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May 29, 2024

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.


Great news, we have a new Retail Partner in Bergen County:

Goffle Brook Farms
Goffle Brook Farm
423 Goffle Road,
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201 652-7540

Members of the Friends will receive 15% off all items except for bagged items, Christmas trees and firewood.


The red flowers of an Aesculus pavia tree (Red Buckeye), the delicate, white flowers of an Iris tectorum (Japanese Wall Iris) and the soft, fuzzy gray leaves of Stachys Byzantina cv. Big Ears (Lamb's Ears). Big Ears rarely blooms, but bees appreciate the small, non-showy lavender flowers when it does!

Thanks to Valerie Scarinci for this week's photos.

Aesculus Pavia Flowers Iris Tectorum
Stachys Byzantina cv Big Ears

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.

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.

You can register and pay on line on our Events page and Membership page and subscribe to this newsletter here: complete directions for subscribing.


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.