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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 27, 2016

Children are gardeners too!

Our children’s gardening program is in full swing and we are proud of their achievements.

As you can see in the pictures below (click to enlarge), they are measuring who grows the most cucumbers and zucchini. Now, look at the last image – this is the one we are most proud of – they are dedicated to helping the hungry!

Congratulations Senior Horticultural Program Specialist Gwen Montgomery, your super staff and volunteers and all the great young gardeners in the “Branching Out!” program.


Morris County Community Gardens Open Gates this weekend!

Visit a Morris County Community Garden this weekend during the Open Gates Program.

Nine Community Gardens located throughout Morris County are opening their gates to the public for a rare look at these bastions of home-grown produce.

There will be vegetable tastings, seed giveaways, gardening demonstrations and music.

Each garden’s offerings vary, so plan your route and visit them all.

Click the image to read their stories and get directions.

Don’t Be a Fool, Taste a Fool

And a buckle and a flummery at Cooking the Books, Summer Fruits on Sunday, August 14.

Register here for literary goosebumps and a full tummy. (Just a few seats left)

Remedy for the Dog Days

Learn a new hobby – Bead Weaving on Saturday, August 13! Think of all the nice gifts you can make for the upcoming holidays.

Won’t your family be impressed with your crafty skills?

Bring a friend and have lunch at Matilda’s Café first.

Click the image to register.

Comfrey Plant Food

Comfrey, aka Heal All, is known for its healing properties for humans.

But did you know that its many trace minerals make it an excellent foliar and root food for plants?

Try this recipe and brew up some Comfrey Plant Food for your ailing plants – be forewarned, it’s super smelly!

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.

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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