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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 March 22, 2016


Spring has sprung!

What a busy month coming up. Here are a few key dates to mark on your calendars:

Wednesday, April 6 - Plant Sale Preview Talk

The talk is FREE, but please register now to learn about this year’s plants for “The Collectors Garden.”

Lots more information on our newly updated Plant Sale Page.

Friday, April 15 Christina Renfer at Matilda’s Café

invites everyone back for another wonderful season.

“Come in to experience our gourmet treats, delightful sandwiches, omelets, quiches and tasty baked goods. Stop by for lunch and let us cater your special event. Our tea parties are unique and exceptional!”

Matilda’s is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 15 on.

Call 973-394-1161 for information and to order your lunch in advance, so that it will be waiting for you! The Spring menu is on line até.

Wednesday, April 20 - 5% Day at Morristown Whole Foods

Please come visit us at Whole Foods, buy a lot of stuff, and get your complimentary lettuce seeds.

Proceeds support The Frelinghuysen Arboretum! More information here!

Friday, April 29 - Members Only Plant Sale

From 4pm-7pm you get first pick of the plants!

Register now on line by clicking here.

Lots more information on our newly updated Plant Sale Page.


Branching Out!

Shovels are in the ground at the Children’s Branching Out Garden!

Kindergardeners – 1st graders will have a wonderful time working in the garden, making crafts and cooking under the experienced eye of Senior Horticultural Program Specialist Gwen Montgomery.

Sign up on line now by clicking here!

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!

  • African Violet Club of Morris County’s 20th annual Show and Sale - “Violets on the Campaign Trail.” Saturday, April 2 from 1:30pm-4pm & Sunday, April 3 from 11am – 3pm.
  • NJ State Mum Society = Friday, April 1 at 7:30pm “Selecting Mums for Timing and Preparation for Display”
  • NJ Mycological Association - Sunday, April 1 at 1:30 TBA

Looking for something to do on Sunday, April 3?

  • Don’t forget our $3 per person Sunday tour on Sunday, April 3 at 2
  • The Potting Shed at Noon, a light lunch at Matilda’s and our Firs Sunday Tours of the grounds at 2pm. What a perfect way to spend a Sunday!

Should I Start a Vegetable Garden

And finally, if you are still on the fence about starting a vegetable garden, here’s a Venn chart to make the answer clear, as well as a list of what to plant!


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.

FEATURED PARTNER: Blue Morel Restaurant

Celebrate Easter with the whole family at Blue Morel Restaurant! Enjoy a 3 course menu $59pp from 12 noon to 9pm. The Wine Room, our private dining room, is perfect for parties up to 18ppl.

Remember Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum receive a 10% discount on all food purchases. For reservations, Please call 973-451-2619

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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