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Announcements as of March 18, 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.



Signs of Spring

More signs of spring here at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

If you walk by the Mansion, you’ll see a plethora of snowdrops with their gently bobbing heads soaking up the sun.

Blackburn Scholarship Tea on March 25

Last call for the Benjamin Blackburn Scholarship Tea on March 25.

Blackburn Tea Chair, Nicky L’Hommedieu has a wonderful afternoon planned – a fascinating speaker, delicious refreshments, charming company and all for a worthy cause!

Please join her by registering here.


Grow, Cook, Eat

Have you taken a Grow, Cook, Eat class yet?

Pictured here is Chef Cynthia Triolo cooking up a storm in Classroom A.

This spring’s Grow, Cook, Eat classes include:

-- Annual Herbs on April 15

-- Container Vegetables on May 20

-- Edible Flowers on June 17

Click Cynthia's photo to register on line and get ready to cook up a storm in your own kitchen.

The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed opens on April 12 with some wriggly friends in “Compost Happens.

After that, enjoy a tour of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

These 1 hour long tours focus on seasonal blooms, are led by docents and cost $3 per person (cash only, please)

Injury Free Gardening

Most of us are starting to venture out to rake and prune and move that wheelbarrow about.

May 9’s “Injury Free Gardening” class spotlights gardening activities and how to accomplish them without hurting yourself. Learn from Physical Therapists Dave Mistry and Joel Hirschhorn how to move correctly in your garden!

Click here to register on line.

Affiliate Offerings

Affiliate offerings in early April are:

  • North American Butterfly Association’s “Habitats and their Butterflies,” on April 7 at 7:30pm
  • The African Violet Club of Morris County’s 20th Annual Show “Violets in the Golden West” on April 11 from 1:30-4:30 and April 12 from 11am – 3pm.

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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