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Announcements as of July 8, 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.


A Little Night Music in July is SOLD OUT but the Friday August 21 evening event has a few seats open.

As Valerie Sudol, garden writer at The Star Ledger, wrote last week “How idyllic does this sound? Spend an evening in sumptuous gardens listening to classical guitar while indulging in decadent desserts?”

We agree with Valerie!

Register by calling 973-394-1100

Biblical Botany Walking Tour

The Biblical Botany Walking Tour afternoon session is SOLD OUT, but the Sunday July 19 morning session still has limited space.

Register on line by clicking here.

Grow, Cook, Eat: Perennial Herbs

Grow, Cook, Eat: Perennial Herbs on Wednesday July 15 promises to be both informative and delicious with Lemon Thyme Shortbread and White Bean Hummus with Rosemary and Sage samples and recipes.

Register on line by clicking here.

Tour Willowwood's Gardens

Yes, Willowwood Arboretum’s gardens are lovely, but have you walked its meadow at mid-summer? What a special experience for young and old alike.

Remember the sun screen and bug spray and then lose yourself in the beauty of this open space.

Register on line for this Saturday July 25th event by clicking here.

A Tribute to Jane Packer

Flower Designer Extraordinaire

Jane Packer’s floral design was world-famous. Our very own floral artist, Marge Hulstrunk will be interpreting Ms. Packer’s work at “A Tribute to Jane Packer, Flower Designer Extraordinaire.”

We think both of these gals are pretty extraordinary. If you enjoy flower arranging at any level, you will enjoy this program.

Register on line by clicking the image at right.

Croquet Day

August 2 is Croquet day with the Croquet Team from Rutgers Preparatory School on the Great Lawn.

It will be fun and no, Lawn Whites are not required!

No registration and no fee!

Affiliate Offerings

  • NJ State Chrysanthemum Society on Friday July 10 at 7:30 pm
  • Garden Lovers Book Club on Monday July 13 at 10:30 am
  • Great Swamp Bonsai Society on Tuesday July 14 at 7am

Nemo Fans?

And finally, for those Nemo fans out there, both Captain and Disney versions, here is a unique garden setting to watch:

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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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