People's Choice Awards

Check out our new People's Choice Award Winners Page for the latest updates about the thousands of ballots cast at this year's Gingerbread Wonderland. The show closes tomorrow night and our vote tally-ers will be at work late at night to be sure to get the count right.

In the meantime, go to the page for lots of pictures and information about how you can construct one of these edible wonders.


Gingerbread Wonderland

ARTboretum - Pumpkin Carving Art

Yesterday, artist Nelson Hancock installed an exhibit of charmingly evil cucurbits (that's pumpkins of all shapes and sizes) on the slate patio just outside the Haggerty Education Center that is both whimsical and fascinatingly scary. The pumpkins will be on display through Halloween, so try to get over to the Arboretum to see them.


Fall Afternoon

While walking around the Arboretum this afternoon I saw that Fall has begun painting the trees while asters, sedum and mums show off their colors. I hope you get a chance to enjoy this season soon. In the meantime, click on the picture at the right to go to our picture gallery for lots more.

Rep. Frelinghuysen Honors Friends for 40th Anniversary

Rep. Frelinghuysen's Letter

Not only did Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen attend the Friends' 40th Anniversary Gala, but he also inserted a congratulatory statement in the Congressional Record. Here is an excerpt from his statement about the Friends:


What's in Bloom

Our What's in Bloom list is maintained by a long-time volunteer at the Arboretum, Mr. Phil Dahlen. He writes with his last update of the season, "Flowers are still in bloom and are pretty, however, the berries and fall leaf color have taken over the main spot at the arboretum.

Thanks, Phil, for keeping us posted on the progress of nature's display at the Frelinghuysen throughout the year. See you next spring.

Pictures from 40th Anniversary Gala

We had a great afternoon and evening at the Friends 40th Anniversary celebration Sunday night. The caterers plied us with small dishes and wine. The speakers were witty and informative and it was fun seeing pictures of old friends at Friends events.


Recommended Trees and Shrubs for Fall Fruit and Berries

This is a great time for planting. Here is a list of recommended trees and shrubs for fall color, added to our Garden Fact Sheets:

Gingerbread Entry Form

Attention Gingerbread Exhibitors!

This year's Gingerbread Wonderland runs from Dec. 3rd - 11th. If you want to exhibit your creation, read all about the event on our Events Page and the download the Registration Form on the right.


Friends 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum turn 40 this year and we are throwing a grand celebration on Sunday, October 2nd. You are invited to be there and enjoy wine, food and wonderful speakers including past Horticulture Managers, Richard Hartlage and Fred Spicer.



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