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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 June 16, 2016


Cottage Garden meets Down Home Country!

On Friday, June 24, we welcome THE BUSKERS to our Cottage Garden Concert Venue.

Harkening back to the days of cowboy movies, honky tonk and the opry, the Buskers is trio of musicians with diverse backgrounds who have come together to embrace their country roots! Their influencers include Chet Atkins and Doc & Merle Watson and the Delmore Brothers.

Get your toes ready for some tapping and check them out at: Then, purchase your tickets on line by clicking the image at right.

We provide the seating, and a complimentary drink and cookie.

Meadow Dreams

Last call for Creating Meadows on Sunday June 26.

Click here to register.

Library Update

If you were unable to attend the recent Annual Meeting, we have his book now in our library.

It’s “Planting in a Post Wild World,” by Thomas Rainer.

Email Lesley at to reserve it.

Preview: It’s okay to embrace your weeds!

Ready, Set, Shoot!

Are your frustrated with your inability to capture the beauty of your (or other) gardens?

How can you achieve the images that look like what your see in your mind’s eye?

Professional photographer Richard Sherman breaks it all down into understandable chunks in his class, Summer Botanicals Photography Workshop on Saturday July 9.

Finally, get that camera to do what you tell it!

Click the image at right to register on line.

A Diversity of Gardens and Gardeners

Mark your calendars right now for the Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend.

Gardens throughout Morris County will be open to the public on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 showing off their stuff. This should be a lot of fun – no registration is required, just plan your route here.

And thanks again to Whole Foods of Morristown for their generous support on this project.

For Matilda!

We are celebrating the life and times of our patron, Matilda Frelinghuysen, at Matilda’s Ice Cream Social.

On Sunday, July 17, we’ll play croquet and other period games, eat ice cream till the cows come home, and enjoy a performance by barbershop quartet, “Gimme Four.”

Matilda would approve!

Click here to register.

Meet our New Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Feldman.


Beth is looking forward to meeting our current Volunteers and welcoming new ones.

Her email is

Pretty soon, she be asking folks to help out at the 25th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland!

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.

We have two Featured Partners this week.

  • Hall's Garden Center and Florist of Berkeley Heights joins us as a new Retail Partner.
  • Blue Morel Restaurant of Morristown offers a Special Fathers Day Steakhouse Menu. For reservations, please call 973-451-2619.
You will want to read all about these Featured Partners and their offerings on our Retail Partners 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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