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Announcements as of January 27, 2015

The Friends of Frelinghuysen Arboretum are proud to host dozens of events in the coming weeks, ranging from exhibits to photo classes to tours to informative programs on gardens and horticulture.
Our full program is found on the Events Page of our website.
Please browse there at your leisure, but here are some upcoming events that we would like to highlight.
Click here to read this and previous newsletters on-line.


Evergreens Take the Front Seat

Pinus densiflora, ‘Dragon’s Eye Pine'

Winter landscapes at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum feature many excellent evergreens for your garden.

Pictured here is Pinus densiflora, ‘Dragon’s Eye Pine.’ You will find it growing in the Japanese Maple Collection, across from the Great Lawn. This native of China has needles with distinctive green and yellow bands of color.

When seen from above (think of a high Chinese mountaintop) these trees resemble the eye of a dragon, for which it is named.

This 10-15’ high tree makes a good specimen plant or a nice backdrop tree for an Asian-themed garden.

Food of the Gods

Cacao pods

When we think of chocolate, let’s remember its origins. Chocolate comes from the Cacao tree, whose scientific name Theobroma cacao means "food of the Gods" and its history makes for an fascinating story that will be told at the 12th Annual Matilda's Tea on Saturday, February 21.

Children will be astonished to learn about their favorite food as well as sample it and make some chocolate to take home.

Click the cacao pods at right to register on-line.

Speaking of Teas

Who doesn’t love the sound of bird songs in their garden?

Learn what they are saying and what it all means from noted ornithologist Randolph Scott Little at the Benjamin Blackburn scholarship Tea on Wednesday, March 25.

Proceeds benefit a scholarship given annually to a deserving student of Landscape Technology at the County College of Morris.

Register on-line by clicking here.

All Aboard

The bus to the Philadelphia Flower Show leaves at 10am on Thursday, March 5.

Will you be on board?

The warmth, color and scent of spring await you!

Click the image at right to register on-line.

Last call for Archetypes of Botanic Literature

On Sunday, February 15

Old books, older books and really old books.

Yes, we know it’s Superbowl Sunday, but before you settle in with the chips and dips, give your brain a workout, and a thrill.

Register on-line by clicking here.


Matilda's Café

Matilda's Café is closed for the season and will re-open in April.

Retail Partners

As a member of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum you can enjoy discounts at our Retail Partners. Please show your Friends' membership card at time of purchase. Click here to see the up-to-date list of fine vendors.

All our events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page. Alternatively, you may register by calling 973-326-7603.

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