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Announcements as of August 17, 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.

Queen Anne's Lace

Ruth Clausen and Essential Perennials

When is a weed not a weed?

When you plant it with deliberation.

Look closely – that’s Queen Anne’s Lace, usually thought of as a weed, growing in our Cottage Garden.

If you would like a garden rich with perennials (not weeds) we suggest you take some advice from Ruth Clausen at her Essential Perennials class on Sunday September 20th.

Click on the image to register on line.

Grow, Cook, Eat - Cucumbers

Coming up on this Wednesday – what to do with all those cukes?

Learn at Grow, Cook, Eat!

Register on line by clicking here.

Herbal Vinegar Workshop

This is a great season in the herb garden.

Here are some neat herbal “mocktails” to try out:

We’ll be sampling some too, at our Herbal Vinegar workshop on Wednesday September 30th.

Register on line by clicking here.

Numen: The Healing Power of Plants

To learn more about herbs medicinal value, enjoy this 10 minute YouTube video of "Numen: The Healing Power of Plants".

And then, register for it on Friday September 11th by clicking here.


Table Dressings

Summer-time entertaining can bring the garden and table together!

Learn how to set a beautiful and personal table for your family and guests with Linda Pastorino at Table Visions: A Unique Vision. Linda demonstrates how a single item can be the jumping off point to creating a menu and a mood!

Click on the image to register on line for this Sunday September 27th program.

Dahlia Society Show


From our Affiliate members, this Saturday, it’s the DAHLIA SHOW

Please come out and show your support for these splendid flowers and this great group of gardeners!

From 1pm – 3pm.

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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