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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 28, 2016


This Sunday, October 2 is our last Walking Tour and Potting Shed.

Knowledgeable Volunteers show off fall blooms and Gwen Montgomery talks about closing your garden for the season.

Potting Shed at 1pm and Tour at 2pm

No registration required!


The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society presents their Annual Show “The Celebration of Gesneriads” on that day too from 11am-3pm


It’s Halloween, HallowGREEN style


Kids will love Scary Plants, Scaredy Pants on Saturday October 22

$8 for members kids, parents are FREE!

Make a necklace to keep vampires away, search the garden for scary plants, plant a carnivore, decorate some spooky cookies.

Register on line by clicking the flyer at right.


The Gardener of Appledore Island, Maine

Learn about the life of Celia Thaxter and other Amercian authors in the Rare Book Collection at Native Sons & Daughters on Sunday November 20.

Click the image to register on line.

Robert Frost Walks with Us!

“The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.”

Join us for Poet’s Walk on Sunday, October 16

We’ll be reading this and other autumn inspired poetry.

Plus: cranberry scones, pumpkin muffins and the best French toast you have ever tasted!

Click the flyer at right to register on line.

The Soil’s the Thing!

There are more micro-organisms in a teaspoon of soil than there are American residents.

Learn the mysteries of this precious natural resource on Friday October 14 at Symphony of the Soil.

It’s FREE, but please register here by clicking the flyer at right.

What to do with those green tomatoes?

Check out this video on facebook

Affiliate Offerings

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  • The North American Butterfly Association presents “the Butterflies of Ghana” on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:30pm Mark your calendars for the MUM SHOW next weekend!

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

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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