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Announcements as of March 15, 2015

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is 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.

The Plant Sale is Coming! Check our Plant Sale Page for the latest details.




The snow is melting and the parade of colors has begun.

This is Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ blooming under a brilliant blue March sky on the Progressive Garden Walk.

Come visit us, see this month’s fabulous photo exhibit in the Haggerty Education Center, take the Scavenger Hunt, or attend one of the great programs, below.

Perennial Vegetables on March 18

Got a hankering for rhubarb? Learn how to grow and cook it!

Register by clicking here.

Blackburn Scholarship Tea on March 25

Be an informed listener this Spring, when your garden birds start singing.

Click the image at right to register on line.

Branching Out!

Our award-winning Children’s Gardening Camp is currently taking registrations.

If you have a youngster, ages 5-8, think about how much they could gain from attending it: confidence in the natural world, new friends, and a whole new perspective on eating vegetables!

Children enjoy crafts, science, and a whole lot of garden dirt in this very “hands-on” camp experience.

For more details, click the image at right or call Gwen Montgomery at 973-631-5004.

Book Club

The Book Club is meeting on Monday, March 16.

The topic is: Gardens to Visit Within a 1-hour Drive!

Meetings begin at 10:30 FREE and no registration is needed.


Tour Guide - Willowwood

The Morris County Park Commission is seeking to hire a PT Tour Guide for Willowwood Arboretum.

Approximately 6 hours a month, April – September.

If you know Willowwood, are plant-savvy, and enjoy speaking with the public, please send your resume to

Cutting Garden Assistant - Frelinghuysen

The Morris County Park is seeking to hire a PT Cutting Garden Assistant for The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Approximately 4 hours per week, April – September.

If you really know perennial care, are an early riser and a hard worker, please send your resume to

Affiliate offerings:

NARGS - March 15 – Integrated Pest Managements – FREE, no registration required.

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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