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The Friends Need You!

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will hold their 25th Annual Plant Sale Friday through Sunday, May 1st to 3rd, 2020 and we could use your assistance before, during and after it!

If you are able to help, sign up now! We’re using Sign Up Genius this year to manage signups and schedules.

The process involves two steps:

1. Review these job descriptions for which we need volunteers


  • Shelving Setup – join volunteer crews assembling shelving in the tent at the top of the parking lot
  • Organize, price & label deliveries – as trucks arrive from vendors.
  • Plant grooming – make sure plants stay their freshest leading up to the sale.
  • Cash Cashier –  handle cash and check sales
  • Checkout Tally – add up purchases for customers.
  • Credit Cashier – use smartphone and Square to securely swipe credit cards.  Device and instructions will be provided.
  • General Assistance – restock and help customers with locating and, at times, carrying plant selections
  • Inventory and consolidate — Organize and inventory any remaining plants to donate to the arboretum
  • Shelving Takedown

2. Go to Sign Up Genius following the link below.

There you will select your favorite jobs, dates, and times.

When you submit your selections, you’ll be prompted for contact information and immediately be sent an email confirmation from fofastaff@gmail.com for your selections. The information will also be sent to FOFA staff. Three days before your assignment, you will also be sent an email reminder. Plus, you’ll receive an invitation to Volunteer Orientation on April 18th.

Questions about volunteering? Contact the Friends staff at fofastaff@gmail.com.

So, when you are ready….

CLICK HERE to go to Sign Up Genius

Thank you for being a part of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s 2020 Plant Sale!

The 25th Annual Friends Plant Sale

Members Only Shopping: 4pm – 7pm Friday, May 1st.

The Plant Sale Team is putting the “Party” back into the Members Only Friday evening shopping event with live Light Jazz brought to us by the popular Back2Rock Music School in Denville. They’ve also found amazing door prizes from our Retail Partners and there may even be some things for you to sip and nosh on while pondering whether you can get all those plants into your car in one trip. But no worries there either, we will hold your plant purchases until Saturday morning for you!

So, there is absolutely no reason to restrain your plant lust and have a great evening out at the Arboretum! Register now for this special, Members Only shopping event!

Public Sale: 9am – 4pm Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd.

There will be an amazing selection of vegetables, herbs, annuals and tropicals, perennials, trees and shrubs and lots of plant advisors on hand to answer questions and recommend which plants will work best in your garden. The full list of over 500 varieties will be available in a Google Sheets file as our ordering progresses. In the meantime (and to whet your appetite), here is last year’s plant list.

Keep coming back to this page for stories about many of the plants at the sale, with more info posted daily!

– Ilona Ontscherenki, for the entire Plant Sale Team