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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 December 5, 2018

We know everyone’s schedules are busy, so walk-ins to the speaker programs are welcome. However, early registration will guarantee you a seat and will help us plan.


IT’S ALL ABOUT GINGERBREAD!

OUR 27TH ANNUAL SHOW OPENS THIS FRIDAY

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RUNS THROUGH SUN DEC 9

Enjoy this wonderful, family-oriented celebration of gingerbread creativity with your family & friends. Click the Gingerbread Button for all the details.

Volunteers Needed!

As always, the success of the Gingerbread Wonderland depends on our wonderful volunteers.

Please sign up using our on-line Volunteer Form. Beth Feldman, the Volunteer Coordinator at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will respond confirming your schedule.

Note to Craft Show Exhibitors

We have had a great turnout of potential exhibitors this year. Our exhibitor list is full for this year's show as is our waiting list. We look forward to possibly working with you for next year's Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show.



THE FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE HACKENSACK RIVER WATERSHED

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Thursday, December 13

Explore through pictures one of the Earth’s unique habitats: an urban wilderness, with Riverkeeper Captain Hugh Carola.

The Hackensack River watershed covers a 197-square mile area in northeastern New Jersey and southern New York. It is a place where humans and wildlife have learned to co-exist and flourish. The uppermost portion of the watershed is less developed than the highly urbanized lower portion, which comprises the Hackensack Meadowlands.

Don’t miss this rescheduled program on its new date, Thursday, December 13.

The program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Click the flyer for details and on-line registration.



MEMBERS ONLY NEW YEAR’S PARTY

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The Botany and History of Holiday Desserts Lecture by Dorothy Smullen

Sunday, January 13

Snow Date - Sunday, January 20

Do you know what is in your fruit cake, mince pie and plum pudding? You’ll enjoy learning the history and understanding the botany of these traditional holiday desserts. Recipes will most definitely be included with Dorothy’s talk. Dorothy has been a nature and garden club speaker for 35 years. She is a retired high school science teacher, a teacher/naturalist at NJ Audubon, past president of NJ Mycological Association and a former board member of the Friends of Great Swamp National Refuge. Following Dorothy’s talk, please join us for refreshments.

If you are not a Member of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, we encourage you to become one at www.arboretumfriends.org/BenefitsHowTo, select a membership level, then go ahead and register for the Members Only New Year’s Party – it promises to be an enjoyable and informative program!

Click on the Plum Pudding graphic for details.



BENJAMIN BLACKBURN SCHOLARSHIP LECTURE

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Saturday, February 2

(Snow Date: Sunday, February 3)

Since 1979, the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum have supported horticultural education through a scholarship named for Dr. Benjamin Blackburn. This year’s Blackburn Lecture speaker is Joan Maloof. Joan’s lecture, Speaking for the Trees: The Importance of Old-Growth Forests, is not only timely but fascinating and incredibly important. Joan is Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University and founded the Old-Growth Forest Network to preserve, protect and promote the country’s few remaining stands of old-growth forest. She spends her time lecturing, writing, visiting forests, assisting private landowners and supporting local groups trying to protect community forests from development.

Dr. Blackburn was a professor of Botany at Drew University. He published many articles and wrote a number of books on gardening as well as being the host of a very popular radio gardening program. He generously shared his vast knowledge and deep love for horticulture with many staff members in the Horticulture Division and with his countless fans, members of the Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and area garden clubs.

Admission fees support the scholarship that is offered to students in the Landscape and Horticultural Technology Program at County College of Morris. This scholarship allows interested students the opportunity to explore the different horticultural, environmental and design studies offered through the accredited CCM program. The increased knowledge the students acquire in the classroom and through hands-on programs at CCM will benefit them as they enter their chosen field in horticulture and landscape design.

A book signing and light refreshments follow the talk.

This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Click our flyer for details and registration.



TODAY AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM:

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Our very talented horticulture staff have been busy creating some festive decorations for the building and its surroundings, such as these wonderful holiday grapevine globes decorated with seasonal greens and berries.

Click the image to enlarge.




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The Friends Are Traveling to Wales in 2019

Wales is home to some of the finest gardens in the British Isles and they will be at their best in late May through early June when we will travel there.

Click the flyer at right for more information about this great upcoming trip.




Free Affiliate Member Programs:

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Sat Dec 15, 2018

9:30 am. Preview; bidding 10:30 am - Auction Party – More than 100 orchids will be auctioned to benefit the non-profit Northeast Judging Center. Many of the plants are donations from the judges’ personal collections. A list of available plants, some with photos, will be posted on www.facebook.com/AOSNortheastJudging

A complimentary light buffet lunch is provided to all attendees. Following the auction and lunch, observe the regular North East Center orchid judging for an educational and entertaining afternoon.

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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