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Announcements as of February 10, 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.


Matilda's Tea Party

Chocolate is on everyone’s mind as we approach Valentine’s Day.

At the 12th Annual Matilda’s Tea Party on Saturday February 21, children will learn chocolate history and trivia, eat a lot of it, and then make some chocolate treats to take home.

What fun! All to celebrate Matilda Frelinghuysen's childhood, spent here at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Register on-line now.

Community Garden Conference

At this time of year, it would be nice to have canned or preserved some of this past summer’s bounty.

If you are interested in learning more about how to “Preserve Your Harvest,” then you will want to attend the Community Garden Conference on Saturday March 7.

Click the flyer image at right for more information and registration.

Three Weeks Till The Flower Show

Our trip to the Philadelphia Flower show is planned just right. We leave after the rush hour and come home a bit late to avoid traffic on the return trip.

We want to maximize your enjoyment of the show!

You can bring a lunch to enjoy on the bus or take an hour out and visit the Reading Terminal Market. There’s a wide variety of menu offerings there – everything from soul food to falafel.

Register here for the Thursday March 5th trip.


Wedding News

The Frelinghuysen’s gardens are locked in an icy white covering, but there was a lot of activity in the Haggerty Education Center’s auditorium last week.

The Westin Hotel, home of our Retail Partner, The Blue Morel Restaurant, is planning to offer weddings here. Look at the transformation of the usually staid space into a beautiful event hall (click the images to enlarge).

Their Bridal Show is coming up soon, in case you are planning a wedding, this is an event you may want to consider attending (click on flyer at right).


Affiliate Offerings

The African Violet Club of Morris County tackles the interesting subject of creating underwater arrangements on February 11 at 7:30pm

The Great Swamp Bonsai Society has a meeting on February 10 at 7pm

The North American Rock Garden Society present Judy Glattstein on “Little Bulbs for Rock and Woodland Gardens” on February 14 at 10am

Retail Partners

Our Featured Retail Partner, The Blue Morel Restaurant has a great Valentines Offer for our members.

Indulge in an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day 4 Course Menu

$118 per person seating from 5:30pm to 10pm at Blue Morel. The Wine Room is available for a private party of couples, family or friends up to 18ppl. On Sunday 2/15, we will feature a Lover’s Sunday Brunch Buffet from 12 noon to 2pm $38 per person includes oyster, shrimp and lobster and a glass of champagne, mimosa or a Bloody Mary.

Please call 973-451-2619 for reservations. Remember your Friend's of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Membership Card to enjoy your 10% discount on all food purchases.

Click here to learn more about our Retail Partner Blue Morel Restaurant.

Planning to shop at one of our many fine Retail Partners? Please remember to bring your membership card with you in order to receive your discounts.

Click here to go to our Retail Partners Page.


Matilda's Café

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

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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