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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 June 19, 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.


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.



Wednesday, July 17

A lover of all things that grow in the soil, Samantha Rothman is the owner of Fairview Farm and Flowers, a boutique cut flower farm and floral design studio situated on a historic gilded age estate in Morristown. Besides fantastic floral design, Sam has a ‘flower farm share’ where customers pick up her home-grown flowers every week.

In this talk she will discuss how to grow flowers organically, the permaculture techniques used to restore the landscape and the design strategies employed to complement the existing landscape using flowers and other plant materials.

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

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



Sunday, July 28

As we sip an herbal infusion, Shannon Mayernik will talk about how your backyard weeds can be turned into plant medicine that you and your family can enjoy year-round. As an herbalist, she utilizes what is around her home. She will bring in plants you may not be familiar with, but can almost promise you have growing in your neighborhood.

You will be able to touch, smell and taste the plants as well as try a tincture or two of her homemade plant medicines. She will discuss the different techniques for making plant medicine. The open conversation will invite questions, so bring a notebook and pen and get ready to learn all about plant medicine.

Please note: This is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.

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


Don’t forget about one of your member benefits, the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program which offers free or discounted admission and/or other benefits at nearly 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands. Take your Friends Membership card and the list of gardens with you when you travel and your savings could easily recoup the cost of your membership!

Go to:, for garden locations and a printable garden list.

If you do use this benefit, please let us know how you make out. Send an email to


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

The Home Garden Club of Morristown

Wed Jun 19, 2019 - 1:00p

11:00a - Regular Monthly Meeting

1:00 pm Program: “Mushroom Mania” Dorothy Smullen, Past President of the NJ Mycological Society speaks about the importance of mushrooms, their special characteristics and purposes. She will demonstrate how these infamous, fleshy fungi can be used in craft applications.

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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