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March 13, 2024


Want to get involved and learn more about the plants at this year's Plant Sale? Volunteer to help us set up prior to the sale April 29 - May 3, as well as during the sale May 4 - 5.

See all the opportunities available and sign up here: 2024 Plant Sale Volunteers.

If you're a Member of the Friends, don't forget to register for the Members Only Plant Sale Preview on Friday, May 3 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. More information and registration here.

Cooking Demonstration: Springtime Favorites with Cynthia Triolo


Saturday, April 20 - 1:00 PM

In person at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate the season than with some recipes to take advantage of early spring produce. We’ll be using lavender, arugula, rhubarb and other spring veggies to make some new and interesting recipes that you’ll want to add to your repertoire.

Join us for a fun afternoon, sample the goodies and take the recipes home to try your hand at them.

For more information and to register, please click on the rhubarb photo.

Botanic Gardens from Coast to Coast and What We Can Learn from Them with Sue Acheson

Wednesday, June 5 - 7:00 PM

Sue Acheson - Botanic Gardens


Join intrepid garden traveler, obsessive gardener and past Friends President, Sue Acheson, as she takes us on a Zoom tour of "Botanic Gardens from Coast to Coast." Sue will show seven public gardens from California, Colorado, Missouri, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, in all seasons and in a broad range of climate zones.

With inspiring, beautiful photographs from each, Sue will show what we can learn from each of these gardens to raise our home gardens to the next level.

All of these gardens are Sue's favorites, along with many others she will save for another day.

For more information and to register, please click on the photo.

Cooking Demonstration: June is Busting Out All Over with Cynthia Triolo

Saturday, June 8 - 1:00 PM

In person at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

The amount of fresh fruit and produce available to us here in New Jersey seems like an embarrassment of riches. Let's take advantage, shall we?

For more information and to register, please click on the photo.


Spring is decidedly in the air! Blue skies, temperatures in the 60s and many plants beginning to break ground, budding and blooming. The Prunus mume cv. Kobai (Japanese Apricot) is in full bloom against the Carriage House wall, its flowers' sweet scent wafting through the air, calling to humans and bees alike. The delicate little yellow/green flowers of the Corylopsis gotoana 'March Jewel' (Winterhazel) are beginning to open on the plant's bare branches.near the arbor and a bunch of Hyacinth buds are getting ready to burst into bloom by Matilda's Cottage.

Don't miss all this early spring activity at the Arboretum!

Prunus mume cv. Kobai Hyacinths Corylopsis gotoana 'March Jewel' Bee on Apricot Flower

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


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

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

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.

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

Voicemail: 973-937-8803


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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 now open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The building remains closed on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Parking is limited. Other buildings remain closed. Portajohns are available.
  • HUNTING IN THE PARKS - See the Morris County Park Commission website.