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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 28, 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.


It’s hard to believe the Labor Day holiday is just around the corner; here’s a little bit of history on how the holiday began:

Labor Day was created as a way to acknowledge and pay tribute to the workforce for all they do to make our country prosperous and strong.

The first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City, on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, with other cities following their example over the next several years. It was in 1894 that Congress passed a law making the first Monday of September a legal holiday.

So, armed with this knowledge, please have a safe, happy and healthy Labor Day Weekend!



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


A few of the many plants still blooming here at the Arboretum are Platycodon (Balloon Flower), Hibiscus and Plumbago Auriculata.


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

Free Affiliate Member Programs

North American Butterfly Association

Tue Sep 3, 2019

7:00p - Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Thu Sep 5, 2019

7:30p - Show preparation meeting.

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Fri Sep 6, 2019 - 1:00p - 3:00p

Program: Flower Arranging with Chuck Turner. Chuck will create a dramatic arrangement and critique arrangements as attendees work on their take-home creations. Please bring a vase and some flowers and greens from your garden. Some flowers and floral materials will be provided.

Mum Topic: Grooming blooms, sprays and garden varieties for the Show. How do judges determine awards?

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Tue Sep 10, 2019 - 7:00p

Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

To receive our free newsletter for updates and events, please email club president, John Michalski at

African Violet Club of Morris County

Wed Sep 11, 2019 - 7:30p

Program to be determined, guests are welcome.

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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