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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 May 4, 2016

2016 Plant Sale

In spite of the rain and cold, the 2016 Plant Sale was a great success.

Thanks to all the Members who shopped in its support.

And thanks as well to Plant Sale Chair, Ilona Ontscherenki, Friends President, Sally Hemsen, Plant Sale Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Feldman, the ever wonderful MCPC Staff, and the many, many Volunteers who made this annual fund raising event possible.


For the Bees

Consider this: bees need hydration too.

Perhaps this bee watering station will find a home in your garden!

Here’s a link for some ideas:

A Weekend of Crafty Indulgence

There are just 2 spots left in our Mosaic Workshop with mosaic artist, Eleanor Parr DiLeo. She will guide you in making your very own floral sun catcher!

Register on line by clicking here for this 2-day workshop Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5.

No, not strawberries

Herbs, and more herbs are what’s growing in our Make a Culinary Herb Strawberry Jar Workshop. Rosemary, thyme, oregano and more in a handmade terra cotta container.

You’ll be harvesting herbs all summer long.

Register here for this Friday May 13 program.


A Botanic Garden and a Museum

Our bus trip to the New York Botanic Garden on Tuesday May 24 includes admission to their fabulous new exhibit of American Impressionist Artists.

Plus you get to ride the tram all day if you like..... and a very special, private tour of their new Native Plant garden.

Register here ---

Perfect Ending to Your Week

Imagine sitting in the charming Cottage Garden on a summer’s Friday evening as the sun slowly slides down.

Now add music.

Now add cookies and an iced tea.

That's our Cottage Garden Concert Series.

We have something for everyone. See our lineup here.

Register to hear classical guitarist Alan Rigoletto here.

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!

  • The Gesneriad Society is offering “Old World Gesneriads” on May 5 at 8 pm
  • The African Violet Club of Morris County presents the “Chopped” version of a design challenge class on May 11 at 7:30 pm. What will the mystery ingredient be?
  • The Home Garden Club of Morristown presents Barbara Melara from the great Landreth Seed Company, speaking about its fascinating history on May 18 at 1 pm.

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 Mother’s Day at Blue Morel!

Treat mom to an unforgettable 3 course menu $68 adults / $34 children under 12 years old. Seating from 12 noon to 9 p.m. The Wine Room is the perfect private dining room for parties up to 18 guests.

Or join us for our breakfast buffet with omelet station $23 adults / $12 children under 12 years old from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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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