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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 November 3, 2015

Walk in the Changing Colors

A newly installed Memorial bench in the Linder Perennial Garden is a perfect spot from which to enjoy the pastel pleasures of numerous asters and chrysanthemums, including this lovely pink mum ‘Cambodian Queen.”

Stop by this week for a walk to enjoy the changing colors!

For your dining pleasure, Matilda’s Café will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through November.

Enter the 2015 Gingerbread Wonderland

Please consider entering the 2015 Gingerbread Wonderland!

Make a house or whatever edible creation grabs your fancy with your children, grand-children or neighbor’s children.

How about your church group, bridge group, or garden club?

It’s fun and easy to comply with the simple rules.

Maybe make a “green” entry and win a double ribbon!

Click the image at right for all the information, including recipes and entry forms.

Is Your Centerpiece Ready?

You probably have your Thanksgiving day plans well in order, but what about the centerpiece?

Here’s a way for children to participate by making a “Kindle the Lights Thanksgiving Centerpiece”

Click the flyer at right to register on line for this Sunday November 22 program.

Got Swag?

Sue and Steve George have taught wreath and swag making-workshops for many years here at The Frelinghuysen.

Join them on Friday November 20 to make a Holiday Swag that’s just right for your home.

Click here to register on line.

Affiliate Offerings

FREE and no registration required

  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society offers a program on general gesneriad culture on November 5 at 7:30pm.
  • Great Swamp Bonsai Society offers a lecture on November 10 at 7pm
  • Tri State African Violet Council presents its 57th Annual African Violet Show on November 7 from 1:30 – 4 and November 8 from 10:30 – 3. This year’s theme is “Into the Woods with Violets.”

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 November

Matilda’s Café is now open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 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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