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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 September 14, 2016

The Morris County Holiday Event


Copies of the Fall, 2016 Arboretum Leaves are out!

As you’ll see, we are celebrating the 25th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland this year.

If you’ve entered before, please enter again. If you’ve never entered, this is THE year to do so.

We’ve extended our entry times to 2 whole days to make it easy to bring your gingerbread here.

Registration Forms and information are on our website here!

13,000+ people will appreciate your efforts, even if it looks like this-

Is Halloween a big deal in your house?

Celebrate HallowGReen this year too!

Scary Plants, Scaredy Plants means our greenhouse is filled with thorny, pokey, prickley green things.

Everyone gets to plant a carnivorous plant, make a special vampire-repelling necklace and a spider web cupcake & cookie.

$15 per child, but adults are FREE!

Click the flyer to register on line for this Saturday October 22 program..

Plant Garlic This Fall

Have you planted garlic?

It’s easy and next Summer, you’ll have a whole head of garlic for every clove you plant.

Learn how and buy some unusual, and highly recommended varieties at A Garlic Primer on Saturday, November 5.

Click the flyer to register.

Don’t Buy that Fall Sweater, Yet

We are pleased to announce that Talbots will donate 10% of pre-tax sales generated between 5 – 9 pm on Thursday, October 20 to The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Attendees will receive the gracious service from wardrobe specialists that Talbots is known for.

Refreshments will be provided for guests. The store is located at:

Denville Commons
3056 Rt. 10 West
Denville, NJ 07834

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum: Board and Committee Opportunities

Small investments of volunteer time have a big impact on our worthwhile programs!

Finance Committee:

We are looking for individuals having accounting, finance or business management background to participate on the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is a small group of board members, operational management, and outside advisors that meets quarterly.

We provide support and advice on accounting and budgeting, internal controls, reporting and compliance, and related topics.

If you are interested in finding out more, please leave a message at our office 973-326-7601, and Kathy Kane (Treasurer) will contact you.

And finally, Climate Change is For the Birds

Here’s an extraordinary example of co-evolution from Science Magazine (click to view).

Affiliate Offerings

All FREE and no registration required!


  • The New Jersey Mycological Association presents in Annual Fungus Fest on Sunday, September 25 from 10am-4:00pm
  • The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriads Society presents its Celebration of Gesneriads how and sale on Sunday, October 2 from 11am-3pm
  • The New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society presents its Annual Show and Sale on Saturday, October 8 from Noon – 4pm and on Sunday, October 9 from 10-4pm

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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