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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 July 13, 2016

Seeking Part Time Administrative Assistant

After 3+ years, Ellen Fishter, who handles Membership and more, is leaving us to teach technology in the Livingston, NJ School System. We’ll miss Ellen and wish her well.

We are seeking to fill this PT position which is one day a week, preferably Friday, from 9-4:30. Some weekends and evenings are required.

Demonstrable EXCEL skills, a high level of comfort with Microsoft Office, and significant customer service experience, are required. Detail-oriented, technology savvy garden lovers should send a cover letter and their resumes to

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Friday Night Concert

Have you attended a Cottage Garden Concert yet?

Bring a picnic dinner, we’ll provide the drink and dessert.

Settle into a comfortable seat in Anne’s Blue Garden or the Waterwise Deck and enjoy the contemporary sounds of Cherry Lane (click for their Facebook page).

Afterwards, enjoy sunset, the bats flitting about, the sounds of birds settling in and dusk in this truly lovely place.

Register on line by clicking the flyer at right.

New Plants are always welcome!

Here's a peek at next week’s speaker Vincent Simeone’s conifer list from his recommendations for great new plants for our New Jersey gardens.

  • Abies concolor ‘Candicans’
  • Cephalotaxus ‘Fastigiata’, ‘Duke Gardens’
  • Chamaecyparis ‘Heatherbun’, ‘Shiva’, ‘Red Star’
  • Cryptomeria japonica ‘Yoshino’ , ‘Black Dragon’
  • Picea orientalis ‘Gowdy’ , ‘Nana’, ‘Skylands’ , Bergmen’s Gem’
  • Thuja plicata ‘Atrovirens’, ‘Virescens’, ‘Green Giant’

Click the image to register on line for this Saturday July 23rd program.

Fruit to Die For (as in guillotined!)

Just a few places are left in Cooking the Books: Summer Fruit on Sunday, August 14.

Chef Triolo will be offering a Blueberry Nectarine Buckle, a Raspberry Flummery, Summer Pudding and an Apricot Amaretto Fool.

Superintendent Lesley Parness will counter with a remarkable array of fruit literature including an in depth look at the orchards of Versailles.

Click the flyer to register on line.

Bead Weaving for Beginners

Think you are all thumbs? Expert instructors lead you thru the steps to create a lovely chevron poppy beaded bracelet.

This class is designed for beginners and intermediate beaders, so don’t be shy.

Spend Saturday August 13 in a cool classroom and go home with some cool, new jewelry!

Click the image to register.

Make Sense of Meadows

If meadow plants all seem a blur, see them with Gardener Ryan Moore.

The meadows at the Elizabeth Donnell Kay Environmental Center in Chester are alive with activity.

Learn how to collect seeds and start your own meadow.

Click the image to register for this Sunday July 17 program.

Keep an eye on the weather

We are hoping for sunny skies on July 30 and 31 for the 1st Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend.

Here’s a link to all the happenings:

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!

  • On August 5, The NJ State Chrysanthemum Society has a scheduling change - Doris Cunniff will now present a great talk on Pressing Flowers.

Retail Partners

When shopping at our fine Retail Partners, please remember to present your Membership card at the beginning of your check out transaction. Our Retail Partners need to enter the discount at the beginning of that process.

If you have not yet used this wonderful Member Benefit, you can view our full list of Retail Partners by clicking here.

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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