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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 July 10, 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.



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.



Saturday, August 3

Jim Murphy, Rutgers Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Management, will explain the major grass species used for lawns in New Jersey as well as the range of adaptation for those grasses. The adaptation of a grass species dictates the niche within a property where each grass should be used for renovation. Lawn management is more successful when the property niches are matched with the best adapted grass species.

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 14

Discover the beauty of Japanese gardens with Asher Browne, enjoy a demonstration of Ikebana flower design with Toshio Okimatsu and visit with The Great Swamp Bonsai Society to understand the art of Bonsai. Experience a tour of the Woodland Walk; wear comfortable walking shoes.

Click on the flyer for for more information.



These two Adirondack chairs are waiting just for you!

We invite you to come sit, read or spend some quiet time contemplating the lovely grounds.


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

Free Affiliate Member Programs

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Sat Jul 20, 2019

10:00a - Educational program

12:00N - Orchid Judging - anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

TriState African Violet Council and the New Jersey Council of African Violet Judges

Sun Jul 21, 2019

Joint meeting of the two groups. Anyone interested in African Violets is welcome to attend.

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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