferns along with their shade-loving companions. Try out the whispering bench and see for yourself if it really does work; also, discover some important artifacts that once belonged to Matilda Frelinghuysen.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.



THE FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE HACKENSACK RIVER WATERSHED

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Tuesday, August 28

The Hackensack River watershed covers a 197-square mile area in northeastern New Jersey and southern New York. Explore this unique urban wilderness habitat through pictures and a lecture delivered by Riverkeeper Captain, Hugh Carola.

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BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP – FRENCH GATHERING BASKET

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Saturday, September 8

Pamela Wilson, expert basket weaver, leads this beginner level workshop. This basket is perfect for gathering herbs, flowers or vegetables from your garden; the basket will be made of reed with an oak “D” handle.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Spotted Lanternfly YouTube

The Spotted Lanternfly is an extremely serious, invasive and destructive pest – please take a few minutes to watch this short PSA produced by the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program.

Click here or on the image at right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI0gIA9oTsg.




THIS WEEK AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

Red Garden

The Red Garden has filled in very nicely, what a difference four weeks can make!

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Red Garden 8/21/18
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Red Garden 7/17/18


The Marsh Meadow Garden

The Marsh Meadow Garden has been developed in and around a detention basin constructed to collect runoff water from the parking lot. The Garden combines function with an environmentally sensitive and aesthetic planting design. There are Cattails, Mallows, and other moisture loving plants which attract a wide variety of birds and butterflies.]

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Marsh Meadow Garden Closeup
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Marsh Meadow Garden


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


Free Affiliate Member Programs:

North American Butterfly Association

Tuesday, September 4

7:30 PM Monthly Meeting - Program: The Case of the Missing Sphinxes by Wade Wander (replacing the originally scheduled program Butterflies of Ghana by Marge Barrett).

NORTH JERSEY DAHLIA SOCIETY

Saturday, September 8, 2018

1:00 to 3:00 PM - Annual Show

See a dazzling display of hundreds of Dahlias in all shapes, sizes and colors. Dahlia growers come from all over the tri-state area and beyond to display their stunning blooms.

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

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