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June 28, 2023


Please note that the Friends are taking a summer hiatus from program offerings.

We have planned a program on September 10th with Barbara Israel speaking on antique garden ornaments, followed by a book sale and signing. More details to follow.

Also, on October 21st, we will host the American Conifer Society for our Annual Tree Symposium. Stay tuned.


Here are just a few of the unusual plants used in this year's entrance gardens to the Haggerty Education Center. Plantings made possible by a grant from the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Talinum paniculatum 'Jewels of Opar': A succulent subshrub commonly known as Fame Flower or Pink Baby's Breath. The bright lime green leaves and small pink flowers held atop thin dark stems are a lovely addition to the garden bed. The plant is native to much of North and South America and the Caribbean.

Mangave 'Silver Fox': A hybrid plant that offers the attractive structure of Agave and the faster growth and colors of Manfreda. It has broad, toothed blades with a thick waxy coating and can tolerate more water than other succulents.

Berkheya purpurea 'Zulu Warrior': A deep rooted and drought tolerant South African native perennial. It has single, smoky lavender flowers with dark purple centers held atop flower stalks that can reach 3 feet in height. The plant has spiky silvery green leaves and makes an excellent cut flower.

Ptilotus exaltatus 'Joey': A compact, shherbaceous perennial with large, long lasting, conical spikes of feathery flowers. Attracts bees and butterflies and is a good cut flower.

Talinum Jewels of Opar Berkheya Zulu Warrior
Mangave Silver Fox Ptilotus Joey

Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Picture credits: Margery Ennist.


Floral Arranging with Garden Flowers
Tuesday, July 18 - 10 AM to 11:00 AM

Visit the Arboretum's gardens, learn how to correctly cut flowers and successfully arrange them into a beautiful, long-lasting display.

Click on the flyer for more information and to register.


Several of our previously recorded events are available to watch on-line.

See our Prerecorded Events page for more information and to register.

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Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962

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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a facility of
the Morris County Park Commission
  • Frelinghuysen, Willowwood and Bamboo Brook Arboreta grounds are open 7 days a week, from 8am to dusk
  • The Haggerty Education Center is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Parking is limited. Other buildings remain closed. Portajohns are available.
  • HUNTING IN THE PARKS - See the Morris County Park Commission website.