Pictures For a Gray, Wintry Day

Here is an antidote to winter blues, some nice pictures from the Arboretum, courtesy of visitor William Benjamin.


Added Sections for Cooking Classes

Great news!

We have added new, morning sessions to Cynthia Triolo's two winter cooking classes (Jan. 23rd Hearty Winter Soups and Feb. 27th Teabreads and Coffee Cakes). The new sections are from 9:30a to 11:30a.

If you are interested, reserve right away -- these classes book quickly.


Scotland Trip

As you probably know, as part of its 40th anniversary celebration this year, the Friends are sponsoring a garden trip to Scotland in late May and early June (tons of details on our Scotland Trip pages).

For us to maintain our fabulous pricing, we have to get your signup by no later than January 20th. If you would like to go but are planning on traveling alone and would like a roommate, we would be glad to pair you with another adventurous gardener. All our accommodations feature two twin beds.

Friends Email Newsletter

The Friends of Frelinghuysen sends every week or two an email newsletter of its activities to its members and subscribers. If you are not already getting it, you should go to our subscription form and sign up.

Past issues may be found under Resources in the menu at the top.

F-Stop High School Photo Contest

fstopInterested in Photography? Enter the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s First Annual F-Stop High School Photography Contest.

Gallery Down for Maintenance

Our picture gallery has been taken down for maintenance. We will notify you when it is up and running again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

2010 Gingerbread Wonderland Winners Announced

We counted the almost-12,000 votes that visitors to the 2010 Gingerbread Wonderland cast and are proud to announce the winners of this year's People's Choice Awards.

Click here for the full scoop.


Gingerbread Wonderland

The 2010 Gingerbread Wonderland is on its way to record attendance. Over 2,100 people attended yesterday alone and almost 12,000 voted in the People's Choice Awards over the 8 days. This is a pretty incredible vote of thanks to the wonderful individuals, families and school and scout group who created all these terrific displays.

Thanks to one of yesterday's visitors, Tim McCann, who sent pictures from his visit. Click on the image at right to go to see them all.


More Gingerbread

Response to this year's Gingerbread Wonderland has been uniformly wonderful. Bright smiles adorn our visitors' faces throughout their visit as they proceed from one great creation to another.

Visitor Ken Hoffman of Morristown took a number of nice photos which he was nice enough to share with us here (click to visit). Be sure to visit soon -- the Gingerbread Wonderland runs through Sunday, December 12th.


Gingerbread Wonderland 2010 Opens

IMG_5591.jpgGingerbread Wonderland 2010The 2010 Gingerbread Wonderland opened last evening for the Members-Only Preview Party which was a resounding success. The Wonderland is now open to the public every day through Sunday, December 12th. More details on times, etc. are available on our Events Page

This year you can see Egyptian pyramids, Hogwart's Academy, Lost Island, the North Pole, woodlands, the Eiffel Tower, Santa in Hot Tub, Santa in Workshop, Santa in his bed, farms, gardens, Stitch, a mill with waterwheel, villages, Neptune's Castle, Yankee Stadium, homes, bedrooms, under the sea, castles, Mt. Olympus, the zoo, boathouses, Pooh and friends, roller coaster, pizza in box, and dozens of other wonderful creations.

Did I forget the Armadillos, Whompin' Willows, beautiful holiday scenes, basketball games, pets for adoption, school teams, family silhouettes, horticultural birdhouses, recycling center and lots more?

As always, the artists included girl scouts, cub scouts, brownies, daisies, school classes, families, adults and kids. Don't miss out on the fun -- stop by and see it all for yourself. By the way, click on one of the images to see lots of pictures from opening night.

IMG_5588.jpgNew this year is the Gingerbread Wonderland Holiday Craft Show, a great place to shop for hand-crafted gifts.

Open weekends of December 4/5 & December 11/12