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Announcements as of May 5, 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 20th Annual Plant Sale Is Over

Thanks to all our members who attended the 20th Anniversary Plant Sale.

It was a great success thanks to our Plant Sale Chairs, Patti Millar and Ilona Ontscherenki and all the wonderful folks who volunteered.

Special thanks to Marge Hulstrunk, Volunteer Coordinator, for her efforts and President Sally Hemsen, who supervised the volunteers throughout the week.

Our grounds crew, led by Foreman Anthony Lipovsky, is the best!

Ditto Gardener Scott Scarafile who wore many hats including Plant Expert.

Don't Forget Your Plant Dividend

Have you picked up your Plant Dividend?

We’ve got caladium and glads! See the choices for our 2015 Plant Dividends by clicking here.

Plant Dividends may be picked up at the Haggerty Education Center through Friday, May 8 between 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Backyard Foraging

Weeds are coming up everywhere – before you pull them consider this - are they edible?

Author of “Backyard Foraging” and frequent New York Botanic Garden teacher, Ellen Zachos, will give you a basic understanding of common edible weeds.

Saturday June 13 is the date – click the image to register.

South Fork Saunter

Don’t battle the weekend traffic to get out to Long Island’s great public gardens.

Come with us, mid-week!

Madoo, LongHouse Reserve, what a trip we have planned for you on June 2 & 3! Click here to reserve your place.

Fairy Day - Building Sites Available

There is still some time reserve a building site for Fairy Day.

Every year, we tell the story that the Frelinghuysen’s landscape architect was a Scotsman. At that time (circa 1890) fairies were all the rage in Scotland and strongly believed in by many.

Did the fairies follow the Scotsman here to Morristown? Perhaps Sylvan Terrace has been providing summer shelter for fairies since then.

Join us as we build fairy homes which will be on display on Fairy Day (Sunday June 28th) and then through all July. Click the flyer to make your reservation.

At least we don’t have this problem! (click to read).

Fairy Furnishings

And if you are planning a fairy house for your home garden, then you’ll want to take Fairy Furnishings on Saturday, June 6th and make some furniture and accessories!

Click here to register on line.

Annual Meeting

P.S. Have you registered for the Annual Meeting on Sunday June 14?

Please do so now by clicking here.

Amazon Smile

Don't forget to "SMILE"

Amazon Smile, that is!

Amazon, through the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5% of your purchases on Amazon to a charitable organization you select. Please consider selecting The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum as your designated recipient from this wonderful program.

Click here and log in to your amazon account to designate the Friends as your charity.

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.

FEATURED PARTNER: Blue Morel Restaurant

Mother’s Day - May 10th

Treat Mom to an unforgettable 3 Course menu at Blue Morel Restaurant $68 adults / $34 children under 12 from 12 noon to 9pm. Or enjoy our breakfast buffet $23 adults / $12 children under 12 from 6:30 am to 10am. The Wine Room is available for private parties up to 18 people.

Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum receive a 10% discount on food. For reservations, Please call 973-451-2619


Matilda's Café Now Open

Matilda’s Café is now open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Fall from 10:00a to 5:00p. Why not stop by and enjoy a menu item?

Check out their spring menu on the Matilda's Café page.

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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