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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 14, 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.



Sunday, September 29

Learn some great small batch preserving recipes for pickles, jams, relishes and more with Chef Cynthia Triolo. The bounty of the summer and fall harvest can be yours all winter long!

There are only a few seats left in this program.

Register now! Click on the graphic for more information and registration.



Sunday, September 15 (Rain Date September 22)

Stroll through the gardens and meet local artists recreating the beautiful scenery through their art. Learn about their techniques, motivation, and styles. Artists display many of their works for viewing and purchase.

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



Sunday, September 22

Take a guided tour of the gardens, or stroll the grounds using your cell phone to guide you. The Tubbs’ house will be open for a rare peek at the home life of botanizing brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs. Get a glimpse of the decorative arts in the house.

Light refreshments are provided by the Willowwood Foundation.

Click on flyer for more information and registration


The lovely Agapanthus is in full bloom, as is the Brugmansia cv. Equador Pink. Come visit soon and see what else is flowering!

Thanks to Margery Ennist for the beautiful images (click them to enlarge).


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!

Five new gardens have been added to the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program:

  • Ventura Botanical Gardens, Ventura, CA
  • Louisiana State University Hilltop Arboretum, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Community Arboretum at Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, VA
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
  • U. S. Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C.

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 Aug 17, 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.

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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