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Announcements as of August 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.


Last Sunday, was Croquet Day

How nice it all looks on the Great Lawn! Click the image for more pictures, courtesy of Lily Mehl. More information and pictures on

Let us know if you would like to have more croquet!

Grow, Cook, Eat - Cucumbers

Our curcubit friends are loving these sunny, 90 degree days.

Learn all about cucumbers on Wednesday, August 19 at Grow, Cook, Eat. Click here to register on-line.

Dahlia Society Show

For a brief time only: Dahlia Society Show. See some spectacular dahlias on August 22 from 1pm - 3pm.

This show is short, but not small and what a punch of color and texture!

Ruth Clausen and Essential Perennials

How are your perennials doing?

Now is the time to appraise your beds. Are there holes, plants that have outgrown their spaces, poor performers?

To improve your perennial plantings, the solution is simple: our Sunday September 20 class, Essential Perennials with Ruth Clausen.

Click the image to register on-line.

Table Dressings

With all the entertaining summer brings, you want to set a beautiful table for your guests.

Learn how to bring the garden's bounty and your personal touches together to create your very own TABLE DRESSINGS.

Click here to register on-line for this Sunday September 27th program.

Sign Up for Master Gardener Program

"Last weeks to apply"

Would you like to know more about gardening? Do you have a desire to share what you learn with the public?

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County is offering a Master Gardener Program!

Rutgers Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension in its mission to deliver horticulture programs and information to the general public.

Classes meet on Monday mornings September through April. There is a $250 fee to cover materials and program costs.

If you are interested, please complete an application, found here:

Send your completed application to:
Barbara Spillane, Master Gardener Coordinator
RCE of Morris County of Morris PO Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900
Or e-mail application to:

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.

What's in Bloom At the Arboretum

Coming for a walk? Check out what’s in bloom right here with our on-line What's in Bloom list, updated regularly by volunteer Phil Dahlen. Thanks to Phil for his regular updates throughout the summer.

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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