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While you may view our full program on the Events Page of our website, we are pleased to highlight these upcoming programs.

Announcements as of October 21, 2015

Designing the Gardens at Chihuly Gardens and Glass

This Sunday’s forecast is for rain, but don’t despair – it will be bright and colorful inside the Haggerty Education Center as award-winning landscape architect, Richard Hartlage delivers a talk about his collaboration with glass artist, Dale Chihuly to create one of America’s top tourist destinations - Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Click the image at right to register on line.

Kindle the Lights Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Are you thinking about Thanksgiving already? We are! That’s why we scheduled Kindle the Lights Thanksgiving Centerpiece class for children ages 8+.

Let your child contribute to the festivities by providing a beautiful centerpiece with fresh flowers and candles. They’ll be proud, and you’ll have one less task to worry about – and that’s something to be thankful for!

Click here to register on line for this Sunday November 22nd event..

Affiliate Offerings

FREE and no registration required

  • If you are interested in learning how to propagate African violets on November 12 at 7:30, you must rsvp to Karen Chihocki at by November 8
  • The Tri State Hostas have a program planned for Saturday October 24 at 10:30 am. They didn’t tell us what it is, but we’re sure it will be worthwhile.

Attention Geranium Lovers!

If you are a geranium lover like us, you might want to consider some of these options for wintering over your zonal geraniums.

Zonal geranium have dark band of color across their leaves

I’ve tried the paper bag method and it works!

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.


Our Newest Featured Partner

Since 1979, Metropolitan Plant & Flower Exchange has become one of northern New Jersey's largest and most respected names in garden center and flower retail. They are committed to providing their customers with high quality products and exceptional service. Their products range from creative flower arrangements, gift baskets, plants, home furnishings, silk arrangements, beautiful wedding designs and corporate services.

Bring your Friends Membership card to enjoy 10% off your plant purchases. (click logo to go to Retail Partners page for rest of the details).


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 menu on the Matilda's Café page.

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.

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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