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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 May 29, 2019

We know people’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.

*** Friends Members Only Annual Meeting ***


Sunday, June 9

Members, please don’t forget to register for this year’s Annual Meeting, where Caren White will present “The Mixologist’s Herb Garden”.

Herbs aren’t just for cooking! Modern mixologists are using fresh herbs for new takes on classic cocktails. Learn how you can grow the ingredients for your next cocktail party.

Light refreshments will be served following Caren’s talk.

Click on Caren’s photo to register on line.

Note - if you are not a Member of the Friends, now would be a great time to join! Click here to view our membership page and join online.



Tuesday, June 18

Professional Floral Designer Marge Hulstrunk will demonstrate several different topiary designs that you will be able to re-create for your home or special event, using a variety of materials.

She’ll share tips and show you how to make styles suitable for many occasions throughout the year, from casual to formal. We know you’ll feel confident about making your own topiary at the end of this demonstration.

There will be a raffle afterward, and lucky winners will be able to take one of Marge’s creations home.

Register now! Click on the photo for on-line ticketing.


Saturday, June 22

If you want to attract and support pollinators, a succession of bloom is an absolute imperative in any landscape. From early spring through late fall, different species of pollinators look for different types of plants at different times of the year. And, some plants are much more useful to pollinators than others.

Is your garden ready? Learn from Kim Eierman what you need to know to make your garden beautiful and ecologically supportive throughout the growing season with great choices of natives.

Kim is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. She teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and around the metropolitan region.

This program is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Register now! Click on Kim's photo for on-line ticketing.



Sunday, June 30

Chard is actually a beet that is grown for its leaves rather than its root. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals and absolutely delicious. Chef Cynthia Triolo prepares several recipes that will make chard a staple in your kitchen.

There are only a couple of places left in the Chard class, so please register soon!

Register now! Click on Chard photo for on-line ticketing.


Please note that your Membership will be updated in our system as soon as payment is received, however, for the time being, new Membership cards will be mailed out on a monthly basis, so it may take a little longer to receive your updated card.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Free Affiliate Member Programs

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Sun Jun 2, 2019 - 10:00a - 4:00p

Annual Bonsai Open House – See the incredible display of bonsai trees and vote for your favorite one. Demonstrations throughout the day.

North American Butterfly Association

Tue Jun 4, 2019 - 7:30p

Darryl Smith, a member of the HUB Camera Club will present the techniques and methods for taking up close photos of butterflies and insects.

The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Fri Jun 7, 2019 - 1:00p - 3:00p

Program: Dorothy Smullen – Duke Gardens: a Treasure Remembered – View the eleven gardens and statuary under greenhouse glass that no longer exist in Hillsborough, NJ. Learn about the vision of Duke Farms today.

Mum topic: How and when to transfer plants to final growing location. When to debranch and disbud. When to shade. Why and how to apply B9.

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


Sunday, June 2 – 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Community Conference at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

Topics will include native plant (and rain) gardening/alternatives to invasive species. It will also include how to form 'local Strike Teams', which are groups of volunteers dedicated to the protection of their local natural areas – this will involve the experiences of champions for Great Swamp and Watchung Reservation.

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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

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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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