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Announcements as of July 1, 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.

Poet's Walk

Last weekend’s rain did not deter the poets nor the fairies!

Here are some images from Poet’s Walk and British Breakfast:


Click on any to see an album of pictures on our facebook page.


Fairy Day

The Frelinghuysen Fairies invite you to come see the beautiful fairy homes on display at Sylan Terrace. We will have lots of great pictures posted shortly on our facebook page -- check there tomorrow.

Webmaster Help Needed

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum are looking for help with their website.

Are you html-savvy? Do you have about 3 hours a week to volunteer? If you are interested in helping with, please contact Ollie Acheson, Webmaster at

Uh, Oh! Is That Poison Ivy?

There’s a lot of poison ivy and poison oak out there this season.

Here are some websites to help you identify it:

Coming up soon:

Sunday, July 5 – Tours and the Potting Shed

Spend your Sunday afternoon here at the arboretum.

Enjoy a leisurely tour presented by a knowledgeable volunteer ($3) and a FREE floral design demonstration in the Potting Shed with Marge Hulstrunk, who’ll be using the Cutting Garden’s bounty to create from fabulous arrangements.

Wednesday, July 15 – Grow, Cook, Eat

Perennial Herbs are the subject of Grow, Cook, Eat. Learn how to grow them with Gwen and how to cook them with Cynthia.

Register on line by clicking here.

Sunday, July 19 – Bibkical Botany Walking Tour

There are just a few spaces left in either the morning or afternoon session of Biblical Botany Walking Tour on July 19.

Register for the session of your choice by clicking Morning or Afternoon.

Saturday, July 25 – Willowwood Walking Tour

Willowwood’s meadows are alive with birds, bugs and meadow plants.

Join Gardener Ryan Moore on July 25 for an informative talk about meadows and their inhabitants.

Register on line by clicking here.

Affiliate Alert

  • NJ State Chrysanthemum Society meets on July 10 at 7:30 pm
  • Great Swamp Bonsai Society meets on July 14 at 7pm

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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 Open Through Fall

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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