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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 August 31, 2016

Dreaming of winter? We are too!

We will soon be accepting Volunteer signups for the 2016 Gingerbread Wonderland.

Our online Volunteer signups will be starting soon, so check our website in the next few weeks and please sign up to be a Volunteer.

If you have never volunteered with us before, here’s a link to our Volunteer application.


Fill it out now and submit it, so you’ll be ready to get your spot as a much-appreciated Gingerbread Wonderland Volunteer.

Call for Gingerbread Entries

Of course, another way to be a part of Gingerbread is to enter it - just click the flyer at right to read about Gingerbread Wonderland and to download the rules and entry form.

We hope you will make entering a part of your holiday tradition!


There are still a few spots left in “Presherbvation” on Sunday, September 11.

You’ll make an herbal vinegar, a herb infused honey, herbal salt and sugars and a compound butter.

What’s a compound butter? Take the class and learn!

Register on line by clicking the flyer.



Need a quick afternoon activity on Sunday, September 4 at 2pm?

Join us as we look for late summer blooms.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring $3 per person.

Cell Phone Tour - Bamboo Brook


Or – how about taking a self-guided Cell Phone Tour at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center?

You can preview this free tour here –

For directions to Bamboo Brook, visit

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!

  • NJ State Chrysanthemum Society presents "This Old Yard – From Neglected to Beautiful" by Veronica Dengler on Friday, September 2 at 7:30
  • North American Butterfly Association presents a General meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 7pm
  • North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter presents a review of their Annual Meeting in Colorado by Hilary Clayton
  • African Violet Club of Morris County presents their General Meeting on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30pm

Permafrost Preserves!

The viability of some seeds is truly astounding -

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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