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Jun 12, 2024


The Summer issue of Arboretum Leaves, our quarterly newsletter, will be out soon. The newsletter is one of the benefits of being a Member of the Friends, so if you're not currently a member, please join here:

Another benefit of membership with the Friends is the discounts offered by our Retail Partners. Find out who our Retail Partners are by clicking here: - Our newest Retail Partners are Just Salad and Goffle Brook Farm. Happy Shopping!

We would love to welcome you as a new member, we can never have too many Friends!


Jon Greenberg at Grapes at HaGafen Winery

Sunday, July 14 - 10:00 AM

Come tour the beautiful gardens surrounding The Frelinghuysen Arboretum's Haggerty Education Center with Biblical and Talmudic botanist Dr. Jon Greenberg.

Dr. Greenberg will talk about the botanical basis of the Biblical symbolism and surprising history of familiar and exotic plants, from onions and beets to jasmine, citrus and mandrakes.

Please bring a bottle of water and wear a hat and comfortable shoes.

Meet in front of the Haggerty Education Center.

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

Champagne Flute - mimosa


Saturday, September 14 - 1:00 PM at the Haggerty Education Center

Making brunch for friends is one of Cynthia's favorite things to do. It will be yours too following this cooking demonstration.

Join us for some inspiring new dishes to add to your own repertoire.

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

SAVE THE DATE - Distinguished Speaker Series with Anne 'Dede' Neal Petri

Saturday, September 28 - 1:00 PM at the Haggerty Education Center

Anne 'Dede' Neal Petri

Anne 'Dede' Neal Petri holds a degree in American History and LIterature from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School. During the course of a varied and brilliant career, she served as First Vice President and then President of the Garden Club of America, and is now the President and CEO of the National Association of Olmsted Parks, the only national organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and restoring Olmsted parks and landscapes across the country. In April, Dede received the National Garden Club of America's 2024 Distinguished Service Medal for her "tireless service on behalf of plants and the spaces created to showcase them".

More to follow regarding the topic of Ms. Petri's lecture.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information and to register, please click on Ms. Petri's photo.


June is here, the traditional month for weddings and bridal bouquets. Even though all brides don't choose all white flowers for their bouquets, some of the blossoms to be seen at the Arboretum would certainly make lovely ones. For example, Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake' (Oakleaf Hydrangea) and the appropriately named, feather-like flowers of Astilbe 'Bridal Veil' (False Goatsbeard) would make a stunning combination; also the beautiful flowers of Stewartia pseudocamellia would provide an eye-catching focal point in any bouquet. For a totally different look, how about adding a deep red Calycanthus raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine' (Raulston's Allspice or Sweetshrub) to the mix?

Make time for a visit soon, there is so much to see and enjoy!

Stewartia Flowers Calycanthus Raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine' Hydrangea Quercifolia + Astilbe

Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Many thanks to Heather Emelander for this week's photographs.


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

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.