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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 May 6, 2020



All Morris County parks, including the Frelinghuysen, Willowwood and Bamboo Brook Arboreta, are closed to the public until further notice. See the current announcement on the Morris County Parks Commission's website.

We are told that the Arboretum will TENTATIVELY reopen on May 15th. Please continue to check here and at the above link for confirmation before visiting.

We will keep you posted as later news becomes available.


The Covid-19 epidemic has caused serious disruptions to all the students and faculty at County College of Morris, so we have decided to postpone awarding a Blackburn Scholarship until next year. Best wishes to all of you and stay healthy.


For the foreseeable future, we will be publishing eblasts every two weeks instead of weekly. The next eblast will go out on May 20, 2020.


According to George Latimer Apperson's "Dictionary of Proverbs", we can trace the phrase "April showers bring May flowers" to an 1886 saying: "March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers" , which might have even deeper roots in a 1610 poem.

Regardless of its origin, we frequently use the proverb to console ourselves that rainy April weather holds the promise of flowers to come. We experienced a very rainy April this year and are now in the midst of enjoying the many flowers that are beginning to burst forth, from wild Violets, Spring Beauties and Stars of Bethlehem to Azaleas, Lilacs and Redbud trees in bloom. Coupled with clear blue skies, sunny days and mid-70s weather this Spring is looking glorious, as the following photos will attest!

Click on any of the images to go to our website's photo gallery where you may see enlarged versions of them.

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. Questions or need more information? Call 862-325-7754.

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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a facility of the Morris County Park Commission

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