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May 8, 2024


Thank you so much to everyone who purchased plants at our sale, as well as to Morris County Park Commission and Friends staff. A very special thanks goes out to our many wonderful, hard working and tireless volunteers for making this a very successful plant sale. We couldn't have done it without you!

2024 Plant Sale in the Tent

Click the photo to enlarge. Credit Member and Volunteer Ann Mauro.

Fit For Gardening - Garden Fitness Program

Friday, May 17 - 10:00 AM

In person at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU

With warm weather comes a return to longer days and lots of garden activity, along with aching feet, hips and backs. Digging holes, weeding beds, dividing perennials, mulching and moving pots around can take its toll on bodies of any age!

Dr. David Mueller (Podiatry) and Dr. Andrew Marques (Physical Therapy) will be on hand Friday, May 17th to talk about how to remain injury free and vigorous in the garden. They will discuss how to strengthen the lower parts of your musculoskeletal system as well as some of the most common problems that they see in gardeners. Space is limited so grab a spot while you can.

For more information and to register, click on the 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.


In spite of the very changeable weather, going from rain to sun to wind, many plants continue to bloom at the Arboretum. A beautiful red and yellow Columbine is flowering in the Alpine Garden in front of a bunch of tiny yellow Daffodils. A large Geum is full of gorgeous orange flowers with delicate red venation in the petals and slender filaments topped by anthers covered in pollen. A lovely dark purple Tulip covered in raindrops is a sight to behold; thank you Judy Snow for this photo and Margery Ennist for the other two.

Please plan a visit soon!

Red and Yellow Columbine Geum - closeup Purple Tulip Raindrops - js

Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery.


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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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 open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily except holidays.
  • Parking is limited.
  • HUNTING IN THE PARKS - See the Morris County Park Commission website.