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Announcements as of July 28, 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.

Lily Pond Near Ann's Blue Garden

Top 'o the Summer

It’s high summer and container plantings are exploding at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Here’s a great idea for keeping caladium cool – sink their pots in a pool! These caladium are some of the plant dividends that were gifts to members this past May.

We hope you are enjoying your plant dividend right now!

How are your containers doing?

If you have some images you’d like to share, send them to our webmaster ( and he will post them on facebook

Coming up this weekend:

Learn to Play Croquet

With the Croquet Team from Rutgers Preparatory School this Sunday, August 2 from 1pm – 4pm. The fun takes place on the Great Lawn. It’s free and no reservations are required.

Tours of the Arboretum

Take place on Sunday, August 2 at 2pm.

Please meet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center. These tours focus on seasonal blooms and cost $3 per person, exact change is appreciated.

The Potting Shed

Scheduled for Sunday, August 2 has been cancelled.

Coming up:

August 19: Grow, Cook, Eat – Cucumbers

Learn about the numerous cultivars and pick the right one for your family!

Click here to register on-line.

September 11: Movie Night : Numen – The Healing Power of Plants

It’s cool and dark in our auditorium and this movie will inspire you to get back out in your garden!

Check out a trailer at (

Click here to register on-line.

Table Dressings: A Unique Vision

Artist, designer and Asian antique specialist, Linda Pastorino, will share her secrets for putting fabulous table settings together on a budget at Table Dressings: A Unique Vision on Sunday September 27.

Click here to register on-line.

Mark your calendars!

The New Jersey Dahlia Show will take place on Saturday, August 22 from 1 pm – 3 pm.

Stay for end, when they sell those gorgeous blooms for bargain prices!

Affiliate Offerings

  • The NJ State Chrysanthemum Society offers a talk by Doris Zucher on Flower Arranging on Friday, August 7 at 7:30 pm
  • The Great Swamp Bonsai Society offers an educational meeting on Tuesday, August 11 at 7pm

All FREE and no registration required!

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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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