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Announcements as of February 17, 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.


Gardening Education

The snow is no excuse for not continuing your gardening education.

Here’s a link to a botany word of the day blog: Just think, by spring you could know more than 50 new words!


Archetypes - Rescheduled

There are two seats open in Sunday’s re-scheduled Rare Book program.

If you would like to attend this extraordinary introduction to the history of botanic literature, email Lesley at

To learn more, click the image at right.

Community Garden Conference

The Community Garden conference features a cast of outstanding speakers in this jam-packed program on Saturday March 7th.

These include Mark Mayer, Supervising Entomologist at the Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Lab at Rutgers University. If your vegetable garden has been plagued by bugs, you will “benefit” from learning about beneficial insects.

Get more information about the conference and register on line by clicking the image at right.

Blackburn Scholarship Tea

Most gardeners are aware of the many kinds of birds in their gardens but if you want to know how they communicate, then you will enjoy Randolph Scott Little’s talk at the Blackburn Tea.

Mr. Little grew up next door to the Cornell Bird Lab in Ithaca, NY. From childhood, his interest in birds developed into a passion for the science of bird communication.

The tea supports the Blackburn Scholarship given annually to a student in the Landscape Technology Program at Morris County Community.

Register on line by clicking here. Wednesday March 25.

Philadelphia Flower Show Trip

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

In addition to the displays and shopping, there are wonderful free talks that day. These include a talk on forcing bulbs by Art Wolk, Fran Sorin’s presentation on garden design and a program on permeable pavers.

There are also floral design competitions galore, demonstrations by chefs and a Make and Take room. There’s plenty to do, both standing and sitting.

Join us and register on line by clicking the flyer at right.

Free Affiliate programs include:

  • The North American Butterfly Association’s talk by Tom Halliwell “Spring at Springdale” on Tuesday March 3 at 7:30p,m
  • NJ State Mum Society’s talk on using fountains, waterfall and ponds entitled “Water Music” on Friday March 6 at 7:30pm

Spring Is Coming!

We’ll close with this link to some spectacular images. Settle in with a nice cup of tea and breathe deeply.

Spring is coming!

Click the image at right to view.

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.


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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