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Announcements as of August 26, 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.

“Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man”

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Here are some images (click the thumb at right for more) of a plein air artist capturing the beauty of the caladium’s brilliant foliage in the Nurseryman’s Garden at the entry to the Haggerty Education Center.

How about bringing your child for a visit before school starts?

We have lots of board games to borrow and a neat scavenger hunt to try.

Or, just bring crayons and a pad of paper – who knows what will happen when those little hands get free from button pressing!

Coming up soon:

Table Dressing: A Unique Vision

Designer Linda Pastorino will inspire you move those knickknacks out of the cupboard and onto your dining room table!

Learn how some of world’s most acclaimed designers pull it all together and show off those collectibles!

Click on the flyer at right to register on-line for this Sunday, September 27th program.

Essential Perennials

Ruth Clausen’s books are in every horticultural library, including ours.

Her new book, Essential Perennials is set to become another classic.

Learn about perennials from a master! Register on-line by clicking here for this Sunday September 20th program.

Great Girls Night Out!

Looking for a great girls night out?

How about dinner and a movie?

May we suggest: Numen: The Healing Power of Plants on Friday, September 11. Click on the flyer at right to register on-line.

Affiliate Members Offerings

FREE and no registration required
  • North American Butterfly Association – September 1 at 7pm – a talk on How I Stopped Worrying and Tolerate Invasive PLants – One Butterfly’s Perspective
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society - September 3 at 7:30pm
  • NJ State Mum Society – September 4 at 7:30pm – a talk on Rain Gardens by Master Gardener, Ingrid Witty
  • Great Swamp Bonsai Society – September 8 at 7pm
Dahlias Galore

Dahlia Society Show

Click the blossom at right for pictures from last Saturday's beautiful display at the annual Dahlia Show.

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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