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.
PLANT SALE 2020
Details on our website's Plant Sale page.
The Friend's Annual Plant Sale this year runs Friday through Sunday, May 1 - 3, 2020 and we could use your assistance before, during and after it!
If you can help, details and on-line signup are on our Plant Sale Volunteer page.
Sunday, March 1
Martha Brookes Hutcheson was the second female landscape architect in the United States and her property, Merchiston Farm, now called Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, is part of the Morris County Park system. Her gardens have been restored and her design aesthetic is in evidence there, as it is in many gardens throughout the Northeast. She was a woman who bucked convention and was ahead of her time in so many ways. Her book, Spirit of the Garden, was re-issued by the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2001 and is still as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1923 to rave reviews.
Please join five professors of the Landscape Architecture Department at Rutgers University for a symposium about women Landscape Architects, past and present:
- Dr. Laura Lawson, Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Dean of Academic Programs, Rutgers - “The Role of Women in Urban Agriculture”
- Anette Freytag, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers - “Bridging the Gap Between Landscape History and Contemporary Practice – Beatrix Farrand”
- Kathleen John-Alder, FASLA, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers - “A Sketch of Water: Women, Ecology, and Contemporary Practice”
- Connie Webster, Emeritus Faculty, Rutgers - “Gertrude Jekyll and Her Legacy”
- Dr. JeanMarie Hartman, Associate Professor, Ecological Design and Plant Ecology Research, Rutgers - “Martha Brookes Hutcheson, Her Context, Her Work, and Her Influence”
Bring a bag lunch. Drinks will be provided.
This program is eligible for 4.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.
Click on the flyer for more information and to register.
Tuesday, March 3
Join the Friends on this always popular and highly anticipated annual trip.
Inspired by the world’s exotic Mediterranean gardens, the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show invites you to fall in love with gardening all over again. Chat with garden experts and watch how-to gardening demonstrations in the Gardener’s Studio. See top floral designers in fun-filled competitions in the Designer’s Studio and shop acres of vendor booths brimming with merchandise in the Marketplace. Explore the hundreds of award-winning plants in the PHS Hamilton Horticourt and enjoy lunch and/or dinner on your own at the show or at nearby Reading Terminal Market.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRICE INCLUDES THE BUS AS WELL AS THE ADMISSION TICKET TO THE SHOW
Click on the flyer for more information and to register.
Saturday, March 14
What’s old is new again! Join Samantha Matthews to create a beautiful macramé hanging planter. Learn a few basic knots to create your own handmade wall hanging in this beginner macramé class.
You will leave with a finished wall hanging and the knowledge to design future pieces.
Class fee includes all materials.
Click on macramé photo for more information and to register.
BLOOMING TODAY AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM
Spring is slowly starting to make its appearance at the Arboretum; here’s some pretty yellow Winter Aconite to help brighten up your day.
Thanks to Margery Ennist for the nice photo.
BLACKBURN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS
If you are a student in County College of Morris's Department of Landscape and Horticulture Technology, you may be eligible for a scholarship funded by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and the Watnong Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS).
Get the details, instructions and application form on our website's Blackburn Scholarship page. Note that applications must be postmarked no later than April 10, 2020.
Please pass this information along to anyone you think may be interested.
Free Affiliate Member Programs
North American Butterfly Association
Tue Mar 3, 2020 - 7:30p
Topic: “Moths, Monkeys, Morphos and More of Panama” – Wade Wander
Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society
Thu Mar 5, 2020 - 7:30p
Propagation Workshop RSVP required, reply to Karyn Cichocki, email@example.com
New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society
Fri Mar 6, 2020 - 1:00p - 3:00p
Program: An illustrated talk on Gardens of the Pacific Northwest, home to many spectacular and very interesting gardens.
Mum Topic: Evaluating wintered-over mums and preparations for the 2020 growing season.
Great Swamp Bonsai Society
Tue Mar 10, 2020 - 6:30p - 9:30p
To receive a free newsletter for updates and events, please email club president John Michalski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affiliate member programs are all free and open to the public.
Please be advised that the Trail restoration project has been temporarily halted due to winter weather conditions. The Trails will be open during this interim break but construction will begin again in late March and continue through April.
Please come into the Haggerty Education Center to consult the Trails Map displayed in the Lobby for more information. Thanks again for your patience while we make these necessary site improvements.
Stay tuned and thank you for your patience!
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.
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. Questions or need more information? Call 862-325-7754.