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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.


Busy times in the garden!

Here's Volunteer Brian Slegona getting ready to rototill the Flower Arranger's Cutting Garden.

This is not a display garden, and is located at the rear of the property in a Staff Only zone.

Flowers grown here are used by the Volunteer Flower Arrangers to create beautiful floral designs throughout the year.

Thanks to all the folks who help to keep the arboretum's many gardens healthy and thriving.


And here's Superintendent Judy Schaible. Judy recently transferred to The Frelinghuysen after many years at our sister garden, Willowwood Arboretum.

Judy's working on rejuvenating the hostas just off the Great Lawn.

Her advice for dividing perennials: pick an overcast day with a rainy forecast!

New York Times Top Ten Books of 2015

This Sunday - May 15, We are proud to present New York Times best-selling author, Andrea Wulf on "The Invention of Nature."

Her story of explorer Alexander Von Humboldt and his extraordinary legacy is thought provoking and entertaining, intelligent and mature.

Register on line by clicking here.

The Frelinghuysen Fairies are Coming

Did you know that there will be a maypole at Fairy Day?

Fairies and a maypole?

Fairies and a maypole and snacks?

Thought you'd feel that way, just register now by clicking the image at right.

Speaking of images, we have a couple of years of pictures from past Fairy Days on our Photo Gallery Page. Scroll down the page, then click on the albums to enter.

Friday Night is Date Night

Enjoy an intimate concert in a lovely garden with your spouse, significant other, best friend, or maiden aunt.

Whoever you choose to spend an evening in the Cottage Garden with, will thank you for a great date!

We provide the chairs, drinks and a nice cookie to boot.

From Classical to Brazilian Jazz - register for our first event by clicking the image at right.

Know Your Natives

Students of native plants will enjoy a private tour of the Native Plant Garden at NYBG.

This newly installed garden has received rave reviews from conservation biologists and landscape architects alike.

Join us on this perfectly-planned bus trip leaving Tuesday morning May 24th.

Register by clicking here.

Making A Meadow

The art and science of creating meadows is an attainable goal.

If you have always wanted to build a meadow on your property, or simply want to understand meadow ecology, come along and learn from an expert.

Register here for this Sunday June 26 class.

Members: Please register now for the Annual Meeting.

Space is limited and our speaker is Thomas Rainer. 'Nuff said.

Register here for a great afternoon, Sunday June 12th.

Add, if you are not a Member, just join here and then register.

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.

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.

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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