Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Gazebo Knot Garden
Designing with Peonies with Kathleen Gagan


YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED! - learn more about us by reading below, then click the Donate button to give using a credit card. PayPal account not required.


Welcome to the Friends Website

Learn About the Friends

Building Community Through Horticulture -- Engage, Enrich, Educate

Through their continuing commitment and volunteer efforts, The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum foster and develop public awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of horticulture and the natural world, and of course, help to preserve and maintain the beauty of this most valued community and regional resource, The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Be sure to view our Gallery and Resources links which are updated regularly (see the menu at the top of every page).

Go really green and sign up for the electronic version of the Arboretum Leaves to be delivered to your email inbox. Just follow the instructions found in your paper Arboretum Leaves.

Finally, sign up for our weekly Email Blast by clicking here.

How to Keep Up With the Arboretum

If you are new to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, keeping up with all the activities may seem daunting. Here are a few suggestions:


We hate to see you miss a program you have signed up for, but we know things do happen.

Check out our Cancellation Policy.

  • Browse our website regularly. We work hard at updating it regularly.
  • Look especially at our Events Page which changes regularly. It provides a detailed listing of programs scheduled for the next few months, including facilities for scheduling and purchasing on-line.
  • Become a member -- one of the many benefits is a regular newsletter, Arboretum Leaves available either in paper or pdf. See below for link.
  • Sign up for our regular email newsletter.

Non-Profit Status

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum received acknowledgment from the US IRS of its non-profit status under Section 503(c)(3) in 1978. See this letter and recent annual filings (Form 990s) on our About the Friends page.


Other Items of Interest

The website is quite extensive, providing information about both the Friends and the Arboretum, a detailed Events Calendar plus helpful details for planning your visit. Use the navigation links at the top of every page. The "Home" button will bring you back to this page.  Weddings are booked through Morris County Parks.


Friends YouTube Channel


The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum now have a YouTube channel which you can visit by clicking here.


Be aware that deer hunting is permitted in many of the MCPC facilities, including the arboreta, during the fall and winter.

The schedule and type (bow or firearm) is listed on the MCPC website here.


The Morris County Park Commission (MCPC) has reopened the Frelinghuysen, Willowwood and Bamboo Brook Arboreta 7 days a week, from 8am to dusk.

  • Parking is limited. Buildings remain closed. Portajohns are available.  Cost - free admission.